Pikara from the USA releases a new LP – This Hollow on the 24th March.
Pikara – This Hollow – artwork
Pikara is the alt-folk solo project of Sara Johanne – originally from Sweden who keeps herself busy as a member of Dead Cinema, Susurrus Station, Nigh Chapparal, Dead Cinema and Zouaves in addition to running the label ÅIÖ Soundings along with Jason Breedon.
Craig Lawlor is an alt-rock solo performer from England.
Craig Lawlor – If You Knew – artwork
Released on the 24th January his debut single – If I knew. A track I enjoyed for the assimilation of various
styles into a coherent piece of work.
This is not going to make your brain wrestle with conundrums, neither will it send you off to count the number of forks you have in the cutlery draw as Craig Lawlor wrestles with a jauntiness that is melded with some persuasive minor chord strings and vocals that captures the attention resulting in the audience being left with a sense of melancholic isolation.
A track to add to the ‘moments of reflection’ playlist.