I never expected to post about a concert by a Mongolian folk metal band, but now and then YouTube throws something truly special your way, and when they stop by your city you just have to see them. As it turned out, these guys put on one hell of a show.
New Music 11/2021 – Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett
I caught up with one of the most critically acclaimed albums from 2020, plus something old and something new (and something blue) by one of my Aussie favourites.
New Music 01/2021 – Fiona Apple, Laura Marling, Róisín Murphy
This is usually the time of the year when I trawl through the Best Albums lists for the previous year; as it turns out some of my big favourites made pretty damn great records.
New Music 05/2020 – Caribou, Aldous Harding
A vibrant and playful return from one of my favourite electronic artists; a New Zealand folk singer with a penchant for weird.
New Music 12/2019 – Michael Kiwanuka, Alela Diane
Gorgeous introspective music for the soul from a new favourite and the old one.
(Not Really) New Music 09/2019 – Pink Floyd, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Unthanks
I thought that, rather than acquiring more new music, I should give attention to the neglected albums in my collection that I never had a proper listen to.
New Music 03/2019 – Kali Uchis, Heilung, Molly Burch
Intoxicating genre-hopping pop by a Colombian-American singer; live album from an experimental folk band that delves deep into the Nordic past; vintage sound and a genuinely great voice.
New Music 10/2018 – Bikini Kill, Elbow, case/lang/veirs
90s riot grrrl punk rock; another fine album from one of my favourite UK bands; a folk supergroup make magic together.
New Music 09/2018 – Mitski, Laura Veirs
Idiosyncratic pop from a Japanese-American songwriter; catching up with an old folky favourite.
New Music 01/2018 – The Kills, Richard Dawson
Catching up with the old alt-rock favourites; an avant-garde prog-folk concept album about the 6th century Anglo-Saxon kingdom… no really that’s what the album is about.