New song: Vagabon – Flood Hands

Vagabon’s electronic talents lingered in the shadows of her debut album ‘Infinite Words’, opting instead to put guitar-driven melodies front and centre. On new single ‘Flood Hands,’ the first taste from forthcoming album ‘All The Women In Me’, Laetitia Tamko brings it to the fore, merging carousel-like synths with a venomous bass evocative of James […]

New song: Erin Durant – Rising Sun

The fourth and final single from Erin Durant’s forthcoming album ‘Islands,’ ‘Rising Sun’ is its raison d’etre, the grand statement that leads you by the hand into her sprawling, sun-dappled archipelago. Over a gently strolling guitar and muted toms, Durant sings ‘I’m going far, I’m going wide’, signalling her intention to embed you within her […]

New song: American Poetry Club – Pro Pic

Pinegrove articulated that the love we have for friends we’ve lost touch with and new ones is often equal on ‘New Friends’. The anthemic album closer forms around the words ‘I resolve to make new friends / I liked my old ones / but I fucked up.’ The album starts with ‘Old Friends’ where Evan […]

New song: Pearl City – Taste Me

I first met Greta Carroll and Nick Delap back in 2015. Yes it was for an interview but once we were done, the dictaphone was packed away and the drinks kept flowing. In all my time writing about music they’re two of the most human people I’ve met; I vivid remember popping to the toilet […]

New song: Shannon Lay – Nowhere

‘Nowhere soon / Soon we’ll get to nowhere / And we’ll talk to no-one / And not meet them.’ These are the words that wedge the start and finish of ‘Nowhere’, Shannon Lay’s lead single from upcoming album ‘August’ – her first on Sub Pop. What happens in between these words sang sparsely over acoustic […]

New song: Mal Blum – Salt Flats

Welcome to the Salt Flats. A place within Utah that has real resonance to New York solo artist Mal Blum, its densely packed salt pan gives pleasure with one hand and pain in another. The crust of salty soil that formed when Lake Bonneville dried up possesses both pain and pleasure within its finings – […]

New song: Emily Isherwood – Silver Lake

A permanent fixture of the Bristol music scene, Emily Isherwood made quite the impact on the blogosphere with her single ‘Calibrate’ last March. Murmurings followed that winter would see the release of her debut EP or album yet the whispers never came to fruition. Over a year on and we finally have that EP announcement, […]