American hope: Hiss Golden Messenger ‘Sanctuary’

The song Sanctuary was written and recorded with a message of hope; fortunately many of those prayers have just been answered, giving its lyrics an added celebratory note. North Carolina folk band Hiss Golden Messenger, with M.C. Taylor at the helm, has produced a warm and beautiful slice of Americana in this atmospherically rich number….

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New single Atlantic by The Weather Station captures the mood

The Weather Station has released a new single and video called Atlantic, from forthcoming album Ignorance (5th February on Fat Possum). The Weather Station is a project lead by Canadian singer songwriter Tamara Lindeman. This latest work is intensely personal (Tamara also directed the video) and it captures the present mood of uncertainty, with climate…

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Album Waves of Haste by Hjalte Ross makes its debut

The simple and rather beautiful drawing on the cover of Waves of Haste offers a hint of what awaits listeners of this new album by Danish artist Hjalte Ross, his second so far. The illustration by Kasper Eistrup is of the head of a young man – perhaps Hjalte himself. He is lying on a…

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Ed Cosens shares new single The River

Ed Cosens has just released a video for The River, the second single from his debut solo album Fortunes Favour, here it is below. A long-time lynchpin of the Sheffield music scene, best known as the guitarist and co-songwriter in Reverend & The Makers, Ed waited to make his solo debut until the time felt right. “It’s only taken…

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As We Leave release new single from upcoming EP

Psych-pop Isle of Wight band As We Leave have just released a new single from their upcoming debut EP, Everything to a Point, which will be released on 13 November 2020. The new track is called Hope That Kills, a melancholy and thoughtful number with a floaty, wistful feel. It certainly displays the maturity of…

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Hjalte Ross shares latest track Thinking About You

If you haven’t heard Danish singer songwriter Hjalte Ross before, Thinking About You, his latest track, is a good place to start. Opening with an upbeat blast of brass that gives way to Ross’s surprisingly deep and soulful vocals, the path leads you further on into a gorgeously expansive piano section. Thinking About You takes…

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Ed Cosens releases single ‘If’ ahead of solo album

Ed Cosens is stepping out of the shadows to take centre stage. If, his debut single, marks the start of an overdue solo career for the longtime lynchpin of the Sheffield music scene. Best known as the guitarist/bassist and co-songwriter in Reverend & The Makers, Ed has toured the world. With If, the first song written…

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New Luca Wilding single: Ruby, Don’t Cry

The eagerly awaited new single by Luca Wilding called Ruby, Don’t Cry is released on October 16th. This latest track features the artists’ trademark emotive, falsetto vocals and poetic lyrics – the arrangement is beautiful in its simplicity, pulling the listener into its dreamlike quality as the tale unfolds. The song will feature on Luca’s…

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Firestations release Small Island ahead of EP Automatic Tendencies

There’s a new single just out by alt-pop band Firestations, called Small Island. The track is taken from their upcoming EP, due to be released on November 6th on the Lost Map label. Small Island is the first instalment of a new multi-EP project titled Automatic Tendencies – the first of three EPs set to be released…

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