[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…

[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….

[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…

[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…

[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…

[video of the week] Living Hour – No Body

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0T0LZm8P7Y] Taken from Living Hour‘s new album, “Someday Is Today”, out September 2nd on Kanine Records & Next Door Records. Living Hour is Sam Sarty, Gilad Carroll, Adam Soloway, and Brett Ticzon. Someday Is Today, the group’s third full-length effort, features contributions from three producers: Melina Duterte (Jay Som, Chastity Belt), Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts,…

[video of the week] Flowertown – Half Yesterday

“Half Yesterday” is the title track taken from the Flowertown EP, “Half Yesterday”, out July 8th 2022 via Paisley Shirt / Mt.St.Mtn. From a deckhand on a container ship idling in the bay, an excitable beachgoer, or a rubbernecker passing through an intersection: it’s as if you’re floating around the city, people-watching through a soft…

[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…

[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,…

[video of the week] Rosie Carney – Tidal Wave

Taken from the album “I Wanna Feel Happy”, out May 27th 2022 via Color Study. Rosie Carney was born in Hampshire, England but moved to Ireland at the age of ten. She signed a record deal at age 16. In 2019, Carney released her debut full-length album titled “Bare”. “I Wanna Feel Happy” follows Carney’s…

[video of the week] Florist – Spring in Hours

Taken from Floris upcoming album, “Florist” out July 29th via Double Double Whammy. Florist began as the friendship project of Emily Sprague, Rick Spataro, and Jonnie Baker in Upstate, NY. The three started making weird sounds on synths and guitars together as a way to relate, and grew close. Felix Walworth joined as a drummer…

[video of the week] The Wave Pictures – Blink The Sun

“Blink The Sun” is the fourth and final in a series of videos/tracks heralding The Wave Pictures forthcoming double album “When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings”, due for release on 20 May via Moshi Moshi. Here to herald Summer is ‘Blink The Sun’ – “A love song, flowing out of the previous track ‘Never…

[video of the week] Lindsay Clark – Roses In The Sky

Taken from the album “Carpe Noctem”, out June 24th 2022 on Audiosport Records (NL). Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional and english folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from within. Exquisite and pitch perfect, her music speaks of quiet revelation, with a background of (usually her own) multi-tracked…

[video of the week] Katie Lou McCabe – Evanescence of Colour

Katie Lou McCabe exists in a formless freedom, a chaotic synchronicity of experimental harmony. Reminiscent of everything from Talk Talk to Warpaint, Sonic Youth to The Incredible String Band, she effortlessly blends elements of psychedelia, folk and shoegaze. Her sound comes from a place of pure exploration, of childlike play, of joy and learning. Her…

[video of the week] Joan Shelley – The Spur

Taken from the album “The Spur”, out June 24th 2022 via No Quarter. Joan Shelley returns with “The Spur” her fi­rst new album in three years. The twelve song set is a profound meditation on light and darkness, recorded in the spring of 2021 at Earthwave Farm in the Kentucky countryside. James Elkington serves as…