Category Archives: Folk

VIDEO : MADJO – CHOOSE THE HEART (Alt/Folk – France)

Madjo (by Emma Picq)

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

FREEDOM FRY – THE WILDER MILE (Indie – US)

Freedom Fry

Freedom Fry is the musical alter ego of French songstress Marie Seyrat and American multi instrumentalist Bruce Driscoll, who together make pulsing sun-soaked indie pop you just want to play on repeat on a breezy summer afternoon. Their latest offering “The Wilder Mile”, released on August 5th, is just that kind of song…

Featuring Seyrat and Driscoll’s perfectly entwined vocals, this new song is a playful indie pop gem with an undeniable retro vibe. Since their last releases, the pair have built their own home studio and have written and recorded an album’s worth of new music which they intend to release track by track over the next few months. So keep an ear out for more!

More info on Freedom Fry’s official site or Facebook. Buy their music on 

PSAPP – WHAT MAKES US GLOW (Folktronica – UK)

Psapp met over a decade ago in a basement filled with instruments, makeshift percussions, second-hand bits and bobs and homemade sound creations (like a marimba made from bones) and they have been music ever since. On their long-awaited new album (nearly four years in the making), the London-based duo take to a joyous place filled with hand claps, heartfelt melodies and layers of delightful vocals.

Psapp - Wet Salt     

Psapp’s fourth full length album is a magical and decidedly experimental venture, that will undoubtedly bolster the reputation of one of the bands that helped define the sound of folktronica (think Tunng or Half Cousin). A truly unique collection of songs!

Find out more on Psapp’s official site or Facebook. Buy the new album on

MATT CORBY – RESOLUTION (Alt/Folk – Australia)

Matt Corby

Australian singer songwriter Matt Corby recently premiered his new song “Resolution” and to say this release is highly anticipated is an understatement! Written in a little dingy LA apartment earlier this year, this is yet another beautiful tune from the young dreamy-eyed artist, showcasing his powerful vocals and amazing songwriting talent.

With already four independent EPs under his belt, Matt Corby scored a major hit in 2011 with his stunning single “Brother” and 2012 saw his cover of The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” receive millions on views on YouTube.

“Resolution” is the first taste of Matt Corby’s forthcoming debut album, which should be released before the end of the year. For more info, check out his official site or Facebook. Buy the music on

AMARANTE – UDANA PRANA (Indie/Folk – US)

Husband and wife duo Amarante, aka Jysi and Josh Hewitt, have been creating, recording and producing their music themselves in Fresno, CA, since 2011. Their new album Udana Prana opens the door to new musical directions, adding touches of folk and hints of acoustic pop to their subdued ambient sound.

Amarante - The Manic     

Backed by echoing guitars and understated drums, Josh and Jysi’s perfectly harmonised vocals create a warm and intimate ambiance, effortlessly drawing the listener deep into their lyrical world. Whether listening to the whole album or playing selected songs on repeat, the duo’s twinkling melodies, occasional flourishes of vocal splendor and utter sincerity are sure to delight even the most discerning

For more info, go to Amarante’s Facebook. Stream Udana Prana on SoundCloud or get your own copy on their Bandcamp.