crush – ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’


Manchester four-piece crush have shared their take on Simple Minds’ classic ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’. Obviously you’ll know the song as the triumphant coming-of-age anthem featured at the end of The Breakfast Club but here it’s been given a Jesus and Mary Chain-esque makeover with plenty of shoegazey reverb and lo-fi drums. The band…

EX OH – ‘EX OH’ album review


EX OH is the moniker of The Blam’s Jerry Adler – a songwriter who came out of the same NYC scene of the early 200s that spawned The Stokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol. He’s now released the self-titled debut album of this project via Team Love Records. The record opens with ‘Love and War’,…

Magana – ‘I Am Not a Morning Person’ album review


Magana’s latest album ‘You Are Not a Morning Person’ finds the singer-songwriter observing the different ways in which we all grow up and grow old. It’s inspired by the lives of people she’s met while touring the world with wide-ranging acts including Mitski, Lady Lamb and bluegrass artist Laura Cortese. The confusingly titled ‘The End’…

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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…