Great Grandpa – Mono no Aware

Built around a frankly anthemic chorus, Great Grandpa’s ‘Mono no Aware’ – the first taste from sophomore record ‘Four of Arrows’ – is a contemplation on the fleeting nature of memory. Led by warm, wistful guitars, ‘Mono no Aware’ also has Bon Iver-like electronics in the shadows – their spirit-like presence personifying the fragmented, childhood […]

Album of the week: Florist – Emily Alone

Florist’s nature obsessed counterpart Adrianne Lenker, questioned whether we are part of the earth or simply observers of it on her solo album ‘abysskiss.’ Emily A Sprague, the songwriter behind Florist, is firmly in the former camp, “I am the ground” she declares on ‘Celebration.’ While Sprague is sure she’s part of the world, less […]

New song: Long Beard – Sweetheart

Long Beard aka Leslie Bear returned this week after four years of silence. Newly signed to Double Double Whammy, Long Beard’s new single ‘Sweetheart’ – the first from her forthcoming sophomore record ‘Means To Me‘– is boundless, a passenger stepping off a plane, a place completely new to them expanding out from their feet. The […]

New song: Florist – Shadow Bloom

Florist’s music has always been an imperishable source of solace for me. A body of work I can retreat into no matter whether I’m sad, tired, happy, or feeling cut adrift from the nature surrounding me. To me, it’s timeless, an endless reserve of water to drink from. With a new album, ‘Emily Alone, set […]