Orchards Losers Lovers EP review stream BSM

Orchards – ‘Losers/Lovers’ EP review


Brighton-based alt-poppers Orchards follow a tour supporting Tiny Moving Parts with  new EP ‘Losers/Lovers’ – their first release on the always-ace Big Scary Monsters. Led by Lucy Evers on vocals, the four university friends have already made their mark in the math-pop arena and are set to be one of the highlights of both Truck…

Youth Man – ‘Five Songs’ EP review


New Alcopop! signings Youth Man (formerly on Venn) are set to release their simply titled ‘Five Songs’ EP on 29 June. Written while touring across Europe with Trash Talk last year, the Birmingham duo of Kaila Whyte and Marcus Perks say the five songs are ‘about cabin fever and fatigue and intoxication and stuff’ and…

Weller Philadelphia band album Tiny Engines

Weller – ‘Weller’ album review


Starting life as the solo project of Harrison Nantz, Weller’s debut album is recorded, produced and mixed by Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball and follows lengthy tours across the States. The songs are based around real-life experiences and the difficulties and joys Harrison went through as he relocated to Philadelphia – a place where he…

Bloodhype album music entertainment

New music premiere: Bloodhype – ‘Friendly Wash’


Chicago-based musician Maureen Neer has made a welcome return with her Bloodhype project. Ahead of the release of her new album ‘High From Las Vegas’ (available to order via Fox Food Records’ Bandcamp), we’re delighted to be premiering new single ‘Friendly Wash’. Collaborating with Chris Lee and Colin Mulhern, the song mixes heartbreak with electro-pop…

Muncie Girls Picture of Health stream

Muncie Girls – ‘Picture of Health’ video stream


Muncie Girls have made a welcome return with ‘Picture of Health’; a 3-and-a-half-minute song about being so preoccupied with other people’s state of mental health that you forget about your own well-being. Lande Hekt opens the song singing about ‘Seven days of fucked-up dreams’ before further elaborating that ‘I’ve been having a hard time lately looking…

flirting. peppermint stream alternative pop indie

flirting. – ‘Peppermint’ stream


Following shows with Night Flowers, Doe and Maison Book Girl, East London alt-art-poppers flirting. have released ‘Peppermint’. The first single from an EP out later this summer, the song finds the band tackling the issue of anxiety about modern issues and how you can overcome them and, in Poppy’s words, ‘be the person to bring…

Villagers stream ‘A Trick of the Light’


Conor O’Brien’s Villagers return with new album ‘The Art of Pretending to Swim’ (Domino) on 21 September. Ahead of the release, you can watch the striking video for ‘A Trick of the Light’. Directed by Bob Gallagher, the Lynchian video follows a ‘dishevelled shamanist’ as he believes he triggers an altered state of consciousness in…