Cassels – ‘A Snowflake in Winter’


Cassels have shared ‘A Snowflake in Winter’ ahead of tour dates with Brutus and an appearance at Truck Festival this July. Inspired by Trump and Brexit, the song finds Jim Beck examining his own thoughts and behaviour and how he found himself ‘deep inside an echo chamber’ of liberal thinking that everything would turn out…

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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…

Spectral Nights’ Top 5 EPs of 2018


We’ve already shared our top full-length records of the past 12 months, now it’s time to look back over our favourite shorter releases… Spielbergs – ‘Distant Star‘ The Norwegian trio’s EP marked them out as ones to watch with its Guided by Voices-meets-Beach Slang power pop. Sœur – ‘Fight‘ The Bristol band are already a…

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Orchards – ‘Losers/Lovers’ EP review


Brighton-based alt-poppers Orchards follow a tour supporting Tiny Moving Parts with  new EP ‘Losers/Lovers’ – their first release on the always-ace Big Scary Monsters. Led by Lucy Evers on vocals, the four university friends have already made their mark in the math-pop arena and are set to be one of the highlights of both Truck…