In true shoe-gaze fashion, imagery begins to shine through the cracks – scenes conjured from memory, provoking deeper thought, enhancing that hypnotic aspect all the more so.
“I don’t have a high amount peak of listeners on release-day. They come to my music over the year. That means to me I don’t have to put too much effort into this so called ‘pre-release-promotion’. The real work is coming when it’s out.”
Openly addressing a vastly familiar set of emotions for most right now, Anxiety is a breath of musical calm contrasted by an honest display of inner struggle, which connects in a profound way.
“I wish that music was all about the songs and not about the artist. Music should be judged alone on its inherent quality (or lack of) and not as a part of a greater story. Personally I can listen to an artist for years without having any interest in knowing more about them.”
Driving with the soulful swagger of Americana, Anna Farquhar’s Boy is an addictively rhythmic & satisfying new single, which pours into the room with sublime production & passion united amidst a powerful hit of impressive songwriting.
Musically beautiful, conceptually fascinating and often notably provocative. The wordplay and the framing of ideas is consistently impressive, occasionally phenomenal.
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.
An ever-elusive Doc Jazz emerges with a full-length album of mildly retro, smooth and melodic originals, designed and dedicated to bringing listeners the intimate escapism required to lighten the weight of the world right now.
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 large part of my role is that I have a career, a living to make. My role as an artist is to make the best, most honest art I can; no more, no less.”
Following the release of her latest EP Freckle Season, and prior to an extensive European Tour, we were blessed with an interview with singer, songwriter and YouTube extraordinaire Orla Gartland. We talk about the new project, the changing stages of indie life, songwriting, being vulnerable, touring, Kate Bush, and plenty more. Here’s the conversation in … Continued
Back for 2020 with mighty levels of emotional intention, Aratrea’s Till I Loved You is a powerful declaration of appreciation, vulnerability, regret, and realization.