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Chirpy

Introducing… Chirpy

A new Irish siren of indie folk pop

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Video Vault – s a r a s a r a

A circular film for a seance

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Lucy Mason

Lucy Mason – “Going Home Broke” Review

When Aussie pop gets Worldwide production

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Bat For Lashes

Bat For Lashes – “The Bride” Review

A concept album of emotion and story over melody

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Higher Plain Music’s Top 25 Albums of 2016

My 25 best albums of 2016. Happy New Year!

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Saramai

Saramai – “Magnetic North” Review

A heavily skewed original lady at the keys enters stage left

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Douglas Dare – “Aforger” Review

2016’s album for the dark, damp, and trodden on is here

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Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi returns with new single

Orchestral pop king returns with new album

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Introducing… Rachael Sage

Dancing her way into your memories

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Qntal – “VII” Review

A triumphant return after six years in slumber

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Kishi Bashi

Concert Review: Kishi Bashi

A memorable night with a warped violinist celebrating steak

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Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bishi – “Lighght” Review

An album crammed full of some of the best hooks of recent memory

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Yusuke Tsutsumi – “Cheap But It Glows” Review

Childlike and fragile, this chamber music maid will clean you up…

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Brooke Waggoner

Introducing… Brooke Waggoner

A lady that literally throws everything into her music – hello kitchen sink!

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Gig Review: Dead Can Dance Live at Roundhouse

Put simply, last night a dream came true. Dead Can Dance until recently was a band I had not dreamed of seeing live but now they are reunited, I jumped at the chance to see them. From the outset almost every single track felt slightly sped up compared to their album counterparts. Opener “Children of […]

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The Peter Ulrich Collaboration – “The Painted Caravan” Review

Peter Ulrich doesn’t have the quickest album turnover averaging an album once every seven years. However when an album does appear you can rest assured that it is going to be something quite special indeed. Joining forces with plenty of other artists and collaborators  this time Peter brings friends and with it, his third studio […]

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Live Vault – Rebekka Karijord

Introduced to her from Wears The Trousers who tempted me in with her album cover – Rebekka Karijold’s latest album will be reviewed shortly. Until then, here’s my favourite track from it:

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Introducing… Metal Mother

Metal Mother is like the tribal nutter Bat For Lashes wishes she would dare herself to be. Metal Mother pushes things more towards the tribal beat of the the music and is coming back with her second album called Ionika soon. This is the song “Shake” from her début album. Colour me a new fan!

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Live Vault – Amiina

Amiina’s most recent album Puzzle is simply stunning. This is a perfect rendition of the opening track Asinn:

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Fiona Apple – “The Idler Wheel…” Review

Ah Fiona Apple and your album titles. Not quite out doing When the Pawn…, this time we’re going just for (deep breath) “The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do”. Exhale. This time Fiona is very stripped back. Opener single […]

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