Lizabett Russo: “Running With the Wolves” (Debut Album Review)

Muruch first introduced you to Romanian-born, Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo two years ago as part of our Surfacing series. Lizabett was one of our more memorable undiscovered artists and her new debut full-length, Running With the Wolves, more than lives up to the extraordinary potential we heard in those first three songs.

From the haunting opener “You May Go Further and Find Worse” through softer folk ballads like “Surrender” and more quirky delights like “Love Me No Matter What,” Running With the Wolves is a nonstop surprise and pleasure.

Lizabett’s supernatural voice is as multi-faceted and multi-genre as her intricately orchestrated music. She can cram the vocal styles of Sia, Melody Gardot, My Brightest Diamond, Regina Spektor and Joan Baez into a single note, particularly in the moody ballad “I’ve Been Waiting” and the gorgeous finale “River Bridge.” Not mention the mindblowingly wide range of songs she’s covered live.

Lizabett Russo’s debut album, Running With the Wolves, is an exquisite collection of some of the most beautiful and innovative songs ever recorded.

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Lizabett Russo Official Site

Banditos: New Song & Debut Album

We first introduced you to Banditos 2 years ago (around the same time as Lorde) as part of Muruch’s Surfacing series. Now the band is set to release their debut self-titled full-length album via Bloodshot Records (one of our favorite labels) on May 12th. You can hear the first single, “Cry Baby Baby” below…


Banditos Official Site


Company of Thieves’ Genevieve Debut Solo EP

We “introduced” readers to Genevieve as part of Muruch’s Surfacing series in January and we’re excited to announce the upcoming release of the Company of Thieves frontwoman’s debut solo EP, Show Your Colors, on. Genevieve always sounds fabulous…



Genevieve on FB


Shivaree’s Ambrosia Parsley: New Songs & Solo Album

Former Shivaree singer Ambrosia Parsley’s debut solo album, Weeping Cherry, will finally be released in the U.S. via Barbés Records on April 28th. You can hear “Skin & Bones” at EW and “Make Me Laugh” at Bullett.

Ambrosia Parsley Official Site


SOAK: New Video, Album & Mp3!

By: Brn

It’s been over 2 years since we introduced you to SOAK (a.k.a. Bridie Monds-Watson) as part of Muruch’s “Surfacing” series. The Irish singer-songwriter has recently been signed to Rough Trade Records and will release her debut full-length album, Before We Forgot How to Dream, on June 1st in the UK and June 2nd in the US. The first single, “Sea Creatures,” debuted on a prestigious BBC Radio 1 show and is a reworking of a song we originally shared here in that January 2013, post (her Soundcloud demos have since been removed). For a limited time, you can download a free, legal mp3 of “B a noBody” at NPR Music. You can watch the both official videos below…

Soak Official Site