Tigercub As Blue As Indigo album review

Tigercub – ‘As Blue As Indigo’ album review


Tigercub return with new album ‘As Blue As Indigo’ – their first new material since the ‘Evolve or Die’ EP. Since then, frontman Jamie Hall’s gonzoid psych-pop side project Nancy has taken off (Hype Machine’s most blogged artist and playing shows around the world) but for now he’s fully focused on Tigercub – with this…

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…

Muttering Don't Think About It EP review Failure By Design Records

Muttering – ‘Don’t Think About It’ EP review


London-based trio Muttering’s debut EP ‘Don’t Think About It’ finds the band considering the state of the world and trying to hold on to those glimpses of optimism that shine through the almost constant doom. In fact, the band describe the EP as a collection of ‘songs for the end of the world’. Swirling Appleseed…

Manchester Orchestra – ‘Keel Timing’


Manchester Orchestra have shared the video for ‘Keel Timing’, the second single to be taken from upcoming album ‘The Million Masks of God’ (out on 30 April via Loma Vista Recordings – pre-order here). Described by frontman Andy Hull as ‘an isolated internal investigation about personal growth. Trying to decide what growh is positive and…

Gold Baby – ‘Rabbits’ EP review


Gold Baby self-release their debut EP, ‘Rabbits’, on 26 March. The four songs find Si├ón Alex offering astute observations on everything from her own struggles with OCD to female identity, American ghost towns and the medieval notion of cockaigne – an imaginary place of luxury where physical comforts and pleasures are always availble. Sole drumbeats…

Mutes – ‘Modern Waste’


Mutes have shared ‘Modern Waste’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Dreams of Being Cornered’ on 7 May via FOMA records (pre-order via Bandcamp here). Recorded with Mark Gittins (The Wytches, Youth Man) at Megatone Studios, ‘Modern Waste’ opens in quieter fashion before clattering drums and huge hooks take it in a potent post-punk…

En Garde – ‘Debtors’ EP review


Akron, OH-based duo En Garde (Ross Horvath – vocals/guitar – and Andy Hendricks – drums) have shared a collection of songs recorded back in 2012 with Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Cadwallader) via the always sublime Count Your Lucky Stars Records. The EP opens with the urgent, intense and impassioned ‘Our Hands’. Reminding us of…

Packs band stream Silvertongue song

Packs – ‘Silvertongue’


Packs have shared the video for new single ‘Silvertongue’, the second to be taken from new record ‘Take the Cake’ (out on 14 May through Fire Talk and Royal Mountain). Following shows with acts including Squirrel Flower and Odetta Hartman, this scatty and scuzzy piece of grunge-meets-slacker pop will introduce Maddie Link to a wider…