Tag: EP

YONAKA – ‘Heavy” (EP review)

YONAKA – ‘Heavy” (EP review)

After bursting onto the scene in 2016, YONAKA immediately became one of the UK’s buzziest bands. Comparisons to Wolf Alice were inevitable with their combination of gritty, explosive indie rock and foreboding storytelling. Not surprisingly, Atlantic Records UK quickly signed the Brighton-based quartet, further fueling expectations that a record was on the way. Finally, YONAKA’s first EP arrived on Friday, and […]

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P.O.P.E. – ‘Kings’ (EP review)

P.O.P.E. – ‘Kings’ (EP review)

Spoken word music is a tough genre to get right. Mastering rhythm over melody is a complex art. Giving meaning to the words adds a whole other dimension, requiring authenticity, honesty, and courage. Yorkshire-based P.O.P.E. took on this challenge just three years ago. It was borne out of difficult times when he found himself broke with nothing but books and […]

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Anna Pancaldi – ‘Sweet Charity’ (EP review)

Anna Pancaldi – ‘Sweet Charity’ (EP review)

When UK indie music national treasure Johnno Casson describes an artist as “very nice and very talented, too”, there’s every chance s/he is worth a listen. It’s not the first time Anna Pancaldi has received acclaim from those in the know. BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary described Anna’s music as “(r)eally polished…She doesn’t need our help, we need her”, and […]

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JOSEPH OF MERCURY – ‘JOSEPH OF MERCURY’ (EP review)

JOSEPH OF MERCURY – ‘JOSEPH OF MERCURY’ (EP review)

Every year, a few artists emerge on the scene who completely bowl people over with unforgettable voices and styles that simultaneously feel retro yet fresh. JOSEPH OF MERCURY, the moniker of Joseph W. Salusbury, is one such artist. The Toronto-based singer-songwriter is a throwback to a time when ballads were heartfelt stories and not just songs. Back to a time […]

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Annabel Allum – ‘All That For What’ (EP review)

Annabel Allum – ‘All That For What’ (EP review)

For most 21-year olds, it will be years before they understand what the future holds for them. For Annabel Allum, the future is now. Allum began her career making mostly indie-folk music and released a well-received EP, Absent. The record put the Surrey, England native’s name out to the music world, but it was her transformation in 2016 that caught […]

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Amber Arcades – ‘Cannonball’ (EP review)

Amber Arcades – ‘Cannonball’ (EP review)

In over a year, Annelotte de Graaf, the woman behind Amber Arcades, has become a global star of sorts. She released her debut album, Fading Lines, almost a year to the day, and earlier this year she toured across US, including performances at SXSW. In this short period of time, de Graaf has quickly become one of music’s hidden gems […]

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Quinn Devlin & the Bridge Street Kings – ‘Sweet Thursday’ (EP review)

Quinn Devlin & the Bridge Street Kings – ‘Sweet Thursday’ (EP review)

As time passes, Quinn Devlin is finding more ways to welcome us to his inner world. This time he’s opened his doors to optimism and four new tunes that will make you want to walk out in the sunset and dance. In a perfect marriage between Bad Company and Van Morrison, Quinn Devlin & the Bridge Street Kings‘ new EP, Sweet […]

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Kikagaku Moyo – ‘Stone Garden’ (EP review)

Kikagaku Moyo – ‘Stone Garden’ (EP review)

Japan is often considered as the world’s most advanced country with its endless technological innovations. To many, it is the future. The Japanese, though, are also proud stewards of history, as they have incorporated long-standing traditions and customs in all elements of their lives. In Kikagaku Moyo, the land of the rising sun has its conduit between the past and […]

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Anteros – ‘Drunk’ (EP review)

Anteros – ‘Drunk’ (EP review)

For nearly two years, we’ve been predicting the potential breakout of Anteros. Their rise has been steady, and it mirrors the incremental climb of Sundara Karma – the Reading quintet who last year finally joined the UK elite after five years of releasing anthemic indie pop-rock. Eventually, Anteros will receive the recognition they deserve, and it starts with their new […]

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Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Paradise by ANOHNI After more than a decade of fronting Antony and the Johnsons, front woman Anohni released her much-celebrated, debut album, Hopelessness, in May 2016. With the benefit of hindsight, the album was more than just a masterpiece. It was timely and poignant, revealing the instability and chaos that were brimming below the surface but have risen since the events of […]

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Alyeska – ‘Crush’ (EP review)

Alyeska – ‘Crush’ (EP review)

The music and film industry share a lot in common when it comes to releasing new material. Movie trailers often contain the best scenes in order to grab viewers’ attention and get them to flock to theaters. Labels and publicists will release one or two songs in advance of the album launch, and the songs tend to be the cream […]

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Ela Minus – “Adapt.”

Ela Minus – “Adapt.”

“Bright Music for Dark Times”. That’s what Gabriela Jimeno has written on her gear when she performs as Ela Minus. In times like these, it’s tough to understand what is happening in the world. Music has always been therapeutic, healing, and guiding. Ela Minus’ music indeed brings brightness into these tumultuous times. This month, she released her third EP, Adapt. […]

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Jacob Hudson – “It All Repeats” EP

Jacob Hudson – “It All Repeats” EP

Jacob Hudson  is a talented singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida who just released his latest EP, It All Repeats. His last release, The Tomb, was mostly acoustic based and chronicled the ups and downs of relationships. It All Repeats is his newest effort, and it’s a stellar collection of songs about the emotions and feelings felt after a break up. The way […]

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Albert Man – “Nothing Of Nothing Much”

Albert Man – “Nothing Of Nothing Much”

Received with critical acclaim, Albert Man‘s 2016 album, Cheap Suit, placed him at the forefront of London’s gig circuit and generated praise from the BBC Radio’s Head of Music. We also gave it an in-depth review along with an interview with the man himelf, so we’ve been eagerly awaiting his next release. It comes in the shape of an EP, […]

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PALM HONEY – “Tucked into the Electronic Wave”

PALM HONEY – “Tucked into the Electronic Wave”

For the better part of the year, PALM HONEY have been blowing our minds with their anthemic psychedelic rock. Consequently, they were one of our thirty Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 and a popular choice to be the surprise breakout band from the UK, following in the footsteps of Wolf Alice, Black Honey, and fellow Reading mates Sundara Karma. The […]

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Alex Lahey – “B-Grade University” EP

Alex Lahey – “B-Grade University” EP

One of the 2016’s EPs that we regretfully did not cover was Alex Lahey‘s debut EP, B-Grade University. Fortunately, awesome label Dead Oceans announced they had signed the twenty-something, Melbourne resident and were re-releasing the EP for North American audiences. As such, we are given a chance to make amends for our oversight. A favorite of the fantastic Aussie station […]

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Rubblebucket – “If U C My Enemies” EP

Rubblebucket – “If U C My Enemies” EP

In an era where imitation has become the road to success, Rubblebucket have stayed true to their roots in making funkified indie-pop music through unconventional ways. They are part marching band, part pop collective, and part Afro-funk quintet. Through seven outputs (four albums and three EPs), one thing is clear about Rubblebucket’s music – they have an uncompromising purpose to […]

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Jack River – “Highway Songs No.2”

Jack River – “Highway Songs No.2”

The question isn’t if but when Holly Rankin, the singer-songwriter behind Jack River, will become a star. Signed to Melbourne-based, super-indie label I OH YOU, the twenty-something artist had already captured the attention of music lovers along the Central and Gold Coasts of Australia. It is only now, however, that people are starting to pay attention. While Rankin cites Neil […]

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La Sera – “Queens”

La Sera – “Queens”

For the past several weeks, La Sera have been touring in support of their last album, the Ryan Adams-produced Music For Listening To Music To. Somewhere along the line, the husband-and-wife duo of Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker managed to record a new EP, Queens. How the two managed to accomplish this is a question for another time but an […]

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Skin & Bones – “Ghost In This Town” EP

Skin & Bones – “Ghost In This Town” EP

Earlier this month, the California duo Skin & Bones released their album, The Ghost In This Town. Multi-instrumentalist Taylor Borsuk and fiddle player Peter Blackwelder are creating soulful folk music that fans of blues, country or roots could all appreciate. Their musicianship and sense of groove and dynamics is something that any discerning listener can get excited over. Its an […]

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