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Scotland’s Music Convention: Wide Days

Since its birth in 2010, Wide Days has grown into a superb ambassador to showcase Scotland’s music industry and its musical talent. Born To Be Wide was founded by journalist, Olaf Furniss in 2004, and Wide Days was born later in the country’s capital city. 2018 is looking like its strongest year ever and this…

Penguin: ‘Get Me Out’

Newcastle, alt-rock outfit Penguin have gained notable praise already for their previous sonorous releases. ‘Get Me Out’, is the latest single which continues to cement them as ones to start investing your time into. The polyphonic vocal overlaps, the melodic earworms and a crescendo that will punch you square between the eyes are all delivered with grace…

HQFU: For Inhumanity

My first experience of meeting and hearing Sarah J Stanley‘s earlier music was some years ago in her native Aberdeen. She and her now wife had been a vital part of the music community and whilst her style back then was more folk-based, it was instantly recognisable that she had natural talent exuding from her…

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…

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…

The New Music Podcast: Episode 7

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: Caro: ‘Lick Your Lips’ Edwin Organ: ‘Missing The T’ Elisa & Srigala: ‘Carefree’ Attaque: ‘Over Not Yet’ Nico Cara: ‘Teach Me (feat. Tulka Trio)’…

Podcart’s Spotify Playlist 21

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) – Nervus: ‘The Way Back’  Tom Johnson (GoldFlakePaint) – Kate Teague: ‘Low Life’  Toni Malyn (EmuBands, Artist Manager) – Kero Kero Bonito: ‘Only Acting’  Stacey…