October 2019 – 15 Songs

Welcome to October 2019 – 15 songs. Our 15 favourite tracks from October. 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. Basement Revolver – Have I Been Deceived Canada’s Basement Revolver released new EP ‘Wax and Digital’ on Friday […]

New song: Gold Baby – Philadelphia

The last time we heard from North London’s Gold Baby, songwriter Sian Alex was visualising a conversation between her adult and child self on the wonderfully infectious ‘500/1’ (read our review here). Three months on and we find Alex showing her narrative chops again, this time inter-splicing a story of when she got lost in […]

New Song: Mayfly – Selfish Girl

‘Selfish Girl’ sees London’s Mayfly take aim at narcissists who refuse to acknowledge their privilege. Written and produced by London’s Elena Garcia (Mayfly), ‘Selfish Girl’ is anchored by synths that carry the same ice as the song’s sentiment. Garcia’s vocal is cool and assured above, snarling “For the fifth time today you’ve addressed your wealth”. […]

Five Right Now: Shhe

‘Five Right Now’ is a new series where musicians tells us about five current tracks they love. First up, we have electronic musician Su Shaw, better known as Shhe. The Dundee-based act only had to release one single, ‘Eyes Shut’, to find herself signing a record deal with Björk’s label One Little Indian Records and opening for Kathryn Joseph on her UK […]

New song: Suggested Friends – Cygnets

Self-defined as a ‘small choir of mostly lesbians’ on their Bandcamp, queer DIY quartet Suggested Friends returned this week with the wonderfully jaunty ‘Cygnets,’ the first taste from second record ‘Turtle Taxi’.  In spite of the fairly recent addition of Mammoth Penguins’ vocalist and songwriter Emma Kupa, Faith Taylor keeps a hold of the mike […]

July 2019 – 15 Songs

Welcome to July 2019 – 15 songs. Our 15 favourite tracks from July. 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. Ada Lea – yanking the pearls off around my neck “yanking the pearls off around my […]

New song: Bonniesongs – Frank

Possibly the most unique discovery we’ve made all year, Bonniesongs is the genre-shifting project of art-folk virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Stewart. A graduate in jazz performance on drums, Stewart is a musician in the truest sense, utilising her wide-ranging expertise to create music that traverses classical, folk, jazz and grunge, often in just one song. […]

New song: Body Type – Uma

We enjoyed Body Type’s latest single ‘Free to Air’ so much that it earned a well-deserved spot in our 15 favourite songs from April. Now the Sydney quartet are back with the latest single from their new EP, which lands tomorrow (May 3). Well trained in the art of writing an infectious riff or two, […]

New song: Slow Mass – Siren

Before Thursday I knew absolutely nothing of Slow Mass. California band Club Night – who incidentally I love – dropped a tweet saying ‘THIS SONG IS CRUSHING ME’ into the great void with a link to Slow Mass’ ‘Siren.’ Without that post, myself and no doubt plenty of others would never have heard of Slow […]

Premiere: Miyha – Palm Trees

I fall in love with new songs every day but some songs ascend to an echelon above even that. Miyha’s ‘Palm Trees’ is comfortably in that upper echelon, the kind of song where you get a minute into it and an internal or even external ‘oh my god, this is good’ comes flying out of […]

New song: Porridge Radio – Give / Take

Last April I set out to see Florist – all praise the glory of Emily A Sprague – with absolutely no knowledge of the support act that night, though I did like their name, Porridge Radio. The performance was true of the origins of the act as it was simply the effervescent Dana Margolin performing […]