Laundromat – ‘Green’ EP review


Laundromat (Meet Me in St Louis frontman Toby Hayes) releases the ‘Green’ EP via Brace Yourself Records. It follows the success of the ‘Blue’ EP back in the springtime. Having already received acclaim from Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Dork magazine, the three pieces of bedroom pop find Toby embracing influences ranging from Broadcast to…

Tugboat Captain – ‘Rut’ album review


Tugboat Captain spent the past year secretly using free studio hours at Abbey Road to record their debut album, ‘Rut’. The four-piece have long been acclaimed for their work ethic and gorgeous pop hooks but now they’re ready to take their sound to new – often orchestral – height’. The cabaret-style announcement of ‘Please excuse…

Kern Parks – ‘Elephant’


New Beth Shalom Records signing Kern Parks (Kieran Alexander) has shared new single ‘Elephant’. A rumination on the producer and multi-instrumentalist’s past and how key events have shaped who he is as a person, the song opens in sparse, acoustic fashion with introspective lyrics about being kept grounded and rounded. Around 75 seconds in, subtle…

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Human Head – ‘Sorry, I Wasn’t Listening’


Signed to our friends at Beth Shalom Records, Human Head released the ‘Sorry, I Wasn’t Listening’ EP back in December and it’s been on our list to write about ever since. A combination of poet Joshua Jones’ spoken-word social commentary and Thom Weeks’ (Gnarwolves, Shit Present) industrial, DIY instrumentation, the five tracks cover themes including…

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Good Good Blood – ‘Say Goodbye’


Spectral Nights favourites Good Good Blood have made a welcome return with ‘Say Goodbye’, the first song to be taken from forthcoming album ‘At Your Mercy’ (released on 24 January, 2020 – pre-order via Fox Food Records here). The song opens in typically understated fashion as James Smith’s swaying guitar combines with Kevin Allan’s gentle…

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Bad Heaven Ltd – ‘Strength’


John Galm’s (Snowing, Street Smart Cyclists) Bad Heaven Ltd project features fellow Snowing man Ross Brazuk on bass, ex-TWIABP guitarist Tyler Bussey on guitar and Melissa Brain on drums. ‘strength’ is a one-and-a-half-minute-long song that will introduce you to their charmingly DIY sound. Combining the heartfelt and self-depreciating style of Field Medic with brash, early…