Track-by-track: Broken Chanter

Skye, Donegal, The North Atlantic – just some of the places that informed the making of Broken Chanter’s self-titled debut. The songs found there are just as large and epic as these landforms, their mountains, their oceans. They build and build until like a wave they crest before finally bowing out in a poetic trough.  […]

Track by track: Wovoka Gentle

“We like noise,” London trio Wovoka Gentle say understatedly of their sound. With a love of folk as their kernel, Wovoka Gentle build outwards from there, adding jarring bleeps and bloops, field recordings and drum machines to make something truly hedonistic. A kaleidoscopic soundworld first dreamt up in the minds of twins Ellie and Imogen […]

Track by track: Necking

Necking’s debut album ‘Cut Your Teeth’ was borne out of a necessity to start again. Three of the Vancouver quarter went through break-ups during the making of ‘Cut Your Teeth,’ turning to the band not only to get out all that indignation but also as an essential support mechanism. “The band got me out of […]

Track by track: Yohuna

“This is meant to say, words fail” Yohuna remarks when discussing her new record’s opening song ‘Knowing You.’ The Brooklyn artist’s sophomore record ‘Mirroring’ is an admission of this failure, its precisely curated sonic palette answering as many, if not more, questions as the words that weave through them. That sound world of spiraling synths, […]

Track by track: Outer Spaces

Outer Spaces’ ‘Gazing Globe’ is the epitome of a driving record. It quite simply coasts, rattling along at a nice enough pace without breaking the speed limit. Its guitars bending and meandering along with the curve of the road. Over these cinematic soundscapes, Cara Beth Satalino the IRL name of Outer Spaces tries on different […]

Track by track: Halfsour

Halfsour’s ‘Sticky’ is the toothpick that props your eyelid open. A glorious aid to wake you up or stave off sleep, ‘Sticky’ is a flat-out shredder that punches you straight in the gut. With spiky guitars more reliable than a robotic production line, drums that perforate your very soul and unmistakeable vocals courtesy of Zoë Wyner, […]

Track by track: Fauvely

Thirty seconds in to ‘Fall Asleep To TV’ and the repetitive, layered vocals and rolling drums vanish, leaving Sophie Brochu, the artist behind Fauvely, alone with barely a strumming guitar for company. Initially her voice is controlled, before she howls “I’m so fucking crazy at the way things turned out,” her voice faltering, on the […]