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Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

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Unflinching: Jenny Wilson releases Lo’ Hi’

SEEN is fascinated by the discomfiting yet necessary vision of Jenny Wilson who has released a new single LO’ HI’, the latest track to emerge from her forthcoming album 
‘EXORCISM’, due for UK release on April 20, 2018 via Gold Medal Recordings. Having previously collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid …

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Kate Simko and the LEO: Women and the Hall

SEEN has attended three gigs now to see Kate Simko and her London Electronic Orchestra. Once was in the basement of Phonica Records, once at the Jazz Café in Camden and last night in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. Not only that, Simko curated an evening of female-led creative activity as part …

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Ruth Royall: ‘Heart on Fire’ & Hootananny live date – 24th February

Bristol-based singer-songwriter, Ruth Royall released a new single ‘Heart On Fire’ on the 9th of February 2018. The follow up to her recent ‘4U’ debut single, was recorded and self produced in the singer’s hometown and is available digitally through all the usual major outlets. Check out her fabulous video here: Ruth’s nu soul/jazz sound …

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Girlpool’s Picturesong: Deep Love and Loneliness

SEEN has been finding Girlpool’s single “Picturesong” alternately haunting/sad/calming. Their lush harmonies are a standout. Produced by Dev Hynes, Girlpool commented: “Picturesong is a word invented to explore what we create in each other when we want to feel deep love because of loneliness or otherwise, and brings into question the reality and delusion of the things we feel.”

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Nick Hodgson of Kaiser Chiefs Launches New Album

Emerging back into earshot, erstwhile Kaiser Chief Nick J.D. Hodgson is pleased to announce his debut solo album Tell Your Friends. Released on January 26th 2018 on his own label imprint Prediction Records. He launched the album in London on the 6th at the islington.

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Albert Man Launches ‘Say Something Loving’ on 7th February

SEEN favourite Albert Man is ready for 2018 with an arsenal of new songs, written during the last few months of 2017. The intention is to release a series of singles in the New Year, the first of which is called ‘Say Something Loving’ which was released on the 2nd February 2018. SEEN has it on her playlist and finds it haunting and poignant, emphasising Man’s skills with a catchy lyric even as it heightens the complexity of love..

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All On a Summer’s Evening: Karine Polwart

SEEN has been enjoying the dreamy poetry of Karine Polwart. This new clip for ‘All On A Summer’s Evening’ was directed by Marry Waterson (part of the Waterson/Carthy folk dynasty), and closely follows the release of ‘A Pocket Of Wind Resistance’ (out now on Hudson Records), which has been picking up 4 & 5 star …