Elliott Green – ‘Everything I Lack’


Photo credit: Alex Martinez Based in Seattle, Elliott Green’s Bandcamp page simply states ‘I write sad songs’ and she lives up to this statement on new album ‘Everything I Lack’ – out on Count Your Lucky Stars Records on 27 January. Haunting piano tones and atmospheric feedback swathe around the opener ‘Friendly Advice’ – a…

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Parting – ‘Unmake Me’


Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)’s Keith Latinen has collaborated with Ben Hendricks (Annabel), Gooey Fame (Dowsing) and Joyn Guynn to form Parting – and the band are set to release their debut EP ‘Unmake Me’ on 4 June via Count Your Lucky Stars (US) and strictly no capital letters (UK) records. There’s a…

En Garde – ‘Debtors’ EP review


Akron, OH-based duo En Garde (Ross Horvath – vocals/guitar – and Andy Hendricks – drums) have shared a collection of songs recorded back in 2012 with Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Cadwallader) via the always sublime Count Your Lucky Stars Records. The EP opens with the urgent, intense and impassioned ‘Our Hands’. Reminding us of…

Camp Trash – ‘Downtiming’ EP review


A band steeped in mystery, Camp Trash are getting set to release their debut EP ‘Downtiming’ via Count Your Lucky Stars Records. The distorted pop-rock hooks of ‘Bobby’ opens the EP in refreshing and vibrant style. There’s perhaps a touch of The Lemonheads in the guitar sound as the band plea with the subject to…