Sister Ivy – Dark Magic

I put this one on the back burner last night and had a re-listen this evening, yes, I was right, it is quite the mellow tune indeed. Sister Ivy is a Jazz Soul outfit from North Carolina with a nice and chilled out vibe going on, which gets my support. The languid style of lead... Continue Reading →

Ishmael Ensemble – Lapwing

Rarely you come across an instrumental piece that delievers a punch as big as this one does from Bristol's Ishmael Ensemble! I stumbled accross this beauty a couple of days ago and have been keeping it to myself until now. As soon as I heard the initial kicks I was into this, by the time... Continue Reading →

Mildlife – How Long Does It Take

Funky Disco is never a bad shout no matter what day of the week it is. Melbourne's four piece 'Mildlife' have just released their latest foray into the psych jazz world with the sublime 'How Long Does It Take'. We have featured a few jazz disco style acts on the Sniffer in our opening year... Continue Reading →

Ginevra – Lips

Music of real beauty from Turin, Italy here from 25 year old musical prodigy Ginevra. Lips is a stylish opening track from this heavily anticipated newbie - pure honest vocal narratives at play here. There is a brilliant simplicity to it all, with keyboard melodies and only a little bit of electro complimenting it. In... Continue Reading →

Dumbo Gets Mad – Makes You Fly

Italian duo Luca Bergomi and Carlotta Menozzi formed this psych-rock project upon moving to LA back in 2010. I have just stumbled upon them now, god forbid, and what a first impression they've made! 'Makes You Fly' is superb on so many levels. The opening Jazz horns and percussion build this up nicely from the... Continue Reading →

The Comet Is Coming – Final Eclipse

London Jazz, electronic and experimental trio 'The Comet Is Coming' are on the move in the coming weeks as they first embark on their European and then head Stateside for a few sneaky gigs. Blaring out uniquely manic sounds, they are a must see if you get the chance. An exciting sound is always welcome... Continue Reading →

The Cinematic Orchestra – A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life

Twelve years!! It's been twelve years since The Cinematic Orchestra released their last album 'Ma Fleur'. I'll never ever forget the opening track 'To build a home' with Patrick Watson - I blasted that tune out for my music practical exam when I was a young buck in school. That tune, alongside Watson's 'The Great... Continue Reading →

Monday Music: Stavroz – It Was All A Ruse

Belgian foursome Stavroz are back with brand new Record 3 years after their debut release ‘The Ginning’ in 2015. With their usual experimental vibes on offer here, it is imperative you check them out. ‘Kasambila’ is the name of this latest collection releases of this weekend on their own Ghent based label ‘Moonfamily’ and we... Continue Reading →

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