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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Vanishing Point: Richard Walters and Pølaroit

Sometimes a fusion between two seemingly different and disparate elements can produce something that radiates a new and unique energy. The newly released track Vanishing Point is a case in point. One half of this collaboration is Richard Walters: solo singer songwriter and a band member of LYR with poet laureate Simon Armitage. He teamed…

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Alabaster dePlume new song ‘Mrs Calamari’

There’s a lot of music out there designed to bring down the heart rate, still the breathing, calm the soul and send you to a pleasant and nourishing place. There is one artist, an eccentric, caring and exotic being, who has made work which definitely has this effect: Alabaster dePlume, poet performer has previous form…

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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…

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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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Interview with singer songwriter Richard Walters

With five critically acclaimed albums and four EPs to his name since 2007, singer songwriter Richard Walters is nothing if not prolific. And now the solo artist is on the cusp of releasing a digital single called The Man I Loved from his upcoming EP in January 2022. There are further strings to his bow:…

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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…

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