With an EP soon to be released, Manchester duo Pool Art continue to raise the stakes in the only way they know how – through a sonic offensive. Poised, the band reveal ‘Misery Porn’; a work that voices new stimuli while nourishing the sound that has seen them to this point.
Simple lyrics which seethe with multiple meanings under the sounds of the words themselves, woven into much bigger, blistering soundscapes – that is the impression of the work of Stockport-based musician, singer and songwriter Josey Marina. Her latest track ‘Heavy’ does not disappoint.
Dutch singer/songwriter Nina June immerses a sprawling, glacial landscape of cinematic pop on ‘When We Fall’, this is equally transferred to the glowing visuals, which premiere below.
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.
Macclesfield three-piece Cassia chase the sun and celebrate their friendship in the accompanying film clip to new single ‘100 Times Over’. Themes of embracing adventure and searching for escapism are explored heavily within the visuals.
Today we are delighted to bring you the first fruits from new Manchester-based band South Island Son, a collective of exciting young musicians that are ready to make their mark on the city’s music scene and also further afield (revealing to us that they already have plans scheduled to tour France and the UK, early 2017).
Melbourne’s Mango Retreat share their first taste of new music in over a year with the rootsy carnival pomp of ‘Here On The Earth’. Banjo, mandolin, Hammond organ, guitar and lively percussion playfully dance around woop-and-call harmonies and an exuberant lead vocal. Leaving only one route of response: to dance uncontrollably in a kind of passionate […]
After a successful start to the year, Stoke’s Broken Flags bring us their biggest song to-date in debut single proper ‘Dare To Dream’. The rallying call offers up a bolt of determination to change your circumstances.
After a three-year hiatus away from music, Aimee Herbert-Smith (the musical creator behind Mere Child) debuts her return with the darkly poignant, self-referential dream-electronica of ‘Not Good Enough’.
Flavouring the essence of a mind-altering trip with sonic explorations into the dark romance of the soul, Tokyo Tea Room’s new release ‘Like A Drug’ is both riddled with desire and addiction in equal measure.
Sometimes the music is a distraction from the message. Uplifting hooks that emulate an Imagine Dragons track are a misty guise for the solemn lyrics on AZTEX’s latest single ‘Talking To Myself’, premiering below. But its cruising summer feel pervades all adversity and lifts the song into sunnier realms.
Newcomers Tokyo Tea Room dredge up woozy pop from the Kentish coast on ‘Sleep’. As early offerings go, the cut is a pure undiluted foray into the young band’s psyche – it’s breezy but breaking through the cracks is a darker edge.
The Loose Cut are ambitious. Their sound cuts through the noise, it’s a thunderous call to the heavy rock of QOTSA. Unforgettable and wonderfully intense, the four piece are here to make their presence known.
With all the off-kilter charm of an undiscovered Pavement b-side Milos’s Planes’ ‘Sentiment’ starts messy and refuses to tidy itself up over the course of its skittish 124 seconds. Stop-start rhythms and frantic vocals belie the warm and relaxed tone of the guitars, creating a simultaneously frenetic and relaxed energy at once. This two-pronged approach […]
We are very pleased to be able to premiere a powerful and intimate performance of ‘Help Yourself’ by Bryde, filmed by the team at Ont’ Sofa. It’s unrelenting and immensely sincere.
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.
Rudi Maier (aka. Burkini Beach) has travelled far, not just in physical terms but in the chronology of his artistic development. He’s already achieved previous musical success with his band, The Dope – an indie-punk 2 piece – it has held him in good stead to go out on his own, and carve his own path with Burkini […]
The debut single from The Loose Cut is finally here, we’ve been following this band for a long time, so we’re delighted to be bringing you the première of the music video for their single ‘Soul’.
We are very pleased to be premièring New York based folk pop crooner, Bowen’s new single ‘Look Here Now’. A song full of possibility, hope and adventure that holds out its hand in kindness offering up heartfelt wisdom. Like the breaking rays of sunshine on a rainy day, ‘Look Here Now’ will make your life […]
David Liversidge has always been the heart and soul of the Manchester live circuit, in our eyes. Rapidly building up a strong reputation around the city for his unrelenting work ethic and heartfelt, sincere folk-pop songs. After realising late last year that he was aiming for a new musical style, Liversidge decided to switch lanes […]