As we start to ease ourselves out of the lockdown state we’ve become familiar with over the past four months, it’s likely that the strange, unsettling conditions we’ve lived under will inform more and more work across all media.
Few things in life are more mentally draining than emotional purgatory, be it unrequited love, the patience required for plans to come to fruition – even something as simple as moving house requires a suspension of excitement, substituted for stress. It is this patience, or the lack thereof, that forms the basis of Chartreuse’s new […]
Finishing up a run of tour dates in the US before heading back to UK shores for a well deserved breather, emotive singer-songwriter and musician Charlie Cunningham has unveiled a double take of recorded material, the first since the release of his 2017 debut album, Lines.
Having previously made a mark as part of art-rock outfit WU LYF, Manchester’s Tom McClung (aka. Francis Lung) now steps out on his own with new release, ‘I Wanna Live In My Dreams.’ Having spent time honing his craft via two well received home-recorded EP’s, this is his first single since signing to the prestigious […]
“I have regrets and disappoints / I can pretend I don’t” is the opening lyric to ‘Being Strange,’ the latest track to be released from Indoor Pets’ upcoming debut album ‘Be Content’.
In the long build up to new music from Billie Marten the artist has remained present through glimmers of live activity and periodic online updates, marking the first new material since 2016’s exceptional debut album, Writing of Blues and Yellows, Marten unveils ‘Mice‘ – a gentle yet moving piece of expression distilled to a modest […]
When you are a creator of stunning sonic soundscapes – it can be difficult to build on an already strong back catalogue without falling into the same patterns. Josey Marina, a musician alternating between Manchester and Brighton, has already gained much acclaim from earlier material, including the majestic Violet Desires EP. It’s refreshing to realise […]
Rosie Carney is a singer-songwriter and musician who holds the power to mould music from the minimal – as we have already heard in her previous powerful track Awake Me.
How do you review a song called ‘Reviews’?
Leeds’ Caro are a band who turn compelling intentions into flowery art pieces, forever inventive is their approach towards indie rock. ‘Lick Your Lips,’ the first release of 2018 for the band is just more proof why eclecticism is becoming a new staple. This is guitar pop with flair, to underestimate the genre’s value and […]
As the nights draw further in and the days begin to grow colder, the arrival of new music from Roo Panes heralds jubilant revelation. Steering in a refreshing direction, ‘A Message to Myself’ is reflective and pensive, and owns its expansion in sound.
CHILDCARE’s latest ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’ incorporates Motown swing with sharp ’00s indie pop (recalling the likes of The Wombats). A gentle start to this heartbreak healer surprises, before launching into thrashing guitar and polyphonic delight.
Leeds electro-pop trio Caro thump through frenetic new single, ‘Eyes On The Ground’ with a scratched-up pulse for jerking twists and shouts.
Bristol based singer-songwriter Fenne Lily has been far from idle over the last year, closing 2016 with a special one-off support slot for Lucy Rose as well as embarking on her first UK headline tour. In addition to the flurry of live activity, Lily released ‘What’s Good’ and now we’ve been treated to a brand-new […]
I had the pleasure of seeing Flyte last August at my favourite East London toilet circuit venue, The George Tavern of Shadwell. Flyte closed the show with an upbeat rendition of ‘Please Eloise’, evidently a fan favourite judging by the reaction of the crowd. What really stood out for me that evening however, was their […]
Leading the way in sunny splendour, ahead of the release of forthcoming extended player ‘Bloodshot’, is Albin Lee Meldau’s blinding tenacity on new cut ‘Persistence’.
The first release of 2017 for Caro has now been revealed as the wild card live favourite, ‘Closet Lunatic’. A song of many faces and many parts, but easily identifiable as that of the Leeds trio’s best work to date.
Glasgow x London trio Dama Scout first caught my eye at one of the DIY Hello 2017 showcases at the Old Blue Last in January, and I was immediately taken by their eclectic take on post-punk, via those two well-trodden touchstones shoegaze and slacker-rock. One minute guitars are squalling, pained feedback induced yelps, the next […]
Drone-pop cosmonauts FUSS are the latest blissful psych-pop band to tingle the ears, releasing the first track from their debut EP, ‘Fluff’ demonstrates the band’s mind-bending alternate blues. Having signed to new Northern-based independent label, ModernSky Entertainment, and already supported the likes of fellow Liverpool band The Vryll Society, FUSS are a five-piece that highlight […]
Haunt The Woods release odyssean new track ‘Twisted’, the second single to be lifted from ‘The Line’ EP of the Devon-based band.