Saltwater Sun – ‘Blood’ stream


Following shows with The Amazons and Jimmy Eat World and ahead of the release of new EP ‘The Great Deceiver’, Reading five-piece Saltwater Sun have shared new single ‘Blood’. Opening with potent Sl0tface-style melodies and driving drums, the poignant lyrics find Jen Stearnes looking back over the loss of her father and examining how ‘we…

Hayden Thorpe – ‘Diviner’


Hayden Thorpe has released the video for his first music since Wild Beasts called it a day and ‘Diviner’ is a treat. Directed by Crowns & Owls, the evocative video complements the stirring and glacial piano-led sound of the track. Hayden sings about being the keeper of secrets and leaves an air of mystery as…

Hand Habits – ‘What Lovers Do’ stream


Hand Habits have shared the video for new single ‘What Lovers Do’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Placeholder’ (out 1 May on Saddle Creek) and an extensive tour. Opening in a genteel, swaying manner akin to early Sharon Van Etten, the song has Meg Duffy claiming ‘now I know what love is for’…

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Pom Poko – ‘Birthday’ album review


Bella Union signings Pom Poko met while studying at Trondheim music conservatory and claim their distinctive sound has a ‘Norwegian punky sweetness’. Following appearances at The Great Escape and plays on Radio 1 and 6 Music, their debut album ‘Birthday’ lands on 22 February and promises to be quirky, creative and unpredictable… ‘Theme #1′ combines…

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Jetty Bones – ‘-‘ EP review (hyphen)


Hailing from Ohio, Jetty Bones have toured extensively with the likes of The Early November and Hot Mulligan and now they’re set to release their second EP ‘-‘ (hyphen) via Take This to Heart Records on 22 February. Opening with the Tigers Jaw-indie pop of ‘Better’, the EP finds Kelc Galluzo celebrating being there for…

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Cult Film – ‘Mona’


Southampton native Chapman Lee has unveiled ‘Mona’, the first song and title track from his DIY bedroom pop project Cult Film’s debut EP.  You can pre-order the tape via new label Devil Town Tapes here. It’s a poignant and powerful slow-burning piece about love and loss with Chapman first asking Mona how it felt when…

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Sistertalk – ‘Vitriol’


Despite being fairly elusive, North London’s Sistertalk have already gained a stellar reputation for their incredible live shows and now they’ve finally released debut single ‘Vitriol’. Sitting somewhere between Shame, Girl Band and Goat Girl, the angular post-punk anthem is written from the perspective of a jaded musician and finds them rallying against the worst…