RHODES: Breathe

By: Brendan Check out the latest track from British singer-songwriter RHODES. A timely urging to "never give up... breathe, release it all.." "Breathe" will be included on RHODES' forthcoming EP, Home. RHODES Official Site

Fiona Bevan: Talk to Strangers

Fiona Bevan's debut album, Talk to Strangers, more than lives up to the promise of its first single. The British singer-songwriter's quirky soul-pop style falls somewhere between Sheila Nicholls, Joanna Newsom and Corinne Bailey Rae, but these are tenuous reference points at best. Fiona is really carving a niche of her own here. Fiona's rich... 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');

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 →

Introducing Liskka….

Liskka are, in their words, "a brand new three-piece girl band from London." They accurately likened their gorgeous, ethereal pop-folk sound to that of Agnes Obel. Liskka is working on their forthcoming debut ep and I'm honored they submitted their very first song to Muruch.... Liskka Facebook Page 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');

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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