Idles Live at Abbey Road stream review


2020 is the longest we have gone without live music in almost 20 years. We miss them so much and our hearts go out to everyone in the industry who has been affected (mentally, physically and financially) by the devastation caused by both the pandemic and lack of adequate government support. It’s incredible to think…

Dream Nails album review 2020 Alcopop! Records

Dream Nails – ‘Dream Nails’ album review


London’s Dream Nails had already wowed audiences across the country with their spiky live show and now they’re set to release their debut self-titled album via Alcopop! Records. It’s packed with empowering messages of solidarity and support for the LGBTQ+ scene while also offering an insight into – and a rally against – the daily…

I LIKE TRAINS KOMPROMAT album cover 2020 review

I LIKE TRAINS – ‘KOMPROMAT’ album review


‘An I LIKE TRAINS record doesn’t really start to take shape until there’s a theme’, says the group’s vocalist and lyricist David Martin. ‘That point came following Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks in 2013.’ The band’s new album ‘KOMPROMAT’ (the Russian term for compromising political material) finds the Leeds-based five-piece tackling current affairs and the amount…

Magick Mountain – ‘Infinity X2’


Leeds-based Magick Mountain have shared new single ‘Infinity X2’ ahead of the the release of their debut album ‘Weird Feelings’ on 23 October. The trio, made up of Lins Wilson (Grammatics), Tom Hudson (Pulled Apart By Horses) and Nestor Matthews (Sky Larkin) make a fuzzy, addictive noise that recalls Fugazi, but with a psychedlic side…

Idles Model Village still from video directed by Michel Gondry and Olivier Gondry

Idles – ‘Model Village’


Idles have shared the Michel Gondry- (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Daft Punk, The White Stripes) and Olivier Gondry-directed (in collaboration with WePresent) video for new single ‘Model Village’ – the fourth track to be taken from forthcoming album ‘Ultra Mono’ (25 September). The song finds Joe Talbot rallying against the small-town fishbowl mentality…

The Cribs Running Into You stream 2020

The Cribs – ‘Running Into You’


The Cribs have shared new single ‘Running Into You’ ahead of the release of their self-produced album ‘Night Network’ on 13 November. The video for the single stars Control and Maleficent actor – and former 10,000 Things frontman – Sam Riley as a news anchor reporting on rumours of the Jarman brothers’ potential return. There…

Rae Fitzgerald I've Got a Vision

Rae Fitzgerald – ‘I’ve Got a Vision’


Keeled Scales signing Rae Fitzgerald has released ‘I’ve Got a Vision’ ahead of the release of her upcoming ‘Lonely Listener’ EP on 28 August. Following shows with Lomelda, Palehound and Lucy Dacus, ‘I’ve Got a Vision’ is an ode to self-belief and how much difference having love and faith in yourself can make to your…

Jenny O. – ‘New Truth’ album review


Jenny O’s latest (and first for new label Mama Bird Recording Co.) album ‘New Truth’ finds the singer-songwriter laying her heart bare over gorgeous harmonies and slices of dreamy guitar. It opens with ‘God Knows Why’ – an honest evaluation of the night she suddenly lost all hearing in her right ear: ‘I could hear…