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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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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The Kids Are United – anti-bullying week video

The official video for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is recorded by CBeebies presenter Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, the cover of Sham 69’s ‘The Kids Are United’ features Princess K (who shared the stage with Stormzy at Glastonbury 2019) and the Libera Choir with all proceeds going to the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Stars of CBBC’s ‘Andy and…

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Video just released for Ed Cosens new song ‘If’

Ed Cosens of Reverend & the Makers released a single last week called If – it’s the first number from his up-and-coming debut solo album, Fortunes Favour, out on 29th January 2021. And now there’s a video to accompany the song… it is Part 1 of 4 of , a short film, to be released…

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Re-release of Believe by Bliss plus new video

Bliss band’s Rachel Morrison and Tom E Morrison have just rereleased Believe (Let the Love Shine In), mix 2020. Accompanying the song is an uplifting video created by Tom, enhanced with gorgeously psychedelic touches – and check out those singing sunflowers… I chatted to Rachel about making the re-release of Believe and the couple’s lockdown…

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Sparks and ‘The Existential Threat’ video

Sparks release a new video for The Existential Threat to coincide with the physical release of their latest album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip. Created by the animator Cyriak, known for his subversive and surreal work, the video premieres today. Said Sparks brothers Ron and Russell Mael of the video: “The incredibly manic and overwhelming…

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