Guest playlist | 8 undead songs by Joe Innes

I once watched a programme about the making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Actually, it was either a programme about Thriller or American Werewolf in London, though it doesn’t matter. Apparently, immediately after seeing American Werewolf In London, Michael Jackson picked…

Brian’s Mixtape | Rain

Broken Umbrella by Leslie Duss

Good afternoon, friends, Naturally owls know better than to get caught in the rain, so I am fluffed up by the fire with a hot buttered rum. Since you’re probably about to brave the outside with one of those horrific…

Album | Megan Reilly – The Well

We weren’t remotely familiar with Megan Reilly until first hearing ‘Sew The Theads Into Your Heart’ and falling for it pretty much straight away. That means we can’t do anything like tell you where this album might sit alongside the…

Album | Rufus Wainwright – Out of the Game

Rufus Wainwright’s seventh studio album, released a full fourteen years after his first, shows an artist who’s swapped addictions to crystal meth and chocolate milk for healthier appetites: fatherhood and a desire to make fully-fledged ‘danceable’ pop music, to name but…

Live | Soap&Skin @ Scala, London

Anæmic-white and hidden in the black waves of her dress, Anja Plaschg condenses down to a voice. A voice uncomfortable and unsettling for all its deep and rounded beauty. A voice, and behind that voice a vortex for all the…

Interview | Introducing…Emma Gatrill

If you like your folk dreamy, stripped-down and devoid of gimmicks, we suggest you check out Emma Gatrill. Falling somewhere between Hannah Peel, Alessi’s Ark and Serafina Steer, harpist Gatrill weaves vocals and melodies together in understated, beautifully-crafted patterns. Whether…