For a festival dedicated by name to the confines of one sub-genre, an attendee could be forgiven without question for the anxieties provoked by a line-up lacking in eclecticism or an audience exclusive and ostracising of the outsider. Manchester Psych Fest 2018 annihilated these fears.
Returning for its sixth year, it is once again the turn of Manchester Psych Fest to sway musical attentions in the direction of the dizzying colour-culture of the Manchester psychedelic scene.
An encounter more explicit than previous singles in its exhibition of pop, ‘How Dare You’ is a tropical visitation that lands comfortably in summer heat, as Bokito instil their own rhythmic idiosyncrasy into indie-pop’s ever-sunny scenes.
The latest from The Hubbards – ‘That’s Not Right’ – is a slacker-rock resumption of the band’s crafted peculiarities, as they continue to fuse twee-pop comments of social inclusivity and love, with the boot-cut DIY dynamics of grungy Seattle.
Another step; another leap. In latest single, ‘What Have We Done?,’ The Opera Comic continue to triumph a progression into the progressive, as they lead listeners through an exhibition of expectations for their forthcoming EP, A Distant Now.
An expression of rain-hammered window gazes, Irish trio, Oh Joy craft in latest single, ‘Cab Sad’ – a brief moment of the morose, charged by numbed 6/8 lurches and sweeping guitar strokes.
London quintet Yawwn extend beyond the palm-treed indie pop of debut single, Partisan, in latest release, ‘Be A Man,’ as they begin to free their own indie eccentricities into open and loosened liberties, without losing any chase.
Built on reputable foundations of 2017 shows at Gorilla, O2 Ritz, and Head For The Hills Festival, Ist Ist release their debut EP, Spinning Rooms, as their first recorded statement beyond the confinements of a single-play or stage.
The Opera Comic’s first release of 2018, ‘Bright Young People’ is a freshly cordial invitation of escapade to their world of difference and delight.
Birmingham trio Lycio craft an enigmatic alternative-pop of contemporary class in new single, ‘Evil People.’ The bending track pins you to the best edge of your seat, as Lycio command an expansive sound set ostensibly beyond their three-piece capacity.
It is beginning to feel like every time The Hubbards release a song they further solidify a sonic identity that draws on the nuance and character of the great pinked guitar pop of the twentieth century, while (what seems to be effortlessly) shaping it into a personality only they could purvey.
Off the back of an almost totally sold out European tour, German art-pop quintet Giant Rooks are set to bring their twisting contemporary indie tones to England. A year on from their last release, New Estate EP, the band will take their music on a five-date March tour, and undoubtedly exhibit its heartfelt escapism and […]
Adam French discusses the artistic intentions and creative motivations behind the development of recent video for track, ‘My Addiction,’ sharing a behind-the-scenes scope on his writing and creative processes. He sheds light on the themes and thoughts at the heart of recent EP, Weightless, and how these are reflected in the video and visuals.
London quintet Yawwn engage heartbeats and aqua funk in debut single ‘Partisan,’ box-ticking all indie pop expectations with blue-colour splash and digital drive.
Red Kite explore nostalgia and fantasy in second album, Racquet, recalling memory and activating sensations, as they ignite fires and let tears roll. Their journeying sound crafts a trip of trial and trouble, but one to be looked back on with nonchalant over-the-shoulder smiles and smirks. The London quintet colour the innocence of childhood thoughts, […]
Maisie Johnson’s latest single ‘Start Again’ keeps an alt-rock animal locked to a popified chain, as blues beats keep rhythm shuffling from side to side, sedating the track to a poison-power sway.
Leeds-based indie quintet The Opera Comic continue to shape eccentrics and artistry into indie pop delights with new single, ‘Fantasise!’, losing us in fantasy, and removing us from reality.
Latest single, ‘Out of Her Mind’, from Macclesfield’s tropi-pop trio, Cassia, is a fruity fusion of untouchable musicality – busting pop convention with individual instrumental quirks, and tropical rhythmic jerks.
Fresh from the release of debut album, ‘The Loved Ones’, the prospect of seeing a British act who so seamlessly combine the beauties of vintage revivalism and contemporary culture is truly exciting. However a question is begged of how the live performance will live up to the record.
Red Kite’s latest release, ‘and yet you miss the sea’, is an almost literary return to childhood, as the melodic London quintet capture the nostalgia and melancholy of vulnerable ways, and seaside holidays.