Malian singing superstar, songwriter and activist Oumou Sangare has just announced details of her next release ‘Acoustic’ via No Format which will re-invent her 2017 album the super funky ‘Mogoya’. That previous record, her first after an 8 year absence, marked a step change for this singular artist with its pumping bass, guitar stabs and …

Moving on from a treasured band when you were pivotal to their sound is a difficult manoeuvre in music. Nearly two years after leaving the pioneering psych-folk explorers Trembling Bells, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Lavinia Blackwall has taken that very step and made it look easy. Her debut solo album ‘Muggington Lane End ‘(released on 1st …

It seems like a long while since the convention- blurring techno sound artist Kelly Lee Owens and her eponymous debut bounced into our listening lives. A gorgeous blend of song and electronic rhythms this first album was both dreamy and direct. It delivered infectious dance music with an emotional range- sounds for the head, hands …

From the source that keeps providing, the South London nu-jazz scene, comes Oscar Jerome with his highly-anticipated debut album ‘Breathe Deep’ (release date July 10th 2020 via Caroline International). You might know Oscar from his work as guitarist with the spirited afrobeat collective KOKOROKO, another emerging force from the Trinity Laban/ Tomorrow’s Warriors jazz hothouses. …

Modern Nature make music about today’s landscape. Tunes weave within tunes, rhythms tumble and motor, voices nest comfortably in the songs. After their opening statement, the EP ‘Nature’ and their intoxicating, much loved debut album ‘How to live’, they are set to intrigue once more with a new mini LP ‘Annual’ set for release via …

ANE BRUN has announced details of a brand new single, ‘Feeling Like I Wanna Cry‘, released on her own label, Balloon Ranger Recordings. It’s the first taste of her as-yet-untitled eighth studio album, which will represent her first of original material since 2015’s acclaimed When I’m Free and follows 2017’s exquisite collection of cover versions, …

Diet Cig, the power pop punk twosome from New York State, return to all listening channels on May 1st with their second LP ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’ via Frenchkiss Records. This release sees Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman pushing on with real momentum and confidence from their much praised debut ‘Swear I’m Good At this’ …

Laibach formed 40 years ago in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town of Trbovlje. Founded in the year that the country’s founding father Tito died, the band rose to fame as Yugoslavia steered itself towards self-destruction to become one of the most internationally acclaimed bands to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe. With roots in performance art, theatre and the avant-garde, the …