Author: Annie Rew Shaw

INTERVIEW: Phantom Isle

Confronting the pangs of personal sacrifice and emotional impact of constant pressure, Phantom Isle’s new single Four Walls is a dynamic force of nature. Layering up fierce guitar hooks, sparkling synth lines and anthemic vocal harmonies, the London-based five-piece deliver Four Walls in full technicolour with their vibrant accompanying music video. I had a chat …

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INTERVIEW: Dom Youdan

Having migrated to Sydney from London, singer-songwriter Dom Youdan delves into past memories of unrequited love with his new single Is Your Lover Still Cool. Delicate vocals tinged with tender emotion swim amongst a sea of electronic orchestration that softly swell into a dreamy soundscape. Bittersweet lyrical quips punctuate every verse. Keen to find out …

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INTERVIEW: RosieMay

Essex-born, London-based singer-songwriter RosieMay brings her own blend of soulful electronic pop to the table with new single Forgiveness. Singing of loss and seeking redemption, what starts as a relatively minimal arrangement showcasing emotive vocals soon blooms into a pop anthem with an infectiously catchy chorus. I had a chat to RosieMay to find out …

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INTERVIEW: Arliston

London-based three-piece Arliston explore themes of introversion and experiment with a punchier sound on their new single Loud. Blending pensive baritone vocals with ethereal electronics and gentle guitar hooks, Loud soon finds its feet and grows into a symphonious, multi-layered insurgence of harmony. I caught up with frontman Jack Ratcliffe to find out more about …

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INTERVIEW: Victoria’s Flight

Victoria’s Flight – aka Glasgow-based childhood friends Craig Harkness and Matt Robertson kick-start a summer of new music with the first of three singles, Paradise. Narrating a relatable tale of falling fast for someone new – and all the excitement and trepidation that comes with that experience – Paradise is an intoxicatingly catchy concoction of …

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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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