Porridge Radio – ‘7 Seconds’


Mercury Prize-nominated Porridge Radio have shared brand new song ‘7 Seconds’ ahead of the release of a live session, filmed by El Hardwick, on Thursday 17 September. The new song, produced by Marta Salogni, finds the Brighton four-piece in reflective mood. Sitting somewhere between the swirling synth sound of ’80s icons Soft Cell and a…

Ailbhe Reddy – ‘Looking Happy’


BBC 6 Music-playlisted singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy has shared ‘Looking Happy’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘Personal History’ on 2 October. Ailbhe has already played Glastonbury, Primavera and Latitude and has a support slot confirmed on Big Thief’s 2021 tour. ‘Looking Happy’ finds Ailbhe explaining how easy it is to look at the actions…

Shame – ‘Alphabet’


Shame have shared new single ‘Alphabet’ – their first new material since 2018’s ‘Songs of Praise’ album. Frontman Charlie Steen sayss the James Ford-produced track is ‘a direct question, to the audience and the performer, on whether any of this will ever be enough to reach satisfaction’. Clocking in at the three-minute mark, the song…

Carla J Easton featuring Honeyblood – ‘Weirdo’


‘I’ve often been told I am weird – like that’s a derogatory word,’ says Glasgow singer-songwriter Carla J Easton. ‘Let’s be clear – normal doesn’t exist. The things that make me weird are the things that make me, me.’ It’s fitting that Carla’s new album – written over the course of a year spent sofa-surfing…

Andy Bell – ‘Love Comes in Waves’


Ride’s Andy Bell has shared ‘Love Comes in Waves’ ahead of the release of his debut solo album ‘The View From Halfway Down’ on 9 October. Engineered by former Oasis bandmate and mastered by Heba Kadry, Andy says ‘I’ve always wanted to make a solo album, I’ve always said I would do it, although I…

Phoenix – ‘Identical’


Phoenix have shared ‘Identical’ – their first new material since 2017’s brilliant ‘Ti Amo’ album’. The song features on the soundtrack for Sofia Coppola’s new film ‘On the Rocks’, starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans. The band have also written the score for this film. ‘Identical’ opens with stop-start synth beats before Thomas…

Pillow Queens – ‘Holy Show’


Pillow Queens follow up the success of ‘Handsome Wife’ with ‘Holy Show’. The stirring and spine-tingling new single comes ahead of the release of debut album ‘In Waiting’ on 25 September and you can watch the video, directed by Kate Dolan, below. It’s an emotive, ready-made festival anthem about the insecurities and intimacy that comes…