Review: Daudi Matsiko – An Introduction to Failure

An Introduction to Failure is the somewhat cynically titled debut album from Daudi Matsiko – an new and upcoming folk singer songwriter who has arrived on the music scene with a beautifully produced piece of work, consisting of eight simple yet impeccable tracks. This new album combines Daudi’s first two self-released EPs ‘A Brief Introduction’…

Review: Mt. Wolf – Aetherlight

Ezra Koenig once said that the only thing Vampire Weekend agreed on when starting out was that they would not become a Trip hop band; so derivative a genre was it, that they decided they had more dignity than that. Listening to Mt. Wolf’s second album you only wish this band would have come to a similar conclusion. Following the departure of singer Kate Sproule, the band has decided to continue as a…

Review: A-Sun Amissa – The Gatherer

Featuring an all-star cast of musicians from various atmospheric, left-field acts, the new release by ambient/drone collective A-Sun Amissa presents an exciting prospect for fans of these musical wanderers’ various niches. Led by Richard Knox (Shield Patterns, The Rustle of the Stars, Gizeh Records), The Gatherer includes contributions from members of Amenra, Nadja, Lanterns on…

Review: Anna Coogan – The Lonely Cry of Space and Time

Guitarist, composer, producer and singer; Anna Coogan exudes a multiplicity of musical talents. Having studied opera singing in Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Coogan brings the opera into the modern day, merging this authentic traditional sound with new age genres of indie, rock, Americana, country, folk, and more experimental tones. Brought up on the protest songs…

Review: Arthur Moon – Our Head

The new EP by Arthur Moon, the pseudonym of singer-songwriter Lora-Faye Ashuvud, contains a considerable amount more sonic variety than you might initially anticipate from the opening, ethereal minimalism. Not quite your average dream pop act, it doesn’t take long for Arthur Moon to throw her wide palette of sounds at you, first track ‘Room’…

Review: Phebe Starr – Chronicles

The six-track release from Phebe Starr  gives an insight into her own little world; her insecurities, her strengths and her dreams. The EP kicks off with Starr’s most successful single ‘Feel My Love’. With stunning harp scales amidst harrowing lyrics , it instantly compels the listener, creating a truly ethereal, heart-breaking tale which switches in…

Review: Craig Finn – We All Want The Same Things

Once the lead singer of Lifter Puller and The Hold Steady, American Singer- Songwriter Craig Finn has now turned his attentions to furthering his solo career. 2012 saw the release of his debut album Clear Heart Full Eyes and this year, we see the release of his third solo album. Throughout Finn’s musical career, he…

Review: Minus the Bear – VOIDS

American Indie- rock band Minus the Bear have announced the release of their new album, VOIDS, set to be made public on the 3rd March for all to enjoy. Formed in 2001, this band has been blessing ears from here there and everywhere with numerous indie tracks filled with electronic and synthesised brilliance, upbeats rhythms…

Review: Del Paxton – All Day, Every Day, All Night

Complex and impassioned, All Day, Every Night, All Night is a musical testimony to how much Del Paxton have progressed since the release of their first EP Worst. Summer. Ever. more than three years ago. The album is recognisably distinctive because of its subtleties, with each track revealing small hints to overarching themes of nostalgia,…

Review: Stereo Off – EP III

The third EP from synth dream-pop extraordinaires Stereo Off is an eclectic mix which is as disorienting as it is endearing. The five-piece weave through a variety of genres, from ambient synth to dream pop, to electronic dance, and back again. Although at times frustrating to listen to, it is definitely an admirable approach to…

Review: The Molochs – America’s Velvet Glory

Reconnecting with their musical roots and where their love and inspiration comes from, The Molochs take the beloved sounds of the 60s and 70s and put their own personal touch and contemporary twist on the retro-indie/alternative/rock genres. Based in LA, the band, set up and lead by Lucas Fitzsimons have just released their next album,…