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Every year to celebrate our birthday, we curate a free compilation album which showcases some of our favourite artists from the last year. We hope you enjoy this year’s selection! Download the album in full for free from our Bandcamp. Here’s a peek at the track from ivies…

A swelling symphony of atmospheric guitar, delicate vocals and a menacing bass line, semi-detached is the emotional catharsis of Durham-based quintet, ivies. Providing an introspective commentary on mental health, the track is Ivies’ proudest work to date and is the perfect listen for fans of Billie Eilish and The Backseat Lovers. 

When your mind starts telling you everything in the world is against you, you start to believe it and everything it tells you is what’s within your white picket fence.” They say about the song. “Breaking out of these cycles and recovering is tough, hence the anguish portrayed through the song.”


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