Review: Geese – Projector Rating 63%

Review: Geese – Projector

As soon as I encounter the band Geese it’s automatic to trail back to that beautifully brilliant project of Emma Smith’s and Vince Sipprell’s. which ultimately means any other is geared for failure, unless they absolutely astound. Geese is another band with the same name who actually begin and ends in Brooklyn, as a project between friends to build a home studio out of a basement. Their debut album Projector (out via Partisan/Play It Again Sam digitally on Oct 29th, and then on LP/CD/CAS on Dec 3) is born from the same ambition: make music by any means necessary. Despite liking this ethos, their DIY indie sound is not quite up to scratch to be associating with this bird.

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Review: Chelsea Carmichael – The River Doesn’t Like Strangers Rating 73%

Review: Chelsea Carmichael – The River Doesn’t Like Strangers

Saxophonist Chelsea Carmichael this week released their debut album whilst being signed to Shabaka Hutchings’ (The Comet Is Coming, Sons of Kemet, Shabaka and the Ancestors) new label Native Rebel Recordings. The River Doesn’t Like Strangers is a myriad of genres and influences as you listen to the nine sublime tracks that swerve us through jazz, funk and world music.

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Serena Sophia: It’s a very honest track so I feel like it has nothing to hide

Serena Sophia is a 27 year old singer-songwriter, dancer and actress from Glasgow in Scotland, and has lived and breathed music most of her life. She has a degree in Music from the University of Glasgow and a Masters in Musical Theatre from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She also plays piano and saxophone and worked as a singer/dancer/musician in Ibiza, New York, Dominican Republic, Miami, London performing on cruise ships and so forth. With new track Butterfly out Serena spoke with The Fountain about her music and plans for next year.

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Chris Linton: It’s wonderful to hear that new people are discovering it every day

The rising soulful indie act and ex-Royal Navy marine, Chris Linton, has recently released his second single Monster. Propelled by previous success with his song-writing in the gaming world, Chris Linton is an esteemed singer-songwriter with over 240 million streams across Spotify and YouTube. He spoke with The Fountain about the new music and plans for the year.

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The Gluts: It looks like that Mashilla attracted a load of new listeners

Released on 8 October on Fuzz Club Records, Ungrateful Heart is the fourth album from Milan-based group The Gluts. Although no less abrasive and confrontational in its utilising of ear-piercing feedback and hard-hitting riffs, the band say that the songs here primarily take cues from the likes of Fugazi, Gang of Four, the PiL-Pistols canon and the Campana brothers’ long adoration of Italian and American hardcore punk. The album arrives off the back of 2019’s Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip LP and tours and festival dates around the UK, Europe and South Africa. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new track Mashilla and their plans for the rest of 2021.

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Review: Rufus Wainwright, Usher Hall Rating 90%

Review: Rufus Wainwright, Usher Hall

Due to a Google Maps glitch, which led to me and my friend pacing repeatedly up and down Lothian road like a pair of expectant fathers, we missed the first song. When we finally find the venue (turns out it was the big dome lit up like Blackpool) Rufus Wainwright is just about to launch into his second number.

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Autogramm: We don’t have much planned other than finding a label to release a 7” of our newest recordings

Autogramm, the synth-driven, power-pop trio from Chicago and Vancouver have premiered a new video for their latest single, I Am A Situation, created by Berlin film maker and artist Dana Tucker (Peaches/Saskia Hahn). With this and the new album, No Rules via Nevado Records, on its way, The Fountain caught up with the band o discuss music and plans.

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Review: Laura Marling, Queens Hall Rating 65%

Review: Laura Marling, Queens Hall

Sadly Laura Marling’s long awaited Song For Our Daughter Edinburgh gig was somewhat overshadowed by the chaos of fire alarms, and chaos getting in and out of the venue, a nightmare for any artist. However, despite the stress of the event, she pulled it back together with a fine set of calm reflection that sits on the ten track LP.

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