Jon Doyle

Charles Spearin

I’ve had ’The Happiness Project’ by Charles Spearin for a good while but have never really given it the listen it deserves until recently. Spearin, a multi-inst...

Woodkid – Iron EP

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that Woodkid is the best thing I’ve discovered through Spotify, it’s an undeniable fact that he’s by far the best thing I...

Handsome Furs

Handsome Furs are back with their third album, Sound Kapital. For those unfamilar with the duo, they consist of Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexei P...

Super Wild Horses

Super Wild Horses are from Melbourne, Australia. They make noisy garage-pop/rock music that is both exciting and reassuringly familiar. Amy Franz and Hayley McK...

GROWN-UPS

GROWN-UPS are a punk band from Calgary. Their new release, E.T. lathe, is worth a mention for the artwork alone. Clocking in at under 3 minutes, this ‘EP’ is al...

Mojave Bird

Grace Peters, AKA Mojave Bird, is another find courtesy of Port St. Willow. Grace is from Portland, OR, and makes lovely ambient music which she has described a...

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks is Tim Showalter from Phildelphia. In 2003, when his fiancée left him and his house burnt down, Tim found solace in writing songs. His debut, Lea...

Jon Doyle

Jon is the editor/head honcho of Various Small Flames. He’s also a writer and PhD candidate, with a particular interest in post-postmodern fiction, belief and the unexplained.