Pozi – ‘176’ EP review


Named after a London bus route that runs all the way from Penge to Tottenham Court Road, Pozi’s new EP ‘176’ finds the political punks discussing everything from paranoia to social anxiety, jealousy and fever dreams – so, a potential soundtrack to 2020? ‘Whitewashing’ opens the EP with angular stop-start guitar hooks and stuttered vocals…

Roxy Girls A Wealth of Information EP review Moshi Moshi Records

Roxy Girls – ‘A Wealth of Information’ EP review


Following shows with The Murder Capital, Mush and Flamingods, Sunderland punks Roxy Girls follow up debut mini-album ‘A Poverty of Attention’ with new EP ‘A Wealth of Information’. The EP opens with the angular post punk and relentless drums of ‘Dirtier’. These progress into a spiky attitude that recalls Maximo Park or XTC: ‘When the…

Best Ex – ‘Good at Feeling Bad’ EP review


Mariel Loveland (ex Candy Hearts) says her ‘Good at Feeling Bad’ Ep is ‘a middle finger from a woman who’s over it and finds happiness regardless of the things that constantly try to knock us down’. Covering the major events from the past two years in Mariel’s life – including a devastating break-up from a…

Bloods Seattle EP review 2020 Share It Music

Bloods – ‘Seattle’ EP review


Marihuzka Cornelius (aka MC) may have grown up in western Sydney but she was obsessed with Seattle’s contemporary grunge/pop culture from an early age. She ended up recording Bloods new EP with her band mates in ‘Bleach’ producer Jack Endino’s Sound House with Steve Fisk (Soundgarden and Mudhoney) on production and mixing duties. After being…

Squirrel Flower shares ‘Take It or Leave It’ and her cover of Caroline Polachek’s ‘So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings’


Following the release of her beautiful ‘I Was Born Swimming’ album via Full Time Hobby earlier this year, Squirrel Flower (Ella O’Connor Williams) has shared stand-alone single ‘Take It or Leave It’ and a cover of Caroline Polachek’s ‘So Hot You’re Hurting My Felings’ – the last song Ella played live before quarantine. Originally appearing…

Be Afraid – ‘Remember Fun’


Hailing from Vancouver and signed to Hidden Bay Records, Be Afraid are refreshed with a brand new line-up and are set to release their new EP, the presciently titled ‘Remember Fun’, on 8 May. The guitar-driven indie-pop of ‘Birdbrain’ opens the EP with fuzzy guitar hooks, glorious ’60s melodies and loose drums as the band…

SPQR No Brain No Pain EP review

SPQR – ‘No Brain, No Pain’ EP review


Experimental DIY art-rockers SPQR release new EP ‘No Brain, No Pain’ via their own label Nuthin Gud Records on 30 April. The Liverpool four-piece’s third EP follows shows with HMLTD, METZ and Demob Happy and appearances at BBC 6Music Fringe Festival, Sound City and Bluedot. Frontman Peter Harrison says the four songs on this EP…

NOBRO Sick Hustle EP review Dine Alone Records BSM Big Scary Monsters

NOBRO – ‘Sick Hustle’ EP review


Montreal punks NOBRO have already gained praise from Kerrang! and slayed stadiums with The Distillers and Alexisonfire and now they’re releasing new EP ‘Sick Hustle’. There’s a stomping glam rock feel to the opening ‘Don’t Die’, a belter filled with tales of both debauchery and the more mundane aspects of modern life: ‘Who are these…