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THE LATEST instalment in the singles club run by Leeds grassroots organisation Come Play With Me – the label, zine, promoter and all round caring body active on the West Yorkshire scene – comes from a fine female singer-songwriter, now resident in the capital of God’s Own Country, but who came south from the Highlands …

AFTER taking part in one of NPR’s essential Tiny Desk Concerts last week, which’ve hosted pretty much anyone who’s anyone in indie music, Los Angelino quartet Piel have released the elegant, dreamy, whisper of “Custodian”, which rolls forward on choppy funk guitars and finely-honed crescendos. To me it sounds like it could have come from …

LIVING among the gnarly granite and crashing waves of Cornwall’s rugged north coast is no bad thing for creative inspiration and evocation; as debuting Cornish singer Billie Flynn knows, as she unveils the hushed folk mystery of “Hey Stranger” Billie has just signed with Gabrielle Aplin’s Never Fade imprint and this first drop is, I …

SHE’S got one of those brilliantly tonally expressive voices, which skips up and down the register with easy fluidity, flowing through the notes in the way Bjork does; but then, she knows a thing or two about leftfield vocal expression, being a former beatboxing world champion. The artist we’re talking about? Bellatrix, who plies a …

MANCHESTER events site GigList is branching out from promoting music into giving it a specific platform of its own with the launch of a sister label, Carrie: an imprint that aims to elevate and celebrate female musicians, producers, and female-presenting voices. And Carrie is launching this midsummer morning with a first track from Yorkshire’s Soft …

WOLVES is how south-east Michigan’s Magdalen Fossum chooses to dress for the world of music, and from behind which lupine mask she brings a delicate, dreamy, chattering pop to the world, all penned and produced at home. She released a new single, “The Dream That Woke” yesterday, and it opens out a world of gliding, …

THE DRUNKEN phone call or text. Maybe to your ex, or a friend you’ve had recent beef with, or whomever; the advice the world over is simple; don’t do it. Nuh-uh. Never. But London-based LGBT+ singer-songwriter Jared Alto proves a serendipitous exception to the golden, drunken rule. Always inherently possessed of a proper singer’s voice, his …

AMAVA found herself not quite part of the gang after a move to Oregon early in her teenage years, for a slower pace of familial life; try as she might, she just couldn’t fit in. Hiding behind an extrovert facade, she struggled to find true expression and turned to music – fashioning those anecdotes into …

Critics the band

Dirt-pop band from London, CRITICS, have just released their debut single ‘All I Wanna Know’, introducing themselves to the world with funky pop that holds a sinister edge. The single was released on 3rd March 2017 through their own record label, officially cementing their presence in the music industry and setting the foundations for something …