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McCafferty – ‘Finally’ stream


‘Finally’ features on Take This to Heart Records signings McCafferty‘s new split EP with Triple Crown’s Heart Attack Man. The pop-rock song is described by the Ohio band as a celebration of their love of alternative music and opens with some melodic guitars and a singalong burst of ‘Wa-oh, wa-oh, wa-oh-oh-oh-ohs’. Singer Nick Harktop opens…

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Future Teens – ‘Sleep Schedule’ Soundcloud stream


Formed initially as a joke, Boston’s Future Teens are anything but now. The two-minute slab of pop-punk that is ‘Sleep Schedule’ combines the more emotive tendencies of Blink-182 (think ‘Stay Together for the Kids’) with the addictive and fist-punching nature of Guided by Voices. It starts with singer Radin lamenting the fact that ‘It’s not…

Murderhouse – ‘BURYMEbeneathGRUBBS’ video stream


Signed to Hanger Records, Brighton’s Murderhouse are a four-piece emo-punk band who play interesting shows with cool bands (their upcoming Brighton gig with itoldyouiwouldeatyou and Orchards looks like it will be a blast) and they also have a healthy disregard for capitalisation and spacing, judging by the title of ‘BURYMEbeneathGRUBBS’. Anthemic from its very first…

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Smidley – ‘Smidley’ album review


Conor Murphy, the lead singer of Foxing, named his side-project Smidley after his beloved and much-missed pet dog and the self-titled album (which you can purchase via Bandcamp) finds him rocking out a bit more than in his day job. He’s brought members of Sorority Noise, Tigers Jaw and Dr Dog along for the ride,…

itoldyouiwouldeatyou – ‘Get Out of Bed’


With their ever-expanding line-up and shows with the likes of Johnny Foreigner and Get Inuit under their collective belts, itoldyouiwouldeatyou are a band on the rise. Ahead of a new EP in September, they’ve unveiled ‘Get Out of Bed’. The song finds the band showcasing a slower side that suits their emotional tendencies. They’ve always…