Artist Spotlight Releases

Blair Dunlop –
Trails: Queensland

We are all sorely missing live music. Thankfully, Blair Dunlop’s latest instalment Trails: Queensland transports you straight into the crowd of his 2020 Australian festival shows. Live music has never sounded so good – thank you, Blair!

The album was recorded at The Festival of Small Halls and Woodford Festival in Queensland, Australia. It also includes field recordings and interviews from the trip.

Stream / buy the album here

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Roxanne De Bastion –
Heavy Lifting

Heavy Lifting is the latest single from Roxanne De Bastion. It’s a moving requiem for a difficult year, produced by the legendary Bernard Butler, of Suede & The Verve.

We live in a world where we tend to keep all our hurt, fears and anxieties to ourselves. We share the peaks and not the troughs. Heavy Lifting is about the quiet, dark moments we usually battle with on our own. Writing this song has definitely helped me with my struggles – I hope it can provide comfort for others too.”

The track has received airplay on BBC 6 Music, made Amazing Radio’s playlist (and is currently at #22 in the Amazing Radio chart!), as well as being featured in The Independent’s new Spotify playlist.

Listen to the single and find out more about Roxanne here.

“I felt it would resonate. I hope it resonates. It was a hard decision as I’ve never put anything out in the world that has left me feel this vulnerable. There are beautiful and painful memories in between the beats and lines. If you listen to it properly, you can hear them.”