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Bryony Williams – ‘I Can Be’


Wolverhampton-based singer-songwriter Bryony Williams has signed to our friends at Beth Shalom Records and shared ‘I Can Be’ – the lead single from her upcoming third EP, ‘State I’m In’ (out on 25 September). A song about fleshing out your inner confidence and owning who you are, the assertive anthem has an indie-rock sound but…

Mansions – ‘Big Bad’ album review


Mansions fourth album ‘Big Bad’ signals a new beginning for the now duo of Chris Browder and Robin Dove. Honing in on a more atmospheric sound with plenty of textures, the song finds Chris trying to make sense of getting older and making the most of what’s ahead of you: ‘The real freedom is when…

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Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Punisher’ album review


It feels like a long time since Phoebe Bridgers’ debut album ‘Stranger in the Alps’ started soundtracking our lives. Since the release of that record back in 2017, Phoebe has collaborated with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus in boygenius and Conor Oberst in Better Oblivion Community Center; both of which she toured with relentlessly. Now,…

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Kestrels – ‘Grey and Blue’


Featuring Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis on lead guitar, Kestrels’ new single ‘Grey and Blue’ is the first song to be taken from the Halifax, Nova Scotia bands’ forthcoming record ‘Dream or Don’t Dream’ (out on 10 July via Darla Records) – an album that was largely written on Tim Wheeler from Ash’s sofa. The power…

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Pillow Queens – ‘Handsome Wife’


With a video focusing on human touch that was filmed in isolation with the help of friends, family and strangers and its celebratory tone of togetherness and queer love, Pillow Queens’ latest single ‘Handsome Wife’ is a song that will instantly lift your mood and see the good and hope in people. It combines a…

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Bully – ‘Where to Start’


Bully has shared the video for ‘Where to Start’ – the cathartic lead single from her upcoming third album ‘SUGAREGG’ (out on 21 August – pre-order in the US & Canada or the UK). Produced and mixed by John Congleton and Bully’s Alicia Bognanno, the song has a fuzzed-up and bass-heavy garage rock intro as…

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…

Best Ex – ‘Good at Feeling Bad’ EP review


Mariel Loveland (ex Candy Hearts) says her ‘Good at Feeling Bad’ Ep is ‘a middle finger from a woman who’s over it and finds happiness regardless of the things that constantly try to knock us down’. Covering the major events from the past two years in Mariel’s life – including a devastating break-up from a…

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Charli Adams – ‘Superpowers’


Charli Adams follows her highly acclaimed debut EP ‘Good at Being Young’ with new single ‘Superpowers’. Written during the lockdown, the song encapsulates the feelings of so many right now as they miss loved ones and wonder what opportunities have slipped away during this period of isolation. Charli says about writing this song: ‘I felt…