Wicklow due Gumshoe drop a sweet bubblin’ instrumental track

There’s not much info out there about Wicklow duo Gumshoe, but they sent across this track from their forthcoming from Sun Kisses The Moon release. Shannakie and Yam Faddah’s ‘yom kippur’ is an instrumental track with post-dub ambience and a bubbling percussive feel with a title taken from the Jewish day of atonement, which was… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2016




London-based artist and undeniable Kate Bush soundalike Grace Lightman has followed up ‘Faultless’ and ‘White China (Raging Bull)’ with ‘Repair Repair’. The song apparently “started out as a jingle for a fictional weight loss milkshake advert but became a song about people’s fear of change, and the inevitability of becoming robots.” OK. Its mantric synth… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2016


Photo: Gemma Telfer

I caught a bit of Niamh Regan’s set after the Sing Along Social at Electric Picnic at the start of this month and was taken by the University of Limerick-attending Galway singer-songwriter’s voice. Regan’s voice has the inflections of UK folk music singers like This Is The Kit, to a lesser extent, Laura Marling combined… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2016



Swedish singer-songwriter Albert af Ekenstam has a debut album called Ashes coming on October 14th on Kning Disk. I’m very taken by ‘Made Of Gold’, a track that will feature on it. A melancholy song formed of piano and his consuming voice, the track lifts with a swelling of percussion and strings. According to the… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2016


Photo: Ruth Medjber.

The name Caz9 was first spotted on the Electric Picnic lineup and duly highlighted but alas, late stage schedule meant a missed opportunity to check out a fellow particular-numeral loving artist. It wasn’t just the name that jumped out, I often tell new artists that the visual aspect of what they do has to be… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2016


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Stefan Murphy was the driving force behind the Mighty Stef band until May when the band closed the journey. Count Vaseline is the newest project from Stef and there’s already an LP called Yo No Soy Marinero ready to go on September 30th on his own imprint OCD-Tapes [Olive-Color-Dream-Tapes] on cassette and digital. The project… Read more »

Posted on August 25th, 2016

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New North London based artists Tender (James Cullen and Dan Cobb) recently signed to Partisan Records (Eagulls, Dilly Dally, Torres) and dropped a smooth electronic synth-cut called ‘Outside’. Reminiscent of Haelos and Glass Animals’ hypnotic rhythms, ‘Outside’ is a fine opening gambit, smouldering with desire. “I will touch myself, guilty of loving you too much/… Read more »

Posted on August 10th, 2016



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Cotswold brother and sister Rob and Katy Pearson, Ardyn, appeared earlier late in 2015 with a nice debut EP of smart indie pop music. Then came ‘Over The River’, a song which shared some parallels with London Grammar in tone. Now, the Pearsons have a new four-track EP out called The Valley, which features production… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2016



Kelsey Lu is a North Carolinian cellist and singer/songwriter who has just released an EP (Church) of orchestrally-arranged ambient folk music on True Panther. Comparisons to Alice Coltrane and Bat For Lashes, Lu’s music leans into the avant-garde spectrum yet she has collaborated with artists in the field of pop and R&B like Blood Orange,… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2016