Following on from the recent announcement of their new album ‘Auburn Rule’, London-based progressive sludge/noise-rock four-piece Wren, have premiered a new video for their latest single ‘The Herd’ with Invisible Oranges. More »

Fassine are pleased to share the animated video for ‘Gold’ today, taken from their forthcoming second album, ‘Gourami’ – released 28th July. The song comes after taster track ‘Feather Jesus’ was released earlier on in the year to solid acclaim across the blogosphere. More »

For the first time in four years the acclaimed and beloved band Deer Tick announce the September 15 release of a long-awaited new album…actually, two. Never a group to stand by conventional protocol, the celebrated Providence, RI quartet will release two separate albums of original material, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 (Partisan Records), recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN. The two albums complement each other yet reflect completely contrasting styles, both of which accurately represent the two distinctive musical personalities of Deer Tick — quiet and thoughtful / loud and raucous. Listen to the beautiful “Sea Of Clouds” from Vol. 1 and the garage punk-infused “It’s a Whale” from Vol. 2. More »

NPR Music wrote of the musician and Grammy winning producer, “Son Little doesn’t strive to reproduce his influences; he recombines them into something new.” And on New Magic, his second full-length album,  Son Little has accomplished something bordering on epic by distilling the heart of American soul music  – be it rock and roll, blues, hip-hop, pop, classic soul or gospel, in a manner that is emotionally resonant and unquestionably modern. More »

Billboard is premiering Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope’s new video for the track “Bad For Your Health.” Read their interview with him HERE and watch/share the video HERE. Billboard describes the “upbeat, gritty rocking” track as “something of a calling card for Work.” Pope’s upcoming studio album, “Work”, is due August 18 on his own Brooklyn Basement Records and he’ll begin an international tour on September 28 with a pair of dates at New York’s Irving Plaza, plus 2 live dates in London and Manchester, UK. More »

Reverend & The Makers release their sixth album, ‘The Death Of A King’, through Cooking Vinyl, on Friday 22nd September. The first song to be taken from the album, ‘Too Tough To Die,’ was premiered on BBC 6 Music Steve Lamacq show on Wednesday, is available on June 2nd upon pre-ordering ‘The Death Of A King’. More »

Google the word ‘Eirenic’, and you’ll find definitions like, “tending to promote peace or reconciliation.” More »

Releasing themselves from the lo-fi and ambient rock of their debut album “The Merry Monarch” – having spent much of their recent time involved in soundtrack work – the forthcoming full length “Harness” sets its stall out as a move into an eclectic, but no less focussed, sphere of operation. With the February release of the album’s first single “End of An Error”, we got a sense of the record’s more anxious moments and themes of escapism. However, in the way that new single “Without Face” marries skittering percussion with lead singer Nik Glover’s immaculate falsetto – set to a reverberating, chiming panorama– we’re let into the band’s talent for writing skewed, otherworldly, pop songs. Glover comments on the track; “It’s channelling St Etienne for that dawn-of-the-90s, mid-tempo disco thing. The song is about my constant fear of heart attacks, brought about by my dad’s own bypass back when I was in college and my knowledge that me and him have a lot in common. I’m ageing, and starting to think about death in an overly dramatic kind of way.” More »

33 seconds into Lace, there’s a ringing seventh chord that sends chills running down the spine. Hannah Aldridge’s strong, sultry vocals snake around the melody like a wisp of Marlboro smoke on the longest track across the 10 songs on Gold Rush. A barfly’s southern-gothic epic of a tale. More »

As a classically trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist, Brett Gleason’s hands are not incapable. However, virtuosity is not synonymous with creativity, and on Manifest Gleason treads water in an ocean of Amos-isms and ivory-tickling. More »

While the last Kompakt offering from legendary Russian synthesists SCSI-9 dates back to 2008, when the duo released their album “Easy As Down”, co-founder and techno/house virtuoso ANTON KUBIKOV kept himself busy cultivating his own label Pro-Tez Records – and establishing a career as solo artist with a clear penchant for dub-infused soundscapes and ambient music. WHATNESS is Kubikov’s first solo full-length under his proper name, weaving airy and iridescent sonic tapestry that takes up where his excellent contributions to our Pop Ambient compilations left off. 
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Yazz Ahmed has been making serious waves in the Jazz world after storming onto the scene with a commanding performance at Ronnie Scott’s with her quintet in 2010. With her next release ‘La Saboteuse’ Yazz looks set to join an pioneering group of artists such as The Comet is Coming (Leaf Label), Kamasi Washington (BRAINFEEDER), Yussef Kamaal (Brownswood) and Naim Records’ Sons Of Kemet who are flipping the jazz world on its head and breaking through to the forefront of the UK music scene with a vibrant and exciting approach to their art. More »

World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years ‘Trails & Tribulations’ on September 1st 2017 via Topic Records. The brand-new studio album, his first new solo work since 2013’s widely praised ‘Vagrant Stanzas’, will be available in standard and deluxe CD, digital download and standard vinyl (the latter through Vinyl 180). More »

Mount Song is pleased to share his latest track ‘Rocket Ride’ on Clash, taken from the new album of the same name! More »

Having attracted some of the best reviews and chart placings of her career for her recently released new album, ‘Mental Illness’, Aimee Mann is currently on tour in North America to promote it. More »

Poignant, dreamlike, beautiful: The Last Dinosaur’s The Nothing is a record to swim in. The brainchild of Londoner Jamie Cameron, it’s an album that addresses a tragic event from his teenage years, and transmutes that experience into a cathartic work of art. More »

In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt. More »

Sorority Noise have just released the Kyle Thrash directed video to album highlight “No Halo” which can be streamed via YouTube. You’re Not As _____ As You Think came out last month via Big Scary Monsters and picked up considerable press attention worldwide. More »

This is the sound of what’s known as ‘a boy done-good’. And Jerry Harmon is certainly that, with a grammy nomination to his name, he could in fact be the pinnacle of ‘a boy done-good’. More »

Hanging delicately together by a shining silver thread, Aeon Trio’s music ebbs and flows from the speakers like rippling water… More »

Blood Command have shared their third single ‘(The World Covered In) Purple Shrouds’ on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. More »