The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – ‘Ways of Hearing’ album review


Brilliantly named, The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick are a six-, sometimes seven-, piece from Philadelphia who play off each other – both vocally and musically – to create goosebump-inducing soundscapes full of raw power and emotion. Following the popularity of cassette and digital sales, their debut album ‘Ways of Hearing’ has now been…

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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…

Bitch Hunt – ‘Shapeshifter’ EP review


Queer indie/punk Londoners Bitch Hunt release their debut EP ‘Shapeshifter’ via Reckless Yes on limited edition CD and digital outlets on 28 May. The band say: ”Shapeshifter’ explores the difficult journeys that someone has to go through to navigate a cisheteronormative world, but does it in a mostly upbeat and triumphant tone. Themes include heartbreak…

Japanese Breakfast – ‘Savage Good Boy’


Japanese Breakfast has shared the video for new single ‘Savage Good Boy’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Jubilee’ on 4 June. The video features The Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli and offers an interpretation of the song’s main theme. Michelle Zauner says: ”Savage Good Boy’ came from a headline I read about billionaires buying…

Alf Whitby – ‘Calling Mullingar’


Manchester-based singer-songwriter has shared ‘Calling Mullingar’, a song based around a train journey from Dublin to visit family on the west of Ireland. It finds Alf reflecting on his Catholic Irish upbringing and the beliefs that played a huge role in his younger years but are not so prominent now: ‘Writing this song was quite…

Bleachers – ‘Stop Making This Hurt’


Bleachers have shared new single ‘Stop Making This Hurt’ ahead of the release of third LP ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ on 30 July via RCA Records. Jack Antonoff and co have also announced they’ll be the first band in over a year to perform in the studio of NBC’s The Tonight Show…

Keaton Henson – ‘Limb’


Keaton Henson has shared new single ‘Limb’. a poignant piece that finds the singer-songwriter – at first – willing to let someone into his life in the hope of a bright future: ‘Lay down your guns for me’. Sounding somewhat akin to a stripped-back Mew, Keaton’s ethereal vocals glide over the warming soundtrack as things…

A review of the take the cake album by musical artist Packs Toronto Canada

Packs – ‘take the cake’ album review


Initially Madeline Link’s solo project, PACKS have added three members (Shane Hooper on drums, Noah O’Neil on bass and Dexter Nash on lead guitar) to their line-up and are all set to release debut record ‘take the cake’ via Fire Talk and Royal Mountain Records. The Toronto-based band shared stages with the likes of Squirrel…

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Mint Eastwood – ‘Robert Told Me’


Mint Eastwood follows up the charming art pop of ‘Man from Atlantis’ with ‘Robert Told Me’ – an ode to Robert Smith and the advice – all too often ignored – given in a number of songs by The Cure. As you’d imagine, there’s a goth pop edge to the sound here with Mint’s vocals…