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Jilk: ‘Clavoline’

Bristol is arguably one of the most musically rich cities in the UK. Thanks to collectives like Howling Owl, bands like Spectres and Lice and previous pioneers Massive Attack and Portishead, I have always felt it has been a sibling to our own beloved Glasgow in that respect. Jilk are the latest band to be…

JW Ridley: ‘Somewhere Else’

With his latest EP due out later this month, JW Ridley has proven himself not only as versatile, but one of the more intriguing artists to emerge of late. His latest release, ‘Somewhere Else’, is a chance to ruminate in the strange beauty of his work. A tip of the cap to stalwarts such as The…

Top Tracks: August

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:   Jailbox: ‘A Fork Inside’  Hailing from Maplewood, Missouri, the quartet have produced a heartbreakingly brilliant ballad. This is a provocative and serene piece that is as magnificent…

Vessels: ‘Mobilise’

With their 5th highly anticipated long player, The Great Distraction, due for release 29 September via Different Recordings, Vessels continue their evolutionary exploration through music.  ‘Mobilise‘, is the latest taster from an album that promises to deliver as much vitality as it does innovation. The techno steamroller is a finely judged soundscape. Evocative and completely immersive, this could soundtrack…

July Pick’n’Mix

Please delve into our pickings for July, you will find a delightful mix of eclectic treats. Please invest time in them, tell your friends about them and then immerse yourself in their worlds.   Lomelda: ‘Out there’  I think I am destined to write about everything that Lomelda releases. Following her glorious release, ‘Interstate Vision’,…

Mannequin Mannequin: ‘Oh Lucian’

The Scottish quartet’s previous ear worm, ‘Paint By Number‘ remains on heavy rotation and I am delighted to see them return with follow-up, ‘Oh Lucian’. Mannequin Mannequin will gain obvious comparisons to the likes of Weezer with the new release – the Blue Album, I must stress, but nevertheless, it’s something that can’t be ignored.…