Album of the Week: Big Thief – Two Hands

By Anjali DasSarma Big Thief only released the subtly immersive ‘UFOF’ back in May, and today (October 11) they return with the equally enrapturing ‘Two Hands’. UFOF possessed an eerie and beautifully unsettling quality, while ‘Two Hands’ is a comforting and dialectic example of how truly beautiful music can be. Adrienne Lenker herself dubbed ‘Two […]

August 2019 – 15 Songs

Welcome to August 2019 – 15 songs. Our 15 favourite tracks from August. 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. The Big Moon – It’s Easy Then ‘It’s Easy Then’ from The Big Moon is gargantuan, a […]

New song: Big Thief – Not

Big Thief today announced their second album of 2019, ‘Two Hands’, with the studio recording of live favourite ‘Not’. Since first hearing it back in 2017, ‘Not’ has become an unhealthy addiction, the YouTube live performances stealing chunk after chunk of my battery power. The repeated shouts of ‘not’ instilling a form of rebellion in […]

Interview: Julia Shapiro

Julia Shapiro has given over most of her adult life to Chastity Belt. The band, she sings and plays guitar in, started eight years ago when she was just 20. In those years Chastity Belt have forever been on the album-touring treadmill. Halfway through the tour for their third album ‘I Used To Spend So […]

May 2019 – 15 Songs

Welcome to May 2019 – 15 songs. Our 15 favourite tracks from this month. Enjoy listening and reading the accompanying descriptions. If you’re in a real rush, skip to the Spotify playlist at the bottom. I promise I won’t cry. Bedroom – Count to Five Formed around a largely repetitive piano structure, Bedroom’s first single […]

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 […]

Album review: Big Thief – U.F.O.F

The days of watching our childhood through the lense of blurry handheld camera recordings are fading fast, replaced by the picture-perfect quality of smart phones. It’s regrettable. There’s something special about those shaky recordings, the characters becoming clearer with every viewing, the landscapes and locations more identifiable, the memories growing in strength. Big Thief’s third […]

New Song: Big Thief – Cattails

What sight or smell do you most closely associate with home? Unluckily for me it’s manure. When I step out the car and smell that a neighbouring farmer has been ‘muck spreading’ – driving their tractor around whilst unloading saved-up shit from a trailer to encourage the grass to grow – I know I’m home. […]