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NOBRO – ‘Sick Hustle’ EP review


Montreal punks NOBRO have already gained praise from Kerrang! and slayed stadiums with The Distillers and Alexisonfire and now they’re releasing new EP ‘Sick Hustle’. There’s a stomping glam rock feel to the opening ‘Don’t Die’, a belter filled with tales of both debauchery and the more mundane aspects of modern life: ‘Who are these…

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Wallflower – ‘Eat Away at My Heart’


Wallflower were due to record the video for ‘Eat Away at My Heart’ from their debut album ‘Teach Yourself to Swim’ (out on 5 June) on 29 March but, as with so many plans at the moment, this was curtailed by the COVID-19 restrictions. However, the band marched ahead and still filmed a DIY video…

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Dropkick – ‘The Scenic Route’ album review


Incredibly, ‘The Scenic Route’ (order via Bandcamp here) is Dropkick’s 16th album. Released via Bobo Integral Records, the Scottish band claims it’s their ‘most accomplished, coherent and fully realised collection of songs to date’. With a melody Norman Blake would be proud to call his own, ‘Feeling Never Goes Away’ opens the album with a…

Quiet Lions share live performances of ‘Field of Influence’ and ‘Epitaph’


Quiet Lions have shared two live performances filmed by the Small Pond Recordings team in the middle of their hometown of Brighton’s legendary Concorde 2. The performances of the ‘Absenteeism’ album favourites ‘Field of Influence’ and ‘Epitaph’. ‘Field of Influence’ (below) finds the four-piece in fine form, harmonising and powering their way through a stirring…

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Beach Slang – ‘Tommy in the 80s’


Beach Slang have shared ‘Tommy in the 80s’, the second single to be taken from new album ‘The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City’ (out on 10 January). It comes ahead of a US tour supporting Goo Goo Dolls and is dedicated to the late power-pop legend, Tommy Keene. Inspired by Tommy’s greatest hits (James Alex:…

Walt Disco – ‘Dancing Shoes’


Glasgow band Walt Disco have shared new single ‘Dancing Shoes’ ahead of dates with HMLTD in October. The song, released via Sports Team’s Holm Front Records, has flashes of the new romantic movement mixed in with a sadness and pining more akin to Joy Division, Simple Minds or Eagulls. Singer James Potter said the song…

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Boy Scouts – ‘Hate Ya 2’


Previously signed to our friends at Super Fan 99 Records, Boy Scouts (aka Taylor Vick) has moved to Anti Records and is getting set to release her new album ‘Free Company’ on 30 August – and you can get a taster of what’s to come by watching the animated video for ‘Hate Ya 2’ below.…

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Scoville Unit – ‘Beach Song’


New York City indie rockers Scoville Unit have shared the video for ‘Beach Song’, a track that will feature on their self-titled third album, out on 6 September (pre-order here). The video was directed by Troy Carlton at Crane House Film. Singer and songwriter Gandhar Savur says the song is all about escaping to the…

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Dude York – ‘Falling’ album review


Seattle’s premier power-pop trio Dude York have made a welcome return with ‘Falling’ – their second album to be released on the esteemed label, Hardly Art. An album all about how you can fall in and out of all kinds of relationships during your life and how sometimes, it all manages to fall into place.…

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Jamie Lenman – ‘Shuffle’ album review


Anyone who has seen Jamie Lenman play live will know he loves nothing more than to pull out a surprise cover or two. Whether it’s a faithful rendition of ‘Especially for You’ with his wife or songs by Madness and Queen at a festival or even a famous TV theme tune like ‘Home and Away’,…