An Interview With… Rocky Votolato

Images: Amber Zbitnoff Knecht Growing up with a love of folk and outlaw country, Rocky Votolato first rose to prominence as part of the Seattle music scene and, in the ten years since releasing his debut solo album, he’s worked with members of Death Cab For Cutie and Pedro The Lion, as well as touring…

Listen: Keiandra – ‘Icing Sugar’

Next month Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Keiandra will be releasing her much-anticipated debut EP Empty Palaces and will be playing her first show with a full band. Hurrah! In the run up to its release, she’s also shared her latest single, ‘Icing Sugar.’ Now, don’t let the sickly-sweet opening line of ‘Icing Sugar’ put you off; yes,…

Watch: Lunacre – ‘Shit Picasso’

British indie-electro quintet Lunacre released their EP Troupe last year and it’s filled with slightly creepy, semi-experimental songs that got under your skin with their wealth of ideas and some truly infectious moments. After a fair bit of teasing, the animated clip to accompany ‘Shit Picasso’ is finally here and as all the trails suggested,…

Listen: Wyldest – ‘Stalking Moon’

We should have picked up the signs Wyldest were trying to give us when they named their upcoming EP Dark Matter. The band are known for their lush instrumentation but they’ve always had a little bit of a dark edge and on their latest song ‘Stalking Moon’ they not only wash you in the rich…

News… Idle Empress Make Their New EP Free To Stream

Here’s a small sample of some of the titles of Idle Empress’ latest, self-titled EP: ‘Winter.’ ‘Wanderer.’ ‘Woods.’ Now have a think about what Idle Empress might be dealing in. If you said doom metal, you’d be close, but no cigar. The trio are actually a very toasty group based out of Eau Claire in…

News… VictoriaHume Shares The Title Track From New EP ‘Closing’

Most people would probably find moving house stressful enough. But moving country is a whole other ball game. English singer-songwriter Victoria Hume took the step of moving to Johannesburg and, while it mustn’t have been easy to move her life from one hemisphere to another, it did give her a burst of inspiration, one that’s…

News… Heart/Dancer Share ‘The Void’ From Their New Album

Today’s the day that Gothenburg duo Heart/Dancer release their first album – My Heart Is A Dancer – and to celebrate they’ve shared this unusually chilly cut from the LP. Minimalist and punctuated by frosty bells and synths, it’s wrapped in warm reverb and sweet delivery to help combat the iciness. They told The Line Of…

News… The Naked Eye Share New Track ‘River Of No Return’

It seems a bit strange that Londoners The Naked Eye have been sharing music on their Soundcloud page for over a year yet they’re only just gearing up to release their debut EP. Why is that strange? Well it’s partly because the group is the project of singer Frenchie and producer Charlie P, but it…

News… Equals Cover Sade’s ‘No Ordinary Love’

Alongside ‘Smooth Operator’ and ‘Paradise,’ ‘No Ordinary Love’ might be considered Sade’s signature tune. It’s got that all-too-smooth and silky feel to it, and it won her a Grammy for best R’n’B Performance by a Duo or Solo Artist with Vocals in 1994. Even though she’s essentially a crooner, Sade exudes the kind of effortless…

News… Natalie Prass Covers Grimes’ ‘REALiTi’

Today’s the day that Natalie Prass releases her five-track EP Side By Side, essentially a slightly stripped back way of allowing her to cover a few of her favourite songs and rework two originals in the Spacebomb Studios of Eels man Matthew E. White. She’s already covered two standards, Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of…