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23.05.17

Evening. From four days ago: the charming new album by singer-songwriter Deb Talan. Enjoy! Deb Talan – Lucky GirlFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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20.05.17

Hey. I’m back. The first update of the new release week is the latest album by singer-songwriter Jane Weaver, a new discovery for me. Enjoy! Jane Weaver – Modern KosmologyFiled...

Under The Radar review
19.05.17

Given John Darnielle's love of death metal, we knew Goths' day would come. What we didn't expect is the canvas to be so pop-forward. Goths is vivid and light on its toes, as it...

Under The Radar review
18.05.17

Compiling a best of collection is a tall task for any band. Doing so for a band with an eclectic and shapeshifting sound that has endured through three decades is nearly...

Spotinews recomendation
14.05.17

Hey. Next up we have the new album by folk singer-songwriter Will Stratton. Enjoy! Will Stratton – Rosewood AlmanacFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
27.05.17

A low key gem packed with delightful folk-hewn moments...

Spotinews recomendation
13.05.17

Hi again. I agree with the critics, the new album by singer-songwriter Paul Weller is one of the best of the year so far. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Paul Weller – A Kind...

Spotinews recomendation
10.05.17

Howdy. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by alt-country singer-songwriter John Moreland. Enjoy! John Moreland – Big Bad LuvFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

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09.05.17

Hi again. Next we have the sweet new album by Icelandic pop singer-songwriter Sóley. Enjoy! Sóley – Endless SummerFiled under: 2017, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
09.05.17

The iron-throated singer perfects his psych-pop approach...

Spotinews recomendation
08.05.17

Hello. Juana Molina continues to evolve her electronic/folk sound. Enjoy! (US version here) Juana Molina – HaloFiled under: 2017, Electronic, Folk

Under The Radar review
05.05.17

Happiness never sounded as haunting as it does on the new Perfume Genius record, No Shape. Everything, including contentment, comes at a cost, and those emotional debts will leave...

The Quietus review
31.05.17

In 2011, Mike Hadreas worried that his music was too simple. “Why would people come and pay money for something so tiny?” he asked. His debut album, 2010’s Learning, was indeed...

Spotinews recomendation
07.05.17

Howdy folks. Just a single update today, but it’s a good one. Genre: chamber pop. Enjoy Perfume Genius! Perfume Genius – No ShapeFiled under: 2017, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
03.05.17

Hello. I’ve been busy this week, which is why there has only been one daily update for a little while. Hopefully there will be more next week. Anyhow, here is the strong new album...

Clash review
10.05.17

The iron-throated singer perfects his psych-pop approach...

Spotinews recomendation
27.04.17

Hi. You can always trust singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith to deliver a good album. This one is no exception. Enjoy! (US version here) Ron Sexsmith – The Last RiderFiled under: 2017...

Spotinews recomendation
26.04.17

Hey again. I enjoyed the new album by singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. It was added some days back. Enjoy! Sheryl Crow – Be MyselfFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.04.17

A sparkling display of near ambient psychedelia...

Under The Radar review
24.04.17

Nearing a 20-year music career, Leslie Feist has proven herself to be a force of nature since the release of her debut record Monarch in 1999. Flaunting raspy vocals and an...

Clash review
03.05.17

A moment of stark beauty from an enthralling artist...

Spotinews recomendation
28.04.17

Hi. After six long years, she is back. Enjoy singer-songwriter Feist! (US version here) Feist – PleasureFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Americana is a collection of comfortable rock 'n' roll songs detailing Ray Davies' relationship with, and travels across, America. When he does satire it's too safe and detached...

Spotinews recomendation
25.04.17

Hi. The new album by veteran singer-songwriter Ray Davis was a pleasant surprise. Enjoy! (Note: I’ll be back tonight with another update.) Ray Davies – AmericanaFiled under: 2017...

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20.04.17

Hey. It feels appropriate to end a quiet release week with a quiet new album. And it’s her first album in eight years. Enjoy singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson! Leslie Mendelson...

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16.04.17

Hello. Here’s another quick update. From Friday: the new album by singer-songwriter Fionn Regan. Enjoy! Fionn Regan – The Meetings of the WatersFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
25.05.17

The Meetings of the Waters, Fionn Regan's first album in five years, is a gathering place for his folk roots and sonic experimentations.  More

Clash review
10.04.17

A brave return with mixed results...

Spotinews recomendation
09.04.17

Hi. Soul singer-songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols was a sweet new discovery for me. His latest album arrived two days ago. Enjoy! (US version here) Jeb Loy Nichols – Country HustleFiled...

Spotinews recomendation
02.04.17

Morning. I’m back home again. From Friday: the well-received new album by veteran alt-country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Enjoy! (US version here) Rodney Crowell – Close...

Spotinews recomendation
31.03.17

Hello. A new release week is here. My top choice is the new album by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: I’ll be back later today for one more update...

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Recorded live over two days in London, In The Same Room is the glowing starter sparks of Domino Documents, Domino Records' new imprint, its documentary-on-sound homage to music's...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

'Does the soul exist in modern society?' asks Jean Seberg's character in Godard's film A Bout de Suffle. LA resident, Julia Shamas Holter asks the same question and makes the...

Clash review
31.03.17

The songwriter and producer shares her intimate thoughts and fears…

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.17

Evening. This new album by Tei Shi was a very pleasant surprise for me. Genre: soul/pop. Good stuff. Enjoy! (US version here) Tei Shi – Crawl SpaceFiled under: 2017, Pop, Soul

Spotinews recomendation
30.03.17

Hi again. The final update of this release week is the moving new album by folk singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone. Read this review and enjoy! Sera Cahoone – From Where I...

Spotinews recomendation
27.03.17

Hello again. The second update today is the new album by singer-songwriter Samantha Crain. I like it. Enjoy! (Note: The album I link to should automatically link up with your...

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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

Clash review
24.03.17

A stark and honest document, laced with compassion...