Immediately setting the right kind of mood for this artwork and this title concept, Lost Platypus’ single Stranded trickles into the room with an acoustic guitar strum and some jazz-kissed flickers of solo, creating a perfectly beach-side vibe from the offset.
Leading with precisely the crisp and clean finished implied by the title, Terry Blade’s EP Misery (Mastered For Headphones) offers a beautifully intimate, soulful performance that connects on a deeply human level.
Bold and expressive vocals ride alongside equally eloquent and emotive piano-work, to lead listeners through a deeply personal yet minimalist piece of music and writing that is Time Is What I Need.
Softly combining the gorgeous organic tones of strings, guitar and banjo in a traditional folk manner, Wayne Sharkey’s poetic songwriting and depth of tone shine beautifully on his new single We’re Not Free.
“To this day, coffee shop shows continue to be my favorite. I love that by the end of the set, there’s the potential for everyone to be friends. It’s like a social experiment that is bonded together by music and warm, delicious goodness.”
A beautifully connected body of work that has an agenda of gentle care and wonderful, wide-eyed story-telling. It smacks of an uncompromising vision and an affinity for the work that’s both singular and compelling.
From delicate acoustic beginnings, to the full-throttle passion of a classic rock ballad, the single showcases an artist at the top of her game.
New England outfit Sepsiss step away from distortion temporarily, proceeding to deliver a live-acoustic performance that’s beautifully immersive and confidently tips its hat to the MTV Unplugged days.
All in all, a fine introduction to a uniquely expressive band. A dash of Elliott Smith meets with a hint of Beach Boys and even a slight touch of Radiohead on occasion.
There are undertones of blame, amidst anger, sadness, isolation, yet all of this emerges alongside an unexpectedly bright chord progression. Will remains one of the most captivating and skilful acoustic guitarists on the indie scene, and this is another fine example of precisely that.
Proving with beautiful purity and talent alike, that it’s never too late to start something – Mason Holiday was in his thirties before he took up learning guitar. His new single, the minimalistic yet sentimental Heaven, is one of 2020’s most heartfelt and intimate releases to date.
A painful yet powerful piece of music & performance, which seeks to unite those of us who have felt the weight of suicide in some way or another.