Author: Annie Rew Shaw

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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Interview: The Lost Hours

Poignant lyricism and silk-soft vocals symphonise To Be Alone – the dreamy new single from Leeds-based singer-songwriter Callum James Hamilton, aka The Lost Hours. What begins as a contemplative, minimal arrangement soon evolves into a gentle indie folk anthem, exploring the parallels of hope and fear. I had a chat with Callum about the impact …

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Interview: Big Pretty

Departing from previous rock and indie ventures, South-London based Jimmy Robinson brings his blend of ‘pure pop’ to the forefront under the guise of Big Pretty. Composed of uplifting melodies and warm, nostalgic guitar hooks, Big Pretty’s new single Diamond Eyes (The Room Upstairs) is simultaneously delicate and anthemic – striking a balance between sensitivity …

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Interview: The Purple Lights

London-based duo The Purple Lights come to terms with heartbreak on their vibrant new single Lake.  Concocting a unique blend of afrobeat drums with heartfelt pop vocals, the song is accompanied by a psychedelic music video following the band as they explore the back streets of Hackney Wick and forests of vivid purple foliage.   I …

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Interview: The Ruffs

Nottingham three-piece The Ruffs showcase a new music video for their single Alligator – taken off their debut EP New Obsessions. With an impressive run of festival shows and gigs supporting the likes of The Amazons and DMA’s, The Ruffs are rolling out their infectiously catchy hooks and raw 90’s garage sound to the indie …

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Interview: Celine Love

Soulful vocals and poignant lyrics take centre stage in Rose Coloured – the new single from German-born London-based singer-songwriter Celine Love. Reminiscing on memories of childhood and innocence before becoming aware of the darker elements of life, Celine brings her unique blend of folk and soul to the forefront with wistful melodies and dreamy production …

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Interview: Fil Bo Riva

Italian singer-songwriter Fil Bo Riva unveils a wonderfully surreal cinematic video to accompany his song Different But One – taken from his new album Beautiful Sadness. A moody, melancholic introduction of simple intertwining melodies soon expands into an epic indie anthem, with moments of euphoria contrasted with contemplative tenderness. Having just completed a European tour …

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Interview: Genuine Panama

Birmingham-based ensemble Genuine Panama hit the ground running with their debut single No Good – combining funky guitar licks with soulful brass arrangements to brighten up the slog of everyday living. Inspired by the likes of Hippo Campus and James Brown, the band are livening up the indie scene one dance floor at a time. …

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INTERVIEW: Colourshop

Seductive guitar melodies and subdued percussion weave their way through the backstreets of France on a warm summer’s night; setting the scene for Colourshop’s latest single, Katherine. The song’s accompanying music video depicts Colourshop (aka Italian-born London-based singer-songwriter Alfredo Salvati) wandering the dream-like landscape of Biarritz, crossing paths with a lover but never quite finding …

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INTERVIEW: Rich Jacques

Searching for the perfect summer soundtrack? Rich Jacques’ new single Every Time might just provide the goods. Effortlessly smooth guitar licks, soulful melodies and breezy vocal harmonies glide seamlessly over velvety bass lines and laid-back drums. Keen to find out more, I had a chat to Rich about his career so far and the inspiration …

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