Gillian Stone, Catherine Elms, Lupis, and more…

November 19th, 2022.

Welcome to this cold autumn at least here at my end, not sure what about you but I just realize that I’m more a Spring-Summer type of person, I don’t want to think in the winter yet, as I’m getting older my relation with the cold weather is getting worst, but we’re here not to talk about my perception the weather, I hope you’re enjoying the weekend my friends, my pick for album of the week is “Spirit Photographs” by Gillian Stone a Female Rising Star artist with an interesting way to deal with grief, you can find it in your favorite streaming platform and if you feel like it can support Gillian via Bandcamp buying it.

Are you enjoying the Top 100 Songs 2022? Well not sure when but soon you’ll have the third installment, so far you can enjoy the first 50 tracks and check the two previous articles (100-76 and  75-51).

Let’s move on with this Week 46 for the round up 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to. As always, my friendly reminder so you don’t forget to support these artists, please. Only the ones that you feel in your heart and soul, all of them have something to say to you, you only need to gives them the chance to do it, remember that everything counts, I’m sure they’re going to appreciate it every little thing that you can do.

Most of these albums are recently released (and important to say that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations I’ve Tried Sleeping, Bridget Kelly Quinn, Mayshe-Mayshe, and more…, for the whole 2022 or 2021).



1.- Gillian Stone’s sound is known for being “surreal” in approach. I would call it avant-garde. It’s definitely vocally centered as at times it’s almost acapella only accompanied by minimalist type of trippy pulsations, loops, and piano. The title of the EP “Spirit Photographs,” is named after a spiritualist practice that was popular just after the Spanish Flu. You can read our review here.

2.- Catherine Elms’ debut album I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It is a journey of self-discovery, self-healing and self-actualization like none other. With a mystical, ethereal sound that enhances Elms’ emotional connection with her themes and powerfully transmits them to the listener, she presents a cinematic atmosphere where she blends pop, rock and orchestral sound as an autobiographical exploration of her darkest times and the light she found at the end of the tunnel.You can read our review here.

3.- Rochester, New York’s Lupis is band with a sound and fury amidst a controlled chaos. It’s magnificent. The band released a new album on October 28th to streaming services and on Bandcamp. Cynically titled, “Probably Fine”. You can read our review here.  

4.- Hailing from Swansea, UK, Hot Mass take their eclectic taste in music and throw it all into the melting pot to create some melodic, grunge fuelled, indie popping, jaw dropping, punk bangers awash with defiant upbeat lyricism. Hot Mass are back with their second album, titled ‘Happy, Smiling and Living the Dream‘. Featuring twelve melodic and poignant songs, the album expertly combines driving rhythms with their know-how of infusing catchy melodies. The sounds of early college rock, 90’s grunge and UK punk particularly shine through on this record.

5.- Often described as dramatic, angular, emotional, or sometimes just “lots of yelling”, Scatterchild have spent the last few years carving out a name for themselves on the Manchester scene. Whether it’s their cinematic videos, theatrical stage shows or ambitious multi-arts projects, Scatterchild rarely do things by halves. The Whispers We Leave EP is a culmination of everything Scatterchild have created since their return post-pandemic. It captures a period of vulnerability. Be it exposed soft spots, substance abuse, loneliness or bruises; this record is Scatterchild’s most open and most intimate. You need only listen to the opening verse of ‘Tough Love’ to hear the emotional ache that ties this record together.

6.- Magna Zero in their own words “Our sound is raw and our songs convey messages of peace, love, hope, and unity in today’s turbulent world.” Listen to their debut album “All Must Go

    7.- Following the success of their previous singles “Shut Your Mouth” and “Save Me”. Not Now Norman are back in their vein of hard-hitting tracks, most of which have been born of personal experience or are of major topical concerns. Now releasing their first album “It’s Not This One” – a fine combination of The Pretty Reckless and Black Sabbath mixed with their own original flair to add to their ever diverse sound. You can read our review here.

8- Arising from the US Southeast and originating in 2017, Supertilt is a post-metal instrumental duo. Their sound merges the density and grit of alternative metal riffs with electronic textures and industrial beats. The 2022 debut Band Fantastic is comprised of compact, yet elaborate arrangements that impart a sense of immediacy with an evolving, layered atmosphere.

9.- Ghost Idols and their new album “No Shade Under A Dying Sun” Members Robert Arbuckle, Christopher Dwyer and Joe Nathan have been carefully crafting a hard-edged yet thoughtful wall of sound since the band’s inception in late 2012. With equal parts angles and sludge – thundering bass, pounding toms, and caterwauling guitars propel the music forward in interesting and often unexpected directions. Vocals weave in and out of the music, rounding out the band’s sonic excursions.

Worth to check the following releases by Lilith MaxStorybook”, AbraxaI Can Let You Go Now”, BEKIMACHINEAnother Atmosphere”, FlenderPrecious Essence” and VoxinusImagine Falling In Love

I hope not only you can enjoy these artists but also remember to support them, streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can find in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Debut Bands (Off The Radar), Sickest & Dopest, Autumn Acoustic, Only Punk, Unknown but Essentials! And Fueltronic My Brain.

Remember that you can always find me here Linktree Jpgchief for all my social media, playlists, promos, weekly upcoming music, feedback, album of the week, the blog, and announcements.

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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up:

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