We Are Scientists – ‘Fault Lines’


We Are Scientists have returned with ‘Fault Lines’. It follows the lockdown hit ‘I Cut My Own Hair’ and finds the band flirting with a glam-rock stomp that complements the funk-tinged and swaggering riffs and hooks – all in two and a half minutes. The lyrics, meanwhile, are deliberately oblique but seem to look at…

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Katy Kirby – ‘Traffic!’


Keeled Scales signing Katy Kirby has shared the video for new single ‘Traffic!’ ahead of the release of her debut album ‘Cool Dry Place’ on 19 February next year. The Texas-based singer-songwriter specialises in artful and melodic pop that will slot nicely alongside Hop Along and Mitski in your record collection. While the album draws…

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Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Copycat Killer’ EP review


Phoebe Bridgers releases an EP featuring stripped-back, orchestral reworks of four of the songs on her album of the year contender, ‘Punisher’. These new versions have all been recorded with GRAMMY Award-winning arranger and string player Rob Moose. ‘Kyoto’ is one of the defining songs of 2020 and here’s it’s slowed down to just Phoebe’s…

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’,…

Sigur Rós – ‘Stendur æva’


Sigur Rós have shared a video of a live performance of ‘Stendur æva’. the second single to be taken from their long-awaited orchestral album ‘Odin’s Raven Magic’ (out on 4 December on Krunk via Warner Classics). The record draws from the band’s orchestral and choral traditions, and is a collaboration between the band, Maria Huld…

Eades – ‘Forgive My Mind’


Eades have shared the video for ‘Forgive My Mind’. Full of live footage from a sold-out show in Leeds that they played before lockdown, it will make you miss the buzz and sticky floors of your favourite local venue as you discover a new favourite band. The song itself is a potent piece of slacker…

Drug Store Romeos – ‘Jim, Let’s Play’


Fleet’s finest, Drug Store Romeos, have shared new single ‘Jim, Let’s Play’ – a sonic tribute to cult songwriter The Space Lady. Premiered by Lauren Laverne, produced by George Murphy and mixed by Ali Chant (Soccer Mommy, Perfum Genius), the song is equal parts Goldfrapp-style space pop and intimate, oddball Beta Band-esque art pop: ‘Synthesise…

The Antlers – ‘It Is What It Is’


The Antlers have shared the Derrick Belcham- and Emily Terndrup-directed video for new single ‘It Is What It Is’. A continuation of the story that started in the previously released ‘Wheels Roll Home’, the video features renowned contemporary dancers Bobbi-Jene Smith and Or Schraiber. Peter Silberman gently sings about a friend freeing themselves from pain…

Eels – ‘Are We Alright Again’


We can scream about the virtues of Jon Hamm for days on end – we mean, have you seen the man do comedy? – but now we can also commend his excellent taste in music. The Mad Men actor takes a lead role in the Greg Barnes-directed 35mm film video for Eels’ new single ‘Are…

The Anchoress – ‘Show Your Face’


The Anchoress returns with ‘Show Your Face’, the first single to be taken from forthcoming second album ‘The Art of Losing’ (out on 5 March via Kscope). Featuring James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers and drummer Sterling Campbell (David Bowie, Duran Duran), the song is a powerful statement of intent as Catherine Anne Davies…