Listen: Meadowlark – ‘Paraffin’

I saw Bristolians Meadowlark playing at Tramlines last year and for the longest time before they came on, I swore they were going to be a cutesy, folky duo (they have the words “meadow” and “lark” in their name). And yeah, there was a little folksiness in there but on the whole I was surprised…

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…

Watch: Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘Deep Six Textbook’

First, a public service announcement: we really wouldn’t recommend eating your grandma. That’s bad advice and will see you breaking a few laws. Luckily, we genuinely don’t believe that Norwich teenagers Rosa and Jenny, the duo behind Let’s Eat Grandma, would eat their grandparents. But perhaps if we were living in a post-apocalyptic world where…

News… Frokedal Shares New Track ‘The Sign’

2015 was a great year for Frokedal, the Norwegian singer-songwriter who’s been making icy folk with minimalist production. She’s still gearing up to release her new album Hold On Dreamer and her latest single ‘The Sign’ comes from it. It’s an unusual track in that it’s the only one from Hold On Dreamer to include…

News… Alexei Shishkin Shares Title Track From New Album ‘Yucca Street’

Last year Portland-based singer-songwriter Alexei Shishkin released (the dog tape), a collection of tunes that was filled with slacker vibes that helped to navigate the troubles that come with a dramatic change of location and lifestyle. Only nine months down the line he’s already gearing up to release a new LP, and it’s already promising…

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… Roman Lakes and Caoilfhionn Rose Team Up For Joni Mitchell Cover

Tomorrow we’ll be starting our series of special tunes that’ll keep you feeling festive in the run up to Christmas Day. It was going to be the 12 Days Of Christmas, but because Manchester’s Caoilfhionn Rose and Roman Lakes have teamed up to cover Joni Mitchell’s beautiful ‘River,’ we felt that we needed to make…

News… Bryde Shares Debut Single ‘Wait’

As winter sets in more and more, the nights become longer and you start noticing the chill in the air, dark folk from the likes of London singer-songwriter Bryde is the perfect soundtrack. Her debt single ‘Wait’ is a haunting mix of  country-inspired electric guitars and moments of lyrical silence that straddle the line between…