Astroturf Inspector – ‘User Error’


Astroturf Inspector, a one-man-band based in Leith, Edinburgh known to friends and family as Daniel Crichton, has shared his debut single ‘User Error’ via the new also Leith-based record label ‘New Teeth’. Recorded entirely on an iPhone (using its accompanying microphone), the quirky troubadour pop sound reminded us of The Voluntary Butler Scheme or Pictish…

Japanese Breakfast – ‘Be Sweet’


Japanese Breakfast has made a welcome return with new single ‘Be Sweet’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Jubilee’ on 4 June via Dead Oceans. A vibrant and sparkling dose of Robyn-esque synth-pop with an ’80s influence running through its heart, the song finds Michelle Zauner opening up about how ‘I want to believe…

Tigercub announce details of new album ‘As Blue As Indigo’ and share video for ‘Stop Beating On My Heart (Like a Bass Drum)’


Tigercub have made a welcome return with the announcement of second album ‘As Blue As Indigo’ (out via Blame Recordings on 18 June – pre-order here). Written over two years, the album was inspired by a video lecture frontman Jamie Stephen Hall watched that discussed how the notion of colour can be subjective, depending on…

Dinosaur Jr. – ‘I Ran Away’


The legendary Dinosaur Jr. have shared new single ‘I Ran Away’ ahead of the release of their 12th album proper – and fifth since getting back together – ‘Sweep It Into Space’ via Jagjaguwar on 23 April. The new single finds the trio dipping into the jangly kind of indie rock that serves Teenage Fanclub…