Albums, EPs and singles

New music rated and slated, classics revisited and exclusive releases. We’re always looking to expand our reviewing team so, if you think you’ve got the music knowledge and writing chops we’re looking for, get in touch!

George Taylor


On The Stereo

This week features Castelle, George Taylor, The Nectars, Run Maggie Run, Blow, Holly Rees, Dana Fuchs, Eloïse and James Bay…

Popes Of Chillitown ‘Work Hard, Play Hard, See You In The Graveyard’ album cover


‘Work Hard, Play Hard, See You In The Graveyard’ by Popes Of Chillitown (Album)

The London ska-punk-dubsters combat life’s ugly side by injecting a dose of optimism into the world via their latest LP…



EXCLUSIVE! ‘Plymouth’ by Language

Today we are bringing you a simmering, brittle alt-rock track that purrs and demands the attention of 90s guitar-pop fans…

Neil Young


On The Stereo

This week’s selection includes Neil Young, The Magic Numbers, Forth Wanderers, Skylar Fri, Cosmos Sunshine and Jealous Of The Birds…

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Sun Kin’ by Honey I'm Whole


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Honey I’m Whole’ by Sun Kin

Today we bring you a track by an alt-pop artist. Ladies and gentlemen here is the truly excellent Sun Kin…

The Maple State


On The Stereo

Introducing a new regular feature, where the Songwriting team review a collection of new releases that have caught our ear…

DMA's 'For Now' album cover


‘For Now’ by DMA’s (Album)

DMA’s follow up album to their gold-selling 2016 debut makes all the right noises, but will it be as successful?…

Today's exclusive is from the wonderful, Toni Sidgwick. Credit: Claire Collinson


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Try’ by Toni Sidgwick

Today we bring you lucky people a delicate, lovely, and bittersweet indie-folk track by an absolutely brilliant songwriter from Shetland…


Britrock Classic

Rounding off our week celebrating Britrock, we bring you a classic by one of the UK’s most powerful rock acts…

‘Up All Night ft. Annabelle’ by Future Joy


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Up All Night ft. Annabelle’ by Future Joy

Today’s exclusive is brought to you by a delightful electro-funk group who borrow gleefully from the gamut of electronic music…

Today's exclusive is from the smooth, Vinegar Mother


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Moon Tomb’ by Vinegar Mother

Today’s exclusive song comes from a soul-rock quintet whose singer has a sublimely smooth vocal. You’re going to love them…

‘H+’ by JB Dunckel album cover


‘H+’ by JB Dunckel (Album)

The electro visionary from Versailles returns with more colourful and fluid dreamscapes to whet the appetite, if that’s your thing?…



EXCLUSIVE! ‘Heavy Dog’ by Foxanne

Today we bring you a truly lovely song by an ‘independent post-pop’ trio who channel St. Vincent and Devendra Banheart…

Frankie Cosmos 'Vessel' album cover


‘Vessel’ by Frankie Cosmos (Album)

Taken from Songwriting Magazine’s Spring 2018 issue out now, this is a featured review of Greta Kline’s new 18-track long-player…



EXCLUSIVE! ‘Planetary’ by Stimmerman

She’s contributed to some of the best indie-rock to come out of New York and now she’s here for you…

The Dub Righters ‘True Sound Killaz’ EP cover


‘True Sound Killaz’ by The Dub Righters (EP)

Warm your bones with some righteous dub-reggae that will provide a sense of summer you don’t get with other records…

Andy Cook


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Swirl’ by Andy Cook

Today we bring you an exclusive track by a songwriter whose specialism is a vein of jangle-pop you’re gonna adore…

One Found SoundOne Found Sound


EXCLUSIVE! 4th annual gala video by One Found Sound

It’s a first for you today, dear readers: a live video from an absolutely wonderful, collaborative, conductorless, chamber orchestra. Enjoy!…

Zakiya Harris


EXCLUSIVE! ‘After Darkness’ by The Sh8peshifter

Today we bring you an exclusive track that hums, purrs, and demands we recognise that out of darkness, comes light…

4a Stables


EXCLUSIVE! ‘My Man Jerry Back’ by 4a Stables

Our first exclusive of spring is an ambient, cinematic, and intergalactic song that’ll provide the perfect soundtrack to your day…


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