New music round-up featuring Cats of Transnistria, The Orielles, Jade Bird, Sons and The Glass Eyes


Cats of Transnistria – ‘Tunnel’ Helsinki act Cats of Transnistria’s ‘Tunnel’, which features on their new album ‘Opium’ merge David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti-esque eerieness with a powerful wall of feedback and drippings of  distorted guitar and unnerving harmonies. The opening of the song is quite dreamy but this evolves into Godspeed-inspired post-rock with added string arrangements…

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Top 5 Influences and Digs: Magana


Jeni Magana‘s ‘Golden Tongue’ EP was a hautingly beautiful listen that tackled subjects of loneliness and despair with real heart and soul. Available now via Audio Antihero, it’s an incredible listen for fans of Cat Power and Perfume Genius. We asked Magana to talk us through five songs that have influenced her work and five…

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Spectral Nights Top 5 live sets of 2017


We’ve had another fine year on the gig-going front with our local venues and promoters putting on exceptional shows. Among our favourites were a secret Marika Hackman gig supporting Me and the Moon and Jamie Lenman’s Christmas Jamboree at the Guildford Boileroom, Black Peaks, Souer and Muncie Girls at the Westy (Aldershot) and an all-too-rare…

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CHUCK: Top 5 Influences and Digs


Audio Antihero Records signing CHUCK was kind enough to let us know the Top 5 songs that influenced this year’s ‘Frankenstein Songs for the Grocery Store’ and the Top 5 songs he’s enjoying right now. It’s an eclectic mix so enjoy! 5 Songs That Influenced My Last Record Modern Lovers – ‘Pablo Picasso’ I LOVE…

Spectral Nights Top 5 Albums of 2017


2017 has been an incredible year for music with so many must-have EPs and albums. Big names like Ryan Adams, The National and British Sea Power released their best new material in years while the likes of BSM, Holy Roar and Specialist Subject Records helped ensure the independent scene continued to thrive. Below are our…