Friday Round-Up

Alex Bayly releases poignant new single I'll Never Leave You!

Rising alt-folk artist Alex Bayly has released his poignant new single I’ll Never Leave You, out now via Big Indie Records. The single combines elements from the past and present to create Bayly’s own vibrant, introspective sound. His rich, soulful vocal soars with emotion over the textured strings and dreamy guitar licks, sounding akin to the likes of Dan Auerbach or Andy Shauf. Talking about the track Bayly elaborates "I’ll Never Leave You is the story of a person professing their love and commitment to a relationship, but as time passes they become aware of the outside world and other extraneous factors having an effect on their state of mind and their relationship.” Catch Bayly live on 10th April 2019 at Two Tribes Brewery for the next Big Indie Big Nights event in association with DIY Magazine - Tickets .

Stream I'll Never Leave You on Spotify and Apple Music now!

Sive tackles mental health head-on in powerful new video!


Alt-folk songstress Sive - aka Sadhbh O’Sullivan - has now shared the powerful new video for her latest single Do It All The Time, out now via Veta Records. The video, directed by James Byrne, sees Sive sitting in a chair while being controlled by strings. We soon see that the person pulling the strings from above is another version of herself. The imagery communicates the idea that there is often a part of ourselves that urges us to play a certain role in society, even if it goes against what is true. Sive's self-titled EP is out 3rd May 2019 via Veta Records.

Stream Do It All The Time on Spotify and Soundcloud now!

Idlewild release invigorating new album Interview Music!

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Idlewild are delighted to announce the release of their eighth studio album Interview Music, out now viaEmpty Words.

Combining the trademark off kilter indie-rock sound that made them famous on The Remote Part and 100 Broken Windows with a more mature grace, Idlewild have created a record NME has described as, "... their best work in 17 years.".

Having released singles Dream Variations and Same Things Twice to critical acclaim, the Scottish five-piece have gained impressive support from the likes of Shaun Keaveny and Steve Lamacq atBBC Radio 6, and Vic Galloway and Janice Forsyth at BBC Radio Scotland as well as The Guardian,The Associated PressNMEClassic Rock MagazineClash MagazineThe Line of Best FitPop MattersThe SkinnyThe ListUnder The RadarGigwise and many more.

The band will embark on a UK wide tour throughout April and May and will host a Q&A on 16th April atRough Trade in London.

Stream and purchase Interview Music on Spotify & Apple Music.