Tim Hart “I’d Do Well” – Listen

Tim Hart from Aussie indie rock/folk band Boy & Bear has announced a new solo album “The Narrow Corner,” set for release on 2nd February, 2018 via Nettwerk. The lead single from the album is the catchy and melancholic I’d Do Well. “I’m really stoked to be releasing my new single I’d Do Well,” Hart explained to Clash in the most Aussie way possible. “For me this song was written in one of my more introspective moments on tour. Missing home and thinking back to living life a bit more simply.” The new album reunites Hart with Milling the Wind-producer Mark Myers (The Middle East, Emma Louise, Timberwolf), as well as Sydney producer Wayne Connolly (Cloud Control, You Am I, The Vines), responsible for Boy & Bear’s #1 ARIA charted album “Harlequin Dream”.

Martha Tilston “Green Moon” – Listen

Martha Tilston has released her rather lovely new single Green Moon which you can introduce your ears to below. Taken from her seventh album “Nomad” Tilston told us: ‘We are all a hair’s breadth away from feeling either part of, or outside of any experience or relationship. Do we stay forever outside looking in, never daring to reveal and leave ourselves vulnerable, or do we say “screw it, so you told my secrets to everyone, I will survive and I will trust again.”‘  Er, stay forever looking in?  She hits the UK for some dates, which you can peruse as you listen below.

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The Anatomy of Frank “The Sunken Coast” – Listen

The Sunken Coast is taken from the Virginia based folk-rock trio The Anatomy of Frank’s most recent album South America. It highlights lead singer Kyle Woolard’s soft, warm vocals and his intricate guitar plucking which weaves together with Jimmy Bullis’ keyboards and Max Bollinger’s drums to give a softly breathed ethereal feel to this song of mixed-emotions from a relationship that’s over but left behind some still glowing embers.

The Nickajack Men “Can’t take it anymore” – Listen

Can’t take it anymore is the latest single from Glaswegian quintet The Nickajack Men. In case you’re wondering, Nickajack is an area of the rugged Appalachian foothills in eastern Tennessee and northeastern Alabama, which in Civil war times remained loyal to the Union, and was decidedly anti-slavery. Good folks, then.  The band, however, formed in 2014 and have spent the subsequent time building their live reputation. This heavily melodic track builds from a light folk opening to a noisome blend of the deeply funky with the assured swagger of Southern Rock.

Jacob Thomas Jr. “Whiskey Roller Coaster” – Listen

Whiskey Roller Coaster is the first single from Jacob Thomas Jr.’s upcoming album “Electric Sex” which comes out in February next year, a rock-infused, alt-country journey that finds Thomas reflecting on his favorite vice. Thomas describes this first single as “That moment when you wake up hungover and tell yourself that you won’t drink again. Then five o’clock rolls around and a little voice inside your head says ‘what’s one beer and a shot going to hurt?’ Somehow five o’clock turns into 3am, the bars are closing, and you’re too drunk to drive so you just sleep in your car behind the bar and you repeat that cycle for like… 10 years. Well, that’s ‘Whiskey Roller Coaster.’” Don’t drink whiskey on an actual roller coaster either would be our advice.

Gitta de Ridder “My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man” – Listen

Anglo-Dutch Gitta De Ridder has released her new single My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man; the first to be taken from the new album “For Everything A Season” which is due out in Spring 2018. The album is comprised of a series of seasonal EP’s collected together in a boxset, described as “a journey of experiences through life and relationships, beginning with this album opener single, a song about love and loss, about finding the strength to move on and let bygones be bygones.” Or as Scottish churchman Samuel Rutherford once said: “Pray that byegones betwixt me and my Lord may be byegones.”

Jasper Sloan Yip “In the Living Room” – Listen

In The Living Room is the new single to be released from ‘Post Meridiem’, the third album by the Vancouver based artist Jasper Sloan Yip. Produced by John Raham (Dan Mangan, Frazey Ford, Dralms), the album in Yip’s words “[continues] the pattern of my previous releases – it’s a self-portrait. Or rather, a series of vignettes that, when considered together, give a sense of the whole. It is reflective by design, a distorted recollection of one’s own life created with the hope that listeners will see some part of themselves somewhere in the hazy patch-work narrative put before them.” Er, something about a duvet?