[video of the week] Sophie Jamieson – Sink

Taken from the album “Choosing” by Sophie Jamieson, released 2nd December 2022 via Bella Union. This song began as a love letter to alcohol, written from the cusp of falling into addiction. I had begun to trust this tool but I could feel it turning on me, like a bad friend. I knew I was…

DAVID JOHN FITZPATRICK You Are Ours (Pegdoll, 2022)* Benché tecnicamente si tratti di un debutto, “You Are Ours” è un lavoro che viene da lontano, quanto meno in senso creativo ed espressivo. Negli ultimi dieci anni, David John Fitzpatrick ha pubblicato quattro lavori sotto l’alias Les Étoiles, tutti caratterizzati da un sommesso romanticismo fuori dal…

[video of the week] Old Fire – Don’t You Go (ft. Bill Callahan)

Taken from the album “Voids”, available November 4th 2022 on Western Vinyl. On “Voids”, composer and producer John Mark Lapham turns his recording project Old Fire into a sprawling mural illustrating the isolation and decay that defined growing up in West Texas, and the losses and frictions he has endured amid such a bleak backdrop….

EDT It Was A Wave, Of Course (Pretty Purgatory, 2022)* Dopo un decennio trascorso come componente di una serie di band e progetti artistici anche molto diversi tra loro (tra i tanti, The Huntress and Holder of Hands, Lingua Ignota e Vio/Miré), per Emily Dix Thomas è giunto il momento di intraprendere un’avventura in prima…

FLORIST Florist (Double Double Whammy, 2022)* Ciascuno dei quattro album d(e)i Florist racconta una storia e discende da un particolare momento di vita della musicista e songwriter Emily Sprague. Tanto il precedente “Emily Alone” (2019) era il risultato individuale di un periodo di isolamento creativo, quanto il nuovo lavoro è frutto della piena condivisione con…

[video of the week] Lōwli – Otherworld

Irish composer and songwriterLōwli prepares to mesmerise with the release of her compelling new single‘Otherworld’, due for release on27th July 2022 via Veta Records. Combining elegant piano tones with cinematic strings and haunting vocals, ‘Otherworld’ is a beautifully bittersweet slice of ambience that isfilled with harmonically gorgeous interplays throughout. Mixing elements of neo-classical, dark-pop and…

[video of the week] David John Fitzpatrick – Another Year

Taken from the album “You Are Ours”, out August 12th 2022 via Pegdoll Records. “Another Year” is the third single from “You Are Ours”, the forthcoming new album from David John Fitzpatrick, who formerly recorded and performed under the name Les Étoiles. “Another Year” is in fact a reworking of an old Les Étoiles song, although it…

DAVID IAN ROBERTS In Clover (Cambrian, 2022)* Tanto i lavori pubblicati nell’ultimo biennio da parte di David Ian Roberts (“From The Harbour” e i due strumentali “All Quiet” ed “Energy Stays”) sono stati improntati al minimalismo di solitarie impressioni ricamate sulla sua chitarra acustica, quanto il nuovo “In Clover” è invece frutto di un’apertura alla…

[video of the week] MF Tomlinson – A Cloud

‘A Cloud’ is the first track from the second album by MF Tomlinson, which will be released on PRAH Recordings (The Umlauts, Pozi, Group Listening) early 2023. It is accompanied by the first part of a theatre, dance, and film work conceived, directed, and choreographed by MF’s collaborator Daisy JT Smith. The album and the film will…

JONATHAN BALZANO BROOKES The Greathart (Microcultures, 2022)* Il mondo fiabesco immediatamente suggerito dalla copertina di “The Greathart” fornisce già un indizio circa le undici canzoni fuori dal tempo che ne formano la scaletta. Il lavoro appare il frutto di una serie di curiose intersezioni, che affondano le proprie radici nello stralunato folk statunitense dei primi…

[video of the week] Pete Astor – English Weather

Track is taken from the new album “Time on Earth”, out October 7th 2022 via Tapete Records. Video by Ian Button. Pete Astor is a musician, writer and educator. He led Creation Records’ groups The Loft and The Weather Prophets, writing songs and releasing records that helped define the sound of the label and the emerging Indie…

JOAN SHELLEY The Spur (No Quarter, 2022)* Da sempre tra le voci più delicate e poetiche del folk statunitense al femminile,20 Joan Shelley ha trovato nella campagna del Kentucky quel rifugio creativo e di pace personale nel quale ha preso forma il suo sesto album. Realizzato con le amorevoli cure del marito Nathan Salsburg e…

[video of the week] Minru – Light End

Taken from “Liminality” out on Morr Music July 1st 2022. Minru is the project of Caroline Blomqvist, a Swedish musician based in Berlin. Woven from light and shadow, the interplay of her folk and indie-rock blend appears from a personal space of finding life after death. On her debut LP »Liminality« she paints melody in…

CRAKE Humans’ Worst Habits (Fika Recordings, 2022)* Una sottile linea può unire esperienze del cantautorato “indie” di questi giorni a ben più sotterranee espressioni dell’introspezione al rallentatore. Benché la presentazione del debutto del quartetto inglese Crake richiami esplicitamente una connessione con i Big Thief, con i quali hanno peraltro condiviso il palco durante il loro…

[streaming premiere] Maggie Clifford – Come The Rain

“Come The Rain”, the newest single from Gainesville, FL experimental folk artist Maggie Clifford, will drop June 14th on Spirit House Records. The new track deftly blends a Celtic melodic structure with a modern folk charm. Come the Rain is a love song to community and conveys the depth of commitment required to maintain strong…

[video of the week] Alela Diane – Howling Wind

“A new song for these heavy times” from Alela Diane. Alela Diane Menig (born April 20, 1983), known as Alela Diane, is an American singer-songwriter from Nevada City, California, now based in Portland, Oregon. She released her latest album “Cusp” in 2018, and the live album “Live At The Map Room”, with  Heather Woods Broderick…

[video of the week] MYTBE – moody

South London’s MYTBE has shared a new single, ‘moody’. The earnest, lo-fi waltz is accompanied by an intimate, self-directed video that exhibits the intensity, ecstasy and desperation of new love. The daughter of a jazz musician, MYTBE is an artist that values authenticity above all. Intent on dismantling the awkwardness surrounding intimacy, she shares the unfiltered parts…

[video of the week] Ben Talmi – Tanglewood

Taken from “Berkshires”, out now via Sonder House Records. “Berkshires” – A love letter to my hometown of Pittsfield, Ma nestled between the mountain ranges and valleys of Berkshire County. The first single, “Ralph & Mary” is a true story about my grandparents who served in WWII and used my grandfather’s GI bill to fund their diner,…

FLOWER FACE The Shark In Your Water (Nettwerk, 2022)* Avevamo lasciato Ruby Mckinnon non ancora ventenne, ai tempi del precedente “Baby Teeth” (2018), nella sua cameretta affacciata sull’oceano e alle prese con una scarna formula di autoproduzione, del tutto coerente con la fragile malinconia (post-)adolescenziale delle sue canzoni. La ritroviamo quattro anni più tardi, alle…