Category Archives: music

Like I could see for miles

Swim Deep have this thing. Hailing from Birmingham, they’ve clearly missed out on the beach in their childhoods; barely out of teenagerhood and already supporting acts such as Two Door Cinema Club, their “beach grunge”, at times echoing The Jesus and Mary Chain, brought back crappily dyed hair and torn Nirvana shirts into the hearts […]

On improvisation and tic-tac boxes

The last time I sat at a piano was a rather long time ago – at least a couple of months. Though growing up with a musically inclined father, my harpsichord lessons every Wednesday afternoon at the conservatory were my personal nightmare for years since I was five, until I moved to Vienna and gave […]

Lying To You With Different Names

Slowly but surely, Keaton Henson is getting a reputation for his awkward videos, the first memorable one being You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are, which strangely reminded me of Grant Wood’s American Gothic. With his beautiful single Lying To You off the upcoming Birthdays, he strikes again, this time in a video directed by […]

How little of me remains

Since the Nowhere Train album came out at the beginning of Winter, I have found myself in awe of Ian Fisher‘s voice. In a record that has various folk, country and americana influences, his song Are You There stands out as something soft and maybe more emotionally charged. In that very same heartfelt way, his […]