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Constant Follower – Weave of the World (Spotify)

“Inspiration in ethnic motives and legends, where guitar strings echo one after another. A real treasure for folk music lovers. Lingering, sometimes melancholic, a little brooding and nostalgic. Promotes reflection, frenzy and complete harmony with the world.”

“Вдохновение в этнических мотивах и легендах, где одна за другой перекликаются гитарные струны. Настоящая кладезь для ценителей фолк музыки. Тягучий, местами меланхоличный, немного задумчивый и патетичный. Способствует размышлению, исступлению и полной гармонии с миром.”

-Nagamag.com

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As a teenager, frontman McAll survived an attack by a gang that left him with a catastrophic head injury and every memory of his childhood gone. The next decade was spent in a cabin on Scotland’s western coastline, where he eventually began composing again.

The result is a childhood imagined against a backdrop that, like the sea, is as serene as it is wild; ever-changing, yet resolute.

Championed by DJ Alex of KEXP, Gideon Coe of BBC Radio 6 Music and Vic Galloway and Roddie Hart of BBC Radio Scotland, Constant Follower releases the second single from his album ‘Neither Is, Nor Ever Was’ on the legendary NY imprint Shimmy Disc/Joyful Noise.

The first single premiered on Brooklyn Vegan and Glide Magazine and has garnered praise from the likes of:

DJ Alex, KEXP “Beautifully introspective vocal-led Folk. Loving the sound of Constant Follower.”

Clash Magazine “Hopelessly beautiful. A staggering piece of songwriting, with its simple poignancy carrying with it the wisdom only experience can offer.”

A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed "The Merry Dancers on TV" is gently affecting. A haunting ramble pitched at the place occupied by both Arab Strap and Bon Iver, this elegantly mellow song is something special indeed. It also helps that the video for the composition is just as memorable.”

CHILLFILTR “Like a heartbroken cry echoing through an empty cathedral, we are engulfed in equal parts sadness, wonder, and unspeakable beauty. Stephen McAll and his band Constant Follower are back with another poignant triumph of resonant chamber pop.”

Brooklyn Vegan “a lovely piece of delicate folk”

Folk Radio “Instantly compelling, memorable and moving”

Today, Constant Follower shares a brand new single entitled "Weave Of The World," the second release off their upcoming debut record ‘Neither Is, Nor Ever Was’ (due October 1 via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings).

Of the track, frontman Stephen McAll recalled, “I wrote it during a period of anxiety or maybe mild paranoia. You can hear that in the words. But it’s taken on a new meaning for me, since what I must have thought might happen, didn’t. There’s still a lot of darkness in there, but the song reminds me that feelings are real but they aren’t facts. Even when you think things are going very wrong, there’s always a way to turn it around.”

The band’s debut album ‘Neither Is, Nor Ever Was’ was borne out of a respect for change, and the inevitable passing of time that frightens, comforts and humbles every one of us. It is a haunting testimonial to the temporary joys and fleeting moments that define the human experience.

Co-produced by Scottish singer-songwriter Stephen McAll and renowned producer and Shimmy-Disc founder Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500, Will Oldham), the recording for Neither Is, Nor Ever Was began in early 2020 at La Chunky studios in Glasgow with engineer Johnny Smillie

This was interrupted by the birth of McAll’s daughter (if you listen closely, her cries are just audible during some of Kessi’s backing vocals on ‘Little Marble’), and shortly afterwards by Covid 19 restrictions. McAll began recording the rest at his own CFFC studio in Stirling. The resulting recordings were then mixed and mastered by Kramer at his Noise Miami Studio, to breath-taking effect.

Each album track is accompanied by its own short film. McAll sought-out the most exciting new talents in Scottish film and animation and invited them to be part of the album project. Each video, the artist’s personal response to the song, with no direction or interference from the band, resulting in incredibly moving and enchanting short ‘films’ in their own right (with multiple film festival considerations including Edinburgh International Film Festival and Manchester Film Festival in process).

"One of the most beautiful records I have ever been privileged to be a part of, filled to the very brim with moment after moment of poetic clarity, and not a moment too late...an interior force to be reckoned with. I've never experienced anything quite like it. It weaves elements of the past around a future I was wholly unaware of before hearing these breath-taking songs, each one a kind of memorial to a memory that may or may not have merely been imagined or hoped into existence." - Kramer (Shimmy-Disc Founder)

Otys – Slow (Spotify)

“The vocals pleases you with its refinement, depth and charisma, and with the wonderful, exciting, fascinating melody, which makes -slow- a special, unforgettable charm. Leaves a strong and pleasant impression!”

“Вокал очень радует своей утонченностью, глубиной и харизмой, а чудесный, захватывающий ритм Chamber Pop с завораживающей мелодией придают -Slow- особый, незабываемый шарм. Оставляет сильное и приятное впечатление!”

-Nagamag.com

Intent on creating a sensation and painting a feeling infused with passion and depth, Otys blends electro pop with melodic singer/songwriting r&b.

Otys (Tyler Smith), originally from Nebraska, landed in Seattle rich with musical culture and adventure. As a performer he’s played traveling acoustic sets, and various live shows with Natural, G3L, and a myriad of artists. 2020 embodies a time of reflection, growth and starting anew. Otys is primed to echo that message with numerous releases to come.

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The Love and Stress Compound – Sore Eyes (Video)

“Having made a greater focus on acoustic sounds and a very pleasant rustling percussion, -The Love and Stress Compound- brought the miraculous state of atmospheric melodies. Lovely Folk from connoisseurs of high-quality music, which should necessarily taste.”

“Сделав больший упор на акустические звуки и очень приятную шуршащую перкуссию, -The Love and Stress Compound- привнесли и без того милую песню чудесные нотки мелодии и атмосферности. Прекрасный Folk, который обязательно придётся по вкусу ценителям качественной музыки.”

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Camie – a river in winter / mnemosyne (Spotify)

“-A river in winter / mnemosyne- can hypnotize you from the first seconds. The vocals of -camie- seep in the heart so deeply that you want to stop time and fully immerse yourself in this charming atmosphere. This is the music you want to listen.”

“-a river in winter / mnemosyne- гипнотизирует с первых секунд. Вокал -Camie- настолько глубоко просачивается в самое сердце, что хочется остановить время и полностью погрузиться в эту чарующую атмосферу. Музыка, которую нужно слушать и слышать.”

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Artist shared few words about this song inspiration:

"I wrote 'a river in winter / mnemosyne' when I lived abroad in England, but deeply missed the winter rivers in my home country of Canada where I used to walk, with loved ones, every morning. The first half of the song is a reflection on my favourite winter river, and the second half is a plea to the Greek goddess of memory, Mnemosyne, to always be remembered by the places and people that I love most." Camie

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Toronto-based singer/songwriter and multi-award-winning storyteller Camie has long enchanted audiences with her delicate queer-feminist croonings, rich vocal tones, and lush poetic imagination. After years of playing intimate gigs across southwestern Ontario and parts of the United Kingdom, the now-24-year-old songstress is plunging into unfiltered, unshackled creative expression with the release of her cinematic ambient folk concept EP, troubadour.

troubadour is a thrilling and soul-stirring addition to the contemporary Canadian folk canon. Imbued with soaring synth and string textures, it paints a portrait of a young woman in control, moving through vast physical and emotional landscapes with razor sharp intuition. Forging her own passage through the motions of love and loss, connection and disconnection, memory and presence, troubadour shows the artist at her most raw and vulnerable. The record is a brave expression of queer womanhood, of running away and getting lost in the world, of falling in and out of love with shifting people and places, and of returning home at the end of a long journey.

Camie’s confessional prose and poignant lyricism draws inspiration from great Canadiana songbirds, including Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, and more contemporary influences such as Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile, and Laura Marling. troubadour was written and produced in complete isolation during the 2nd and 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic alongside Toronto-based producer and instrumentalist, Mike Tompa (TOMPA, Silverstein, First Ghost, Deadwinter, Pine Pitch; projects with Universal/Island Records, Epic/Sony Records, and Century Media).

Camie is the alternative folk project of award-winning Tkaronto-based multidisciplinary performance artist, Camille Intson. Her writing, performance work, conceptual art, and music has received international attention and critical acclaim. She can be found everywhere online at @thecamiliad, or at camilleintson.com.

Arther Blue – Parallelogram (Spotify)

“A warm summer breeze between soft silky sheets, while embracing your lover. Arther Blue has done it, captured the essence of sensuality on this track. ”

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Parallelogram is a haunting folk ballad anchored by sparse guitar movements. Lyrically, Parallelogram is a looping meditation on intimacy. The song admits a deep sense of yearning to fully know and be known by someone, while recognizing the impossibility of truly being one with someone. Nevertheless, Arther celebrates that two lives can run parallel and finds joy in those brief moments of near-total understanding between two lovers. The instrumentals illustrate this theme as well — the guitar shifts between two parallel chords that share no notes in common, yet together evoke a profound sense of bittersweet joy.

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Sea Asylum, Leah Culver, Beau Davis – Lies Between the Waves – song by Sea Asylum, Leah Culver, Beau Davis | Spotify (Spotify)

“All-consuming atmosphere of increasing sound elements and sensual vocal duet. It is amazing how the rhythm, tone, instrumental component and emotional singing are virtuosively intertwined. A treasure in the music collection.”

“Всепоглощающая атмосфера нарастающих звуковых элементов и чувственный вокальный дуэт. Поразительно, как виртуозно переплетаются ритм, тона, инструментальная составляющая и эмоциональное пение. Настоящее сокровище в коллекции.”

-Nagamag.com

This is the Single for the forthcoming "Alyson Jane Parker" Album by Sea Asylum coming soon! Alyson Jane Parker is a concept album about a character and her story. More info at www.seaasylum.com

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Spring Skier – Don’t Forget (Spotify)

“-Don't forget- is filled with juicy, dense sound and atmosphere. In this track, everything is very competent and harmoniously built: soulful, hypnotic vocals, dream pOP rhythms and a common positive stylistic feature. ”

“-Don't Forget- наполненная сочным, плотным звуком и атмосферой. В этом треке всё очень грамотно и гармонично построено: ламповый, гипнотический вокал, ритмы Dream Pop и общая позитивная стилистическая особенность. Музыка наполненная светом и добром.”

-Nagamag.com

The second single from the upcoming sophomore album, "The Big Surreal", "Don't Forget" is a masterfully crafted indie track with familiar pop writing sensibilities pushed further into exploration with subtle electronica and synth. The staple instrumentation of keys and guitar underpin the track while their signature dual vocal harmonies lead the progression through a candid reflection on the music industry. It is both a commentary on the pitfalls personally experienced in the industry, while also an acknowledgment of how priorities can change when the pressure is eased from having to always be 'on cycle'. It is honest and beautiful, musically and lyrically.

It is accompanied by a clip of marionettes and other puppetry alluding to the theme of manipulation, ending in a parade of fools, not unlike the occasional feelings experienced while on the musical journey.

Recorded by David Rylands and mastered by Grammy award winner, William Bowden (Something for Kate, Gotye etc.).

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David Gómez – É la vita (Spotify)

“David Gómez offers his delicate piano melodies, ideal to listen in the end of a tiring day. The Neoclassical music approach from the hands of a very experienced pianist, can make the difference for us.”

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E' la vita is the first single from the upcoming album Spring in the dark, David Gómez’s latest studio album, produced by Joe Dworniak, recorded in Spain, England and Hungary. With an exquisite sound, the variety of its 12 pieces reflects the cinematic character of its music, combining piano pieces with orchestral pieces.

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Kindred Connection – Some Kind of Dream (Spotify)

“This brand new "Kindred Connection" heartwarming creation can directly affect its listeners. Expressive singing with piano background and electronic patterns create a sad atmosphere. A story about losing someone, but in the end the pain goes away.”

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"Some Kind of Dream" is about the loss of a loved one, the pain of loosing someone seems to be insurmountable for the main character of the song until somehow he manages to overcome it. The attenuation of grief and the acceptance of death are represented by the orchestral ending of the track.

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Kindred Connection is a duo born from the friendship between Gabriele and Mattia. As the relationship was going deeper, so was their will to unite their passion for music and their backgrounds: in their songs the sounds whispered by Gabriele’s voice are joining hands with Mattia’s electronic arrangements. Their debut single ''Secret Places'' has been released the 27th of November 2020.

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OUR TRUTH – Do You Still (Official music video) (Video)

“The melodious sound of -Do You Still- acts like a smooth, soothing and harmonious wave. Very artistic creation from this vocal duo. A real find for quality indie pop sound lovers, with a big impact to your ears.”

“Мелодичное звучание -Do You Still- действует словно успокоительное, гладкий и слаженный вокальный дуэт приковывает к себе, что создаёт ламповое настроение. Это творение настоящая находка для ценителей качественного indie pop звучания, после прослушивания которого вы точно не останетесь равнодушными.”

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Uplifting and empowering, the song reminds us that we hold the key to our own personal happiness

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