Author: Annie Rew Shaw

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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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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