New singles from PicaPica, Sage Caswell, and Hand Habits

A good breadth of singles out this week ~ melody rich guitar music from PicaPica, spaced out jungle-infused electronica from Sage Caswell, and a lulling ode to the complexities of desire from Hand Habits. Scroll on to listen!


PicaPica – ‘Cast In Stone’ (Rough Trade)

Featuring dual front women Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, PicaPica share a song of two halves – of the emotionally turbulent waxing and waning of love. For you if you’re fixing for the sunshine of 60s west coast pop and indie folk.

The track also comes with news of a limited edition 12″! It’s out Friday 15 February and includes two remixes from Seb Rochford, who you’d know as drummer for the legendary Patti Smith.


Sage Caswell – ‘Walter Reed HD’ (2MR)

‘Walter Reed HD’ is lifted from a forthcoming new record, Evil Twin – out 29 March. Caswell: “Evil Twin was intended to be as much a visual idea as a soundtrack to feeling out of control. I didn’t really want to talk about it, so I made this album.” Take direction from the man himself, and dive in to the jungle-driven dreamscape.

Hand Habits – ‘what lovers do’ (Milk!)

Hand Habits shares another cut off their forthcoming album, placeholder, out 1 March. Hand Habits is Meg Duffy, whose guitar lines have long graced the live shows of Kevin Morby among others, and who now holds their own on this assured, confident new album.

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