Introducing Eliza Shaddad…

Sudanese/Scottish singer-songwriter Eliza Shaddad has an unusual, somewhat exotic darkness to her music reminiscent of Pina's "Gothic folk" sound. A former member of Clean Bandit, Eliza recently released her debut solo EP, Waters and the official title track video. Eliza has already hit UK radio, but as usual American outlets (with the exception of our... Continue Reading →

Introducing Firewoodisland…

Firewoodisland are a Norwegian/Welsh indie-folk band. The music on their debut EP, ILD, is similar to Of Monsters & Men and Mumford & Sons, but there's a slight Celtic twist to their multi-instrumental arrangements. Buy @ Amazon Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');

Introducing The Frozen North…

The Frozen North's debut single, Origin/Electric Mistress, is a lovely, haunting, electro-classical instrumental work. A relatively new Warsaw band, The Frozen North features guitarist Neil Milton, a.k.a. the man behind Scottish/Polish indie label, Too Many Fireworks, and last year's fantastic Variations on Chopin collection. http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2292758108/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/artwork=small/transparent=true/ Buy @ Amazon Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');

Letters to Fiesta: Tears Apart

We've been so inundated with music submissions this year (hundreds per day) that several excellent songs have gathered dust in my "Surfacing" series draft folder patiently awaiting publication. One such overlooked gem is "Tears Apart" by Letters to Fiesta, which was submitted to Muruch after we gave a favorable review to Kate Bush's 50 Words... Continue Reading →

Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear

It's always seemed strange to me that extraordinarily talented singers like Allison Crowe, Anouk and Sia haven't become household names in every country like their inferior pop princess counterparts. That's all about to change for Sia, thanks to her new album, 1000 Forms of Fear. I first heard Australian singer-songwriter Sia over a decade ago... Continue Reading →

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