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Sunflower Bean 'Human Ceremony' album cover

06/02/2016

‘Human Ceremony’ by Sunflower Bean (Album)

The much hyped Brooklyn trio deliver a debut LP which takes their psych-pop sound to all manner of new destinations…
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Twinnie Lee Moore- Cool-single

04/02/2016

‘Cool’ by Twinnie Lee Moore (Single)

Twinnie Lee Moore makes a bid to be the UK’s answer to Kylie, with the release of her debut single…
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I-Am-You-Single

04/02/2016

‘I Am You’ by Fable (Single)

Broody, moody and soothing, the first track from the Devon songwriter is one that fans of sultry synth-pop will love…
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Pleasant Grove 'The Heart Contortionists' album cover

02/02/2016

‘The Heart Contortionists’ by Pleasant Grove (Album)

An expansive rock album which manages to sound fresh and current, despite having taken more than a decade to record…
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Marie-Monroe

25/01/2016

‘Give You Up’ by Marie Munroe (Single)

Marie Munroe shows us just why she’s a multi-Grammy Award nominee, with the synth-drenched tones of her brand new single…
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Promise And The Monster 'Feed The Fire' album cover

24/01/2016

‘Feed The Fire’ by Promise And The Monster (Album)

Over layers of cinematic and subtle instrumentation this Swedish songwriter has created a gothic nightmare, and her finest record yet…
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Daughter-Not To Disappear

24/01/2016

‘Not To Disappear’ by Daughter (Album)

Indie-folk trio take a slightly different route from the fraught tones of their first album on their eagerly awaited return…
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Old Dominion 'Meat And Candy' album cover

22/01/2016

‘Meat And Candy’ by Old Dominion (Album)

Having already penned tracks for many of country’s biggest stars, it’s now time for these writers to release their debut…
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Dylan LeBlanc 'Cautionary Tale' album cover

17/01/2016

‘Cautionary Tale’ by Dylan LeBlanc (Album)

The singer-songwriter’s third album finds him back home and contemplating the trials and tribulations of his young life to date…
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Show Of Hands 'The Long Way Home' artwork

14/01/2016

‘The Long Way Home’ by Show Of Hands (Album)

The returning folk veterans find Britain’s past to be fertile soil in which to unearth songs both new and old…
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Pete Astor 'Spilt Milk' cover

11/01/2016

‘Spilt Milk’ by Pete Astor (Album)

The veteran indie auteur has made a charming record which will please existing fans and gain a few new ones…
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Nor'easter

08/01/2016

‘Nor’easter’ by Joseph Sant (Single)

A crowded room dream-pop may be, but this single might just have announced a vocal addition to the quiet masses…
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Madame Česki 'Palimpsest' album cover

07/01/2016

‘Palimpsest’ by Madame Česki (Album)

A folk collection rich in texture and individuality that will reward anyone brave enough to enter its creator’s unique world…
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She Makes War-Disarm15

07/01/2016

‘Disarm:15’ by She Makes War (EP)

What better way to win a host of new fans than reimagining your own songs? None, based on this evidence!…
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Clara Pandy - Rookie Error

07/01/2016

‘Rookie Error’ by Clara Pandy (EP)

Superbly balanced songwriting from a ‘cheeky indie-pop’ troupe with a mastery of when to shift the tempo of their music…
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J Hacha De Zola 'Escape From Fat Kat City' album cover

06/01/2016

‘Escape From Fat Kat City’ by J Hacha De Zola (Album)

Like a creepy city tour at night, this long-player will shake you up and leave you thankful for the daytime…
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Julia Meijer Ocean/England

22/12/2015

‘Ocean/England’ by Julia Meijer (Single)

Post-rock kids will find as much to enjoy here as acolytes of indie-folk, with grandiose atmospherics allied to delicate melodies…
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Lenin Death Mask - Three Hits

11/12/2015

‘Three Hits’ by Lenin Death Mask (EP)

Stepping away from the violent pop of their earlier releases, this youthful act offer a record to catch indie-rockers attention…
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Sam Brockington

09/12/2015

‘Follow’ by Sam Brockington (Single)

Fans of both indie and folk will find much to enjoy in this three minute track that’s brimming with warmth…
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Broken Boy-Ready

06/12/2015

‘Ready’ by Broken Boy (Single)

Another group of pretenders toss their hat into the crowded indie field and hope that it lands among welcoming scenesters…
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