MonthNovember 2016

Owen Rabbit: ‘Oh My God’

Owen Rabbit has rapidly emerged as one of the most notable musicians of the year. The Melbourne-based electronic producer gained critical acclaim with previous releases including the otherworldly ‘Weeds’. His latest track, ‘Oh My God’ continues to showcase him as something of a pioneer. Not without its lyrical dark side, this raises you to your…

SKJØR: ‘Without Hope’

Edinburgh-based  quartet SKJØR already have an impressive live CV supporting the likes of Teleman, Lanterns on the Lake and Paper Kites. Their forthcoming single, ‘Self Control’ is due out later this month and b-side ‘Without Hope’ in particular showcases the promise of the band.  Illustrating an unspeakable hurt captured by Louise McCraw’s vocal and the emotion it…

Hawk: ‘Mirror Maze’

Ahead of the EP She Knows, due for release 17th March next year via Veta Records, London-based alt-quartet Hawk have released, what I feel, is their most promising song to date. ‘Mirror Maze’ like most of the band’s discography has a muscularity about it, but this manages to cast a ghostly folk wave over it. Almost…

Stars And Rabbit: ‘Man Upon The Hill’

Having formed in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2011, duo Stars and Rabbit have gained critical acclaim for their authentic sound.  ‘Man Upon The Hill’ is their latest release, which sounds, blissfully, like virtually no one else unless you venture down the route of comparing lead vocalist Elda to the likes of Joanna Newsom, which isn’t a…

Pillow Person: ‘Go Ahead’

Having already played with a number of bands already including the likes of Hot Chip, Sarah Jones has now debuted her solo project, Pillow Person. Her first single, ‘Go Ahead’, has a charm that permeates through every last moment. Pushing away the frivolity and oddities, it leaves a serious undertone that really makes this very special. This…

The Duke Spirit: ‘Make It Alright’

I  remember a chance encounter with The Duke Spirit back in 2005 in a Glasgow hotel, I was completely starstruck. We had seen the band at T in the Park earlier that year and Cuts Across the Land was consistently recommended on the various music forums I had become entrenched in. ‘Love Is An Unfamiliar’ still…