EMMA RUTH RUNDLE, ST. VINCENT, RÓISÍN MURPHY, STEVIE NICKS, CHRISTINE MCVIE
The limited edition opaque pink vinyl indie-stores-only reissue of Emma Ruth Rundle's On Dark Horses out this week is a prime example of why I love having this blog. Originally released in 2018, I completely missed it at the time, but spotted it in a mailing list email recently and put it on the list for this week. It's a brilliant combination of heavy and light, or indeed loud and quiet - in that it feels heavy whilst still being melodic and without feeling just plain noisy. I've been racking my brain for comparisons but haven't yet hit on the appropriate one. Loved it, though. Definitely one that will be getting some repeat plays.
Sticking with the heavy theme, hot on the heels of Miley Cyrus' cover of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' from The Metallica Blacklist, comes St. Vincent's cover of 'Sad But True'. You'd expect nothing less, but it's superb.