Feeder – ‘Torpedo’ album review


Feeder follow up 2019’s ‘Tallulah’ album with ‘Torpedo’ – a collection of songs written and adapted during their extended break during the pandemic. This downtime gave the band more time to enhance demos, experiment with different aural textures and strike that delicate balance between darkness and light… The slow-burning and anthemic ‘The Healing’ opens the…

Mush – ‘Get On Yer Soapbox’


Prolific art rockers Mush have shared ‘Get On Yer Soapbox’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Down Tools’ via Memphis Industries on 8 July. Dan Hyndman says the song ‘is a righteous wig-out number, like (previous single) ‘Alternative Facts’ but with more cowbell. All the solos are improvised and I very much doubt I…

Sharon Van Etten – ‘Used to It’


Sharon Van Etten has made a welcome return with ‘Used to It’. Following ‘Porta’, this is Sharon’s second single of 2022 and finds her delivering observations about family, love and the complex relationship between science and technology. Originally written when Sharon was asked to write the score for HBO documentary ‘Baby God – about a…

Good Looks – ‘Bummer Year’


Austin band Good Looks have shared ‘Bummer Year’, the title track from their forthcoming debut albim of the same name. Inspired by how people can be so easily swayed by movements that they become unrecognisable, the song opens with twinkly emo-tinged guitars and wistful lyrics about how old high school friends might make mistakes but…

Everything Everything – ‘Teletype’


Everything Everything have shared ‘Teletype’ – the latest single to be taken from forthcoming album ‘Raw Data Feel’ (out on 20 May). While the album uses responses from an AI programme that incorporates Beowulf, 4Chan posts, the teachings of Confucius and the terms and conditions of LinkedIn to develop lyrics, song titles and artwork, the…

Low Hummer – ‘Talk Shows’


Hull quintet Low Hummer have shared new single ‘Talk Shows’ ahead of a performance at this year’s SXSW. The eminently danceable and wonderfully wonky new single finds the band taking aim at the absurd societal pressure to drink (‘Drink makes you fun. You’re not drinking, you’re boring. I’m not drinking, I’m hardly sleeping’) and certain…

Bodega – ‘Pillar On the Bridge of You’


Bodega recently shared ‘Pillar’ – ‘the first love song I wrote for Nikki, my partner in romance, art and Bodega’, according to Ben Hozie. Steeped in romance and vibrancy, the song opens with a new wave feel as Ben declares ‘I want to be a pillar on the bridge of you’ before then going on…

Life – ‘Big Moon Lake’


Life have shared ‘Big Moon Lake’ ahead of the release of new album ‘North East Coastal Town’ on 10 June. This buzzing three-minute piece acts as a love letter to Yorkshire with reassurances that despite the pain and mundanity of modern life, there’s so much to look forward to. Bursts of pogo-baiting Coxon-esque guitar surround…

Crake – ‘Bobbie’


Inspired by Frank Frazer Darling’s ‘Island Years, Island Farm’, a book about how the author made temporary homes in the Hebridean Islands while researching seabirds and seals, Crake’s latest single ‘Bobbie’ finds Rowan Sandle taking on the mantle of his wife, Bobbie – who appears only as a periphery character in the ramblings: ‘Some events…

Deanna Petcoff – ‘If You Were Me’


Now signed to Royal Mountain Records, Deanna Petcoff has shared new single ‘If You Were Me’ ahead of the release of her debut album ‘To Hell With You, I Love You’ on 8 April. Deanna started writing this poignant song while still at high school and in an emotionally abusive relationship. It finds her examing…