Where Shall We Begin is a blissfully bittersweet body of music from Chloe Foy

It’s so easy to fall in love with Chloe Foy ’s music. Her voice harbours millions of individual emotions, spanning from grief to love, love to peace, and peace to bitterness - whilst sheltering everything between and beyond - within her words. So, it would be wise to assume that on her debut, Where Shall We Begin , sensations run wild, and are etched into every note on the record.

Album Review: Sunglasses For Jaws - Everybody’s Made Of Bones | Gigwise

Character concept albums are few and far between, so when one comes along I can’t help but be enticed by whatever whimsical or unappealing persons may be found within. On Everybody’s Made Of Bones, Sunglasses For Jaws introduce us to the eccentric Frank. A man played by the incredibly talented Olivier Huband, and one whose mind is slowly lost in a never-ending spiral of delectable psych-rock.

Album Review: Tuvaband - Growing Pains & Pleasures | Gigwise

Tuvaband’s music finds itself stuck in the middle of a rather bizarre spectrum. On one end, its ethereal nature captures visions of folklore and bright imagination, and on the other, there’s a melancholic darkness, bound up in its own atmosphere, rife with pain, but alarmingly littered with hope. It’s between these two fence posts that Tuvaband’s third album, Growing Pains & Pleasures, finds itself steadfast, and her greatest body of work to date.

‘With my music it's always been about sounds more than genre’: Tuvaband in conversation | Gigwise

Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser, who creates under the guise of Tuvaband, is known for creating deeply moving, ethereal and anguished pieces of music: songs that echo tender isolation and create an inexplicably unique mood. It feels rather fitting that the moment I sit down to chat to Tuva over Zoom (myself in Newcastle and Tuva in Berlin), that the rain starts pouring for the both of us. It’s in this setting of melancholy that our conversation begins.

Esther Rose turns lemons to lemonade on new alt-country album

Enriched with feeling, Esther Rose remains steadfast and unique in her own brand of alt-country. After a turbulent few years, Esther Rose has returned to bless us with her emphatic strain of country music. How Many Times is the result of going through various moves, a difficult breakup, and a life on the road. These times of turmoil however, are painted in an oddly bright light on this record, with Rose opting to focus on herself and finding her new awakening. With this idea of starting fresh,

Australian punks Skegss get close to creating their own paradise on Rehearsal

Reflection and comedy are always tricky themes to pair when writing music. One tends to over power the other, leaving a collection of decent but unpolished tracks, void of an end goal. Nevertheless, when achieved, the body of music in question is often a powerful insight into the minds of the artists who created it, an amalgamation of tongue in cheek fondness and humbling regret, tinged with bittersweet philosophies for a future self - that’s the desired mix.
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