The first I heard of them was a straight up introduction to a live show at The Troubadour, London. They were as brilliant then as they are in studio form. ‘Wake in Fright’ sounds the same live as it is below, except for one important detail; at the live show, you get to witness the relentless raw energy … Continued
A calm, confident, soothing voice, almost whispering; words about love, and family, and life – times gone by and times ahead. You never know what to expect when you press play sometimes. The genre isn’t the key; sometimes it just clicks. This is a beautiful, flawlessly crafted track, with stunning lyrical content and a gorgeous, striking … Continued
In a saturated music industry, where everybody and anybody can make and release their art, there are bound to be some undiscovered gems of absolute artistry.
Keep sifting through the mediocre and, as with anything in life, hard work pays off; don’t give up and you’ll find what you were looking for. A breath of fresh alternative air was found in Black Honey. Great songs – well written, relevant songs. A tight and talented band, a superb and natural front woman with … Continued
These guys grabbed my attention within seconds. No explanation necessary. Exciting, new, only vaguely reminiscent of The Gossip, purely because of the lead vocal, and the fact that I read it some before I listened to them – damn media influence. (Although, is that why I listened?) Now is not the time for universe contemplation. This is … Continued
The power of the internet – a short video clip, taken on a strangers phone; shared, loved, and shared, and loved – and suddenly, something new and wonderful has made your day that little bit more special. Lior Shoov. If you aren’t yet familiar with her art, you will be soon. Every single video showcases a stunning performance from … Continued
The first Sofar Sounds session I ever saw, my first experience of this unusual living room gig – full of people sitting, silently, while some artist played a song so stunning it should be illegal to have never heard it – that was Chastity Brown. Songs from the Shed introduced me to her, the search began. … Continued
It’s been about three years since I first watched John Butler Trio wow the crowd at Australia’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. I wasn’t there, of course. I was at home, drinking tea, hearing the icy rain hit my window. But what a gig. What a moment. Some artists can change the way you think about music entirely, … Continued
Where to begin.. Ben Caplan is one of a kind; a true character, a humble soul, equipped with a stunning voice, and some of the smartest songwriting we’ve heard in a long time. His music is cool, poetic, and mighty. Beautiful lyrics, powerful musicianship, and an almighty presence. Despite the mass influx of new music since … Continued
If you aren’t already familiar with them, allow me to introduce you – Alvvays are a Canadian indie-pop-rock band started by close friends Molly Rankin, Kerri MacLellan, and Alec O’Hanley. Influenced by all things indie (and a hint of Celine Dion, rumour has it) the band make melodically delightful and joyfully harmonious indie pop rock … Continued
It’s a dozen different situations, and you’re putting on the album ‘Ten’, and you know Eddie will deliver the right words, in the right way, to remind you just how futile your worries have been. It’s the real world put in the right perspective. There’s beauty when he sings; an unfiltered honesty that steals your attention … Continued
A real musician. A master of his art. The entire vibe of this album will set you up in a perfect mood for the rest of your night.