Tags : new music

Track Review: ‘Vesturbæjar Beach’ // BSÍ

New single ‘Vesturbæjar Beach’ from Icelandic duo BSÍ showcases their sunny optimism. Released to mark Sumardagurinn fyrst, the first day of summer in the old Icelandic calendar (April 22), the song is a humorous and fun party track, transcending the wind and rain. The accompanying music video features the pair dancing around the freezing streets […]Read More

Track Review: Creature of Mine // Billie Marten

‘Creature of Mine’ is the newly-released single from British singer-songwriter Billie Marten. The track, including an ethereal nature-based music video directed by Joe Wheatley, appears on Marten’s upcoming third album Flora Fauna, set to be released 21 May. Marten builds on the gentle, folksy sound established in her previous albums with a more mature feel, […]Read More

Album Review: Coral Island // The Coral

Welcome to Coral Island. After nearly two active decades, The Coral have returned again in 2021 with their new thematic double album. James Skelly, Ian Skelly, Nick Power, Paul Duffy, Paul Molloy and new member, Ian Murray, have thrown themselves into the creation of their very own Coral Island. Their creation of a nostalgic world […]Read More

Introducing: Lauren Auder

Introducing: Lauren Auder Hometown: Watford/Aibi Listen to: ‘Unseen (feat. Celeste), ‘Small Ghosts’, ‘june 14th’ Born in Watford, raised in Southwest France and now based in London, Lauren Auder began making music in a way many of the best Gen-Z artists do: “Figuring it out as I go along on a slow laptop in my bedroom […]Read More

Track Review: Shining Star // Chloe Foy

Chloe Foy’s latest single ‘Shining Star’ is a delicate and heartfelt tribute to her late father. Foy’s deeply personal lyrics “He steps out from day to day / Fortune evades him still” are interlaced with a melancholic acoustic guitar and a peppering of strings. With its tender melodies ‘Shining Star’ reveals a range within Foy’s […]Read More

Track Review: deja vu // Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo has taken her ‘drivers license’ and is now going places in the music industry. Only three months after she broke the streaming charts with her debut single, comes the release of indie-pop song ‘deja vu’; the track precedes an eleven-track album set for release on 21 May (though the title and track list […]Read More

EP Review: The Close / Le Réveil // Josef Salvat

Josef Salvat needed a good five years to overcome a case of writer’s block following the release of his sprawling debut, 2015’s Night Swim. It only took him one week in late August last year to complete songwriting for his new EP, The Close / Le Réveil. The difference between now and then? Salvat disclosed […]Read More

Interview: Silvertwin

After playing their first official live show in 2020, drawing in a full crowd to a two-night residency at London’s PinUps venue by word-of-mouth, Silvertwin have not let the pandemic stop them from continuing to make their mark in the music industry. The retro-vintage quintet consists of lead vocalist and song-writer Isaac Shalam, alongside band […]Read More

Introducing: Becky CJ

Introducing: Becky CJ Hometown: South London Listen to: ‘Julia’, ‘Losing Your Perspective’, ‘L.A. is Burning’  Despite growing up with musical parents, Londoner Becky CJ didn’t start considering a musical career until she began a degree in drama. After gravitating towards songwriting, she dropped out of the University of East Anglia and pursued a songwriting course […]Read More

Song of the Week: It’s Alright Now // Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon, one of the unsigned world’s most promising songwriters, returns with a majestic hymn and a voice that could stop traffic. There are moments in life where you’re hit with a sudden loss for words. When the Berlin Wall finally fell, for example. The day England made it to the semi-finals of the World […]Read More

Album Review: Poster Girl // Zara Larsson

Sweden met Zara Larsson at a mere ten years old as she sailed through her home country’s version of the ‘Got Talent’ shows. She’s now three—two international—full-length releases from then; at only twenty-three, the artist is one of the youngest old-timers making waves on the global pop stage. Larsson’s latest, Poster Girl emerges from a […]Read More

Track Review: 21 // Flo Gallop

Flo Gallop, a 22-year-old upcoming singer/songwriter, has held onto the comfort of music during lockdown; she’s written music as an emotional outlet, continuing to hold free virtual gigs via Instagram and music venue sites. Her debut single ’21’ was released last month. Born and bred in South-East London, Flo was raised around music; influenced by her […]Read More

Track Review: Watch the Sun Burn Your Eyes // Martin

Rough and heavy on the electric guitar, Martin Leary’s new single vibrates city lights and careless summer vibes. ‘Watch the Sun Burn Your Eyes’ sets an odd but welcome tone to the arrival of spring. Disorienting, the track is a crass ensemble of “the frustrations of modern-day life,” as Leary explains. With the overwhelming presence […]Read More

Album Review: L.W. // King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

Prolific Aussie outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with a third and final foray into microtonal tuning after the ingenious Flying Microtonal Banana (2017) and the more recent K.G. (November 2020).  It’s their seventeenth studio album in a decade-long run as well as their eleventh release in a year (including retrospectives and live […]Read More

Introducing: Gia Ford

Introducing: Gia Ford Hometown: Wilmslow (now based in London) Listen to: ‘TURBO DREAMS’, ‘Anywhere You Are!’, ‘HIGH CLASS TRAGEDY’ Signed to the same record label as Rina Sawayama, The 1975 and Wolf Alice after just a 60-second vocal clip on Instagram, I’m clearly not alone in thinking Gia Ford is the type of artist that […]Read More