Widowspeak Announce Plum, Share Money

Money is the latest track to be shared from Widowspeak’s upcoming long player Plum. A song focused on the worth of contribution versus the cost of selling out, it is gloriously hypnotic, built on a cyclical repeating motif, with singer Molly Hamilton asking “Will you get back what you put in?” over an insistent guitar riff. Love this – listen below and click through to … Continue reading Widowspeak Announce Plum, Share Money

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

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Widowspeak – Harvest Moon  (Neil Young cover) Wilco – Dynamite My Soul Kal Marks – Adventure The Staves & yMusic – The Way Is Read Ty Segall – My Lady’s On Fire Drive-By Truckers – The Perilous Night Johanna Warren – Here To Tell Angel Olsen – Sans Dama Scout – Toothache The Liminanas – Shadow People (featuring Emmanuelle Seigner)           … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Album From Widowspeak

Sonically, Widowspeak exist somewhere in the overlap between sombre indie rock, dream pop, slow-core and their own invented genre, “cowboy grunge”. New album Expect the Best is the follow up to 2015’s All Yours. While previous albums were conceived as a duo, the new LP finds the band playing to the specific strengths of the current four-piece touring incarnation and exhibits a marked increase in energy. Their usual palette of dusty guitars … Continue reading New Album From Widowspeak

Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind

To celebrate the release of their excellent new album All Yours, Widowspeak have shared a cover of 90s rock band Third Eye Blind’s (best) song, How’s It Going To Be.  They’ve taken its inherent melancholy and smothered it in a languid, swirling haze giving it a disconnected dreamlike quality that is hard to resist. . Continue reading Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Time once again for the weekly collection of new releases in one convenient package for you. This week it is lucky eleven… . 1. Ezra Furman – I Can Change (LCD Soundsystem cover) 2. Potty Mouth – Cherry Picking 3. Israel Nash – Strangers 4. Beach Slang – Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas 5. Widowspeak – Dead Love (so Still) 6. The Ukiah Drag – … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Widowspeak Announce New Album

Widowspeak are back with a new album of elegant dream-pop and slowcore rock and roll full of easygoing melodies and dusty, snaking guitars. Titled  All Yours, it will be released on Captured Tracks on September 4th. They have shared the title track via NPR here, and also shared the first single Girls which you can stream below. . . Continue reading Widowspeak Announce New Album

Widowspeak – Calico

We have gradually become more and more enamoured of, and seduced by, the charms of Widowspeak, particularly since the release earlier this year of long player Almanac. The follow up is a EP titled The Swamps, and having already posted the woozy, narcotic True Believer from it back in July, we now have another taste for you in the shape of the equally good, and equally … Continue reading Widowspeak – Calico

Thursday Means Eight Of The Best

A sudden plethora of new tunes have hit the web, and here are eight of our favourites for your aural delight. First up is psych-heavyweights White Hills persistently hypnotic In Your Room that comes from the space rockers forthoming album So You Are … So You’ll Be, which is out next month on Thrill Jockey. Regina Spektor has an upbeat new song featuring in new Netflix … Continue reading Thursday Means Eight Of The Best