Monthly Archives: January 2016

31 – The Joy Formidable

Phew, what a month. This has proven slightly more difficult than first time round – possibly because I’m trying harder to find new, interesting acts or running out of places to look for them – but I’m hopeful I can … Continue reading

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30 – M+A

I don’t think I’ve ever posted about any Italian music before, so let’s change that right now. This is electronic pop duo M+A, and while I don’t know much about them, I do really, really like this tune Down The West … Continue reading

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29 – Marika Hackman

Eerie, hazy indie folk from English songstress Marika Hackman, with the heart-wrenchingly melancholy Before I Sleep.  There seems to be a lot of this kind of music out there just now – the throat-y, breathless vocals over a swirling backdrop of … Continue reading

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28 – Aoife O’Donovan

American-tinged roots and folk vibes from Brooklyn singer Aoife O’Donovan – with the lovely Porch Light. Really nice indeed.  

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27 – Local H

Hard, heavy and dirty grunge from Illinois rock veterans Local H, who’ve been shredding guitars since the late 80s but unfortunately never translated across into my heavily Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden-influenced musical lexicon. I’ve been really happy to finally … Continue reading

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26 – Marissa Nadler

I found this lovely little piece of dream pop while trawling through some folk-tinged “best of” lists the other day and thought I had to share it. Boston singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler with the hauntingly beautiful Holiday In from her 2014 album July.  Think Lana … Continue reading

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25 – James McMurtry

I don’t listen to enough country music – mostly out of reasons of accessibility and exposure rather than anything else. It’s not a particularly popular or wide-ranging genre over here in the UK, and the only time I get to … Continue reading

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