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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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Track: New Duo ‘ Wanderland ‘ debut the heavenly ‘Soon’

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News: Joni Mitchell celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Blue’ with a remastered set of her four Reprise albums

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Though its core members are based in Seattle – that’s Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham – Acid Tongue are no strangers to international collaboration or putting in work when it comes to their band. Last year, they released their second album Bullies right before the world shut down due to the unfolding pandemic. Yes, it …

Gefahrgeist are a Scottish electronic pop duo that combines the differing musical expertise of singer songwriter Fiona Liddell (Glasgow) and producer and bassist Niall Rae (Aberdeen). Orbit is their fourth single and features rapper, MC, poet and singer songwriter, Conscious Route. Born and raised in London, who moved to Edinburgh over a decade ago. The track …

WITH our ears still ringing and our souls still swooning while getting our heads round last year’s conceptual triple album, Tautology, (No! come back this instant! For it (post) rocks so hard and so delicately, by turns – hey, read our review and have a listen if you don’t believe us) El Ten Eleven, the Southern …

GRADUATE of the esteemed Royal Academy of Music, and a man who’s collaborated musically with a host of the truly great and good – that CV including, since you ask, Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Regina Spektor, Jon Hopkins and Paul Simon, and that’s just a précis; on that CV Leo Abrahams also has also …

WITH a sooo hotly anticipated album, Overflow, out in the racks tomorrow, December 3rd, for Erased Tapes – the label originally set up specifically to bring Ryan Lee West’s musical vision to the world – Rival Consoles have released one final teaser, and that’s a ten-minute, monochrome filmed dance piece for the album track, “Monster”. …

On aesthetics alone, the artwork for Aren’t‘s new EP ‘Creatures Of Habit’ (illustrated by Grace Taylor) is extraordinarily beautiful. Fittingly, the illustrations have a joyous emotional warmth and fragility that is a palimpsest for the shimmering songs within, reflecting the stunning music within. Aren’t is Fionn Richards – last seen in Brisbane band Requin which burned brightly …

‘Celadon Fives’ is the new single released by Carapace through their own label Replica Recordings.  Carapace starting producing music during lockdown boredom and his DIY approach extends to the videos. Previous single ‘Blorenj’ is a euphoric rave dance track and ‘Celadon Fives‘ follows in a similar vein, if a little gentler.  The video is very …

The four band members of Witch Fever looking at the camera

Manchester’s Witch Fever have released a video for ‘Bully Boy‘. The inspiration came from The Witch Trials but seen through the lens of drag queens and CBeebies. Uncompromising and violent in parts but presented in a cartoonish style. Bold and completely over the top, no-one was harmed in the making of this video as it …

DANIEL MILLER’S independent mainstay Mute have revealed the latest addition to an already diverse and dazzling stable; and that signing comes in the shape of Quinquis, the new project of Yann Tiersen’s wife and former Tiny Feet chanteuse Émilie Tiersen. As Tiny Feet, Émilie released a brace of albums of rather gorgeous, complex Francophone pop …

IF YOU’RE a fan of the leftfield musics, ambient and textural and nuanced, whatever its provenance, be it modern compositional or electronic or anywhere through the ultraviolets and infrareds along the spectrum between them both, then one of the artists involved in this new single you’ll likely be au fait with; the other, perhaps less …