It’s become fairly on-trend for female indie artists with birthdates in the 1980s – Banks, say – to namecheck their influences as Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and the rest of…

The jazzy singer-songwriterisms of [b]Casey Dienel[/b]’s debut, [b]‘Wind-Up Canary’[/b], gave no preparation for the baroque worlds conjured by her reinvention as [b]White Hinterland[/b] on 2008’s [b]‘Phylactery Factory’[/b]. Equally, those who…

Despite having a name that brings to mind a rowdy psychedelic collective that shares a mushroom dealer with Dead Meadow and a timeshare cottage in Laurel Canyon with Black Mountain,…