Review: Animal by Lisa Taddeo

With Lisa Taddeo’s debut novel we meet Joan. Once you meet Joan, it’s difficult to un-meet Joan. In fact, despite being half-way through another novel, as soon as I picked up Animal the other novel got shoved aside. Taddeo’s character is beguiling, unflinching and through Alice, you are keen to find out more.

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Laytha: We hope to release another few singles and then finally our debut album

Laytha have just dropped new track, What Will I Gain. An indie-folk act informed as much by the future as they are by the past, Laytha’s combination of stunning narratives and addictive song composition has helped them establish themselves as one of the brightest new talents in Ireland. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new music and plans for the remainder of the year, as well as some of their favourite venues.

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Em: Say What You Mean is a heartfelt, melancholic and ethereal record

Everywhere she goes, Billboard AC Top 30 singer/songwriter Em carries a ring on her finger emblazoned with one word: Truth. This ring is a resounding symbol of her arrival into knowledge of self as a young woman who has been a recording and performing artist since the age of twelve. With new single, Say What You Mean, out and word of an album The Fountain caught up with Em to discuss the new music and the plans.

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Joe Turner: Noir was a step in a new direction for me

Born and raised in Croydon, Joe Turner is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting young producers around. He grew up in a house filled with soul music and a dash of nineties electronica. His grandfather, a jazz pianist, was a major influence from whom he’s undoubtedly inherited the musical talent that saw him writing his first song at just eleven years old. With new tracks out emerging from new EP Reflections, The Fountain caught up with Joe about the new music and planned gigs for the foreseeable.

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Gavin Thorpe: I am looking forward to releasing the album out on the 17th September

Bristol based singer-songwriter Gavin Thorpe is back with brand new single Rise Above, which was released on 16th July 2021 via Distiller Records. The follow up to Gavin’s Talk Club EP, which featured the Radio 2 play-listed From Now On, Rise Above is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming Rewind project, an album featuring twelve tracks, spanning over twenty years and collecting together re-recorded tracks from Gavin’s five albums. Gavin spoke with The Fountain about the new music and divulged the date of the album release.

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