Video premiere | Stanlaey – The Mountain Collector

“We thrive when we are in harmony with our natural environment,” says Bethany Stenning, aka Stanlaey. “‘The Mountain Collector’ explores overcoming negative emotions through union with nature.” ‘The Mountain Collector’ is the second single from Stanlaey’s upcoming album The Human…

Album | Bill Ryder-Jones – Yawn

Surely one of those albums that will make you double check you’ve pressed the right buttons on Spotify, Yawn is the fourth release by Bill Ryder-Jones, also known as The Coral’s guitarist. This is not only because of the considerable…

Album | Steve Wheeler – Stormseeker

The titular opener of Steve Wheeler’s Stormseeker wouldn’t feel unfit in a cinematic score. As raucous strings soar with abandon, pounding percussion drives the track forward as it continuously builds in tempo. An operatic section liberates itself as bombastic horns sound…

Session | Hickory Signals – Kana

We present ‘Kana’ the second song from our session with Hickory Signals. This song features on the band’s just released album Turn to Fray, which has already been named folk album in the month in The Guardian. If you missed…

Single | Julia King – Cannonball

Unlike many acts who bill themselves as a cross between pop, folk, rock, and soul, Julia King has synthesized these genres into something cohesive and trained. Moreover, it’s undeniably her, representing a ‘Julia’ state of mind more than anything. Each…

Album Premiere | Alex Dunn – Scattered Poems

With his debut album, Scattered Poems, Alex Dunn proudly walks in the footsteps of singer-songwriters who have laid Seattle’s unwittingly roots-laden musical foundation. A gateway of the Gold Rush, Washington has a hefty catalog of warm folk songwriting enveloped in the…

Session | Katherine Priddy – Wolf

This week’s session track comes from Katherine Priddy, playing the title track from her recently released EP of beautifully softly sung folk, Wolf. Find Katherine on Facebook and Twitter. And you can pick up a copy of Wolf from Katherine’s…

EP | boygenius – boygenius

Our culture talks about a boy genius, but girls (or women) don’t seem to get the same treatment. Women in music get treated differently simply because they are female. As Lucy Dacus notes, “I think it’s great that people are…