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Those champions of the Welsh indie scene Libertino Records bring us yet another gem from ‘Ynys’, the sumptuous ‘Aros am Byth’ (Waiting Forever). The quality, invention and songcraft on show should come as no surprise. ‘Ynys’ revolves around the many talents of Dylan Hughes (ex Race-Horses/Radio Luxembourg) and on ‘Aros am Byth’ you get the …

Firing out from Montreal once again comes the wired post punkers Pottery with ‘Hot Heater’ the final taster from their highly anticipated debut album ‘Bobby’s Motel’. Following the pumping afro- disco of‘ ‘Texas Drums Pt 1&11’, the electro speed hop of ‘Take your time’ and the jangling Postcard warmth of ‘Hot like Jungle’ , ‘Hot …

Melbourne tunesmiths ‘The Stroppies’ offer up a third taster ‘Look Alive’, the title track from their forthcoming mini album on the ever energetic Tough Love Records. ‘Look Alive’ has all the ingredients that make The Stroppies such an intriguing prospect – the loving jangle, the rhythmic chug, the slacker melody plus in-built surprise keyboard fills …

It’s been a year since the Amsterdam scuzz poppers delivered their wave breaking debut album ‘Boat’ and to celebrate they are releasing a special limited edition of the record on their label Heavenly. Built around siblings Pip and Tender Blom’s vocal/guitar chemistry and powered by a beat focused rhythm section (courtesy of buddies Darek Mercks …

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, …