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24.03.17

Hey. From last week: the sweet new album by singer-songwriter Pieta Brown. Enjoy! Pieta Brown – PostcardsFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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12.03.17

Hey. Next up we have the new album by inventive singer-songwriter Valerie June. Enjoy! (US version here) Valerie June – The Order of TimeFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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10.03.17

Howdy. I love it when my top album of the week is by one of my favorite artists and also available worldwide. Singer-songwriter Laura Marling delivers another winner. Good stuff...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

Laura Marling's Semper Femina—a Latin phrase taken from Virgil's Aeneid which roughly means "always a woman"—is a superb showing of contemporary folk music. Like in her previous...

Clash review
yesterday

A superb meditation on the feminine...

Spotinews recomendation
02.03.17

Hello again. For the final update of the release week I saved something special. Vagabon is Laetitia Tamko and this is her debut album. Genre: art pop/indie rock. Enjoy! Vagabon...

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25.02.17

Hey there. The powerful new album by folk/soul singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is a fresh addition to the Spotify library. Enjoy! Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom HighwayFiled under...

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20.02.17

Hi again. Some of you may remember alt-country singer-songwriter Nikki Lane from a blog post back in 2014. Now she is back and the new album is terrific. Enjoy! (US version here...

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19.02.17

Hi again. I quickly fell in love with the retro-tinged debut album by pop singer-songwriter Molly Burch. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Molly Burch – Please Be MineFiled under...

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16.02.17

Morning. The final update of this release week is the latest album by singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop. I like it. Enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here) Jesca Hoop – Memories Are...

Under The Radar review
09.02.17

If every writer had a voice to match, it might be a different radio. With Stitch of the World, the eloquent Tift Merritt writes songs that play from the pages, her honey-textured...

Under The Radar review
08.02.17

Julie Byrne never strays from her warm murmur and whispers of instrumentation on her sophomore album Not Even Happiness.  More

Spotinews recomendation
08.02.17

Hello. The latest album by singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews was released in the US in 2016. Last month is was finally released and added for Europe as well. Enjoy! (US...

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30.01.17

Hi. As you know I’m away from home this week. These two updates are made without actually listening to the albums, but here we go. First, enjoy the new live album by Sleater...

Clash review
10.02.17

Capturing the electric elasticity of the live experience...

Under The Radar review
23.01.17

Stellular, the sophomore album by former Pipettes singer and Mark Ronson-collaborator Rose Elinor Dougall, comes a full seven years after her solo debut, Without Why. More

Under The Radar review
17.01.17

Toronto-based Austra's third album, Future Politics, pushes their modus of uptempo mystic darkwave permeated by airy goth song. At home in the frosty confines continuing to...

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20.01.17

Hi. I didn’t have time to update the blog yesterday, so instead I give you two updates today. First we have the new album by Austra. Genre: synthpop. Enjoy! Austra – Future...

Clash review
19.01.17

A first-rate slice of danceable isolation...

Under The Radar review
26.12.16

Rhino revisits Stevie Nicks' solo debut in a three-disc set that, in addition to the album proper, explores its creation and a concert from the short solo tour that followed its...

Afro Monk review
21.11.16

Jhene Aiko is a female R&B artist that I’ve been completely obsessed with. The album is quite old and was released in 2013 but it’s something I think you’d all enjoy!

Clash review
21.11.16

A frighteningly inventive return from the Canadian creative visionary...

Spotinews recomendation
19.11.16

Hello friends. The ambitious new double album by alt-country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert arrived yesterday. Enjoy! Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These WingsFiled under...

Clash review
17.11.16

A rich return from the much-loved French project...

Clash review
16.11.16

An attempt to channel the turmoil of 2016 America...

Under The Radar review
14.11.16

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz has never been afraid of tackling gender politics within her music. On "Raising the Skate," from last year's Foil Deer, Dupuis battled with the...

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12.11.16

Hi. The new album by Sleigh Bells arrived yesterday. Genre: experimental electronic/noise pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Sleigh Bells – Jessica RabbitFiled under: 2016, Electronic...

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11.11.16

Hello friends. The first update of the release week is the new album by singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. This post is dedicated to the late Leonard Cohen. Enjoy! (US version...

Under The Radar review
02.12.16

Every Wainwright family member, Martha included, has a flair for the dramatic, a commitment to emotional exploration that remains unconcerned and even completely detached from...

Clash review
09.11.16

Rejuvenated Scottish duo deliver an emphatic second album...

Under The Radar review
10.11.16

These shreddin' Scots have cashed out the dreamier guise of their self-titled debut for more jagged edges on this boldly-titled follow-up.  More

Clash review
09.11.16

A daring, exciting return from a singular voice...

The Quietus review
11.11.16

Since the beginning of the decade, Lady Gaga has been a figure who has constantly strived to inject pop music with a hefty dose of theatricality and over-the-top spectacle. From...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Large pipe organs first started to be built in European churches in the 14th century. While much of the music that people at the time heard and played would be dedicated to the...

Clash review
09.11.16

New ground resolutely unbroken, with safety in 11 numbers

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

You've probably heard Hinds' brand of fuzzy garage pop a thousand times before. The Madrid-dwelling quartet's ramshackle, lush melodies hark back to historic indie merchants such...

Clash review
09.11.16

Half a Fiery Furnace continues her pop-rock journey...