Dance music from a bothy: Makeness on the Lost Map label

Fans of Pictish Trail will no doubt be aware of the artist and his band’s adopted home of Eigg, a remote Hebridean island. Johnny Lynch (aka Pictish Trail) invites and encourages artists to share in this stark and wild landscape, away from the stresses of city life, and equally share in the ability to be…

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The Comet is Coming wild new Technicolour video

Ahead of their anticipated new album Hyper-dimensional Expansion Beam, London-based cosmic jazz rave trio The Comet is Coming share a new video for Technicolour. The uncompromising and unsettling work is produced by Joseph J. Goldman and directed by Charlies Robins (for Agile Films) who has worked with Beyonce, Bonobo and Rudimental. The track is an…

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Deux Furieuses new single All We Need is Sanctuary

All We Need is Sanctuary is the new single by London-based duo Deux Furieuses just released. Deux Furieuses comprises Scottish vocalist and guitarist Ros Cairney and drummer Vas Antoniadou. The duo have carved out a name for themselves with their politically charged material and uncompromising attitude but All We Need is Sanctuary has a wistful,…

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Le Junk new single “Midnight Lover” out now

Something for the dance floor: a radiant new single called Midnight Lover by the London-based multi-instrumentalist Le Junk. With spoken word vocals, this slinky number, which came out on 12th August, powers along with a driving bass and a chorus you’ll want to sing along to. His lyrics are “strewn with stories of sleazy misdemeanours…

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Sylvette share new single called Single Thread

Here at Gourmet Gigs we’ve been steadfast fans of Manchester outfit Sylvette. It started with a ‘love at first listen’ moment, when the startling and original single Kelpius was unveiled on Chris Hawkins’ morning show on BBC 6 music. The band have produced three studio albums and recently completed a sold-out mini tour held in…

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Pale Blue Eyes share Star Vehicle ahead of album launch

I first heard Pale Blue Eyes earlier this year when they released a single called Dr Pong – an addictive, chunky, upbeat number somewhat reminiscent of Django Django, that instantly had me excitedly rootling around to check out the rest of their material. Oh – and the song’s about playing table tennis all night in…

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New Single Rarely Been So Long by As We Leave

Isle of Wight band As We Leave has a new single out called Rarely Been So Long. On its surface there’s a sun-dappled, lazy summery aura going on as it opens on a gentle scene-setter: a guitar chord gently thrumming. This hazy confection has a nostalgic feel, the vocals revealing a wistful quality, uncertainty in…

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Keston Cobblers Club: Lullaby for the Wide Awake

For anyone struggling with insomnia, this new song may help. Lullaby for the Wide Awake is written by vocalist Julia Lowe of folk outfit, the Keston Cobblers Club. She suffers from insomnia herself and the song was written to help those of us who find themselves staring at the ceiling at 3am, turning minor niggles…

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Jo Schornikow new release ‘Lose Yr Love’

Jo Schornikow releases Lose Yr Love, a shimmering beauty of a track, and the second share from her upcoming album. In common with her recent release, Visions, reviewed here, this song has a feel of War on Drugs. Lose Yr Love is Schornikow’s exploration of “fear and beauty in loss” which “grew from a real-life…

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The Battery Farm release ‘We’re At The Top’

We’re At The Top is the closing track from The Battery Farm’s 2nd EP Dirty Den’s March of Suffering. It is a song about “loneliness and a song about forgotten people”. Unsurprisingly, it’s suffused with melancholy – but so heartfelt and so raw it stopped me in my tracks. It’s a beautifully paced number, commanding…

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