Sinka release new single Skies

Alt-rock band SINKA release their new single Skies on 19th March, the second track from upcoming EP Take Me To The Skies which is released on April 16th. The Watford-based trio comprises Shaun Sewell-Sears (vocals and guitar), Matt Smith (bass) and Jack Wright (drums). They released the first single ‘Messiah’  back in February. Having self-produced their…

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Busty and the Bass: new space grooves

Busty and the Bass met during their first week as students in the jazz programme at Montreal’s McGill University back in 2011. I first heard the octet when they released their 2020 album called Eddie, accompanied by the distinctively warm, raspy vocals of Macy Gray. And now there’s a new release – an ‘intergalactic’ EP, The ET Suite via Arts…

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Tomaga: Intimate Immensity remix by Floating Points

The final, outstanding release of the London based experimental duo Tomaga will be unveiled on 26th March. Tomaga – Tom Relleen and Valentina Magaletti – worked together since 2013. This work titled Intimate Immensity was finished just before Tom’s passing in August 2020 and distils two years of new creative enhancement. The tracks which have…

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Bad Thoughts Compilation: new single from Sara Wolff

From the mountains of Norway to Toxteth, Liverpool is not the usual path trodden by artists but it certainly indicates someone carving an individual path. Fledgling Liverbird Sara Wolff had initially uprooted in order to study before adopting the city as her home. The alt-folk singer uses her definitively quirky and singular eye to home…

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The Besnard Lakes launch their redemptive new album

The Besnard Lakes don’t make things easy for themselves, publicity wise. The new album which launched on January 2021, The Besnard Lakes are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings isn’t a title that fits neatly into social media posts, as well they know. But the Canadian outfit don’t particularly care – nothing is going…

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Lumer launch EP The Disappearing Act

There’s been a surfeit of talented young bands coming out of Yorkshire’s towns and valleys – such as Working Men’s Club, The Lounge Society and Fehlt. And local venues such as The Trades in Hebden Bridge, Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, and Todmorden’s Golden Lion have been instrumental in supporting their burgeoning talent. Lumer are…

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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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