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Kestrels – ‘Grey and Blue’


Featuring Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis on lead guitar, Kestrels’ new single ‘Grey and Blue’ is the first song to be taken from the Halifax, Nova Scotia bands’ forthcoming record ‘Dream or Don’t Dream’ (out on 10 July via Darla Records) – an album that was largely written on Tim Wheeler from Ash’s sofa. The power…

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Cotillon – ‘Memories (of a seaside vertical city)’


New York-via-Los Angeles singer-songwriter Cotillon (Jordan Corso) has shared the sublime ‘Memories (of a seaside vertical city)’ – the second single to be taken from his forthcoming third album ‘Cruiser’ (out on 15 May via Anniversary and Dinosaur City Records). The album was written while Jordan was working in an A&R job that took him…

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Acab Brik featuring Acab Chevy – ‘Love Hurts’


Remember the FM-friendly (yet still sometimes sweary) commercial rap of the ’90s? We’re talking Will Smith, Coolio, Sisqo, Prast etc. Well, on new single ‘Love Hurts’ Acab Brik captures the essence of these acts with contemporary references (Awkwafina, Timberlands and MySpace – OK, that last one isn’t so relevant nowadays), dark humour and a lo-fi,…

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Evening Hymns – ‘I Can Only Be Good’


Canadian singer-songwriter Evening Hymns (Jonas Bonnetta) has shared new single ‘I Can Only Be Good’ – his first new material under this moniker since 2015’s ‘Quiet Energies’. Evening Hymns has played with acts including Agnes Obel, Lou Doillon and Mount Eerie and this heart-wrencing song features Destroyer saxophonist Joseph Shabason. Jonas anticipates the end of…

Disq share ‘Daily Routine’ video


New Saddle Creek signings Disq have shared ‘Daily Routine’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘Collector’ on 6 March. The Madison, Wisconsin five-piece introduce the new record with a blast of birdsong and a cockerel’s call that makes way for potent guitar hooks that recall Ben Kweller at his slackerpop best. Isaac deBroux-Slone laments…

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Bambara – ‘Heat Lightning’


Athens, Georgia’s Bambara have shared the video for ‘Heat Lightning’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Stray’ on 14 February via Wharf Cat. Tipped as one of the breakthrough bands of the year, Bambara count Steve Lamacq and Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins amongst their fans and it’s easy to see why. A snarling…

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Alf Whitby – ‘Lighthouse’


My Little Empire Records’ latest signing Alf Whitby (formerly of easykill) has shared ‘Lighthouse’ ahead of the release of debut solo album ‘Sistine Dreams’ early next year. Fitting nicely next to singer-songwriters including Conor Oberst and Elliott Smith, we also heard elements of Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe’s solo material in Alf’s delicate falsetto and the…

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Vetiver – ‘Who Knows Where’


Vetiver (also known as Andy Cabic) has signed to Mama Bird Recording Co and shared new single ‘Who Knows Where’ ahead of the release of forthcoming album ‘Up On High’. The record will be out on 1 November and you can pre-order it here. The gentle and warming 3 minutes and 20 seconds starts with…