L.A. Witch – Brian

L.A. Witch’s “Brian” rings of Brian Jonestown Massacre circa Thank God for Mental Illness, making the title make all too much sense. Whether it is a direct nod to Anton Newcombe and co. or simply some individual named Brian – or nicknamed Brian – remains unknown to us, at least. Nonetheless, these three women who…

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Vanbot – Collide (Krasnoyarsk)

It’s undeniable that the name Robyn will come to your mind – or search engine – when just thinking of Ester Ideskog, aka Vanbot. This isn’t a bad thing, frankly we need more Swedish female music stars… does anyone really not want Tove Lo’s Ladywood? Vanbot doesn’t need to say anything about being a ‘cool…

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Tinariwen – Assawt

Tinariwen is the kind of rebellious group every rock band wishes they could be. Coming from northern Mali, the band is made up of a continuously revolving set of Tuareg musicians whose members have been parts of various rebel movements and conflicts since the late 70s. Their music comes from deep within the blues tradition,…

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Kid Koala Interview – Music To Draw To: Satellite

Kid Koala, Eric San, has just released his album Music to Draw to: Satellite, an ambient collection of tunes that has a narrative of interplanetary travel, loneliness, loss, and connection. Featuring Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini, who brings some of the finest vocal moments of her career, the songs represent San’s first full collection of entirely self-played music. This…

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