Neu Pick Listen to the charmingly rough’n’ready alt-folk of ‘Mona’ from Southampton’s Cult Film

Fans of (Sandy) Alex G will find something to love in today’s Neu Pick.

Southampton-based Cult Film - the project of Chapman Lee - is releasing his debut EP ‘Mona’ via Bournemouth cassette label Devil Town Tapes next month, and its title track and single is today’s Neu Pick.

Written about everyone’s favourite cartoon vampire of the same name (yep, we’ve obviously had the theme tune stuck in our heads all day), ‘Mona’ is a charmingly rough’n’ready slice of alt-folk that takes cues from the likes of (Sandy) Alex G.

In just two minutes, the track creates a dulled but charming atmosphere, lifted above folky singer-songwriter tropes by panned percussion and a noodling lead guitar.

The singer describes the ‘Mona’ EP as a “15 minute auditory fantasy in hopeful naivety and feeling like nothing at all,” and it comes out on 22nd March.

The cassette is available to pre-order here - Cult Film will play a release show for ‘Mona’ at Bournemouth’s Sixty Million Postcards on 21st March alongside Soot Sprite, Death by Shotgun and Moya Silk.

Listen to ‘Mona’ below.

Read More

Bastille: Rhythm Of The Night

Bastille: Rhythm Of The Night

Already having two ginormous, multi-million selling records under their collective belt, Bastille are diving deep into a much more intimate scene on their new album ‘Doom Days’.

Filthy/Gorgeous: Filthy Friends

Filthy/Gorgeous: Filthy Friends

Ideas around climate change and environmental ruin hang heavy over ‘Emerald Valley’ - the second album from Portland’s Filthy Friends. But there’s hope there too.