All articles by Ali Mason

#582 Marian McLaughlin – Before You Leave

Marian McLaughlin

Marian McLaughlin came to our attention in an email which said she makes songs of “breathtaking scope and exquisite detail”. This sounded like a big claim, until we listened to the music and discovered that this description is 100% accurate.…

#581 Kramies – Clocks Were All Broken

Kramies

This track features Jason Lyttle of Grandaddy and it’s easy to see the common ground between the California indie royalty and Kramies. Just listen – you’ll see what we mean. If you’ve heard it before, that might be because it…

#580 Marca Cassity – Bells

Marca Cassity

Songs from the Well by Marca Cassity Inspired by and featuring the traditional dance bells of Osage dancers, ‘Bells’ has more claim to the name ‘folk’ than most tracks we feature. Cassity was herself raised on the Osage reservation and…

#579 Liam Finn – Helena Bonham Carter

Liam Finn

If you ever wonder how celebrity impersonators make a living, this video might answer your question. It features all the celebrity impersonators. As a fun game, you could see how many you can identify. Alternatively, you could read what Liam…

#578 Gregory Alan Isakov – Amsterdam

Gregory Alan Isakov

Note to bands: if you’re trying to catch our attention, sending an email with the words “stop-motion animation video” in it is not a bad way to start. Of course, you’ll need a good song too, and luckily Gregory Alan…

#577 Lily & Madeleine – Rabbit

Lily & Madeleine

“Rabbit, run for it, as if your life depends on it,” sing Lily & Madeleine on their new single ‘Rabbit’. That looks a little bit threatening written down, but it doesn’t sound it when sung in beautiful harmony. The track…

#576 Cariad Harmon – Like You

Cariad Harmon

Born in the UK but based in Brooklyn, Cariad Harmon is the perfect crossover artist. While her musicality feels entirely British, there’s a sense of optimism about her music that seems to place her firmly on the other side of…

#575 Eaves – As Old As The Grave

Eaves

Song of the Day is back back BACK after a week hiatus. We hope you filled the week productively – but now there’s music to listen to. Chiefly, this: it’s ‘As Old As The Grave’, taken from Eaves’ debut EP…