Bad Books Manchester Orchestra Kevin Devine album III 2019

Bad Books announce new album ‘III’ and share new songs ‘Lake House’ and ‘I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Help Me, Thank You’


Following a surprise show at SXSW and now that their busy schedules have finally aligned, Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull have revealed details of their upcoming album ‘III’ and shared two new singles to what your anticipation. Also featuring MO man Robert McDowell, the album will be available digitally from 14 June and…

The Futureheads Jekyll single 2019

The Futureheads – ‘Jekyll’


The Futureheads have shared ‘Jekyll’ – the lead single from their forthcoming sixth album (and first electric guitar release in almost a decade!), out on 30 August. Already a favourite with Steve Lamacq and his 6Music chums, it feels like the Mackem four-piece have never been away. Described by Barry Hyde as ‘a monstrous, preposterous…

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Holding Patterns share ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of ‘Endless’ album release


Holding Patterns (a band featuring members of previous Big Scary Monsters/Topshelf Records favourites Crash of Rhinos) have shared new single ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of the release of their new album ‘Endless’ via Vested Interest Records on 17 May (pre-order here). With lyrics referencing extracts of American poet Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘I Saw No Way…

Dead Bars Regulars album review 2019 Seattle grunge indie punk

Dead Bars – ‘Regulars’ album review


We shared Seattle punk-rockers single ‘I’m a Regular’ a month or so back and now we’ve finally had the chance to listen to their new LP, also called ‘Regulars’ (out now via All in Vinyl in the UK). The DIY sound of ‘Freaks’ opens the album and works as a fine introduction to what Dead…

Cassels – ‘A Snowflake in Winter’


Cassels have shared ‘A Snowflake in Winter’ ahead of tour dates with Brutus and an appearance at Truck Festival this July. Inspired by Trump and Brexit, the song finds Jim Beck examining his own thoughts and behaviour and how he found himself ‘deep inside an echo chamber’ of liberal thinking that everything would turn out…