Maria Chiara Argirò has been quietly weaving her way around the UK jazz, classical and electronic worlds since she moved to London from Rome 11 years ago. A pianist from the age of nine and a key player in the capital’s multi-national jazz scene, she’s lent her skills to indie band These New Puritans, lush jazz troupe Kinkajous and, more recently, collaborations with Jamie Leeming – their 2020 album Flow was nominated for one of the albums of the year in the Jazz Revelations Awards.
But with her new album, Forest City, she finds a glistening thread between these movements: it marks her out as an exciting rising electronic artist, where jazz meets Kelly Lee Owens, Jon Hopkins and Radiohead. It’s a concept record, about the “duality of nature and city”, and where organic sounds and textures seem to flow above the urban sprawl.
Tomberlin is Sarah Beth Tomberlin, a pastor’s kid born in Florida, raised in rural Illinois. She wrote the majority of her debut, At Weddings (2018), while living at home. For a while after leaving home and church, she lived in Louisville, Kentucky. She worked a day job and kept writing songs. She posted some of these songs to Bandcamp, which led to her signing a record deal with Saddle Creek. It all happened fast: Less than a year after her first live show, she performed on Jimmy Kimmel and she ended up moving to L.A. which is where she wrote Projections (2020), her EP followup to At Weddings
Now Tomberlin has shared another single from her upcoming full-length, i don’t know who needs to hear this…. ‘tap’ follows recent offerings ‘happy accident’ and ‘idkwntht’,
Since the very beginning of her music making, the career of Blackpool singer songwriter Rae Morris has been one in continual ascension. Drawing influences from the Feist and Kate Bush, her emotive, electronic folk pop sound looks set to reach even more ears.
Now she returns with her first single since 2018, ‘No Woman Is An Island’. A perfect example of how honesty, truth and freedom lie at the core of this new songwriting phase for Rae – a celebration of self-love set to lush strings and sparse beats.
Dora Jar is an artist who refuses to be defined. By mixing experimental pop with lyrics that unpack mythology, this LA artist is forging a joyous, oddball sound of her own. In May 2021, she released ‘Digital Meadow’, a dreamy EP which saw her receive co-signs from a host of artists: Grimes, Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell, and Billie Eilish are all part of her rapidly growing fanbase.
A bedroom pop artist who isn’t afraid to walk her own path, A songwriter with a neat sense of individuality, Dora Jar’s new EP ‘Comfortably In Pain’ is out shortly. She introspectively examines her pain in her latest track, “Lagoon,” the second single from her upcoming EP.
The music projects of songwriter, producer, and singer Caroline Polachek have ranged from the dramatic synth pop of Chairlift to her more brooding alter ego Ramona Lisa, experimental ambient music as CEP, and off-kilter electro-pop under her own name. She cracked the Billboard 200 as a member of Chairlift with their second album, 2012’s Something. In 2019, she issued her first album as Caroline Polachek, Pang, which found her further exploring atmospheric electro-pop, a style she continued to showcase on 2021’s Standing at the Gate.
Caroline Polacheck has released her psychedelic pop tune “Billions” and its accompanying visual. The song also includes London’s Trinity Choir children’s choir and is produced by Danny L Harle and herself.
CLOVES, the project of the Australian-born, London-based artist Kaity Dunstan – released her sophomore album Nightmare On Elmfield Road. Here we see CLOVES put her own experiences with anxiety, depression, and inordinate introspection under a microscope. Each track offers a glimpse into her inner monologue as she spirals within herself and embarks on a mental health journey for the first time.
Seeking inspiration, she obsessively curated playlists of nineties favorites such as Portishead, The Cardigans, Sneaker pimps, Nelly Furtado, alongside more obscure choices like Morcheeba, Zero 7, and FC Kahuna.
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