Tom Williams – ‘Heads Down’


Tom Williams has shared new single ‘Heads Down’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Follow the Leader’ on 30 July via his own Wire Boat Recordings label. Grittier, fuzzier and grungier, the song opens with ferocious drums as Tom musies over the near-dystopian nature of modern life, taking in underpasses and revealing how ‘There’s…

Bleachers – ‘How Dare You Want More’


Bleachers have shared a live performance video of new single ‘How Dare You Want More’, a soul-searching song Jack Antonoff says is made for the live setting: ‘Over the past few years i found out things about my family that challenged some of the myths of our structure. I’ve felt rage, fear, darkness etc around…

Cherym Listening to my head

Cherym – ‘Listening To My Head’


Alcopop! Records signings Cherym have shared the Dirty John-inspired video for new single for ‘Listening To My Head’. While the video recounts the experiences of Betty Broderick being mentally tortured by her lying, cheating husband of 20 years, the song itself is a potent and pacy piece of power punk filled with riffs and sing-along…

Lunar Vacation Shrug stream

Lunar Vacation – ‘Shrug’


Lunar Vacation have celebrated the announcement of their signing to Keeled Scales (Buck Meek, Katy Kirby) with the release of new single ‘Shrug’ – an ode to shrugging off binary constructs. The band have already played shows with Sidney Gish and Remo Drive and this new song – and album – were produced by Grouplove’s…

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Modern Woman – ‘Offerings’


End of the Road festival has set up a record label especially for London four-piece Modern Woman – a surefire sign that this band is something quite special. They’ve already played shows with Black Midi and Squid and this debut single, ‘Offerings’, shows why they went down so well with those bands’ loyal bands of…

Blood Red Shoes – ‘A Little Love’


Blood Red Shoes have made a welcome return with the thunderous new single ‘A Little Love’. Regarding the themes of the song, the duo said: ‘Because like the rest of the planet, we are hooked on murder podcasts and Netflix docs about serial killers and psychopaths and love thinking about mindset of the entitled stalker…

Bartees Strange – ‘Flagey God’


Bartees Strange has shared a new video for ‘Flagey God’ alongside details of a UK and European tour later this year. Inspired by a trip to Flagey Square in Brussels, Bartees says the song helped him find his identity: ‘No one knew me there. I was super lost in my life at the time and…

The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – ‘Ways of Hearing’ album review


Brilliantly named, The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick are a six-, sometimes seven-, piece from Philadelphia who play off each other – both vocally and musically – to create goosebump-inducing soundscapes full of raw power and emotion. Following the popularity of cassette and digital sales, their debut album ‘Ways of Hearing’ has now been…

Chloe Foy – ‘Where Shall We Begin’ album review


Gloucestershire-via-Manchester singer-songwriter Chloe Foy releases her debut album ‘Where Shall We Begin’ on 11 June. Recorded at Pinhole Studios in Manchester and inspired by the likes of Tyler Tamsay, John Congleton and Gillian Welch, Chloe co-produced the album alongside her musical collaborator, Harry Fausing Smith. Chloe says the record’s songs ‘are my most inner and…

Islands Islomanic album review

Islands – ‘Islomania’ album review


Nick Thorburn makes a welcome return with ‘Islomania’ – the first album released under his Islands moniker in five years. During his break from the music industry, Nick produced a pilot television script, created a graphic novel with Fantagraphic and scored a few films and radio shows. Released via Royal Mountain Records (Mac DeMarco, Alvvays),…