[video of the week] Ida Wenøe – Echoes

New single from Nordic songstress Ida Wenøe taken from her forthcoming third album Amongst a digital mountain range littered with accomplished folk-ish bands and singersongwriters, it is a rare miracle to come across a cave so rich in jewels as the one beneath Ida Wenøe’s ribcage. While she has an obvious appreciation of Americana, her…

[video of the week] Hollie Kenniff – Sunset Chant

First single from “The Quiet Drift”, the new album by Hollie Kenniff, out on Western Vinyl July 16th, 2021. “On The Quiet Drift Hollie Kenniff wholly escapes pop-culture feedback loops into transcendent, shimmering realms, and she brings the listener along with her. In this age in which we have all been called to reevaluate our…

[video of the week] David John Morris – New Safe

Taken from David John Morris’s debut album ‘Monastic Love Songs’ – out May 21st 2021 via Hinterground Records. This is the first single taken from the debut solo album by the Cornish songwriter from Red River Dialect. It was written during the last weeks of a nine-month retreat at Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in…

[video of the week] Bryan Away – The Lake

From the upcoming album “Canyons to Sawdust”. Animated by Qianwen Yu. About the track: “The Lake” began in an email poem with the subject “Hello new email freestyle” to my then girlfriend who I was in a long distance relationship with. It was when I first registered the bryanaway.com domain, and I wanted to show…

[video of the week] Colleen – Hidden In The Current

Ahead of the release of her forthcoming new album The Tunnel and the Clearing on 21 May via Thrill Jockey, Colleen aka multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Cécile Schott, has shared the mesmeric new video for “Hidden in the Current”, directed by visual artist and animator Daniel Baretto. Closing out the record, “Hidden in the Current” forms the sonic and emotional climax of The…

[video of the week] BSÍ – Vesturbæjar Beach

New single by Icelandic duo BSÍ. Reykjavík’s central bus terminal BSÍ is no longer only the most miserable location you can find in all Iceland – it’s also finally reincarneted and praised as the name of a very new band. While people still wonder if BSÍ actually stands for Brussels Sprouts Intl., it’s at least sure…

[video of the week] Molly Linen – A Lot To Give

Written and performed by Molly Linen. Recorded at Green Door by Ronan Fay. Video directed and edited by Tommy Perman. Released on digital platforms on March 31, 2021 and via Lost Map’s PostMap Club subscription service in the month of April (backed with an exclusive remix by FOUND’s Tommy Perman), ‘A Lot to Give’ is…

[video of the week] Moneira – The Bird (Interesting to See)

“The Bird (Interesting to See)” is a minimalistic undertaking, sparsely arranged with piano and voice, at times accompanied by a lone mellotron. Moneira fits rightly within the Scandinavian Folk ballad traditions in the likes of Ane Brun, Frida Hyvönen or Stina Nordenstam. What are we but the sum of the experiences we carry within? Often…

[video of the week] Laura Masotto – Blue Marble

“Blue Marble” is the first single from “WE”, the new album by Laura Masotto, out on 7K! Records on June 11th 2021. “Blue Marble” is an evocative, powerful and emotional string-based track, born one morning towards the end of the first national lockdown. “I felt the energy in the notes I was playing, in the…

[video of the week] Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles – Dowsing

“Dowsing” is a track from “Keys,” available on LP/CD/Digital on April 9, 2021 from Drag City Inc. “Keys”, the forthcoming collaborative album from Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles, showcases the duo’s deep knowledge of folk traditions and their congenial improvisational coalescence. Performing only a handful of times before embarking on this project, Bowles and MacKay…

[video of the week] Quivers – Gutters of Love

Opening track of “Golden Doubt”, out June 11th 2021 via  Ba Da Bing (US), Bobo Integral (Europe) & Spunk Records (Australia). Filmclip directed by the band from super 8 footage collected in late 2020 in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia. Edited by Michael Panton. “Golden Doubt” is carried by shimmering guitars and the harmonizing vocals of…

[video of the week] epic45 & Babybird – Another Year

‘Another Year’ will be released on Friday 19th March 2021 via Wayside & Woodland Recordings on Bandcamp and other streaming services (Spotify, apple, Deezer etc). A bold return, as epic45 & Babybird collaborate on a brand new song ‘Another Year’ to be released digitally on Wayside & Woodland Recordings in March 2021. Ten long years…

[video of the week] Lady Dan – No Home

“Intro To Loss/No Home” is the second installment to Lady Dan’s upcoming album “I Am The Prophet”, out on April 23rd through Earth Libraries. Lady Dan is the project of Tyler Dozier, a singer-songwriter originally from Dothan, AL and now based in Austin. Dozier turned to music after a few major turning points in her…

[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…