Author: Annie Rew Shaw

Interview: Gracie Martin & The So Beautifuls

New York-based singer-songwriter and producer Gracie Martin will leave you spellbound with her captivating new single, 10%. A song reflecting on the interconnection between a disintegrating relationship and capitalism fatigue, Gracie soulfully questions why she isn’t being given the compensation she deserves – a sentiment masterfully realised in the accompanying music video. I caught up …

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Interview: Ben Ales

Born in Verona, now based in London, self-described musical troubadour Ben Ales relays the time-stopping powers of romance in his uplifting new single, Here Forever. Led by Ben’s powerful husky vocals, the track is a dreamy indie-pop number, with layers of harmonies and euphoric strings lifting the listener up into the clouds. I had a …

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Interview: Fortnight In Florida

London-based three-piece Fortnight In Florida channel nostalgic disco-pop vibes on their new single, I Can’t Wait Forever. Inspired by Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting, the song juxtaposes moody synths and steady beats with mournful vocals, telling a bittersweet tale of unrequited love. I caught up with the band to have a chat about how they came …

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Interview: Mount Forel

London-based four-piece Mount Forel explore the politics of place and privilege in their new single, Witney. Named after David Cameron’s former constituency, Witney is a raw indie banger – complete with bittersweet guitar hooks and an anthemic chorus. The accompanying music video shows the band performing a gig to a blindfolded audience – one of …

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Interview: Miss Elm

Australian ‘Ukelele Princess’ Miss Elm follows up her debut single with a hypnotic new release, The Castle. Layered vocal hooks, delicately-stacked pop-folk arrangements and a message of strength and perseverance weave together to form a mesmerising and effortlessly catchy tune. I caught up with Miss Elm to learn more about her writing process, the after-effects …

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Interview: North America

East London-based indie five-piece North America present their cinematic new single, Leave Us To Fate. Rich, warm vocals weave a bittersweet tale of surrendering romance to whatever outcome it’s destined to undergo. Airy soundscapes create a contemplative tone and the dynamic build within the track perfectly portrays the emotionally torn nature of the song. I …

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Interview: D’Addio

D’Addio – a.k.a artist and producer Giulia Scarantino – reflects on the meaning of home in her new single, A Separation. Ghostly vocals whisper intoxicatingly catchy vocal hooks, intertwining with soulful electric guitar and organ above grainy, lo-fi drums. I had a chat with Giulia about her influences, writing and recording process and what we …

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Interview: Mike Dignam

Soulful and resonant, Mike Dignam’s new single Under The Influence marks a confident return to the music scene for the Manchester-based artist. Moving into a new role as producer, Dignam’s husky vocals glide effortlessly above punchy bass lines, moody piano chords and oscillating percussion. I had a chat to Mike to find out more about …

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Interview: Michael Baker

Rich and poignant, Michael Baker’s new single Baby Books explores themes of mental health and friendship. Bittersweet guitar riffs and soaring vocal melodies hover above a bed of wistful atmospherics and driving percussion. There’s a gentle balance between fragility and a compelling forward motion that simultaneously soothes and motivates. I had a chat to Michael …

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Interview: Limpet Space Race

Oxford-based experimental pop duo Limpet Space Race unveil their hypnotic debut single Cartograffiti.  Constructed of masterfully-layered rhythms, vocal swells and innovative electronica, the track explores themes of immigration, separation and being defined by invisible lines seen only on a map.  Keen to find out more about LSR’s various projects – including sound installations, running a …

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