London group Junior Empire prime their candidacy as centurions of the all-night rave with the release of their first full body of work. A collection which flaunts eclectic contemporary influences against a brilliant audacity for breaking any and all genre rules, the five-piece effort, thus, is the perfect introduction to this exciting new band.
Brighton-based noise makers Idle Crooks & Englishmen share a preview of their forthcoming EP ‘I Feel Like You Should Be More Dangerous’ today (listen here). The riff heavy blues punk outfit effortlessly mix genres – helped along by the distinct and present vocals of guitarist/vocalist Tom Hurn. That isn’t to say that the guitar or drums […]
After years of writing in various cottages dotted around the UK, where the two would go so they could be free from distractions and able to focus solely on songwriting, the Bristol based duo Meadowlark have treated us to the release of their new EP ‘Nocturnes’.
Lindi Ortega’s forthcoming EP ‘Til The Goin’ Gets Gone’ – available worldwide March 17, 2017 – is a visitation of American pasts, pulled into the present and made personable through sparse, scaled down production and seeping soprano. It tells us the importance of voices in our history as well as the here-and-now; especially evocative considering […]
Only 90’s kids remember the last tides of Thatcherism razing the country to the ground, and the nervous cultural climate that gave way to Size Zero and the corporatisation of club culture, but at least there were banging rock tunes.
Sunstack Jones sound like summer, even when listening in winter- and I like them for it. Their sound strings together the positive power of a number of genres; I hear bits of beach, elements of shoegaze, twangs of country, pieces of jangle pop – and it comes together with a rewarding warmth.
‘The Quiet Kind’ from Hannah Ashcroft offers so much more than the title suggests – it is the opportunity to journey through sound.
Brighton-via-Margate twosome Fuoco incite invigorating chaos with EP ‘Kape Kinevil’, exclusively streaming below. The lucid nightmare slash dream cacophony slash sludge party begins as it means to go on: spiked with a wicked sense of humour, shaking out knee-deep canyon grooves alongside riffs that bow down to something holy.
A couple of weeks ago marked the 20 year anniversary of the release of Weezer‘s sophomore album ‘Pinkerton’, an occasion that was remarked on widely in the indie-music-press, and with good reason. Whilst the album seems to have been personally labelled as an unwanted milestone around the neck of the at-the-time fame-beleaguered frontman Rivers Cuomo, […]
South-East London’s most prominent pedallers of psych-punk-shoegaze Whistlejacket have just dropped their second EP ‘Oh Brother’ and by gosh it’s something for your ears to behold. Slacklining the void between those in the Tame Impala or Tuska school, and the lo-fi stylings of My Bloody Valentine or Yuck, Whistlejacket ooze scuzz’n’fuzz from every pore.
Brighton has become a hotbed for bands of all genres, all styles, all social classes. The city breeds character, it offers freedom to all who want to break from the restricting confines of the capital and take refuge on its sandy shores. Loa Loa are one of those free-spirited troop’s that call Brighton their home, akin […]
While some bands are still grasping for that illusive spark of creativity to come, ETCHES defy the framework and charge ahead with their defiant, self-perpetuating artful indie electronica. The band are less likely to follow trends, rather they choose to set them. Upon sampling the fine flavours of their forthcoming release, their debut EP ‘Wall Of […]
Somerset rockers October Drift came blazing on to the scene in rip-roaring fashion, and continue to deliver hit after hit of impressive bouldering rock anthems and downcast ballads. So upon the release of their largest body of work to date – ‘Stranger Days EP’ – we just had to see what all the fuss was about.
Philadelphia based, alt-rock spearheads Birthday Boy have given us the premiere of their new EP ‘Hi Anxiety’. A collection of riotous and loud, towering rock songs.
Indie groove machines HABITATS impressed us with their first EP ‘Diamond Days’. Since then, the foursome have been gaining motion on the live scene, picking up support from the movers and shakers at BBC Radio, and in between that they have found time to travel to the Big Apple to record their newest and most […]
‘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 […]
Limerick three-piece, Slow Riot, have been building all year to the release of their debut EP ‘Cathedral’ and with the date chalked out for 23rd October, the anticipation is setting in.
London four-piece ISLAND are set to release their debut EP on 27th November. The first single to be lifted off the EP is the wondrous ‘Stargazer’. The remaining EP tracks that follow, shine brightly like beacons in the night, glowing with ambient tones and propelled by a heavenly but firm vocal.
Brisbane’s psychedelic lovechilds of retro rock, Morning Harvey have put together a dreamy and thrilling twenty-something minute ride on new EP ‘love&loveand.’. Morning Harvey are a band to relish, ignited by a love for the blushing rock sounds of The Verve and The Stone Roses but grounded in 60s and 70s psychedelia, they provide magical wonderment for […]
I often wonder why a collective of 2 or 3 musicians can produce a much grislier and often more powerful sound than a simple four piece can provide, but I guess the simple truth is, that with refinement comes a boundless sense of freedom and often this results in, amps being turned up higher and […]