Tenement & Temple “Tenement & Temple” (Thrum Recordings, 2019)

Monica Queen and Johnny Smillie first came to prominence in the ’90s as part of the Scottish Indie rock band Thrum.  During their initial, but somewhat short-lived incarnation, Thrum achieved critical acclaim, but only relatively modest commercial success and they eventually split in 1995. Monica Queen continued to make music as a solo artist, mostly … Continue reading “Tenement & Temple “Tenement & Temple” (Thrum Recordings, 2019)”

Luke Sital-Singh “A Golden State” (Raygun Records, 2019)

Luke Sital-Singh was, reportedly, a fan of loud rock music in his teens, but finding inspiration in the energy and passion of Damien Rice’s legendary live shows he ditched the metal band and converted to the angsty folk singer-songwriter we’ve come to know and appreciate. A string of EPs released around 2012 (produced by Snow … Continue reading “Luke Sital-Singh “A Golden State” (Raygun Records, 2019)”

Steven Adams & The French Drops “Virtue Signals” (Hudson Records, 2018)

It may be fast-approaching a decade since indie heroes the Broken Family Band decided to call it a day, but lead singer Steven Adams has remained prolific, releasing numerous records under a variety of monikers. The latest of his musical ventures is fronting The French Drops, who release their debut full- length ‘Virtue Signals.’