Videos

Spygenius – Windy

     Before we get started, Windy (seen/heard here) is from Spygenius’ previous and wonderful LP, Man On The Sea, reviewed here. If you haven’t had a chance to pick that one up yet, now is a perfect time! Bundle it up with the equally great, Spygenius Blow Their Covers LP (due out in just 2 days – what this review is all about) and you will have the perfect gift for yourself or that hard-to-buy-for music lover on your list.  Christmas is coming fast and Spygenius is the perfect gift.  Do I sound…

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Sinnober – From Afar

     Three months ago, Vodka was happy to have a new Sinnober single to review, Ophelia. It was beautiful and so great to have these two back making music again! Fast forward to today, and yet another single has dropped, From Afar (seen/heard here). Rather than just review it without any feedback, I really wanted to find out how things were going in the Sinnober world. I reached out to them and received a response from Natalie Brice to a few questions.  The questions and responses follow. I may edit…

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Charm of Finches – Concentrate on Breathing

     New to Vodka, Charm Of Finches, provide beautiful two-part harmonies, sung as equal parts which ends up sounding like a chorus. The artists closest to having harmonies and beautiful melodies like this were Lily and Madeleine which appeared on Vodka back in 2013 when they debuted, and then disappeared off the face of the earth in 2015. Made up of two sisters, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, the Australian duo breathe new life into melody-driven folk-pop.  Concentrate On Breathing (seen/heard here), off the duo’s recently released LP, Wonderful…

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Moonwood – Slow Down

     Set firmly in the mid-tempo range of indie-rock, Moonwood’s latest single Slow Down (September 2021) delves into the differences between two people in a struggling relationship, and the effort that needs to be made to hold things together.   The effort is worth it, in Moonwood’s case, and the message is just “slow down:”  “Let’s talk things out I’ve got the time To see things through From both our sides It can be tough Dealing with me I’ll show you now What we could be Slow down, I’ll grab your hand, just cry Like you do it all the time Honey just slow down…” Musically,…

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Maygen & The Birdwatcher – Antidote

     New to Vodka, Maygen & The Birdwatcher present a beautiful blend between folk stories and styles, with nods to both bluegrass and country thrown in for good measure. Enter Antidote (seen/heard here), from the band’s recent long-player Moonshine (October 2021), which is a different twist on the classic love song.  Lyrically, Antidote highlights the stubborn self-sufficiency of the protagonist, which is just fine with their status alone and in control, until someone comes along with the tools to crack open the protective shell: “It’s always been my way, or no…

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