Spectral yet focused, “It’s Not That Cold Anymore” is a confession bathed in ivory moonlight and the affecting brand-new single from East London’s Yvonne McDonnell. Inspired by the ineffable magic of black-and-white photography, it’s a private aria. You can stream the track right now on Apple Music and on her Soundcloud page.
Melbourne’s Charm of Finches have just and dramatically unveiled both their lyrical and Arcadian single “Lies” and its darkly-sumptuous new video, which was directed by Ivy Windred-Wornes. You can download the track now by visiting their Bandcamp page. This is taken from their next and second LP Your Company, and that’s out next Friday, November 29th.
Heartbreak abounds, but so too does triumph. It’s true that at times possibilities and clarity emerge from dead ends and despair. “My Stranger” and “Cigarette Smoke” are two poetic and powerful new tracks from Fargo, North Dakota-born, L.A.-based musician Hannah Westerholm and her Half Wolf project. You can find streaming and download links for these right here.
Bath Time is the title of the soon-to-be-released, concept-driven album from Dublin’s Maija Sofia, from which you can hear the buzzing, literate “The Wife Of Michael Cleary” above. The album is out on November 22nd courtesy of London’s Trapped Animal. You can order turquoise-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD, digital and bundled editions of it now from her Bandcamp page.
Darkly fanciful and organically textured, it explores sylvan mysteries with an intelligent mischief. “The Loch Ness Monster” is the pastoral, secretive and emerald-toned new single from West London’s Matilda Mann, and you can find streaming links for it here. This is the second track she’s shared from her debut EP If That Makes Sense, its release forthcoming.
Flora Hibberd is a musician born in East London currently and sensibly living in Paris. She’s just released her debut EP The Absentee, and “As Long As There Is Night” is smoke ringed, darkly Cohenesque and one of its four tracks. You can stream the whole thing right now by visiting her Soundcloud page.
A deep dive in mystic, ghostly waters, “Willow” is the plaintive and poetic brand-new single from Brooklyn’s Low Tide. You can stream it and the previously-released “Whisper” by visiting the band’s Soundcloud page. Meanwhile The Alchemist, their self-produced, self-released new LP, will be out on October 25th.
Hazel Iris is a California-born, Berlin-based, classically-trained musician with a background in opera performance, and she’s just shared a supernatural, enchanting new video for her cabaret-inspired and endlessly-charming “Folk”. The track is taken from her Nine Sisters song cycle. Out now, you can order CD and digital editions of it along with a book of lyrics, stories and photographs right now from her webstore.