Paul Jacobs Pink Dogs on the Green Grass Pottery album review

Paul Jacobs – ‘Pink Dogs on the Green Grass’ album review


Pottery drummer Paul Jacobs arrived in Montreal six years ago and since then he’s gone on to become a fixture in the Canadian city’s eclectic indie scene. A rocker, painter, animator and home studio specialist, he’s now released a new solo album – ‘Pink Dogs on the Green Grass’ – via Blow the Fuse Records.…

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Half Waif – ‘Swimmer’


Half Waif, the project of Nandi Rose, has shared the video for new single ‘Swimmer’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Mythopoetics’ via ANTI-Records on 9 July. Directed by Kena Hynes, the video rounds off the story told in all previous releases from this album cycle, while the song itself delves into something incredibly…

SPQR – ‘Fault Lines’


SPQR have made a welcome return with the release of new single ‘Fault Lines’ and news of a tour with JOHN later in the year. Self-produced, the new song had been around for a while before songwriter Peter Harrison decided to revisit it: ‘It’d been around for a long time and never felt right, but…

Regressive Left – ‘Take the Hit’


Regressive Left have shared new single ‘Take The Hit’, a song ‘about how neoliberalism acts as a shield for irresponsible politicians and greedy profiteers – as we try to disentangle the complex web of capitalism to find the spider at its heart, we end up instead blaming the countless flies that have been trapped along…

Home Counties – ‘White Shirt/Clean Shirt’


Home Counties have followed up ‘Modern Yuppies’ with new single ‘White Shirt/Clean Shirt’ – a song that continues with the theme of working life under contemporary capitalism. It examines how people can sometimes feel like they’re losing a piece of themselves and their individuality when they are a small cog in a big corporate machine…

Juliet Quick – ‘Glass Years’ EP review


Brooklyn-via Hudson Valley singer songwriter Juliet Quick releases her new ‘Glass Years’ EP – five songs full of poignant storytelling, spare acoustics, playful synths, stirring strings and lap steel. The EP opens with recent single ‘Circles’ and Juliet delivering the lines ‘Don’t know what to do with myself lately, I’m not that driven. Funny how…

Mush – ‘Lines Redacted’ album review


Mush follow up last year’s ‘3D Routine’ album with ‘Lines Redacted’, a record that finds main songwriter Dan Hyndman documenting the redacted and confusing nature of the world we now live in. He describes the twelve songs – that feature a variety of characters narrating – as a ‘Manifesto for Misinformation’. The scuzzy Pavement-esque ‘Drink…

Drug Store Romeos – ‘Jim, Let’s Play’


Fleet’s finest, Drug Store Romeos, have shared new single ‘Jim, Let’s Play’ – a sonic tribute to cult songwriter The Space Lady. Premiered by Lauren Laverne, produced by George Murphy and mixed by Ali Chant (Soccer Mommy, Perfum Genius), the song is equal parts Goldfrapp-style space pop and intimate, oddball Beta Band-esque art pop: ‘Synthesise…

Martha Hill – ‘Summer Up North’ EP review


Martha Hill shares her eagerly awaited ‘Summer Up North’ EP this weekend. The Newcastle-based musician worked remotely with producer Julien Flewon on these five songs during lockdown, recording them via Zoom. Martha says the overriding concept of these songs sums up simpler times (well, the ‘old normal’ that we’re all so desperate to return to):…

Anna McClellan – ‘Raisin’


Father/Daughter Records signing Anna McClellan has shared ‘Raisin’ ahead of the release of her new record ‘I saw first light’ on 20 November. Complete with a whirring organ and theatrical hooks, the short stop-start slice of art pop – think Rosie Tucker meets Amanda Palmer with some Jeffrey Lewis thrown in – finds Anna taking…