Sourcing and showcasing the globe's most vibrant new music – online and on stage – Lost In The Manor is a London-based webzine, promotions team, press agency and label.
Sourcing and showcasing the globe's most vibrant new music – online and on stage – Lost In The Manor is a London-based webzine, promotions team, press agency and label
Maggie has ditched the traditional folk instruments of her earlier work to make the kind of electronic alt-folk that would jam comfortably in the ears of a Sylvan Esso fan. Usually reinvention is a gamble for new artists but she makes it as instinctive as breathing.
Just as you’re beginning to fear Team Picture’s adherence to brute-force krautrock has left them as aggressively inflexible as the Russian football experience, they rustle up a spine-tingling flourish.
The diversity of Goat is what makes them so appealing, drawing influence from African music as well as Spanish and Native American sounds. ‘I Sing in Silence’ brings vitality and freshness
Among 'Sucking It Out'’s streamlined chorus and catchy reverbed harmonies is a startlingly spirited guitar solo, whose hue of harpsichordal distortion is one of the components that keeps the listener guessing over the track’s brief course.
What really dazzles is the band’s disarming dexterity through the three and a half minutes. The rhythm tracks are recorded live and the fidgety guitars and basslines weave exhilarating tangents throughout
The inventive electro-folk fusion is a compelling, confident example of unorthodox art that raises expectations for the Barcelona band’s new album
This single finds Plants And Animals belting out cohesive, bold and bouncy indie-soul, all sturdy groove, twinkling arpeggios and a memorable chorus – yes, a wholehearted refrain – about not surrendering your life to anxieties
“Hazy, atmospheric synthetic sound to some gorgeous pop melodies” Clash
“Diverse influences… Yet the resulting melange coheres into a frequently beguiling avant-garde chamber pop” - R2
“Skanking rhythms against furious electronics and near ambient guitar flourishes” Clash