#iSing: August’s new music

iSing takes a look at new music from Josh McGovern, Tomberlin and the Ashley Sherlock Band. Josh McGovern Like his musical idols Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen, Josh McGovern possesses a rich baritone voice. He uses it to cinematic effect on Weight, his new single exploring mental health and lost love or, as the Brighton singer-songwriter […]

‘I lived and breathed music at VocalizeU Artist Intensive’

Every year singers and songwriters from around the world make the pilgrimage to a picturesque Santa Monica mountain retreat for 10 days of learning. They’re guests at VocalizeU Artist Intensive (VUAI), where the best vocal, performance and songwriting coaches in the business are on hand to share their knowledge and experience and provide inspiration and constructive feedback. […]

#iSing: July’s emerging talent

iSing takes a look at music from The Moods, Hannah Scott and They Call Me Max. The Moods This ten-piece collective of poets and musicians from the North West have just released their summer anthem Carnival, a contagious fusion of brass, calypso beats and bold lyrics featuring Jamaican artist Tixxy Bang. The Moods, who formed […]

Mary Gauthier on songwriting with soldiers

Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier’s latest offering Rifles and Rosary Beads is up for best album at this year’s Americana Music Awards. It has all the hallmarks of a classic Gauthier creation – haunting melodies, emotive vocals and searingly honest lyrics – but there’s one difference. On the new album Gauthier doesn’t draw on her own life experiences (of […]

#ising: June’s emerging talent

iSing takes a look at music from Steele, Delta Sleep and Kailee Morgue. Steele  Swedish singer Steele has pulled off a rare feat: she’s made a pop album brimming with emotion. Paroxysm, out this month, is an electro-noir affair with lyrics inspired by the artist’s own near-death experience that are both dark and life-affirming. Stockholm-based […]