Album of the week: Siobhan Wilson – The Departure

Siobhan Wilson has moved about a lot in her 23 years. Born in Arbroath and raised in Elgin, Siobhan moved to Paris at 18 before returning to Glasgow, where she currently resides, five years later. Siobhan breathes out that swirl of cultures on The Departure, and it makes for a divergent, fragmented listen. The variation […]

New song: Dude York – Falling

Our teenage years are spent in a state of total immersion. Love is usually the cause. Consumed completely by our search for love and an overwhelming desire for sex, we’re predisposed to count any shared interest – ordering the same thing from the takeaway, obsessing over the same artist, repeatedly watching the same film – […]

New song: Crake – Glycerin

When Big Thief’s Buck Meek poked his head into Crake’s dressing room after his solo show and asked them to support the Big Thief UK tour, the Leeds quartet must’ve thought they were in some sort of dream. It’s no surprise that Big Thief, a band with lyrics like ‘Worm will you return me to […]

New song: Crumb – Ghostride

Over a guitar that unravels like twine, and muted drums, Crumb frontwoman Lila Ramani expunges a slew of monosyllabic, off-hand observations. ‘Ghostride’, from their forthcoming full-length ‘Jinx’, begins with Ramani people-watching from the leather upholstery of a taxi backseat – “press my face up closer to the glass, I see the people when they pass, […]

New song: Olden Yolk – Grand Palais

The singles, the final one of which drops today, from Olden Yolk’s debut album ‘Living Theatre’ perfectly showcase the New York duo’s aptitude for diversity. Lead single ‘Cotton and Cane’ was a straight-up slice of dreampop, follow up ‘Distant Episode’ was a earthy, whirring ballad, while final single ‘Grand Palais’ gives into their more fuzzy, […]

New song: Swimming Tapes – Passing Ships

From a tiny space tucked behind an old pub in Haggerston, Swimming Tapes create escapist, fragmentary soundscapes that send them somewhere else. Images of the Northern Ireland coast – where three of the five-piece are from – possibly float through their minds as they merge subtle vocals, featherweight guitars and mute drums to create a […]

Review: Sounds From The Other City 2019

Sounds From The Other City (SFTOC) has deservedly built a reputation for uncovering your new favourite band. The hottest secret this year though laid hidden in unit 5. It was quite simply two toilet cubicles that could only by reached by crawling under the tentacles of a 3D octopus. It wasn’t a glamorous secret but […]