Jo Schornikow new release ‘Visions’

Aus­tralian singer-song­writer and pianist for Matthew Houck, aka Phos­pho­res­cent, Jo Schornikow has cre­at­ed an album of alt Amer­i­can indie which ‘explores the com­plex­i­ties and lone­li­ness of moth­er­hood’. Our first peep is this beau­ti­ful track called Visions. The new album is called Altar, to be released on May 20, via Keeled Scales. With woozy, rever­by guitars…

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New single by Elephant Stone: La Fusée du Chagrin

New mate­r­i­al from Mon­tre­al psy­che­del­ic band Ele­phant Stone always gives my heart a lift. I was cap­ti­vat­ed when I first saw this band at The Lex­ing­ton at a psych night back in 2011, and a few nights lat­er at the much-missed Bull & Gate in Ken­tish Town. Rishi Dhir‘s sitar play­ing is mes­meris­ing and adds…

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Firestations: new single Reflection Spells

First rec­om­men­da­tion of the year: a sin­gle out in late Decem­ber by a band we’ve fol­lowed since their ear­ly days, the Lon­don based out­fit, Firesta­tions. The cap­ti­vat­ing new track called Reflec­tion Spells exhibits all those dis­tinc­tive ele­ments that the band are known for: reflec­tive dream pop charm with the sooth­ing har­monies of Mike Cran­ny and…

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Frazey Ford celebrates UK tour with new track ‘Saul’

Frazey Ford now to appear at Green Man fes­ti­val 2022. Flut­tery, frag­ile yet with a qui­et pow­er, when Frazey Ford starts to sing, the vocals that emerge are some­thing dis­tinct and unique. The Van­cou­ver artist sings right from the soul, her voice elo­quent­ly express­ing and encom­pass­ing all the emo­tions of a life that has not been…

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Warm Graves releases single called Neon from his next album

Leipzig-based Jonas Wehn­er, aka Warm Graves, is about to release his sec­ond album in sev­en years. He’s been in hiber­na­tion since his debut Ships Will Come, and is now enter­ing a new phase with album Ease to be released on Feb­ru­ary 25th 2022. For now, you can sit back and take in a first glimpse…

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Nightmares on Wax new single with OSHUN

Night­mares on Wax is set to release his album Shout Out! To Free­dom on 29th Octo­ber and so far, things are look­ing very pos­i­tive for the artists ninth work. Night­mares on Wax, aka George Eve­lyn, has revealed an impres­sive list of col­lab­o­ra­tive forces: Green­tea Peng, OSHUN, Shaba­ka Hutch­ings, Halle Supreme, Pip Mil­lett and more.  He first…

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Aftertouch: magical new album from Absolutely Free

Emerg­ing from a misty and dreamy land­scape comes the sec­ond album from Cana­di­an out­fit Absolute­ly Free called After­touch, released Sep­tem­ber 24 on Boiled Records. The band caught my atten­tion ear­li­er in the year with the thought-pro­­vok­ing sin­gle How to Paint Clouds – the sec­ond track on this new release. Absolute­ly Free, com­pris­ing the core trio…

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New release: Pictish Trail ‘Natural Successor’

There’s a fab­u­lous wild ener­gy about the new Pic­tish Trail sin­gle Nat­ur­al Suc­ces­sor, bring­ing its joy­ous aban­don­ment from the rugged land­scapes of the remote isle of Eigg to fes­ti­val crowds this late sum­mer and beyond. Get out there, recon­nect with your soul and dance. The stomp­ing five min­utes-long track announces itself with a steady drum­beat before…

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Mark Harrison presents new album The Road to Liberty

The Mark Har­ri­son Band have just launched their sixth album called The Road to Lib­er­ty. I met Mark at Eal­ing Blues Fes­ti­val a few years ago where I talked to him after his set. He was charm­ing and patient­ly chat­ted to a few of us for quite some time, dis­cussing the beau­ti­ful Nation­al Res­onator guitar…

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Psych artists Absolutely Free release lush single How to Paint Clouds

Toron­to trio Absolute­ly Free share their first release in sev­en years. Called How to Paint Clouds, the sin­gle is from the band’s impend­ing sec­ond stu­dio album After­touch which lands on Sep­tem­ber 14th.  Since the band’s Polaris Music Prize-nom­i­­nat­ed debut album in 2014, Absolute­ly Free have been involved with mul­ti­me­dia projects such as Gene­va Freeport EP in 2019…

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