Kinbote album release: Shifting Distance

Kinbote – otherwise known as found-sound sampling glitch-pop producer Matt Gibb – released a quirky and intriguing single called Hiemalis in the summer, reviewed on Gourmet Gigs. And on 4th December he launched his album called Shifting Distance. The cover of Shifting Distance features slices of scenery, tantalising but unable to be grasped and experienced in…

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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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KIN release dreamy ‘Wander and Lost’ single and video

Interview with KIN band member Grace Strickland de Souza, on the day of the release of their new single and video Wander and Lost. Creative female-focused band KIN are keeping things rolling during lockdown. The London-based trio release the new single Wander and Lost today along with a gorgeously atmospheric video. The multi-talented band are…

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Alabaster dePlume and music to heal the soul

Alabaster dePlume has recently released To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol 1 on Lost Map Records in collaboration with Chicago-based avant-jazz label International Anthem and the Total Refreshment Centre in London. I had to check if this was the same Alabaster dePlume who sang a couple of humorous songs at a Union Chapel daytime session I attended. Although there…

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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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As We Leave release new single from upcoming EP

Psych-pop Isle of Wight band As We Leave have just released a new single from their upcoming debut EP, Everything to a Point, which will be released on 13 November 2020. The new track is called Hope That Kills, a melancholy and thoughtful number with a floaty, wistful feel. It certainly displays the maturity of…

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Hjalte Ross shares latest track Thinking About You

If you haven’t heard Danish singer songwriter Hjalte Ross before, Thinking About You, his latest track, is a good place to start. Opening with an upbeat blast of brass that gives way to Ross’s surprisingly deep and soulful vocals, the path leads you further on into a gorgeously expansive piano section. Thinking About You takes…

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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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