Porridge Radio – ‘7 Seconds’


Mercury Prize-nominated Porridge Radio have shared brand new song ‘7 Seconds’ ahead of the release of a live session, filmed by El Hardwick, on Thursday 17 September. The new song, produced by Marta Salogni, finds the Brighton four-piece in reflective mood. Sitting somewhere between the swirling synth sound of ’80s icons Soft Cell and a…

Crake – ‘Enough Salt (For All Dogs)’


Crake, a Leeds-based four piece who were asked to go on tour with Big Thief after impressing their guitarist Buck Meek during a support slot at one of his solo shows at the Brudenell Social Club, have shared new single ‘Enough Salt (For All Dogs)’. As part of Saddle Creek’s Document series, the song will…

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Semisonic – ‘You’re Not Alone’


Alt-rock legends Semisonic (1998’s ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’ is a phenomenal album) have shared the video for ‘You’re Not Alone’ – the Minneapolis trio’s first new material in almost 20 years. The song will feature on the forthcoming EP of the same name (out via Pleasuresonic Recordings and Megaforce Records on 18 September). The video was…

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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:…