Japanese Breakfast – ‘Be Sweet’


Japanese Breakfast has made a welcome return with new single ‘Be Sweet’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Jubilee’ on 4 June via Dead Oceans. A vibrant and sparkling dose of Robyn-esque synth-pop with an ’80s influence running through its heart, the song finds Michelle Zauner opening up about how ‘I want to believe…

Tigercub announce details of new album ‘As Blue As Indigo’ and share video for ‘Stop Beating On My Heart (Like a Bass Drum)’


Tigercub have made a welcome return with the announcement of second album ‘As Blue As Indigo’ (out via Blame Recordings on 18 June – pre-order here). Written over two years, the album was inspired by a video lecture frontman Jamie Stephen Hall watched that discussed how the notion of colour can be subjective, depending on…

Cherym – ‘Kisses On My Cards’


Inspired by Bikini Kill, American Football and Pup, Derry’s Cherym have shared the video for their latest single ‘Kisses On My Cards’. Signed to the always awesome Alcopop! Records, the trio’s take aim at a cheating boyfriend (‘What do you do if you find out he’s three-timing you with TWO OF YOUR BAND MATES? And…

Katy Kirby – ‘Cool Dry Place’ album review


Texas-based singer-songwriter Katy Kirby was born, raised and homeschooled by two ex-cheerleaders in small-town Texas and started singing in an evangelical church. Her new album, ‘Cool Dry Place’ (released via Keeled Scales), finds her dismantling her past: ‘I can hear myself fighting that deeply internalized impulse to make things that are super pleasant or approachable’.…

Remember Sports – ‘Pinky Ring’


Philadelphia-based Remember Sports have shared the video for ‘Pinky Ring’, the opener of their upcoming fourth album ‘Like a Stone’ – released via Big Scary Monsters and Father/Daughter Records on 23 April. The record finds the band members trading instruments throughout, while the new single is a smart slice of indie-pop that would happily slot…