Astronauts, etc. and Bells Atlas guitarist Derek Barber is releasing his sophomore album Me Tie Dough-ty Walker under the moniker of Perhapsy and the brilliant ‘All My Soul Swallowed’ is the first single taken from it.
Airy yet melancholic synth arpeggios open this fantastic track from Brisbane alt-pop group Cub Sport, with the repeated painful title line “you’re my only friend…” ushering in the anthemic chorus. The overall off-kilter and slightly gloomy feeling of the song is an intentional device used to musically articulate the central themes in the lyrics. As […]
A song with a straight up no nonsense drum beat for an intro always gets me, it’s a bit of a weakness, so I always feel let down if the rest of the band come in and ruin it. This is thankfully nowhere near the case with ‘Fine’ by TUSKA; the washy synths warm up […]
‘Tape’ is the new 4-track release from Canadian alt-punk group Chastity. I heard first track ‘You’re Scary Now’ a bit in advance of the rest of the EP, and was all set to remark on the linearity of this track – in neither a negative nor positive way, just noting an interesting departure from the […]
The queue to get into one of Camden’s best venues, Dingwalls, stretches around the corner from the off – the first sign that the acts on show tonight have struck a chord with London’s youth. The second indication of the kind of show this is going to be, comes when you spot the disco ball […]
‘Electrify’ comes with the promise that fans of Weezer or Ash will love it, and whilst the off-kilter pop-punk chorus is pretty reminiscent of the latter. I had difficulty picking up any similarity to the former, except from frontman Jamie, looking a little bit like Rivers Cuomo.
Nothing But Thieves are an artist I first heard about when they came to play The Portland Arms in Cambridge (….getting the home-town plug in early doors!) in February 2014, to what can be flatteringly described as a ‘modest’ crowd. In the 18 months since they have evidently been busy grafting away at the touring […]