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…

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Walt Disco – ‘Cut Your Hair’


Walt Disco have shared the video (directed and filmed by the band themselves in the Glasgow flat that they share) for new single ‘Cut Your Hair’. Inspired by ‘female, queer pop and dance music’ with the aim ‘to get people moving’, lead singer James Power says: ”Cut Your Hair’ was written as a wee fun…

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SPQR – ‘No Brain, No Pain’ EP review


Experimental DIY art-rockers SPQR release new EP ‘No Brain, No Pain’ via their own label Nuthin Gud Records on 30 April. The Liverpool four-piece’s third EP follows shows with HMLTD, METZ and Demob Happy and appearances at BBC 6Music Fringe Festival, Sound City and Bluedot. Frontman Peter Harrison says the four songs on this EP…

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Pom Poko – ‘Birthday’ album review


Bella Union signings Pom Poko met while studying at Trondheim music conservatory and claim their distinctive sound has a ‘Norwegian punky sweetness’. Following appearances at The Great Escape and plays on Radio 1 and 6 Music, their debut album ‘Birthday’ lands on 22 February and promises to be quirky, creative and unpredictable… ‘Theme #1′ combines…

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Slothrust – ‘Double Down’ video


Los Angeles-via-Boston trio Slothrust have released the video for new single ‘Double Down’ ahead of a short UK tour this January. This follows shows with Manchester Orchestra and hugely positive acclaim for fourth album ‘The Pact’. Veering somewhere between art pop and grungey riffs that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the first Garbage…