Artist Spotlight: Sapienn

"Honest songs by a fake goth," says the artist bio. Well. I see the word "goth," I nod approvingly. I'm a simple creature.

Sapienn has been on my radar since his last single, Provocateur, a genre-blurring melodic groove which had…

Artist Spotlight: Cede

Pain Sells is the debut EP from emerging folk-pop duo, Cede. Combining the substantial lyrical and musical talents of Becci Wallace and Alan Kerr, Pain Sells is as much a storybook as a showcase of their musical style.

Opening…

Artist Spotlight: Maaike Siegerist

Call Of The Last Wildcat is the latest genre-defying beauty from Bristol-based Maaike Siegerist. A musical tribute to the iconic Scottish Wildcat, the song was written during a trip to the Cairngorms and showcases the sophisticated chord phrasings & flawlessly…

Artist Spotlight: Jack Hinks

Intimate and melodic, God is the next single from versatile artist Jack Hinks. The latest instalment in a series of thematically linked releases which explore the different stages of grief, 'God' represents the bargaining stage, touching on themes such as…

Artist Spotlight: Ember Quine

Be still my beating (black) heart: a single from Ember Quine. Yes, I am wearing black eyeliner as I type this and yes, I will be watching a show about vampires when I finish writing. Goth, innit.

With an…

Artist Spotlight: Rosie Bans

When I started this blog up last year, I considered reviewing Rosie Bans' frankly audacious debut album, Identify Yourself, because seriously - who makes a debut album that polished? Outrageous. But I wanted to keep the focus more…

Artist Spotlight: Jonni Slater

Brooding and unconventional with a hint of optimism: it's time to dive Into The Unknown with Jonni Slater. 

2020 was uncharted territory for all of us: a global pandemic unlike anything in living memory, the fierce momentum of the Black…

Artist Spotlight: Dora Lachaise

As befits my status as a recovering goth, I often find myself captivated by the darker side of art and music, the stories less often told. Perhaps it's just that there's something singularly mesmerising to me in hearing a new…

Artist Spotlight: Alfonse

Generator is the new -

No, hold on. In case I start gushing and sound like a complete sycophant, I should really preface this by saying that I absolutely love synthwave. I love retro electronic sounds in music, I love…

Behind The Scenes: SongSeeds Writing Retreat 

A regular fear I entertain, after every song I write, is: what if that's it, the last one? What if I've got no more music left in me after this?

But I'm nothing if not stubborn, and quite often I…

Artist Spotlight: Mima Merrow

Freckles was the first single from Belfast-born artist Mima Merrow, released ahead of her debut EP, Good Grief. I have had the track on repeat since it came out and now I would quite like you all to listen…