While most if not all songsmiths deploy imagined characters, Lord Huron’s songs inhabit entire fictional worlds, conceived by Michigan-born frontman Ben Schneider, whose inspirations include Western adventure novels and Kurt Vonnegut. The quintet’s unique spin on US indie-folk sets his tall tales amid hauntingly harmonised, reverb-heavy soundscapes, laced with surf and rockabilly licks.
In self-titling her recent fourth album, The Weather Station (aka Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman) announced its stylistic shift, from precision-honed economy to gut-punching turmoil, as her most heartfelt creation yet.
With several years’ buzz behind them, London alt-indie quartet Flyte’s debut album, 2017’s The Loved Ones, earned widespread critical raves. “Think Orange Juice covering Talking Heads” (Guardian)