MonthOctober 2016

Premiere: Rob Bravery – ‘Taciturn’

Having recently released his new EP You Take Half via Insanity/Sony Music, Bristolian marvel Rob Bravey has revealed the new video for the deeply affecting, ‘Taciturn’. Directed by Jackson Ducasse (Chvrches, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Dua Lipa) and co-written/produced with Liam Howe (FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey), this points toward the decidedly darker, more pensive territory…

Top Tracks: October (Part 1)

We have put together a list of songs that have stood out this month for a plethora of reasons. Please take the time to invest and immerse in them:   Many Voices Speak: ‘Video Child’  The debut song and the first single off her forthcoming Away for All Time EP, may be quite introspective, but singer-songwriter Mård…

ECHOS: ‘Gold’

Portland duo ECHOS have received notable praise for their self-titled EP released earlier this month. ‘Gold’, is the second single to be lifted, the sheer power that emanates from the song is somewhat overwhelming without being overbearing. With pristine production, it brings a stunning balance between elegance and intensity. An emotionally mesmerising magnum opus, this…

Scottish Indie Sampler Vol. II

To celebrate Cassette Store Day, inspiring Scottish DIY label Gold Mold Records have collaborated with other like-minded impresarios to put together the Scottish Indie Sampler Vol. II. The label’s 17th release features the likes of Aberdeen’s FitLike Records, Dundee’s Make-That-A-Take and Glasgow’s Save As Collective, Handpicked Cassette Tapes , DTHCMP with artwork by Cameron Orr. Stylistically, there is…

Alev Lenz: ‘If Love’

‘If Love’ is the sensational new release taken from Alev Lenz‘s latest album, Two-Headed Girl.  This is beautiful, genuine, considered songwriting. A triumph of minimalism, this lays bare a singer’s heart as honestly and effectively as you are likely to hear.

La Bête Blooms: ‘Breaking In’

Alt-punk quartet La Bête Blooms have made a dramatic debut with their latest single ‘Breaking In’. Taken from their upcoming second EP, ‘I Know It’s Nothing’, due out early next year, the Hull outfit will identify almost rapturously with punk metal fans.  Feedback-dappled and screaming with an urgency that makes even the smallest detail surface as necessary,…

Gareth Thomas: ‘Wallow’

‘Wallow’ is the third single from New Zealand’s Gareth Thomas‘ recently released second solo album, Fizzy Milk.  The highly praised singer/songwriter has also revealed an inspirative video to accompany his rapturous new song. Prepare to ruminate on the strange beauty of this compelling and wistful release, if anything, it delivers a message that stays with you in…