New Single from Sunflower Thieves

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Female pop-folk duo, Sunflower Thieves are back with their gorgeous new single Two Halves and we’re in love.

So here’s a story for you. Way back in 2016, Girls That Gig ,a community that celebrates women in music, hosted a Network and Chill event in Leeds and as a blogger and sometimes reviewer I thought that I might just tag along. 

Here I met Lily Sturt-Bolshaw and Amy Illingworth, a.k.a Sunflower Thieves, who were at the time looking for band members. Fast forward a year and I’m at a Joe Dolman gig and my fave duo are also there as one of the support acts. 

The multi-instrumental talent of Derbyshire/Nottingham/Leeds based duo is perfectly showcased in their layered acoustic style that is heart felt and oh so pure. 

Sunflower Thieves released their debut EP Hold the Storm  in 2017 to much acclaim and I’m so happy to hear new material in their latest single: Two Halves.

One of the things that I love about Sunflower Thieves is their mesmerising harmonies and Two Halves is no exception. If acoustic folk is your thing then I’d recommend that you check out Sunflower Thieves.

Two Halves is out now!

 

You can catch Sunflower Thieves live at the Derby Folk festival on the 6th October.

 

 

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Album Review: Bloom by Troye Sivan

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Last week, Troye Sivan released his sophomore album, Bloom. Coming almost three years after the release of Blue Neighbourhood, Bloom showcases Troye’s… well… blooming. Troye’s personal and musical maturity since Blue Neighbourhood is evident, not only from the songs but also the cover art.

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The very first track, “Seventeen,” touches on a young man’s sexual awakening. “The Good Side” is a heartbreaking ballad full of remorse and regret from a failed relationship. “Plum” tells the story of outgrowing a relationship and needing to move on from it. Troye delivers flawless vocals in “Postcard,” a stripped back track full of longing and desire.

While Troye does touch on more sensitive topics, Bloom also features some of the pure pop goodness that he’s known for. “My My My!” and “Bloom” are nothing short of bangers. “Dance To This” and “Lucky Strike” have more of a lowkey vibe to them, but are still bops nonetheless.

When it comes down to it, I can honestly say without hesitation that Bloom is the best album released this year. It has a certain cohesiveness that holds it together as a whole, yet the tracks all maintain their own unique feel. It is quite literally Troye blooming into a more mature musician and giving us a breathtaking sophomore album.

Listen to Bloom below!