best of 2015: julia holter

Posted by on November 22, 2015 in , ,

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness Over the course of three swiftly released albums, California's Julia Holter has moved from the bedroom to the studio, from synths to sweeping orchestral arrangements. She's a singer-songwriter, but not a co ...Read More

Anna von Hausswolff – The Miraculous

Posted by on November 13, 2015 in , ,

Anna von Hausswolff - The Miraculous While Sweden is one of the happiest nations in the world, the Swedes have their dark side too. Those long, cold winter nights, brutal Norse myths and harsh black metal – it’s not all Abba up there. 28-year- ...Read More

roots manuva – bleeds

Posted by on October 30, 2015 in , ,

album of the month roots manuva - bleeds Not only one of Britain’s greatest musical artists, but one of the greatest lyricists full stop, Roots Manuva AKA Rodney Smith is back with a dazzling new album, Bleeds. Past collaborations with every ...Read More

guy garvey – courting the squall

Posted by on October 27, 2015 in , ,

Guy Garvey - Courting The Squall As Elbow’s career has flourished, their songs have got grander and their arrangements increasingly lush. Creating such well-crafted artefacts has sometimes lead to a lack of spontaneity, though, and that’s some ...Read More

john grant – grey tickles, black pressure

Posted by on September 16, 2015 in , ,

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure A few years back, John Grant embraced his electronic side and relocated to Iceland. His resulting second album, 2013’s Pale Green Ghosts, was an eclectic triumph, ranging from the sarcastic, languid stun ...Read More