Squid Paddling stream

Squid – ‘Paddling’


Squid follow up the incredible ‘Narrator’ with ‘Paddling’, the second single to be taken from forthcoming debut album ‘Bright Green Field’. The record, produced by Dan Carey, will be released on 7 May via Warp Records while the new song – already a live favourite (if you can remember shows?) is: ‘Written from two different…

Iceage – ‘The Holding Hand’


Iceage have made a welcome return with the release of new single ‘The Holding Hand’ – the Copenhagen punks first for new label, Mexican Summer. Elias Bender Rønnenfelt says ‘The song lives in a slurred world, movements are elastically stretched out and strength is found in weakness while you find it hard to tell the…

Fair Mothers In Monochrome album review

Fair Mothers – ‘In Monochrome’ album review


Kevin Allan’s Fair Mothers project releases the second, more experimental project of 2020 with ‘In Monochrome’. Featuring guest appearances from Faith Eliott, Dana Gavanski (vocals), Esther Swift (harp), Pete Harvey (cello) and Jonny Lynch from Pictish Trail, the album was recorded at The Happiness Hotel in Edinburgh over the past couple of years and expores…

Group photo Chartreuse band Tall Grass

Chartreuse – ‘Tall Grass’


Chartreuse have shared ‘Tall Grass’ ahead of the release of their new EP. The sublime and experimental yet melancholic song finds Michael Wagstaff delivering spoken-word vocals about the future prospects of a relationship (‘May is cruel, comes around too soon but the heat won’t stick around and neither will you’) and the effect this outcome…

Wye Oak No Horizon EP cover artwork

Wye Oak -‘No Horizon’ EP review


Wye Oak, the experimental duo of Jenn Wassner and Andy Stack, may have released five acclaimed LPs over the past decade or so but ‘No Horizon’ is the first EP to see them write music while both living in Durham (the one in North Carolina, not the UK one that you drive a few hundred…

Firestations Dream Home

Firestations – ‘Dream Home’


Every year London label wiaiwya (where it’s at is where you are) asks seven acts to each record a 77-minute track/album to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The project is called #sevenat77 and experimental post rock band firestations are the latest actto take part. They have also contributed a 77-second and 7-minute version…