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Currentmoodgirl – Letter L

Greta Edith, of Manchester’s ‘Pearl City’ (Sunday Best Records) and ‘Bernard and Edith’ (Bella Union), is charting a course through new terrain with her latest project, CURRENTMOODGIRL.

A true northern chanteuse; with her velvety-soft vocal melodies threading the needle between anchoring basslines and heavy, distorted beats, Edith creates a melancholy pop sound that is daringly expressive.

The Letter L”, is described as “A playground clap game that got out of hand” and is entirely self produced and played including instrumentation from flute, steel pan and Theremin. The music floats by the window in a landscape that is as genuinely heartfelt as it is alluring & hypersexual.

Accompanied by a Lynchian home music video: an alliterative fever dream of monochrome-on-red, a tangled & disheveled ballerina, dancing like no one is watching. Edith leads us down a primrose path in her study of life’s mercurial swings.

What do we get for our trouble and pain? Just a rented room in Whalley Range.” so sang Morrissey on Miserable Lie.

Hi Greta! How have you been influenced by your surroundings?

Manchester’s industrial past is beautiful to me. I can taste its copper blood, and I want to play in its gritty playground.

Why did you create CURRENTMOODGIRL?

I’m driven to make music/sounds that validate the intense ping pong emotions I feel, in my body, mind and heart! I want to know how guilt sounds… I want to make a song that sounds like how my skin feels when I’m flustered and in a rage… or a lullaby that replicates the after-shock of a panic attack.

How have you been coping during the pandemic?

At first I was maniacally making music – I had no money, surviving off cuppa soups, and my friends had to come to the rescue bringing me food and helping me pay rent, but I felt happy.

Now I’m on the dole and exhausted… I can’t get out of bed and the past month has been a real challenge to cope.

But I’m gonna do the dishes I swear!

You recently performed a live set on youtube, tell us about that?

I’ve been discovering new ways to play live so I’m enjoying the process and figuring out what I want to do… so its nice to have the brain space to think about that, at least when I’m not unwell.

How have your experiences in the music industry been like so far?

I have been making music for 10 years now and there’s no way to penetrate through unless you’re rich or know the right people. It doesn’t matter how good you are.. the “rock stars” and “icons” of today are youtube bloggers and influencers. You just have to forget all about that and enjoy the self discovery, and if anything good comes along, it’s a bonus.

What are your ambitions for the project?

I just want to keep branching out, working with different artists and evolving into a new Pokemon.

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Slows Down – The Way Down Leering


I’m finding it difficult to express just how much I love The Way Down Leering, recently revealed by London musician Slows Down. Heavy in both ideas and instrumentation, this ambitious piece grows patiently and hypnotically, providing moments of minimalist beauty before turning into something far bigger.

The individual work of Alexander Hawthorne, you find at the heart of it, an emotional and melancholy vocal that at times feels close to giving up. Referencing both the dark psychedelica of Spiritualized and the experimental gloom of Swans, The Way Down Leering contains a sea of noise, and you should dive right in.

Phill Young

Bernard & Edith – Poppy


Manchester electronica duo Bernard & Edith are to blame for my untidy house. FACT. I had serious plans for a spring clean today… and Henry Hoover is just sat there looking at me with a sadness in his eye. Poppy is one of those songs that makes you drop everything you’re doing, the kind of distraction you’re relieved to have.

It’s felt for a while now that Manchester’s musical resurgence has not been down to one particular movement or specific sound, more a DIY ideology that can be found in pockets of activity across the city. I’ve often likened Whalley Range based vocalist Greta Edith to Grimes with a hint of Coronation Street – she has this genuine warmth and attitude that really sets her apart from everyone else. Poppy is a stunning piece of work, dark and atmospheric – accompanied by the perfect visual representation.

Poppy is released via SWAYS and available for pre-order now

Phill Young