A long read interview with Jennah Barry about her album ‘Holiday’, out now on Forward Music Group
Our album of the week review of Dana Gavanski’s ‘Yesterday is Gone’
‘New Dreams’ is the eighth album Jófríður Ákadóttir (JFDR) has released in eight years. It is only her second full-length under the JFDR moniker, the other six emerging from projects like Pascal Pinon, a folk duo she formed with her twin sister at the age of 14, Samaris, an electronic trio she started at the […]
Our album of the week review of Snarls’ ‘Burst’
Chloe Foy talks us through five current artists she’s loving right now
Our album of the week review of ‘Sour Widows’
Our album of the week review of Lanterns on the Lake’s ‘Spook The Herd’
Our album of the week review of Fair Mother’s full-length ‘Separate Lives’
A review of Babehoven’s new EP ‘Demonstrating Visible Differences of Height’
The Innocence Mission talk us through their five favourite current artists
January saw us pull our wellies out of the end-of-year lists mire and set foot on fertile new ground as artists and bands began announcing new creations. Half Waif, Margaret Glaspy, U.S. Girls, Dana Gavanski and Porridge Radio were just a handful of the artists to announce forthcoming albums this month. Our playlist this month […]
An album review of Squirrel Flower’s ‘I Was Born Swimming’.
Alice Boman’s quietly stirring ‘Dream On’, released earlier this month, confirmed the Swedish songwriter as a talent well worth watching. Boman kindly told us about five current tracks she’s loving right now. Dive in. John Maus – Do Your Best To me there’s something so comforting about this song. And melancholic. When it comes on, […]
Since starting Alex Chilltown back in 2014, London’s Josh Esaw has spent the best part of six years perfecting their sound. ‘Eulogies’, out today on Fear of Missing Out Records, is the moment that gestation period comes full circle, the moment where Alex Chilltown become the band they’re meant to be. ‘Eulogies’ is an assortment […]
A review of Good Good Blood’s new album ‘At Your Mercy’, out on Fox Food Records & Team Love Records
A review of The Innocence Mission’s new album ‘See You Tomorrow’.
An interview with the musician Ada Lea who is signed to Saddle Creek.
After releasing her much-loved EP ‘Tearing Ventricles’ way back in 2013, Scottish songwriter Katie Malco made her long-awaited return last year with a rollicking new single ‘Creatures’ and news that she had signed to 6131 Records. In today’s ‘My Pet’, Malco writes about her cat Morag and all that she’s brought to her life: “I’m […]
Review of The Just Joans album The Private Memories and Confessions of The Just Joans
Balloon Machine’s favourite songs of 2019
Balloon Machine’s favourite albums of 2019.
Mappe of talks us through every talk from his sophomore album ‘The Isle of Ailynn’
Welcome to November 2019 – 15 songs. Our 15 favourite tracks from November. Enjoy listening and reading the accompanying descriptions. If you’re in a real rush, skip to the bottom for the Spotify playlist. We promise we won’t cry. Aoife Nessa Frances – Here In The Dark ‘Here In The Dark’, the second single from Aoife […]
Emily Cross put out her third full-length under the Cross Record moniker back in August. Though the lead single ‘PYSOL My Castle’ was poppier than anything she’d done before, the self-titled album remained true to her experimental roots.
The Gotobeds made a typically tight return earlier this year with their third full-length ‘Debt Begins at 30’. The guitars are bashed within an inch of their death, the drums pulsating and the vocals full of star quality – each track features at least one guest vocalist, sometimes two, sometimes three. The Pittsburgh garage-rockers are […]
Not only did 2019 see Claire Cronin release her beautifully sinister record ‘Big Dread Moon’, it also saw the goth-folk musician rescue two schipperkes – Bunny and Mira. Below, Cronin writes about how they came into her life and how life has changed since her family grew by two: The Story of Bunny and Mira […]