[video of the week] Satomimagae – Numa

Taken from “Hanazono”, out April 23rd 2021 via RVNG Intl. Director: Soh Ideuchi Satomimagae’s “Hanazono” is an invitation to revel in your immediate and imagined surroundings, to make time and space for guileless curiosity and garden variety enchantment. A tribute to everyday mysticism, “Hanazono” is an ecology of simple, cyclical refrains and elegiac entreaties cross-pollinating…

[video of the week] Johanna Samuels – Nature’s Way

“Nature’s Way” is the second single from the forthcoming record ‘Excelsior!’, out May 14th on Mama Bird Recording Co. (US/World) & Basin Rock (UK/EU). Directed, shot & edited by Matt Kazman. With a special knack for balancing bright pop melodies with a drifting sense of melancholy, LA based Johanna Samuels new album “Excelsior!” is a…

[video of the week] Lia Pamina e Os Peregrinos – Follas Novas

The combination of Lia Pamina’s delicious voice and Charlie Mysterio’s and Roger Arias’ (Os Peregrinos) elegance and inspiration is back, to give us this small, exquisite gem. A single inspired by the work of the Galician poet and novelist Rosalía de Castro, where folk sounds, Brazilian music, and infinitely exquisite arrangements come together. “Follas Novas”…

[video of the week] Glåsbird – Lavanda di Mare

“Lavanda di Mare” is the opening track of “Ennio’s Muse” digital compilation, out now via Whitelabrecs. “Ennio’s Muse” is a digital compilation album released by British record label Whitelabrecs, as a means to generate funds and interest into an ambitious project called “Return to Sea and Sardinia”. 2021 marks 100 years since D.H Lawrence’s travel…

[video of the week] Ailsa Tully – Parasite

Ailsa has received support from BBC Radio’s Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing and Hoxton Radio. Her most recent accomplishment is signing to Dalliance Recordings (Home to acts including Gia Margaret and Wilse. “Ailsa Tully’s voice is the type to put you in a dream-state of bliss.” Fresh On The Net “Ailsa Tully creates intricate melodies that…

[video of the week] Dan Wriggins – The Diner

Taken from the “Dent b/w The Diner,” the debut solo singles by Dan Wriggins of Philly alt-country band Friendship. Dan Wriggins is a Philadelphia-based songwriter, musician, and poet. He grew up in the town of Yarmouth, Maine, and on Islesford, a small island community near Bar Harbor. In high school, he started playing piano and…

[video of the week] Cassandra Jenkins – Michelangelo

Taken from “An Overview on Phenomenal Nature”, out February 19th 2021 via Ba Da Bing! With a cast of characters found as she recorded free-associative guided tours of her New York haunts (a fisherman, a birthday part psychic and a spiritual driving instructor) this second outing from Cassandra Jenkins is an intimate affair as she…

[video of the week] Marina Allen – Belong Here

Marina Allen’s music is like that rollercoaster ride you have in your dreams, a moving, hard-to-believe balancing act that crosses tracks, occasionally leaves the rails and invariably flows unapologetically, succinctly and spine-tinglingly to a glorious conclusion. Her voice surfs many musical tangents, hovers and persists, floats and, only when entirely necessary, stings with honesty and aplomb;…

[video of the week] The Gabriels – Loose Canyon

‘Loose Canyon’ is the debut single from The Gabriel’s, a new band from the Midlands brought together through a shared love of melodic pop, jangly guitars and classic songwriting. Featuring Gudg (vocals), Fran Feely (Bass), Leon Jones (Guitar) and Stuart Gray (keys).  The band have all known each other socially for years. Gudg and Fran…

[video of the week] Karima Walker – Reconstellated

Taken from “Waking the Dreaming Body”, coming February 26, 2021 via Keeled Scales / Orindal Records. Video by Karima Walker. Tucson artist Karima Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The polarity within…

[video of the week] Calming River – Boats

On December 4th UK alt-folk songwriter Calming River returns with “Boats”, the harrowing first single to be taken from forthcoming debut album ‘Dead Bluebottles Supine’ (due February 2021). ‘Boats’ wonderfully captures the enigmatic songwriting style of Calming River: dextrous finger-picked guitar, shifting song structures and juxtaposed instrumentation, that all combine with significant emotional heft to…

[video of the week] Dave Scanlon – Water’s No Crop

Taken from the album “Pink in each, bright blue, bright green”, out January 15th 2021 via Whatever’s Clever Records. Video by Nina Vroemen. Dave Scanlon is a composer, guitarist, vocalist, and electronic musician. Scanlon is an active member of the experimental rock band JOBS, pursues a practice of writing austere songs, and continues a series…

[video of the week] Annsofie Salomon – Soft Dreams

Directed, edited and grated by Phillip Jørgensen. The debut single from Annsofie Salomon. After five years of applying to / being rejected from art school, Salomon dumped all of her sculptures in the ocean. “Soft Dreams” is a collage of the titles of these sculptures, currently resting at the bottom of Copenhagen Harbor; her bid…

[video of the week] A.S. Fanning – All Time

Taken from the forthcoming album ‘You Should Go Mad’, available via Proper Octopus Records on November 13th, 2020. Multi-instrumentalist A.S. Fanning – aka Stephen Fanning – returns with the release of his idiosyncratic new album You Should Go Mad, due for release on 13th November 2020 via Proper Octopus Records. Fanning combines gothic, psychedelic and…

[video of the week] Keiron Phelan & Peace Signs – Hobby Jingo

Taken from the album “Hobby Jingo”, released Nov 13th 2020 on Gare du Nord Records. Footage by Helen Smith. Keiron Phelan and Peace Signs are delighted to bring you the summer album that never was. Didn’t have a proper summer? Didn’t think so. Stage it now, with Hobby Jingo. Songs about candy floss, cinnamon, Imogen,…

[video of the week] Jim Ghedi – Beneath The Willow

Taken from “In the Furrows of Common Place”, out January 22th 2021 via Basin Rock. Whilst Jim Ghedi’s previous idiosyncratic take on folk has often been instrumental, exploring the natural world and his relationship to it through his music, as seen on 2018’s A Hymn For Ancient Land. His new album In The Furrow Of…