An immensely impressive debut from a stand out band, hailing from the UK’s very own Burnley. It’s refreshing to hear another new act from up North that is as enthusiastic as ever about their music, yet still bringing something completely new to the game. Courtyards are definitely one to look out for. For many reasons, this … Continued

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It’s only been two weeks since we were introduced to the utterly sublime sound of Emilie & Ogden, and already we feel like they’ve been the unheard soundtrack to our past few years of life. It was a chance discovery; they were the support act for an equally mesmerizing Half Moon Run, at Manchester’s Gorilla. … Continued

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A rising band from California, doing their own thing, creating the kind of music that mysteriously wraps itself around you and refuses to let go. Seahaven make beautiful music, with a sharp, crisp, cut-throat-rock-and-blues edge to it. This track ‘Silhouette’ is a total winner – with it’s gently sweeping guitars and off-in-the-distance imagery, intriguing lyrics … Continued

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A quick look at a musician who recently released a pretty mind-blowing Samsara Session, we were instantly hooked. John Dhali is based in Newcastle; UK Northerners keep an eye on his Facebook for live shows. Likely to be an incredibly impressive night. What a song this is, and what a performance. Check it out – John Dhali, … Continued

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A quick look at a song that first made it’s waves when we heard it throughout, and right at the end of, a pretty powerful Colin Farrell film. Was it a pretty powerful film, or – misguided emotions, due to such a powerful song? We’ll never know. This song is superb, and the voice with … Continued

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Simply stunning music from New York based duo The Daydreamers. Perfectly soaked in feeling and effortless skill. A gorgeous song, from a hard working band. According to a recent Humans of New York post, they don’t plan on staying in the Big City too much longer. Although, things look set to take a turn for … Continued

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Polly Baker is a singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. She offers a beautiful array of uplifting music, loaded to the brim with positive vibes, and fabulous storytelling. The song ‘Wild’ has a gorgeous classic country feel to it, but with a completely modern and gentle core; a pleasant and natural switch up for … Continued

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There doesn’t seem to be a single video or track out by Vaults that is not brilliant. Incredibly intriguing lyrics, with a flawless rise and fall within the music, and beautiful, honest vocals. This is what we’d call softly powerful sounds, or quietly loud escapism; music with feeling, expressed in just the way we need … Continued

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A blessing to discover something of depth and skill and clarity. Lashings of simple yet powerful lyrics repeat throughout the music of Angel Olsen, music which in itself is fairly minimal; guitar, synthesized ambiance, reverb washed vocals – yet it’s extremely effective – some kind of winning recipe, achieved only occasionally in a world overflowing … Continued

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A hypnotizing new track and video from a compelling artist, slowly but surely making waves in the music world. Kacy Hill released ‘Foreign Fields’ in September, and the accompanying EP ‘Bloo’ came out just last week. Soft and striking vocals stand tall next to a fairly minimal, yet extremely effective trip-hop style backing. Here’s the video. Soaked in … Continued

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‘Not That Way’ is the stunning debut EP from 17 year old Elisabeth Lopez. A stylish and powerful collection of songs, written and performed by the singer, and based on her own personal experiences. All five tracks showcase an incredibly talented songwriter, with a beautiful and unique voice, and genuine, raw, real emotion. We absolutely love … Continued

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This is quite simply a brilliant song, with a quality video to accompany it. The cast play out the attitude of this music flawlessly, particularly the leading lady herself. Get this track in your lives. An outstanding track from a superbly talented musician and songwriter. We’ve heard a lot of great music over the past twelve … Continued

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