Night Hikes – ‘Raven’


Night Hikes have returned with ‘Raven’ – a beautiful piece that finds the duo of Matthew Farrell and Olivia Godby reflecting on the importance, confusion and hesitation that surrounds the climate crisis – and how taking immediate action will lead to a brighter future. To accompany the release, Night Hikes are hosting an online seminar…

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Night Hikes – ‘Vera’


Seattle’s Night Hikes have followed up ‘Avila‘ with brand new single ‘Vera’ – the second song to be taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Chalice’. This track revolves around a dainty yet divine being named Vera who the band created to reflect the commodificiation of the ‘wild-woman’ archetype. It’s all about how no one can really…

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Pictish Trail – ‘Slow Memories’


Pictish Trail (Johnny Lynch) has shared ‘Slow Memories’ ahead of the release of fourth album ‘Thumb World’ on 21 February, 2020 (pre-order via Fire Records here). The quirky piece of Mercury Rev-style indie pop is described in the PR as an ‘out-of-this-world ode to heavenly surrender’ and it finds Johnny in reflective mood: ‘In the…

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Night Hikes – ‘Avila’


Seattle dream pop duo Night Hikes have shared ‘Avila’ ahead of a West Coast tour. Named after a beach in California, the song finds Olivia Godby celebrating the joys of everyday acts of love (‘You’re the only one who ever made my coffee right, you’re the only one who saw the magic out of sight’)…

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Temples of Youth – ‘Rose Tinted’


Temples of Youth have returned from a brief hiatus with brand new single ‘Rose Tinted’. The release comes ahead of a hometown show supporting Mystery Jets at Winchestival in Winchester on 27 September. Having honed their sound with support slots to bands including Pale Waves and Weaves, this gorgeous slice of dream pop has elements…

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Lofi Legs – ‘Dreamin’


San Francisco band Lofi Legs live up to their name with the short and sweet ‘Dreamin’. Appearing on their upcoming debut album ‘Lamb’, the song finds the real-life couple of Maria Donjacour and Paris Cox-Farr sharing their love in a way that is reminiscent of Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) or The Moldy…

Frog – Top 5 digs and ‘American’ stream


The next Frog album is out on 30 November (order via Audio Antihero Records here) and to accompany the release of new single ‘American’, band member Danny Bateman talks us through the Top 5 songs he’s digging right now… Listen to ‘American’: Danny’s picks: Wolfgang Voign – ‘Kafkatrax 2.1’ This is a 7-inch release I…

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Ryan Von Gonten – ‘Anthem’ stream


After performing with so many talented musicians including Lomelda and The Walkmen’s Peter Matthew Bauer, Ryan Von Gonten is set to release his debut solo record via our friends at Human Noise Records this autumn. The dream-like ‘Anthem’ offers a tantalising glimpse of what is to come. The record was written following Ryan’s relocation from…

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Beach Moon/Peach Moon – ‘Philosophy at 23/at 24’ stream


With its experimental glitch-filled opening, Beach Moon/Peach Moon’s ‘Philosophy at 23/at 24’ instantly brings to mind Baths, but it soon moves into something really quite different. Gorgeously melancholic guitars glide over the reflective vocals that state ‘the glass is always full of something’ over and over again. Chiming drums and glockenspiel are then added into…

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Easy Kill – ‘Mould’ single review and stream


‘Cos when we first started this, we were just kids. You were surface, I was deep’. Manchester’s Easy Kill are a band with a candid approach to songwriting and this openness and sincerity runs through ‘Mould’, the lead single from their ‘Already Entitled’ EP (available on My Little Empire Records). A break-up song that would…