Lindsay Munroe – ‘Weekend Love’


Manchester-based singer-songwriter Lindsay Munroe follows up ‘Need a Ride’ with ‘Weekend Love’ – a fun look back at a no-strings relationship: ‘Weekend Love’ reflects on the inherent humour of two quite earnest people trying to embark on a casual relationship. It’s a fun song reflecting a fun time – two people living in different cities,…

Ducks Ltd – ’18 Cigarettes’


Toronto duo Ducks Ltd (formerly Ducks Unlimited) have shared new single ’18 Cigarettes’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘Modern Fiction’ via Carpark Records on 1 October. Partly inspired by an Oasis performance of ‘Don’t Go Away in 1997, the new single finds the band looking back on a time in their lives where…

Teleman – ‘Right as Rain’


Teleman have shared the video for ‘Right as Rain’, the first single from forthcoming EP ‘Sweet Morning’ (out on 5 November via Moshi Moshi). Produced by Joe Goddard and Al Doyle of Hot Chip, the song explores the place where contentment and hollowness become indistinguishable, with Thomas Sanders saying: ‘I felt especially over lockdown like…

Regressive Left – ‘Cream Militia’


Regressive Left follow up ‘Take the Hit’ with ‘Cream Militia’, an electronic blast of noise pop with warnings about how you must stay in your own lane and how ‘no one ever really liked you’. Experimental and exhilarating, the synth beats will get you moving while the bursts of guitar perfectly back up the final…

Hayden Thorpe – ‘The Universe Is Always Right’


Former Wild Beast Hayden Thorpe has shared the video for new single ‘The Universe is Always Right’ ahead of the release of his second solo album ‘Moondust for My Diamond’ on 15 October. The album follows 2019’s ‘Diviner’ LP and last year’s ‘Aerial Songs’ EP. Given its title, there’s a suitably cosmic edge to the…

The Reds, Pinks & Purples – ‘I’d Rather Astral Project’


The Reds, Pinks & Purples (aka Glenn Donaldson) has shared ‘I’d Rather Astral Project’ – a song that featured on a limited edition bonus 7″ and now makes a stunning companion to recent album ‘Uncommon Weather’. There’s a weariness in Glenn’s vocals that perfectly complements the melodic stylings of his guitar playing: ‘I’d rather take…

Motorists – ‘Through to You’


Canadian trio Motorists have shared new single ‘Through to You’ ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Surrounded’ on 3 September via Bobo Integral, We Are Time and Debt Offensive Records. The band are fans of R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock and Teenage Fanclub and you can hear all these influences shining through on this gorgeously…

Puppy – ‘Angel’


Puppy have shared new single ‘Angel’ ahead of their biggest headline show to date at London’s Garage on 17 December (buy tickets here). When asked about the song, the band said: ‘During 2020 we focused on trying to write the best album the world had ever heard. Our goal for this first single was to…

Sister. – ‘Hideaway’


Former college roommates (and still housemates) Hannah Pruzinsky and Ceci Sturman have shared ‘Hideaway’, the first song to be lifted from forthcoming second EP ‘Something/Nothing’ (out on 10 September). A quietly stirring piece of alt-folk, Hannah says ”Hideaway’ is that space where someone can exist wholly. That secret place where you can be without a…

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English Teacher – ‘Wallace’


Leeds-based four-piece follow up the powerful ‘R&B’ with new single, ‘Wallace’, a Theo Verney-produced song that the band describe as ‘an apocalyptic monologue about what happens when people listen to Wallace Hartley, the band-leader of the Titanic, as a distraction to the sinking of the ship. Born in my hometown, his name is stretched across…