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I LIKE TRAINS – ‘KOMPROMAT’ album review


‘An I LIKE TRAINS record doesn’t really start to take shape until there’s a theme’, says the group’s vocalist and lyricist David Martin. ‘That point came following Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks in 2013.’ The band’s new album ‘KOMPROMAT’ (the Russian term for compromising political material) finds the Leeds-based five-piece tackling current affairs and the amount…

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Fair Mothers – ‘In Monochrome’ album review


Kevin Allan’s Fair Mothers project releases the second, more experimental project of 2020 with ‘In Monochrome’. Featuring guest appearances from Faith Eliott, Dana Gavanski (vocals), Esther Swift (harp), Pete Harvey (cello) and Jonny Lynch from Pictish Trail, the album was recorded at The Happiness Hotel in Edinburgh over the past couple of years and expores…

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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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Eades – ‘Forget What You Want’


Eades have shared new single ‘Forget What You Want’ ahead of the release of debut EP ‘Microcosmic Things’ through their own Bam Bam Records on 10 July. Flitting between art rock, new wave and a toe-tapping pop sound, ‘Forget What You Want’ is a foot-shuffling song perfect for indie clubs once they reopen. There’s a…

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Spielbergs – ‘Go!’


Spielbergs have followed up last year’s ‘Running All the Way Home’ EP with the release of new single ‘Go!’. Recorded with regular producer Tord Øverland Knudsen before the lockdown came into effect, the song is co-released by By the Time It Gets Dark Records and TV network Adult Swim’. The four-minute anthem finds lead singer…

Matt Evans – ‘New Topographics’ album review


Matt Evans (Tigue, Bearthoven, Man Forever) has shared new album ‘New Topographics’ – a record filled with percussive ambient pieces that make use of sounds including writing, typing and morse code. Written and recorded in December 2018 during a month-long artist’s residency program at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, the songs are the result of researching…

Be Afraid – ‘Remember Fun’


Hailing from Vancouver and signed to Hidden Bay Records, Be Afraid are refreshed with a brand new line-up and are set to release their new EP, the presciently titled ‘Remember Fun’, on 8 May. The guitar-driven indie-pop of ‘Birdbrain’ opens the EP with fuzzy guitar hooks, glorious ’60s melodies and loose drums as the band…