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 is…

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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 and…

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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 signs. …

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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 in…

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