The Guardian declares Holy Strays’ Chasm has “An eerie sense of grandeur”

The Guardian has written some nice words about the title track of HOLY STRAYS debut Chasm EP
“an eerie sense of grandeur” indeed is exactly correct.

Much much more to come from this talented young Parisien


Another beautiful song from MADELINE MONDRALA up on Fake DIY

Madeline Mondrala on chair lo res

Madeline Mondrala is an LA raised, NYC-residing new songwriter who doesn’t do things by the book. Everything feels like a risk. Each tiny fragment of a song comes off like something she might’ve been egged on to do. But it’s paying off.

Earlier this year her ‘Bad Kid’ video was picked up in a Neu Bulletin. It’s a track all about never hanging out with “the wrong crew”. Everything’s performed on her own terms, minus distractions.

Which brings us onto ‘Maybe’, a stirring waltz of a song. Backed by dramatic strings and swimming piano sections, Madeline’s vocals sway from quiet and pensive to bellowed and unashamed. Loosely structured it might be, but every oddly-arranged piece meets up in a strange, clamouring climax, ending with the sombre statement, “Love just isn’t worth it in the end.”

Listen to Madeline Mondrala’s ‘Maybe’. It’s taken from ‘Cloud’ EP, out 14th October.