Single: Natalie Indya West & Sunny Andrea – ‘Goddess’

As long time readers of these pages will know, we’re huge fans of roots music. In many cases those roots are planted firmly in the UK and international folk and country scene, but occasionally we’re drawn to roots of a different kind.

‘Goddess’ is a single out now from songwriter Natalie Indya West and vocalist Sunny Andrea. Primarily a pop track, the single is notable for drawing on the traditions of Indian music.

This Bollywood infusion makes for a refreshing take on the pop genre, and while it may not be taken from the traditions of old English music, you can’t help but respect the traditions it is drawn from on another continent. A single worth of your time and attention.

Pete Townshend teams with Des Horsfall (Kuschty Rye) for stunning single ‘Chameleon’

If ever there was a single made for lovers of folk music, then new track ‘Chameleon’ might just be it. Written by Katy Lane – ex-wife and muse of Ronnie Lane (The Small Faces/The Faces) – and performed by Des Horsfall’s Kuschty Rye and The Who’s Pete Townshend, the single is out on Friday.

It comes from a new Kuschty Rye album (in three volumes no less) which celebrates the life and work of Ronnie Lane. Clearly something of a passion project for Des Horsfall, the collaboration with Townshend came about because the legendary Who guitarist heard about the triple album and wanted to be involved.

The result is the delicate, beautiful single above.