Interview | Introducing…Carmen

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We recently featured Irish artist Carmen in our SOTD section, singing the beautiful, haunting song Take This Dance (featured in the film The Phone Call) and thought it was about time we found out a bit more about this very…

Interview | Introducing…Lapland

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Despite being born amidst the bustle of Brooklyn, Josh Mease seems to possess an innate   ability to transcend his environment, offering us expansive musical soundscapes in which genres and ideas flow and swirl seamlessly into one another. There are…

Album | Jesca Hoop – Undress

For Folk's Sake | Jesca Hoop | Undress | Album

In Undress, adoptive Mancunian Jesca Hoop’s acoustic reworking of 2009 release Hunting my Dress strips five-year-old songs down to the bare, scintillating bones with magnificent results. Welcoming Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Willy Mason, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards) and Samuel Beam…

Interview | Introducing…The Woodwards

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Last year we were seduced by the sleazy, country-meets-Eels ‘The Wood’, the first song on The Woodward’s second album – see below for a detailed description of its actual name. Comprised of Peter Schuyff (acclaimed painter, friends with Andy Warhol…

Album | Sam Brookes – Kairos

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Sam Brookes toured with fellow acoustic artist Emily and the Woods last year, where he sampled a small pocketful of his new material. It was, however, the right amount, to enlighten the very few standing before him. What they saw,…

Album | Lapland – Lapland

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If you’ve ever been unsure of quite what ‘dream pop’ means, the debut self-titled album from Lapland should leave you in little doubt. With everything slightly hazy and off-kilter, echoey and wading-through-treacle slow, if you got to the end of…

Album | Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing

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‘How Are You Just a Dream’ flings the doors open on …And the Nothing setting a shouty, pissed-off tone that’s not what long-term fans of Hinson will be expecting. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d put the wrong CD in…