Molly Burch #2 - I Adore You


I could tell after about three notes that I was going to adore this, "I Adore You" by Molly Burch, the flip side to her debut 7" Downhearted (that I blogged about here last month).

"I Adore You" is smouldering seduction of the highest order, a real pull-at-the-heartstrings beauty filled with languid instrumentation, little more than pared down percussion and twanging guitars and Molly's voice, a overwhelmingly irresistible croon that stays with you long after it's six minute duration, utterly timeless is this. Consider me lovesick.

Daughter #10 - The End


“The End” is a new standalone track by the wonderful Daughter, from the recent Not To Disappear sessions, I can understand why it was left off the album track listing but I’m very glad it’s been shared now, it’s absolutely bloody wonderful.

There’s typical melancholy to be found, not only in the songs title but in its lyrics too ‘I’m too busy moping around” but the propulsive melody and swarming, explosive guitar sounds pretty different to anything on the album and would possibly have detracted from the album thematically, go listen to “The End” as knock out solo track now though, you won’t be disappointed.

Daughter tours the UK at the end of the month supported by the wonderful Wilsen, I’m annoyed to be away on the Brixton date...

Mt. Wolf #6 - Golden


Mt. Wolf have this innate ability to hit your emotional chords with their every track, it’s a trend that continues on their latest “Golden” (featuring guest vocals from Australian singer St. South), a restrained beauty that flickers in the intimate half-light amongst shimmering guitars and perfectly placed dual vocals.

"Golden" fills the gap between last years wonderful Hex EP and an extremely long overdue  debut album, promised for early 2017. 

Fenne Lily #3 - Bud


Pure vocal, emotive lyrics and breezy guitars, that’s Fenne Lily in a nutshell, a simple combination that captivates on the young Bristol based singer-songwriter’s second track “Bud”, a fragile yet beguiling song that’s enough to warm the sternest of souls with its tender, bare-boned truths.

Expect to see the name on many 'ones to watch in 2017' lists.

Elli Schoen - Mumma


I like this type of bold, dramatic pop song, it retains heart and soul and manages to make you feel empowered by it's end, the track in question is "Mumma", the first song I've heard by Australia's Elli Schoen but certainly not the last, a beautiful, soaring ode to a Mother told through striking vocals and gorgeous guitar lines. Listen below:

Our Girl #4 - Being Around


I'll forgive Our Girl the nearly year long delay since their excellent debut "Sleeper", lead vocalist/guitarist Soph Nathan has her fingers in more pies than most (some newbies may recognise her from The Big Moon).

"Being Around" re-introduces the London/Brighton trio with a typically heady concoction of meaty riffs, precise percussion and Soph's deliciously melodic vocal, it immediately sweeps through your speakers and gives a big warm hug. I love it.

The track is taken from Our Girl's forthcoming 12" Normally and is available for pre-order now via Cannibal Hymns.

Siv Jakobsen #3 - To Leave You


Considering Siv Jakobsen is a Norwegian artist based in Norway I’ve probably done well to catch her live five times already, I was however annoyed to have missed the chance to make that six last week when she supported Benjamin Francis Leftwich at Islington’s Assembly Hall (I had work commitments - yay!).  

I’m taking solace today in a live version of an as yet unreleased track “To Leave You”, a track that surmises Siv’s ability to captivate with little more than soft acoustic plucks, confessional words and quivering voice, the result here, recorded on London's fine streets, is delicate but resonates fully. Come back soon please.

Last years' The Lingering EP is magical, don't miss it - bandcamp.