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by Adrien Begrand

26 Jun 2015


Developed over a series of email correspondences between London and Birmingham, English duo Malpas have created a unique sound, combining elements of folk music and electronic. Singer-songwriter Ali M. Forbes provides acoustic instrumentation and heartfelt vocals, while producer Andy Savours, a student of studio geniuses Alan Moulder and Flood (producing such bands as My Bloody Valentine and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart) adds electronic loops, drones, and samples of found percussion. All ingredients are on full display on the track “Where the River Runs”, and we’re proud to present the bleakly themed, beautifully photographed new video for the track. It’s a perfect visual companion to the aching composition.

by PopMatters Staff

25 Jun 2015


Miss out on this year’s Bonnaroo? Fear not, for the videos below will give some pretty excellent captures of what went down at this year’s iteration of the festival.

by Adrien Begrand

25 Jun 2015


If you were a regular viewer of TV series Sons of Anarchy, you’re probably familiar with Jake Smith, who as his musical pseudonym the White Buffalo, has contributed several of his gritty, minimalist, Americana/folk songs to the show’s soundtrack over the years. Smith is also an accomplished singer-songwriter on his own, with four albums under his belt, and a fifth, Love & the Death of Damnation due later this summer.

by Adrien Begrand

25 Jun 2015


Singer-songwriter Noelle Bean released her knockout single “Wildfire” a few weeks ago, a clever pastiche of dance pop and the thunderous, bombastic tones of Lorde and Chvrches. As a special treat for her growing fanbase, the Nashville native who goes under the moniker Bean has released a video documenting a special acoustic performance, recorded at the Gibson Showroom in Los Angeles, which we’re glad to premiere here at PopMatters.

by Adrien Begrand

24 Jun 2015


Inspired by such early-‘70s Australian rockers as Buffalo and the Masters Apprentices, Datura4 aim to capture that same psychedelic boogie-woogie feel in their own brand of heavy rock. The band is led by former Stems frontman Dom Mariani and former You Am I guitarist Greg Hitchcock, and their new album Demon Blues is set to be released this summer. They’ve just completed a video for the groovy, glammy, psychedelic blues number “Out With the Tide”, which we’re happy to premiere today. We’ll be even happier if you crank this sucker.

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