Kiirstin Marilyn: There Are No Cats in America

Kiirstin Marilyn: There Are No Cats in America

New York based Kiirstin Marilyn’s new album, released in October, is an album like no other I’ve heard this year. There are No Cats in America is a thirteen track look at the human race, our relationships with each other, with animals and with society in...
Giulia Millanta: Tomorrow is a Bird

Giulia Millanta: Tomorrow is a Bird

Italian singer songwriter Giulia Millanta has been based in Austin, Texas, for some time now and it seems to agree with her; she has just released her seventh album, Tomorrow is a Bird. A born storyteller, Giulia’s lyrics weave their way through ten Americana /...
Artio: Stand Alone and Do Your Dance

Artio: Stand Alone and Do Your Dance

Leeds band Artio (Hol Brazill, Ieuan Jones and Rob Arkle) released their third EP in September, finding that the pandemic fuelled creativity and so ventured into the studio to record, live music laying somewhere between limited and non-existent these days.  Stand...
Good Habits: Going for Broke

Good Habits: Going for Broke

As places to be stuck in lockdown go, New Zealand would seem to be a good one.  Luckily for both them and us, that’s where UK alt folk duo Good Habits have been – the March lockdown came at the end of the New Zealand tour and they haven’t been able...
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald: Love Valley

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald: Love Valley

One of the things we have learnt in 2020 is how much we value the small things in life; the intimacy of just being with someone, creating memories, feeling love, feeling at home.  Although we may have valued those things before, it’s taken a global pandemic for...
English Rain: Echoes of You

English Rain: Echoes of You

As I write, I’m sitting in rain lashed London, listening to an eminently listenable band called English Rain, who hail from Australia.  Strangely, although I’ve not tended to write often about Australian musicians, this is the second in succession and the...