Sylvette share new song Blanket of Dust

Manchester-based five-piece band Sylvette present their new track called Blanket of Dust today, 21st May. And how lovely that got a launch morning play on Chris Hawkins’ early morning show on BBC 6 Music. This latest release features elements we’ve come to expect from Sylvette but this has rather a different feel. Blanket of Dust…

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Dark Tropics reveal new track Keep Searching

Belfast duo Dark Tropics reveal the follow-up to their previous release Moroccan Sun, in late 2020. This time round they’ve gone for a more vintage sound on Keep Searching, out May 7th. “Keep Searching was inspired by the vibrancy and romance of 60’s American soul music,” says the band. “It’s about not wanting to be left behind…

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Pledge Psychodrama by RKB Vitesse: mystery and beauty

Pledge Psychodrama is an interesting and seductive gem of a track which pulled me in with its air of mystery. A landscape of dense, woozy electronica gradually unfolds, laying down a comforting wash of sound. It doesn’t surprise me that it popped up on Gideon Coe’s show on Radio 6 Music as it’s ideal material…

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Suzie Ungeleider reveals new video

Suzie Ungeleider has just released a new track called Baby Blues from her upcoming album My Name is Suzie Ungerleider. Fans of Americana will be familiar with Suzie’s former persona – she performed in the guise of Oh Susanna for many years, and has toured the UK, with sold out shows at London’s 100 Club…

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Hiss Golden Messenger shares Hardlytown video

North Carolina band Hiss Golden Messenger follow up their dreamy video for the title track of latest album Sanctuary with a new, Dylanesque video of Hardlytown. M.C. Taylor and crew have created a video inspired by Dylan’s now iconic handwritten-sign video for Subterranean Homesick Blues, with guitarist and frontman M.C Taylor taking charge of the…

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Better in Space: GracieSouz reveals new EP

Lockdown has caused many a collaborative project to temporarily fragment, resulting in solo work that may be of a more intense and introspective nature. Out today is Grace de Souza’s exciting new solo EP called Better in Space. Grace is a member of London-based band KIN (see interview with KIN band here). Grace found herself…

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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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