whenyoung – Actor

‘Actor is about contorting your character to fit into a disfigured view of the perfect self in order to belong. It’s about acting every day and projecting artificial images of yourself through social media and in real life interactions with others. This helps to reassure you that you are important, relevant, interesting and necessary but behindContinue reading “whenyoung – Actor”

Alpines – Another River

Immediately captivating in sound even if not on paper to those of us who love indie boys with guitars, the new album from Alpines could be a game changer for my Spotify at least. They’re loved by the mainstream fashion industry, but musicians have got to make money somehow. The London duo – Bob Matthews and CatherineContinue reading “Alpines – Another River”

Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Any More

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9bDpfMKwiY&feature=youtu.be In I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Any More Lucy Dacus explores the role of women in music throw twanging shifts of rhythmic guitar and warm vocals. There’s an understated energy and downplayed wit to her tunes, which, supported by a talented task of Richmond based musicians, transcends the personal. Taken from album No BurdenContinue reading “Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Any More”

Sunface – Two Things

With a low fi jangle and shimmering rhyhm, Two Things by Sunface is a brief but beguiling little ditty for the late summer evenings. Sunface is 18-year-old Daniel Longmore, (also in TRASH) and his bedroom is the location of all the writing and recording, where he uses only a USB mic, acoustic guitar and Garageband with programmed drums,Continue reading “Sunface – Two Things”

Hater – First Time

Ooozing wistful charm and care free vibes, but far from simplistic, Hater have blended together joyful melodies and nodding pop with sober impulses. At times eerie, at times enrapturing, the Swedish quartet channel contemporaries such as Alvvays, The Radio Dept. and Melody’s Echo Chamber but wrap their indie pop in hazier fuzz that tiptoes theContinue reading “Hater – First Time”