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EP Review: Spirit of Play – Apocalypse EP

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It’s strange how songs written in specific circumstances can take on new significance in different situations. Written after the loss of lead singer Valeska Steiner’s father, ‘Fit Back In’ was released in May as a teaser track from BOY‘s forthcoming third album and the long-awaited successor to 2015’s We Were Here. The task of fitting …

IRISH folk-pop trio All the Luck In The World have just announced that, nearly three years in the making, their third album will be with us very soon; and they’ve dropped a first single, “Waves (Poem)”, the line-drawn lyric animation for which you can watch below. The album’s entitled How The Ash Felt and encompasses …

Villagers can do no wrong in my very humble opinion. They are one of the few bands where you know that their new music is always going to be emotionally and creatively transportative, taking you to places you may never have imagined. They have released consistently excellent albums ever since their wondrously eerie debut ‘Becoming …

Pictish Trail, the one man band of Johnny Lynch, release new EP – Dream Wall, on 1st April, featuring the title track (original and remix) plus three remixes of tracks from 2020’s Thumb World. The name was familiar, and I guess if Green Man 2020 had gone ahead, I would have seen him live, given …

Gallery 47 Artist Picture

Ultra prolific Nottingham singer-songwriter, Gallery 47, releases “Angel Follows Me Out”, the first single from his 12th album release “Saturation”. It was one of four (that’s right!) albums released in 2020 by Gallery 47 (the pseudonym of Jack Peachey). Since receiving support from ‘BBC Introducing’ and Nottingham’s legendary ‘LeftLion Magazine’ in 2010, Peachey has quietly …

Tommy Ashby and Lydia Clowes press shot.

Scottish singer-songwriter, Tommy Ashby has released his duet with Lydia Clowes, ‘Happy Just To Know’. It’s out via Wow & Flutter Records and is the first single from his new EP, ‘Lay Low’, which is out on 14th May. It’s an absolutely brilliant slice of life-affirming joy from start to finish and is that song …

Eric D Johnson, aka Fruit Bats, has been releasing the most warmly wonderful folk-rock cosmic-americana for the past 20 years and marks that anniversary with the release of glorious new album, The Pet Parade, out on Merge. If you’re a fan of Johnson’s richly melodic tunes – and we sure are – then you will be …

Taken from her debut album, coming soon on the City Slang label is Chelsea Hotel #3, Anna B Savage has released a new video, shot live at the Barbican Conservatory. The track is a clear nod to Leonard Cohens ‘Chelsea Hotel #2’, only this time the man in the story is the muse, as Savage …

Last year we reviewed a single from Queensland’s Greta Stanley off her marvelous debut album ‘Fully Grown” and now she’s back with a new gorgeous single, “Kick”. Stanley’s vocals are languorous, velvety and smooth as she croons over a surprisingly electronic thumping spine.”Kick” is an extremely seductive pop song about surviving dark times. Stanley says …

Braver Than Fiction have left their stomping ground of Sheffield to play among the sunny environs of Redmire railway station in North Yorkshire. For four years now the WensleyAle festival organisers have invited musicians, beer and gin connoisseurs and rail enthusiasts alike to come together and celebrate over the May bank holiday whilst also raising …