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Skittish shows us the future of thorny folk-rock with their eighth release, House on Fire.


LA-based alt-rock outfit, Skittish, shunted folk-rock further into the future than it has ever been with their 8th release, House on Fire. If you can imagine what it would sound like if Hozier did thorny post-rock synthpop, you can get an idea of just how alchemic the fiery release is.

With the female vocals projecting a sense of innocence into the progressively unpredictable instrumentals and the male vocals injecting plenty of raconteur energy into the sporadically symphonic track, even if you listened to House on Fire 100 times, you’d still be picking new fractures of ingenuity from the unforgettably refreshing track.

House on Fire is due for official release on November 19th. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Skittish – Nights Like These: The Folk Rock Band That Needs to be on Your Radar

Nights Like These is the latest aural offering of Indie Pop collective Skittish; before the first verse even ran through I was captivated by the resonant melodies on offer from the US based four-piece powerhouse. Their rhythmically delicate composition is one of the most poignant tracks from the Folk-Rock genre that I’ve heard in a long time. Skittish may draw reminiscence to bands such as Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men and Bastille with their sound, yet their prodigal approach to the genre is anything but archetypal.  Nights Like These is on the slower spectrum of Folk and doesn’t rely on overly amplified instrumentals to create evocative waves of emotion; that all boils down to the sweet vocal offerings which verse the straight poetic lyrics for the ultimate feel-good effect.

You can check out Skittish’s latest single Nights Like These for yourselves from July 20th, 2018 via SoundCloud, in the meantime, head on over to their page and check out their other mesmerizingly concordant Folk Rock masterpieces.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mayshe-Mayshe sung an ethereal art-pop lullaby in her latest bedroom pop single, Indigo

Ahead of the launch of her sophomore album, the Yorkshire bedroom pop artist and producer, Mayshe-Mayshe (Alice Rowan), has painted the airwaves in ‘Indigo’.

With a sense of spirituality in her artfully hushed choral vocals as they meet the dreamy art-pop melodies weaved on vintage synths and the skittish yet absorbingly organic percussion, the ethereal allure of Indigo shouldn’t be underestimated. Lyrically, Indigo inspires the listener into embracing the uncertainties of life and reminds them that there is always another side to exhaustion and ennui.

Indigo may be technically lo-fi, but Mayshe-Mayshe created a feat of indie dream pop that could easily rival Warpaint, Beach House and Deer Hunter. It comes as no surprise that many of her fans return to her anxiety-quashing sound time after time.

Mayshe-Mayshe’s album, Indigo, will release across all major streaming platforms on November the 11th. Indigo, the single, is now available to stream on Spotify and YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast