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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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DUNDONIAN Joshua Gray transposes into the musical sphere as Jeshua, and as such, plies a delightful, lo-fi yet soaring line in dreamy, gliding guitar pop which could easily have come adorned in a v23 sleeve for 4AD. He’s resident in that most musically indie of Scottish cities, Glasgow, and he’s pretty new to the scene, …

YOUR favourite leftfield Canadian songwriter, Chad VanGaalen, is shaping up to go public with his accolade as the World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener, his new album for Sub Pop on March 19th; and as part of his podium speech on receipt of that trophy, we can reveal from his hastily scribbled notes, a new track, …

LIVERPUDLIAN lo-fi indie combo Oya Paya, who we last bumped into on our daily peramble gosh! all way back in December with the slacker-pop winter warmer of “Focus”, are back! with a complete brainworm of a groovy ditty, “Pretty Slick”, which manages to fuse a wholly bedroom indiepop aesthetic with some verry Eighties’ kinda melodies, …

NEW BUMS, the duo of Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny and Skygreen Leopards’ Donovan Quinn, are all set to release their actually really lovely second album, Last Time I Saw Grace, in about three weeks, via the offices of Drag City; and they’ve made it three’s company this very afternoon with a new single …

MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES have sought far and wide in their quest for musical fancies to bring forth unto us; and on the very tip of New Zealand’s North Island, they’ve found the bright and excellent pop of The Phoenix Foundation. Yeah, pop can be a dirty word, can’t it? But herein I mean not the millennial …

YOU MAY or may not have been blessed enough to have swooned for Clayhill, the cruelly underrated trio who got lumped into the semi-trendy genre ‘The New Acoustic’ by the music press alongside the likes of Lowgold and Kings of Convenience, which definition did them a massive disservice. Seek ye their albums; for further evidence …

AMELIA FLETCHER and Rob Pursey: a marriage of minds and music who’ve kept those of us who love love loved the C86 guitar pop sound so well musically fed down the years. They forged out of the Talulah Gosh era together with Heavenly, Tender Trap, Marine Research; these days they’re just as busy, working together …

YOU CAN sum up Manchester’s Lindsay Munroe succinctly, thus: wow, that voice. Yours truly remembers dropping their spoon into their metaphorical cornflakes, jaw agape, as I first bathed in Lindsay’s track “River” from last summer, a voice tough and deep and melodic; “like Micah P Hinson,” I said, “her physicality belies the depth and power …

‘Waiting For Time’, the new track from Australian artist Julia Why?, positively shimmers out of the speakers with a glowing and mesmerizing sheen. Julia Why? is essentially the songwriting talents of Julia Wylie and the track was written across London, Paris and Athens as COVID19 spread its germy fingers across the globe. Hauntingly melancholic and …

WHO ARE Bandicoot? Is the question on your lips, and even their own, if you judge by their social media handle across the various platforms. Their new single for Libertino, “Dark Too Long”, out on February 26th, helps reveal a little more. Out today and embedded below, they’ve certainly got the rock ‘n’ roll; guitars …