Author: Annie Rew Shaw

INTERVIEW: King of Nowhere

King of Nowhere is the brainchild of Danish musician and producer Mikkel Fabricius. His latest single – You Don’t Get To Keep The Dog – is spectacularly cinematic – juxtaposing upbeat melodies and sweeping orchestral strings with despondent, down-trodden lyrics. I had a chat to Mikkel to find out more about where King of Nowhere …

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INTERVIEW: Jolé

London-based singer-songwriter Jolé reflects on devotion with his brand new single All I Need. A gorgeously atmospheric track built upon layers of vocal harmony and soaring string arrangements, All I Need strikes a perfect balance between poignant, contemplative songwriting and anthemic pop. I caught up with Jolé ahead of his headline show at The Waiting …

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INTERVIEW: Jeremy Tuplin

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Jeremy Tuplin lifts the lid on uncomfortable truths in his new record Pink Mirror. Released on Trapped Animal Records, Pink Mirror juxtaposes Tuplin’s dry, astute lyrics with unexpectedly uplifting musical arrangements. Mellow baritone vocals are eloquently nestled within a canvas of guitars, dreamy atmospherics and a playful rhythm section. Dark humour …

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INTERVIEW: House of Spirituals

Bonding over near-death experiences and a penchant for analogue synths, House of Spirituals set the tone for an optimistic future with new single Everyday. Soulful guitar chords and lulling vocal melodies swiftly develop into an uplifting, pulsating groove hailing the beauty of a new day. Recorded at Farm Studios and released on High Tribe Records, …

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INTERVIEW: Jenny Kern

Drawing you in with mournful guitar riffs and mellow, delicate vocals, Slow Burn is the debut single from indie singer-songwriter Jenny Kern. A contemplative, thoughtful number, the song itself is a slow burn; an underlying pulse softly propels the increasingly intricate arrangement. Slow Burn is the first track from Jenny’s upcoming EP (due for release …

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INTERVIEW: Quarry

London-based indie rocker Quarry – aka singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Tolomeo – challenges perceptions of reality and digital influence on society with his new LP, Super Arcade. Sprinkled with inflections of David Bowie and the Arctic Monkeys, Super Arcade was recorded in a warehouse full of pinball machines and arcade games – an environment Quarry …

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INTERVIEW: Spiritbox

Based in Breda, The Netherlands, indie rock band Spiritbox have a tendency to lean towards the darker side of things. Their new single Doris is a brooding, melancholic number – accompanied by a surrealist, cinematic music video. Lead singer Hans Meerten’s deep baritone vocals softly lament over dreamy, mournful guitar melodies. I had a chat …

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INTERVIEW: Easymess

Migrating from Lyon to London a few years ago, French singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adrien Latgé – aka Easymess – wasted no time in immersing himself in the city’s music scene. Frequently collaborating with other musicians and bands, Easymess started releasing a run of his own songs, the latest being optimistic, upbeat single Out Of Sight. …

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INTERVIEW: Rudovsky

Put on a pair of headphones and slip into a dream with Polish producer’s Rudovsky’s new album Trash – released on Brooklyn-based label Postseason Franchise Records. With downtempo electronics akin to the likes of Four Tet and Bonobo, Trash navigates a diverse sonic landscape – drawing influence from jazz, minimalism and backbeat rhythms. Rudovsky is …

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INTERVIEW: Supercaan

Some songs are built for journeys. Long train rides, contemplative walks, driving at night… Supercaan’s latest single The Great North Eastern proves itself to be the perfect companion. The track simultaneously generates a sense of poignant nostalgia whilst pushing forward with sense of urgency. Walls of anthemic synthesizers serve as the shimmering backdrop for progressive …

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