Josh David Jordan: You always want more but this film needed to be just this

With its echoes of Inside Llewyn Davis and Once, Josh David Jordan’s debut feature This World Won’t Break sets the unknown singer-songwriter’s struggle for recognition in the hot, dusty hues of the director’s hometown Dallas, Texas. The Fountain (TF) caught up with Jordan to chat about lessons learned, family projects and why making it big doesn’t necessarily prove you’re a great artist.

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Warm Digits: Rozi’s lyrics circle around individual and collective anxieties and how these tie up with reality, or not

Newcastle duo Warm Digits have shared their brand-new single, Everyone Nervous – a collaboration with British singer-songwriter and This Is The Kit band member, Rozi Plain. The new track is taken from Warm Digits new album Flight of Ideas (out 10th April on Memphis Industries) which also features guest vocals from The Lovely Eggs, Paul Smith of Maximo Park, The Orielles, and the Delgados’ Emma Pollock. The band spoke with The Fountain about the track in more detail as well as working with Rozi Plain.

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Leif Coffield: During writing I was getting so hyped at the thought of playing it

Leif Coffield is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter and producer who is emerging from the shadows with a interesting take on gothic electro-pop. Now, with the release of ‘monsta-san’ – his most ambitious track to date – Coffield confirms himself as inspiring local name. Originally from East Kilbride, Coffield moved to Chapelton in South Lanarkshire when he was 18, where he lived in a run-down caravan for three years. Leif spoke with The Fountain about the new track, and his plans for the rest of the year.

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Peter Sant: And like the land, the human characters remain nameless

Australian director Peter Sant’s Maltese-language debut feature Of Time and the Sea, which follows a small family living underground on a mysterious island, boasts gorgeous cinematography and reuses various abandoned filmsets dotted all over Malta. Talking to The Fountain, Sant shares his thoughts on genre, cinematography as a means of storytelling and the power of film.

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Hilary Roberts: We have new fans of all ages ranging from young children up to seniors because of this song

Hilary Roberts is back with a new single that came out just in time for Valentine’s Day! It’s called Good Man and it’s a pop-y romp all about praising the good man in your life and kicking any toxicity to the curb. Hilary spoke with The Fountain about the single in more depth as well as her plans for the remainder of the year.

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Paris Youth Foundation: Steve Lamacq played it on his show three times in the first week

Home Is Where The Heart Is is the first release from the Liverpool five-piece, Paris Youth Foundation, since signing to Modern Sky UK. Recorded at the legendary Parr Street Studios and produced by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Courteeners, Vistas), Home Is Where The Heart Is is a track brimmed with sonic optimism. Paris Youth Foundation spoke with The Fountain about this new track, as well as their plans for the year.

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