New Video: Jess Williamson – Smoke

Smoke is the latest single shared from Jess Williamson’s forthcoming record Sorceress. It is a brilliant song. A deep country rock ‘n roll burner, Smoke describes a relationship that’s falling apart. From a delicate finger-picked opening, the song rises with flourishes of muted percussion, lilting pedal steel, and piercing electric guitar. And as always the song is held together by her incredible vocals. Watch the … Continue reading New Video: Jess Williamson – Smoke

Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week & Last

The countdown of our Favourite 200 songs of the past 10 years has taken over everything over the last two weeks, so here is our (belated) round-up of some of the best new songs of the past 14 days. Parquet Courts – Mardi Gras Beads Protomartyr (featuring Kelley Deal) – Wheel Of Fortune Lumerians – Silver Trash The Plainviews – Bladerunner The Lovely Eggs – … Continue reading Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week & Last

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Decemberists – Once In My Life The Black Lips & The Khan Family – Too Much In Love The Hold Steady – Eureka Flasher – Skim Milk Jess Williamson – I See The White Hinds – The Club Forth Wanderers – Nevermine Gang Of Four – Lucky Courtney Marie Andrews – I’ve Hurt Worse Half Waif – Torches Iron & Wine – Tomorrow On … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Jess Williamson – White Bed

Austin singer-songwriter Jess Williamson is set to release her second album Heart Song on the 4th Nov via Brutal Honest, and she will also be touring Europe with long-standing MM fave Marissa Nadler. We loved her debut Native State which was a cracked, earthy and revealing collection of slow, unhurried folksongs. Now we have White Bed to share with you from the new album, which, if anything, is … Continue reading Jess Williamson – White Bed

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Check out our selection of the best of the new releases from this week. New songs from Slaves, Wytches and a rocking’ cover of a Led Zeppelin classic from La Sera should blast the weekend cobwebs away while Hiss Golden Messenger, Jess Williamson and Moses Sumney offer up altogether more gentle and fragile fare. Enjoy. Slaves – Consume Or Be Consumed La Sera – Whole Lotta … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Weekend Round Up

While we’ve started each weekend to pick out five (good) tracks that have been setting the internet ablaze during the week, there are still lots of tunes that are not getting the attention their quality deserves. Here for a Sunday morning is a few that we’ve picked out…the spectral, desert folk of Jess Williamson, from the ashes of Abe Vigoda comes the new-wavey Roses, we have warped, … Continue reading Weekend Round Up

Introducing >>> Jess Williamson

We featured Texas native songstress Jess Williamson nigh on eighteen months ago with her debut solo EP. Now she is gearing up for the release of her debut album Native State, which will be out on the 28th January via Brutal Honest. We have two tracks for you to sample, the title track from the album and Blood Song. Both are beautifully poetic, resonant folk songs that … Continue reading Introducing >>> Jess Williamson

A Few We Missed…

Here are a few tracks that we’d meant to post, but for some inexplicable reason (well, time mostly…) we never got round to putting up at the time when they were new. Yet running through the long list we keep of mp3s, streams and videos, these were all in the “should post” category. They go back a couple of months (for some of them anyway), … Continue reading A Few We Missed…