Author: Marnie Burt

NEW MUSIC: SWiiMS – Fill Me Up

Toronto alternative indie-rock four-piece SWiiMS release debut single “Fill Me Up” from their forthcoming EP Through Waves. Mai Diaz Langou (vocals and guitar), Colin Thompson (guitarist), Ken Hume (drums) and Cian O’Ruanaidh (bass) make up the alternative rock four-piece Swiims, each bringing their own influences to the table. SWiiMS’ genre is therefore difficult to pin …

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NEW MUSIC: Jack Hinks – Los Angeles

Scottish indie folk singer-songwriter Jack Hinks releases commentary on society and sustainability, “Los Angeles”. Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter and producer Jack Hinks has unveiled his latest single “Los Angeles”, a tender ode to the world he saw around him during his visit to California. Labelled as “absolutely beautiful” by the BBC’s Janice Forsyth, it has proved popular …

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NEW MUSIC: Leeem – Laudanum

Bristol indie-folk singer and songwriter Leeem releases easygoing debut single “Laudanum”. Leem is a brand new indie-folk project hailing from Bristol, but the man behind the magic, Liam O’Connell, is no stranger to music. Liam was born and raised in Scotland but has travelled the world in recent years, playing and writing wherever his journeys …

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INTERVIEW: Em George – Wolves EP

Turtle Tempo speaks with Indie Folk artist Em George on the release of her new EP Wolves. Em George is a force to be reckoned with in her sophomore EP Wolves, featuring her impressive lyrical songwriting style inspired by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Doused in nostalgia, this Australian songwriter’s …

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NEW MUSIC: Empty Atlas – Maximal

Mississippi indie-rock quartet Empty Atlas release vulnerable new single “Maximal”, reflecting on the sacrifices made in pursuit of passion. Empty Atlas are personifying the ancient philosophy that ‘the only constant is change’ with their new album Kairos. Taking a refreshed approach to their songwriting, the band note the differences between their debut and sophomore records; …

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NEW MUSIC: Gooseberry – The Protagonist

Brooklyn alternative rock band Gooseberry ask all the important question in new single “The Protagonist”. Formed during the Autumn of 2019, alternative indie-rock quartet Gooseberry are the new kids on the block, but they’ve already got in with New York’s cool clique. The Brooklyn music scene can never catch a breath – there always seems …

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NEW MUSIC: The Manatees – Have It All

Southampton alternative indie-rock trio The Manatees unveil scorching new single “Have It All”. The Manatees (Jay Harris, Tyler Bloor and James Miller) have been making waves in the alternative indie-rock scene since 2018, releasing a constant stream of punchy, high-energy, catchy tunes that have caught the ears of major national tastemakers (namely BBC Radio DJs …

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INTERVIEW: Izzie Yardley – Aurelia

Turtle Tempo speaks with alt-folk artist Izzie Yardley about her enchanting single “Aurelia”. Much like her contemplative new single “Aurelia”, you would be forgiven for presuming Izzie Yardley to be an otherworldly character who speaks entirely in rhyme and riddles. I was so magnetised by her voice and her songwriting that I had no other …

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