Smile’s (Björn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn & John and Joakim Åhlund from Teddy Bears/Caesars) latest album has echoes of motorik krautrock, analogue synths and Ennio Morricone-style cinematic soundscapes.
Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, Tropical Fuck Storm), Jim White (Xylouris White, Dirty Three) & Chris Abrahams (The Necks) are Springtime.
Studded with stories of mortality, the challenges of addiction and sobriety, and the romance of a lifetime, ‘Spiral Groove’ encapsulates all of our existential questions into tidy love songs.
The Toronto-based band are releasing their second album which finds them drifting away from buzzing ’90s-inspired indie-rock and shoegaze into expansive, dreamlike territories while honing their chops and learning how to write folk.
Devin Hoff to release ‘Voices From the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)’ on 12th November on Kill Rock Stars
‘Voices From the Empty Moor’ seeks to honour the mystery and beauty of Anne Briggs’ music while maintaining its own unique perspective, foregrounding powerful emotion and magical transformation.
The four desert punks meld together to bring a magnetic, dramatic air to each song, delivering romping punk and the occasional piercing scream.
ONETWOTHREE (ex Kleenex/LiLiPUT) announce self-titled debut album out 15th October on Kill Rock Stars
Three women bassists/singers from classic Swiss post-punk bands dot their insistent, minimal music with drum patterns, synths, chants, commands and joyous wordplay.
New Zeland’s Reb Fountain effortlessly combines pop elements with her trademark noir folk-punk sound; weaving authentic tunes that create an instant and indelible impression.
Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan announces new solo album, ‘The Sound of Yourself’ out 24th September on Merge Records
For an artist like Mac McCaughan, the answer lies in experimentation – testing his voice in a different light, deconstructing it, sometimes relegating it elsewhere or removing it altogether as the piece dictates.
After nearly a decade, Melbourne trio, Children Collide are back with their long-awaited fourth album, ‘Time Itself’.
Almost a decade since Goat first emerged from the depths of Korpilombo, there is still no other band on earth that sounds quite like them!
LA trio, Tashaki Miyaki, explorers of dreamy, hazy, melodic guitar pop have expaned their musical palette with songs that are haunting, catchy and soothing.
After a hiatus of over eight years Cambridge-based post-folk collective, Fuzzy Lights, are making a welcome return.
The Mountain Goats announce new Muscle Shoals recorded album, ‘Dark In Here’ out 25th June on Merge Records
The new album was recorded at the legendary FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and features Spooner Oldham on electric piano and Will McFarlane on lead guitar.
Dave Keuning is back with his second solo album – a mix of dynamic guitar riffs, 80s synth-pop and melodic alt-rock.
Helvetia, the solo project of Duster’s Jason Albertni announces new album, ‘Essential Aliens’ out 25th June on Joyful Noise Recordings
The character of the recordings are informed with warm fuzz and intimate room sounds. The songs are short blasts of psychedelic chill, a rummage around an alien radio dial.
Trevor Sensor’s new record is a body of work that laments both internal and external feelings of exile from modern life – decorated with lonesome scenes of small town America.
Pottery’s Paul Jacobs to release ‘Pink Dogs on the Green Grass’ out 11th June on Blow The Fuse Records
From deep emotional melodies to freak out jams, folk-pop ballads to synth rock ‘n’ roll epics, along with his hand drawn artwork and animated music videos, Paul Jacobs truly creates a world of his own.
The new solo album, ‘Reason to Live’ from the legendary Lou Barlow, is shambolic and grand yet intimate and doting, warmly acoustic and crackling with grit.
Reigning Sound return with new album ‘A Little More Time With Reigning Sound’ out 21st May on Merge Records
For this new LP, Greg Cartwright has reunited with Reigning Sound’s original ‘Memphis line-up’. Another welcome dose of garage rock and Memphis soul.
Montreal based Japanese band TEKE::TEKE create music reminiscent of 60’s and 70’s era psychedelic Japanese soundtracks that wouldn’t be out of place in a Quentin Tarantino movie,
‘The Deep End’ builds upon the acid house influences of The Lucid Dream’s former album but ventures into many new paths. Hip hop, techno, drum ‘n’ bass and other ‘genres’ sneak into their creative palette.
Born and raised in southwest Louisiana, Renée Reed describes her music as dream-fi folk from the Cajun prairies.
‘The Falling’ sees The Underground Youth trade their acerbic post-punk melancholy for a more refined and stripped-back sound that enters the world of romantic, shadowy folk-noir.
Tucson’s mystical psychedelic-cumbia-rock band features Giant Sand members, Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan.
Tele Novella sign with Kill Rock Stars for second album. ‘Merlynn Belle’ out 5th February on Kill Rock Stars
A heartfelt band from small town, Texas, with a penchant for pop melodies and medieval harmonies, Tele Novella write songs the old-fashioned way and perform them in a minimal style filled with delicate arrangements.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah return with new album ‘New Fragility’ out 29th January on CYHSY/Secretly Distribution
Prolific and enigmatic as ever, Alec Ounsworth’s recent works marry the quirky, left-field spirit of the early years with a well-earned confidence, and grander sense of scale and ambition. After nearly two decades, Ounsworth remains one of music’s most distinctive voices.
From her previous bands to her current eponymous project, Tamar Aphek has risen to prominence in her home of Israel, toured across the United States and Europe, and sits poised to be heard globally with her new record,
The Mountain Goats return with their new album ‘Getting Into Knives’ out 23rd October on Merge Records
John Darnielle armed his band with new songs and and headed to Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN, the Mountain Goats spent a week capturing the magic of a band at the top of its game.
…Keep Dreaming, Buddy is a portal into Palace Winter’s new reality of brighter colors, more disparate influences, and their constant reminder of life’s teetering balance.