Album | Bird – My Fear and Me

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When I first listened to Bird in 2011, the band played delicate, dark folk songs with layers of backing vocals and looped acoustic guitars. Three years later, they’ve added at least one member and upped the bass, producing an album…

Album | Pure X – Angel

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The third album by Pure X, Angel, is an extremely laid-back soundtrack for summer. ‘Starlight’ is like a turquoise swimming pool; notes of soul and disco remind me of the dreamy haze of Twin Sister, the lyrics practically whispered. ‘Valley…

Album | Nick Mulvey – First Mind

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I saw Nick Mulvey support Laura Marling last year and was absolutely captivated by his simple, beautiful melodies. I was concerned a move into the studio would result in Mulvey losing this simplicity, but luckily, the record is raw, striking…

Live | tUnE-yArDs @ Village Underground

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Merrill Garbus, without having even released her latest album, ‘Nikki Nack’, set a storm upon her fans after announcing a one-night-only appearance at London’s Village Underground. Predictably, it sold out in minutes, and those with tickets were undoubtedly in for…

EP | Swallow and the Wolf – Fire

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Vivacious indie-folk duo Swallow and the Wolf are on the brink of releasing Fire, a varied collection of songs blending folk guitar, warm vocal harmonies and driving piano and percussion. The sincerity of the song-writing and Russell Swallow’s vocal performance…