Ali John Meredith-Lacey, better known under the moniker Novo Amor, is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer. Lacey released early work in 2012, but rose to prominence after the release of his debut EP Woodgate, NY in March 2014. He has since released multiple singles as Novo Amor, as well as collaborative work with Ed Tullett.
“Anchor” comes with a gorgeous video directed by Josh Bennett.
For more info, tour dates and music, check out Novo Amor’s official site or Facebook. Buy “Anchor” on
LANKS is the enigmatic solo electronic project of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist, Will Cuming. A classically trained jazz guitarist, he is also influenced by electronic, pop and folk music. His brand new single “Bitter Leaf” is a hybrid of a pop song featuring intricate, layered guitar work, and Cuming’s elegant signature falsetto.
LANKS - Bitter Leaf
“Bitter Leaf” is Cuming’s second release this year, following February’s hugely successful single “Golden Age” which was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Andrei Eremin (Oscar Key Sung, Chet Faker) and clocked over 750K Spotify streams.
For more info, go to LANKS’ official website or Facebook. Buy the music on Bandcamp or
“Gradually” is the first song taken off Ben Watt’s upcoming solo album Fever Dream – the follow-up to 2014’s Hendra – which will be out on April 8 on Watt’s own label Unmade Road. “Gradually” has a ragged rock tone to it, quite a departure from the artist’s previous electronic endeavours or his sound with Everything But The Girl.
The song is “about what can happen to a long ongoing relationship over time; the gradual shifting sands; how love mutates, changes speed; how interior worlds can be obstructive,” Watt explains. “Gradually” comes with a video shot on the backstreets of Hackney and Islington by new young Welsh director, John Jeanes.
The Ben Watt Band feat. Bernard Butler will be on tour from April. For more info, check out his site or Facebook. Buy on
Australian folk singer/songwriter Matt Corby is back after two long years of silence. His new single “Monday” was shared with fans via SoundCloud and premiered on Triple J on October 1st. Though it sounds rich and full-bodied, it is exclusively made of sounds produced by Corby’s body and voice. No guitars, not even a kick drum.
This new song is the first taste of Corby’s forthcoming debut album, which was almost fully written and recorded in the coastal town of Berry and will be dropping early next year. The young musician explains that “Monday” is “a song about being able to appreciate where you are, being mindful, and thinking that maybe you don’t need much to depend on or define yourself by, you just need to enjoy the fact that we all get to share this single lifetime together.”
Corby will be heading on his first tour in two years in November (Australia, UK and US). Check out the dates and buy tickets on his official site or Facebook. Buy his music on
Four years after her debut album Trapdoor, French indie folk artist Madjo is back with new single “Choose the Heart”. Influenced by artists such as Beck, Fiona Apple or Antony & The Johnsons, Madjo is a classically-trained violinist but the instrument that stands out in her compositions is her voice. Reminiscent of the great female voices in jazz music, Madjo’s warm and honest voice delivers heartfelt lyrics that always hit home.
“Choose the Heart” is taken off Madjo’s brand new sophomore album Invisible World, self-released on March 2nd. The young singer songwriter spent three years on the road playing, sharpening, purifying her music to the bone and then she decided to retire to her childhood home in the French Alps to write her album. This album seems to come directly out of the mountains and conjurs up forgotten sounds and echoes that resonate and vibrate deep down within.
For more info, check out her official site or Facebook. If you like what you hear, buy Madjo’s music on