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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…

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…

Left Field Messiah – ‘Young Libertine’


Left Field Messiah – a band made up of Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat), Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz and the Tantrums) and Erik Janson (Wildling) – have shared their latest single ‘Young Libertine’. The release follows the success of ‘Fuzz Machine’ and finds the trio stepping into the spaced-out zone where funk meets indie rock –…

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):…

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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…

SPQR No Brain No Pain EP review

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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Holding Patterns share ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of ‘Endless’ album release


Holding Patterns (a band featuring members of previous Big Scary Monsters/Topshelf Records favourites Crash of Rhinos) have shared new single ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of the release of their new album ‘Endless’ via Vested Interest Records on 17 May (pre-order here). With lyrics referencing extracts of American poet Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘I Saw No Way…