Slash Fiction – ‘Gender, Trauma & Friendship’ album review


Sheffield band Slash Fiction’s debut album ‘Gender, Trauma & Friendship’ tackles all three subjects in its title with aplomb as the band’s three songwriters openly discuss transformation, loss and queerness. ‘Pick My Stitches’ opens the album in melodic Hotelier-style fashion as chanted group vocals discuss how there’s ‘an earthquake in my chest’ and how this…

Bad Athlete Do You Want Me Now?

Bad Athlete – ‘Do You Want Me Now?’


Norman, Oklahoma-based four-piece Bad Athlete have shared new single ‘Do You Want Me Now?’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Super Bad Athlete’. Full of fuzzed-up guitar hooks and swirling shoegaze-inspired melodies, the song is packed with advice about calming down and taking the time to breathe while also looking for someone to take…

Jeffrey Silverstein Torii Gates music EP review

Jeffrey Silverstein – ‘Torii Gates’ EP review


Portland, Oregon-based songwriter Jeffrey Silverstein follows up last year’s ‘You Become the Mountain’ album with new EP ‘Torii Gates’, which takes its name from the traditional entryways to Japanese temples. The six songs on this new release explore the boundaries between the mundane and sacred while also reflecting on the joys and benefits of meditation…

Nightjars Modjeska Bandcamp stream

Nightjars – ‘Modjeska’


Nightjars, the project of San Francisco Bay Area musician AJ Matias Bell, has shared new single ‘Modjeska’ ahead of the release of their debut album of the same name on 7 May. Written between 2013 and 2019, the album tells a coming-of-age story while also exploring the close bond and relationship between memory and place.…

Alf Whitby Dampen the Fire song stream

Alf Whitby – ‘Dampen the Fire’


Alf Whitby has shared ‘Dampen the Fire’, his first new music since last year’s debut album ‘Sistine Dreams’. The piano-based piece finds Alf exploring the role his grandmother has played in family gatherings over the years- and the fear of what will happen once she is no longer there: ‘I wrote this song at Dublin…

Sideria – ‘Sideria’ album review


Michigan-based duo Sideria released their self-tired debut LP at the end of last year – and you can order it on Bandcamp here. The rercord, inspired by bands including Hop Along and Algernon Cadwallader, will be on streaming services from 20 March. Opening with a distorted confusion of riffs and drums on the Cap’n Jazz-esque…

Nightshift – ‘Zöe’ album review


Nightshift follow up last year’s self-released full-lenth cassette with new album ‘Zöe’. Now signed to Trouble in Mind, the now five-piece have a sound that dips into the musical history of their base in Glasgow and offers something fresh and contemporary. The album begins with ‘Piece Together’, a slow-burner with elongated Warpaint-style vocals about ‘learning…