Katy Kirby – ‘Tap Twice’


As premiered over on GoldFlakePaint last week, Katy Kirby has shared a new rendition of the beautiful ‘Tap Twice’. A song ‘about the formation of unspoken agreements in a new relationship, the process of silently negotiating with someone what you might mean to each other, and what happens when negotiation turns into an arm wrestling…

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Eades – ‘Forget What You Want’


Eades have shared new single ‘Forget What You Want’ ahead of the release of debut EP ‘Microcosmic Things’ through their own Bam Bam Records on 10 July. Flitting between art rock, new wave and a toe-tapping pop sound, ‘Forget What You Want’ is a foot-shuffling song perfect for indie clubs once they reopen. There’s a…

Night Hikes – ‘Raven’


Night Hikes have returned with ‘Raven’ – a beautiful piece that finds the duo of Matthew Farrell and Olivia Godby reflecting on the importance, confusion and hesitation that surrounds the climate crisis – and how taking immediate action will lead to a brighter future. To accompany the release, Night Hikes are hosting an online seminar…

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Low Hummer – ‘Picture Bliss’


Following praise and acclaim from BBC 6 Music and Radio 1 and now-cancelled slots at The Great Escape and Live at Leeds, Hull-based quintet Low Hummer have shared new single ‘Picture Bliss’. The fuzzy and amped-up three minutes will delight fans of guitar bands including My Vitriol, Sleater-Kinney and Pup as the crunching riffs come…

Squid – ‘Broadcaster’


Squid have shared new single ‘Broadcaster’ – the AA-side companion to BBC 6 Music favourite ‘Broadcaster’. Now signed to Warp Records, the new song opens with a spaced-out synth sequence that was conceived during a writing session in a woodland cabin by band member Arthur while the rest of the band went for a hike.…

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Matt Berninger (The National) announces ‘Serpentine Prison’ album and shares title track


For someone who is so busy and always collaborating, it’s incredible that ‘Serpentine Prison’ will actually be The National frontman Matt Berninger’s debut solo record. Although the album isn’t out until 2 October, Matt has now shared the video (directed, shot and edited by brother Tom) for the title track. The slow-burning and quietly stirring…

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Lucia & the Best Boys – ‘Let Go’


Glasgow’s indie rockers Lucia & the Best Boys have followed up their ‘Eternity’ EP with the release of new single ‘Let Go’. For this song, the band trade in their catchy indie-pop sound for something that is more atmospheric and anthemic. Lucia Fairfull says the track, which was written on piano during a tumultous time…