Quiet Lions Wasteland album Absenteeism review

Quiet Lions – ‘Absenteeism’ album review


We’ve all been eagerly awaiting the debut album from Quiet Lions for quite some time now and recent singles ‘Echo Chamber’ and ‘Wasteland’ have just whet the anticipation even more. Based around social and political issues, they hinted at the overriding theme of isolation and dissociation in today’s digital world that can be found throughout…

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Orchards – ‘Young’


Orchards follow last year’s ‘Losers/Lovers’ EP with the release of new single ‘Young’ (out on 7″ with ‘Mature Me’ via Big Scary Monsters on 29 March). The new songs will follow shows at New York’s New Collosus Festival and SXSW and accompany a UK tour. The alt-pop banger opens with Sam Rushton’s trademark upbeat mathy…

Hollow Hand Milestone video

Hollow Hand – ‘Milestone’ video


Brighton-based Hollow Hand has released a video for ‘Milestone’, the latest single to be taken from his acclaimed debut record ‘Star Chamber’ (available from Talkshow Records now). Sitting neatly in a space between the optimism of Americana and the melodic tendencies of Gruff Rhys or Real Estate, the sunshine-infused track is full of romance and…

Blood Red Shoes Howl

Blood Red Shoes – ‘Howl’


Ahead of two sold-out ‘Singles Night’ shows in London and Brighton and the release of new album ‘Get Tragic’ early next year, Blood Red Shoes have unveiled ‘Howl’. Written in Laura-Mary Carter’s mother’s kitchen and inspired by the best of ’80s Prince and Janet Jackson, the soulful, electronica-tinged and eminently danceable song is all about…

New music round-up featuring Bridges, Tin Foil Astronaut, The Black Fields, The Orielles and Deanna Petcoff


  Bridges – ‘Ghouls‘ A new signing to our friends over at Rose Coloured Records (order the EP here), Bridges combine the experimental nature of Manchester Orchestra with soaring Snow Patrol-style choruses. Ghouls is a toe-tapping anthem with visceral lyrics (‘My crack-weathered skin’; ‘My knuckles bleached white’) and atmospherics that can’t fail to leave an…

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Murderhouse – ‘HMV Tweets’ stream


‘HMV Tweets’ is the first song to be aired from Brighton emo band Murderhouse’s new self-titled EP (released via Circle House Records on 1 June). It comes ahead of a run of dates with Venn Records signings WACO. It opens with pop-punk guitars that echo the likes of Worriers and Modern Baseball while James Hunt…