Chelsea Rose – ‘Let Go’


Los Angeles-based artist Chelsea Rose has shared new single ‘Let Go’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘Truth or Consequences’ via Paul is Dead Records later this year. The new single is ‘About the moment of bliss and fear when you take a big leap of faith. It’s the thrill that comes with trusting…

Stars – ‘Patterns’ and ‘Build a Fire’


Stars have shared two new songs – ‘Patterns’ and ‘Build A Fire’ – ahead of the release of their upcoming ninth album ‘From Capelton Hill’ on 27 May. These two new songs showcase very different sides to the Montreal band with ‘Patterns’ celebrating the power of friendship and ‘Build a Fire’ (‘Written in a fever…

Craig Finn – ‘Messing With the Settings’


The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn has shared new single ‘Messing With the Settings’ ahead of the release of his fifth solo album, ‘A Legacy of Rentals’ on 20 May via Positive James/Thirty Tigers. The opening song on the new album, Craig says: ‘This song is literally a eulogy. It’s delivered by someone who has…

Muttering – ‘Soap Box’


Muttering have shared the Ben Pollard-directed video for ‘Soap Box’, the title track of their latest EP (out now on Beth Shalom Records). The trio say the song is ‘About feeling out of touch with the world, and being completely unsure of yourself’ and this is summed up by its opening lyrics: ‘I don’t think…

Spielbergs – ‘Brother of Mine’


Spielbergs have announced they’ve signed to Big Scary Monsters and Scandinavian label Fysisk Format and shared new single ‘Brother of Mine’ to celebrate this news. A song that has been years in the making, it opens with a vibrant burst of Japandroids-style guitar and intense drumming as Mads Baklien looks back on being 25 and…

Calder – ‘Dandelions’


Hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Calder have shared new single ‘Dandelions’ ahead of the release of an as-yet untitled new album. The single has a jaunty and breezy sound that recalls acts like Whitney and My Morning Jacket while the pared-down drums expertly complement short blasts of Buck Meek-style guitar. Meanwhile, the delivery of the…

Salvation Bill – ‘Has Had It’ album review


Storytelling troubadour Salvation Bill (aka Ollie Thomas) returns with ‘Has Had It’ – a collection of seven songs that touch upon everything from financial struggles to the imminent and constant threat of death, although there’s some lightness along the way. The album opens with ‘Well Wishers’ and its slightly menacing and repeated mantra of ‘All…

Placebo – ‘Never Let Me Go’ album review


Placebo’s ‘Never Let Me Go’ – the duo’s eight album and first in almost a decade’ finds them trying to make sense of a world that is full of intolerance, division, over-reliance on technology and imminent environmental disaster… The album opens with ‘Forever Chemicals’ and it’s a distorted yet wonky industrial riff-driven piece with Brian…