Orchards – ‘Leave Us Here (We’re Fine)’


Orchards follow up last year’s incredible debut album ‘Lovecore’ with the vibrant and important new single ‘Leave Us Here (We’re Fine)’. The song finds the band once again showing their desire to live in a safer and more accepting world – something we can all get behind. Lucy Evers says: ‘This song means exactly what…

Poster Paints band Never Saw It Coming

Poster Paints – ‘Never Saw It Coming’


Poster Paints – a Glasgow-based duo made up of Carla J Easton and Simon Liddell (Frightened Rabbit) – have shared new single ‘Never Saw It Coming’ ahead of a few dates with Teenage Fanclub and their debut headline show at Glasgow’s Poetry Club on 7 October. The two members met through Carla’s work with The…

Tachys – ‘Signify’


Tachys – a new duo consisting of Blue Foundation’s Tobias Wilner and Mew’s Jonas Bjerre – have shared ‘Signify’, an ‘eerie electronic pop song’ that deals with the relentless and sometimes overwhelming stimulus of the modern world. With a fractured yet gentle electronica-meets-indie pop sound, the band discuss the fine line between the dream state…

Bleach Lab Talk It Out song review

Bleach Lab – ‘Talk It Out’


Bleach Lab have shared new single ‘Talk It Out’ ahead of the release of the EP ‘Nothing Feels Real’ on 15 October. Produced by Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths, Cranberries), the song finds Jenna Kyle opening up about her insecurities, vulnerabilities and the importance of talking out personal struggles. While the introduction is heartfelt and…

Silverbacks Dublin band Wear My Medals song

Silverbacks – ‘Wear My Medals’


Silverbacks have shared the video for ‘Wear My Medals’ to celebrate the news that they have now signed to Full Time Hobby. The song finds the Dublin-based art rockers in defiant, punky mood as it fizzes along with its jaunty rhythmic section, an experimental breakdown and duelling guitar work – all while Emma Hanlon’s tender…

Lakes – ‘Start Again’ album review


Lakes’ debut album ‘The Constance LP’ was inspired after American Football’s 2016 ‘LP2’ inspired drummer/guitarist Matt Shaw to start writing music again. Within the space of month, he had the songs that made up 2018’s ‘The Tahoe EP’ and 2019’s ‘The Geneva EP’ and the basis of the full-length. Now – after various lockdowns disrupted…

Album review of LUMP Laura Marling Mike Lindsay Tunng album Animal

LUMP – ‘Animal’ album review


Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay’s (Tunng) side-project LUMP has returned with new album ‘Animal’ – a record unlike the previous output of either of these most talented artists. While Laura’s lyrics and observations draw on psychoanalysis and are playful and spontaneous, Mike explores a vast array of electronic soundscapes that sometimes drift towards deep psychedelia.…

review of Villagers album Fever Dreams on Domino Records

Villagers – ‘Fever Dreams’ album review


Conor O’Brien’s Villagers return with sixth album ‘Fever Dreams’. Written over the past couple of years and recorded during those longer lockdown days at the start of the pandemic, the record has a central theme of escapism and finds Conor ruminating on events ranging from night swimming on a Dutch island to the inescapable power…