The long read: Johanna Samuels

As soon as LA songwriter, Johanna Samuels and I exit the side-door of Todmorden’s Golden Lion pub, she whispers “one second” before pulling her phone out and recording the black Labrador flayed out in front of us with accompanying ‘awwwws’. “I miss my dog so much”, she laments – June, her three-year-old terrier mix, has […]

Album of the week: Ada Lea – what we say in private

By Anjali DasSarma Ada Lea’s music is like textures on a quilt, with different fabrics all meshing into one. On her debut indie rock album, “what we say in private,” released on Saddle Creek, Ada Lea is musician-come-property-developer treating each song like a house bought on the cheap, stripping it out entirely and rebuilding it […]

New song: Stef Chura – Sweet Sweet Midnight

‘Sweet Sweet Midnight’, the final single from Stef Chura’s forthcoming album ‘Midnight’, is her strongest yet. While the previous singles ‘Method Man’ and ‘They’ll Never’ had Will Toledo aka Car Seat Headrest on production duties, this time Chura invites Toledo to move from behind the mixing desk and join her up front. In spite of […]