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…

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Team Picture – ‘Strange Year’ stream


Leeds six-piece Team Picture have released new single ‘Strange Year’ ahead of new album ‘Recital’ (released 1 June) and it hints at  something truly great… Produced by Matt Peel (Eagulls), the ’80s gothic-tinged slice of art rock opens with hair-raising synths and lyrics about things getting you down before you yourself then let someone down.…

Vital Idles A Premise Soundcloud stream

Vital Idles – ‘A Premise’ stream


Ahead of shows with No Age and Jeffrey Lewis and their debut album ‘Left Hand’ (out in June on Upset the Rhythm), Glasgow’s Vital Idles have unveiled a stream of ‘A Premise’. Combining elements of anti-folk with Life Without Buildings-style riffs and an almost spoken-word delivery from Jessica Higgins that takes in everything from thinking…