The Subways – ‘Uncertain Joys’ album review


‘Uncertain Joys’, the fifth album from The Subways – and first on Alcopop! Records – finds Billy Lunn and co examining everything from social issues to sexuality and the love of music to the horrors of the patriarchy… Huge riffs signal the start of ‘You Kill My Cool’, a stomping glam-rock-tinged smash with sensual lyrics…

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Cherym Hey Tori EP review Alcopop Records

Cherym – ‘Hey Tori’ EP review


Cherym release their new EP ‘Hey Tori’ via Alcopop! Records on 1 October. The Northern Irish trio bonded over a shared love of garage rock, pop punk and a desire to be the biggest band in the world – while shining a spotlight on some of the most important issues in society today. ‘Listening to…

Harry and the Kanes – ‘We Are Dreaming Now’


All of us football fans are excited for the delayed Euro 2020 tournament to kick off next month… Ever the optimists, we still believe this will be the year that football finally comes home – with England talisman and captain Harry Kane leading the way with his goalscoring (and creating) exploits. To celebrate the tournament…

Cherym – ‘Kisses On My Cards’


Inspired by Bikini Kill, American Football and Pup, Derry’s Cherym have shared the video for their latest single ‘Kisses On My Cards’. Signed to the always awesome Alcopop! Records, the trio’s take aim at a cheating boyfriend (‘What do you do if you find out he’s three-timing you with TWO OF YOUR BAND MATES? And…

Home Counties – ‘Modern Yuppies’


Alcopop! Records’ signing Home Counties have shared new single ‘Modern Yuppies’. The self-produced song finds the band moving away from their previous indie-pop guitar sound to something more freaky and funky. Laced with synths, drum machines and an irresistible disco beat before throwing in what sounds like retro computer games effects, think somewhere between David…

Spectral Nights Top 5 EPs/mini albums of 2020


You don’t need us to tell you how much brilliant music has been released over the past 12 months to make things a little more bearable. Here are five of our favourites… Martha Hill – ‘Summer Up North’ (EP) Recorded entirely in lockdown, Summer Up North found Martha examining her mental health struggles, past actions…

Snow Coats – ‘Pool Girl’ EP review


Dutch indie-pop four piece Snow Coats have released their new EP ‘Pool Girl’ via Alcopop! Records and it’s sure to bring some sunshine into your September and beyond. Opening with the vibrant power pop hooks of the the title track, the EP finds vocalist Anouk van der Kamp celebrating being an outsider: ‘If I can’t…

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…