Ola Szmidt – ‘EP1’

Ola Szmidt – ‘EP1’

Polish-born and York-based Ola Szmidt offers uniquely soulful dream-music. Threading vocal improvisations through exquisitely constructed musical loops, she deliver a delicious melange of sound. Sit back, relax and be transported to somewhere blissfully strange...
New Desert Blues – ‘To Be My Own’

New Desert Blues – ‘To Be My Own’

There is a certain excitement in discovering a new band just as they hit their stride. With the release of the profoundly-titled To Be My Own, New Desert Blues presents an assured and consistent debut album. This is a band that knows their style and inhabits it...
Steve Benjamins – Manhood

Steve Benjamins – Manhood

Music can be about much more than pleasing tunes and engaging lyrics. Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Benjamins brings a touch of introspection to his single “Manhood”, exploring what it takes to be masculine at a time when male...
Raphael Doyle – Never Closer

Raphael Doyle – Never Closer

The build-up for Never Closer was intense, in part because of UK songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson’s introduction and updates on the album’s Pledge Music site, but also through the impact of Raphael’s intensely confessional poem “I Come...
Robb Murphy – North Star

Robb Murphy – North Star

Sometimes a favourite artist goes so ‘under the radar’ with a release that we almost miss it. That’s what Robb Murphy did towards the end of last year. He wrote, recorded and released ‘North Star’ so quickly it almost went past in a blur....