Cherym Hey Tori EP review Alcopop Records

Cherym – ‘Hey Tori’ EP review


Cherym release their new EP ‘Hey Tori’ via Alcopop! Records on 1 October. The Northern Irish trio bonded over a shared love of garage rock, pop punk and a desire to be the biggest band in the world – while shining a spotlight on some of the most important issues in society today. ‘Listening to…

Cheekface – ‘Emphatically MO’ EP review


New Professor’s Los Angeles-based indie-poppers Cheekface have signed to Alcopop! Records in the UK and are set to release ‘Emphatically Mo’ – an EP made up of B-sides that didn’t feature on this year’s brilliant ‘Emphatically No’ album. Regarding the release, frontman Greg Katz said: ‘We started recording the Emphatically No. album without enough songs,…

The Holy Road An Unshakable Demon EP review 2021 Bandcamp

The Holy Road – ‘An Unshakable Demon’ EP review


Jonathan Stolber’s The Holy Road follows up last year’s Piano Day release ‘The Minotaur (Mesto in A-Minor)’ with new EP ‘An Unshakable Demon’. The EP has been mixed by Steven Durose (Oceansize) and mastered by Frank Arkwright at the iconic Abbey Road studios and featured guest appearances by Drahla’s Chris Dufin, Eaststrikewest’s James Saddington and…

Parting Unmake Me EP album review Empire Empire I Was a Lonely Estate

Parting – ‘Unmake Me’


Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)’s Keith Latinen has collaborated with Ben Hendricks (Annabel), Gooey Fame (Dowsing) and Joyn Guynn to form Parting – and the band are set to release their debut EP ‘Unmake Me’ on 4 June via Count Your Lucky Stars (US) and strictly no capital letters (UK) records. There’s a…

Bitch Hunt – ‘Shapeshifter’ EP review


Queer indie/punk Londoners Bitch Hunt release their debut EP ‘Shapeshifter’ via Reckless Yes on limited edition CD and digital outlets on 28 May. The band say: ”Shapeshifter’ explores the difficult journeys that someone has to go through to navigate a cisheteronormative world, but does it in a mostly upbeat and triumphant tone. Themes include heartbreak…

Bedrooms band Ireland Afterglow EP review

Bedrooms – ‘The Afterglow’ EP review


Dublin-based four-piece Bedrooms self-release their debut EP, ‘The Afterglow’, on 30 April following praise from Clash, DIY, NME and NPR. Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones, the three songs are packed with heartfelt observations and tender melodies. Opener ‘For Today’ is a brooding piece that recalls the more sensitive side of ’90s rock (think a mixture of…