AuthorHalina Rifai

Sabiyha: ‘Wolf’

‘Bird‘ was our first introduction to London-based artist Sabiyha and it left us both stunned and inspired. It has been evident from her last offering to this that from her ability stems a skill to conjure crystal clear imagery throughout her songs. Furthermore, her voice has such an incredible way of channelling emotion and narrating…

Pema: ‘Depend’

Taken from Pema‘s forthcoming album Bad Habits, this is strange and satisfying in equal measure. With an album due out in May of this year via stalwart label Topself Record, this lures you into a false sense of security, but elements within it are deeply unsettling and that’s down to the contrasts within the almost…

WE ARE ALL HERE

Last year, with the help of some wonderful folk we set up an online and offline mental health safe space called The Respite Room. Due to personal mental health issues and becoming aware of a staggering amount of people that were also experiencing things like anxiety, PTSD, depression and more, it got to the point…

Best Of March

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 yourself in them:   Alexander Vincent: ‘I Won’t’  This is our first introduction to Vincent and it’s a memorable one. There is something delicate and almost naked about it.…

Best Of March

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 yourself in them:   Happy Axe: ‘Seven Sounds’ This is a mammoth instrumental effort, skilled musically and blending experimental sonics, ‘Seven Sounds’ has stood out as one of my…

Best Of March

  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 yourself in them:   Bad Honey: ‘Motions’  This is stunning musicianship right off the bat. The first things to strike you is how effortless the delivery and…

First Listen: Quitter

Kenny Bates is another of those vital DIY musicians that help thread together a number of different groups within Scottish music. Having known him for around 8 or 9 years now, he has always remained remarkably positive of Scotland’s music community. He has championed so much, but also almost downplayed his own talents. This is a…

Best Of March

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 yourself in them:   Grace Gillespie: ‘Everything (Nothing)’ From Devon to London, artist, and producer, Grace Gillespie blends styles and delivers her vocal in the most effortless way. …

The New Music Podcast: Episode 8

Podcart’s New Music podcast returns with Halina Rifai and Phoebe Inglis-Holmes! Please listen and enjoy and remember to check out the artists in more depth. You can listen/stream on Acast (below) or subscribe to iTunes. This week’s tracklisting is: Natalie Migdal – ‘I’ve Run Out Of Words’ Jamie Joseph – ‘Bace Yoself’ Otoboke Beaver – ‘Anata Watashi Daita Ato Yome No Meshi’…

Podcart’s Spotify Playlist 22

Every week we bring you 10 songs selected by a plethora of wonderful people! You can listen via Spotify and follow for future updates! Our contributors and their picks this week are: Mel Reeve (Writer, Archivist) – Hop Along: ‘Not Able’ Tom Johnson (GoldFlakePaint) – Ratboys: ‘GL‘ Toni Malyn (EmuBands, Artist Manager) – Manchester Orchestra & Julien Baker: ‘Bad Things To Such…