Widowspeak – Breadwinner

After a long absence, Widowspeak have shared a new song, and video. Breadwinner is the first we’ve heard from the duo since 2017’s Expect the Best album and is a lovely excursion into shimmering reverbed guitars and mellow, layered vocals. Despite the song’s breathy, lush poignancy, there is a stark message in there about the dreary monotony of unfulfilling work, with Molly Hamilton’s vocals making … Continue reading Widowspeak – Breadwinner

Whitney share John Denver and SWV cover versions

  Whitney are back with a loving tribute to songs that have been formative and lasting to the entire band, in new singles Take Me Home, Country Roads and SWV’s 90s R&B track Rain, out on 28th May via Secretly Canadian. The songs are the band’s first output since the release of their excellent second album, last year’s Forever Turned Around. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee joins … Continue reading Whitney share John Denver and SWV cover versions

Roadside Graves Release That’s Why We’re Running Away

In advance of the release of That’s Why We’re Running Away, the new album from the Roadside Graves, their first new music for five years, we recently shared the excellent album opener Sit So Close. Last Friday, the record was officially released and so that seems more than enough reason to share two more tracks from the record, which on first few listens, is just another … Continue reading Roadside Graves Release That’s Why We’re Running Away

Emma Swift – Blonde On The Tracks

Australian born songwriter Emma Swift, is set to release her new album Blonde On The Tracks – a reimagining of some of her favourite Bob Dylan songs on 14th August on Tiny Ghost Records. The album features a few guest appearances including from Robyn Hitchcock, Thayer Serrano, and Jon Estes. The record was born out of crisis, a fact Swift doesn’t deny: “The idea for the album … Continue reading Emma Swift – Blonde On The Tracks

The Cave Singers – Demos & B-Sides

Last month, with what seems very little fanfare, longstanding MM faves The Cave Singers released a new collection of Demos & B-Sides via Bandcamp. To our shame we also noticed they’d released a new EP at the tail end of 2019 too. So better late than never here is the backwoods campfire singalong of At The Rig and the yearning country of Katydid from the Demos … Continue reading The Cave Singers – Demos & B-Sides

Phoebe Bridgers – I See You

Last month, Phoebe Bridgers confirmed details of her second solo album, Punisher, to be released via Dead Oceans on the 19th June. She has shared another song from the album. Originally entitled ICU the song’s spelling has been changed to I See You for its release on digital platforms – for fairly obvious reasons. She says of the song, “It’s about my breakup with my … Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers – I See You

Ben de la Cour – Shadow Land

It has been four years since we last featured the noirish Americana of Ben de la Cour, and eight years since we first featured him. He has a new album just out, Shadow Land which we’re enjoying a hell of a lot. The record is jam-packed with soul-bearing songs about loss, danger, addiction and longing. It is a darkly beautiful meditation on what it means to … Continue reading Ben de la Cour – Shadow Land

Corb Lund – Grizzly Bear Blues

I love Grizzly Bears, ergo I love songs about Grizzly Bears. And any song that adds ‘Blues’ to the end of its title is automatically improved by at least 10% – minimum. So here is Corb Lund’s lyrically deft Grizzly Bear Blues to take you into the weekend. An all round excellent Country style rocker that didn’t even need improving by 10%. It is full of sage … Continue reading Corb Lund – Grizzly Bear Blues

New Video: Golf Alpha Bravo – Stuck Being Me

Loving this from Golf Alpha Bravo – the solo project of Los Angeles-based Australian singer and guitarist Gab Winterfield of Jagwar Ma fame. The languid guitar licks and surf inspired groove of Stuck Being Me is the latest track from his debut album The Sundog LP, due out on the 12th June via his own Treasured Recordings label. Its gorgeous, 70s campfire feel is perfectly matched by … Continue reading New Video: Golf Alpha Bravo – Stuck Being Me