We love to focus our attention on musicians and bands from Northern Ireland, we receive submissions from all over the world. Our No Fixed Abode feature shines a light on artists and bands from further afield that we think you should hear.
Tree Museum – Feels Real
Our first stop on this iteration is Toronto, Canada. Tree Museum unleash an interesting indie folk anthem. It opens quite stripped back before the drums kick in properly which helps elevate it. Lyrically it is engaging and reflects on the end of the lockdowns and the feeling of having nothing to show for those years. Despite the folky vibes, there are dashes of poppy undertones that set it apart from its peers.
Callum Pitt – I Feel a God and a Devil in this Room
Callum Pitt carves his name into indie folk mastery with his latest single. It has got all the hallmarks of Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens and other contemporary folk artists. There is sweeping and stirring strings across the song and the beautiful female vocal really hits home. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles or fancy effects but the track stopped me in my tracks and left me with plenty to ponder.
Emil Landman – Our Love
The Netherlands offer us up Emil Landman and his new release ‘Our Love’. It doesn’t stray too far from the indie folk template but has an addictive foot tapping composition. The vocals are engaging and while lyrically not overly taxing manages to convey the sense of freedom that comes with letting go and pursuing the things you truly love. Composed in the Himalayas over a three week trek, we can only recommend that he does it again soon if it produces tracks like this.
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