Anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis is back with a new record. Manhattan is his seventh studio album, and his first since 2011’s A Turn In The Dream-Songs. Whilst the album is named after, and inspired by, New York, the city of which Lewis is a lifelong resident, it is done so in a way that links his wryly detached… Read More New From Jeffrey Lewis
New regular feature (maybe). Ten tunes. Hit or miss? You choose… Animal Omen – Dirty Air (RIYL: Psych-rock, Blue Oyster Cult, Modest Mouse) . Pony Time – Really Nice Guys (RIYL: Garage rock, Fleetwood Mac) . Gun Outfit – Gotta Wanna (RIYL: Desert blues, Giant Sand, Other Lives) . The Folk Today Project – The Reason For… Read More Nickel In The Jukebox…
Samantha Crain has unveiled a new video for the heartfelt Kathleen, one of the standout tracks on her new album Under Branch & Thorn & Tree. . .
Hailing from a quiet town on the outskirts of London, Flower Fellow, aka seventeen year old Colette Olive’s influences were icons such as Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley and Stevie Nicks. She also found inspiration in literature, particularly Sylvia Plath and Virginia Wolf. Her blend of minimalist folkish-pop is marked by lovely vocals and minimalist instrumentation. Check… Read More MM Shorts 768: Flower Fellow
A day late, but surely none the worse for all that, our collection of some of the best tracks from last week. Low – Lies The Mantles – Doorframe Laura Stevenson – Torch Song Lanterns On The Lake – Faultiness Heaters – Gum Drop Nai Harvest – Ain’t That Enough (Teenage Fanclub cover) Alien Hand… Read More Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Inspired by the changing landscapes of the East Kent coastline and time spent writing songs isolated in a beach hut with just a notebook and no electricity, Canterbury based singer songwriter Emily Watts will release her debut five track EP From the Blue on the 18th September. Drawing influences from Cat Power, Joni Mitchell and… Read More Introducing >>> Emily Watts
Different to the sprawling studio affair of her 2014 epic The Innocents, Weyes Blood’s newest foray, Cardamom Times, alters tropes of classicist folk arrangements with echo chambers, flutes, organ, and manipulated tapes to locate ‘timeless romance’ in the face of digital envelopment and urban decay. Listen to the lovely title track below which has plenty of… Read More Weyes Blood – Cardamom Times EP
Watch the lovely new video from Sea Of Bees for their track Test Yourself, taken from recent album Build A Boat To The Sun. . .
It has been nearly four years since we featured New York farm based band ⅔ Goat and their eclectic fusion of folk, blues, rock, and country that summoned the likes of vintage era Cash & Carter with a contemporary spin. This time they are engaged in a unique recording project – digitally releasing two songs every two months until… Read More The Return Of ⅔ Goat
On 2nd October, singer/songwriter Brooke Annibale will release her fourth full-length studio album The Simple Fear. The record’s appeal lays in Annibale’s subtle groove and alluring style encased in layers of beautiful strings, guitar, piano, and percussion. However, it’s her magnetic voice and her wonderful smouldering delivery, that really draws you in, it gives her music an… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… Brooke Annibale