The Early Mornings – ‘Blank Sky’


Manchester trio The Early Mornings have shared new single ‘Blank Sky’ ahead of the release of debut EP ‘Unnecessary Creation’ on 18 June. The deliberately wiry and angular guitar hooks driving the tempo of the song flick between early Blur or Young Knives-esque melodic moments and the more artsy, riff-laden side of TV Priest and…

Willy Mason – ‘Youth On a Spit’


Willy Mason has shared ‘Youth On a Spit’ ahead of the release of his fourth – and first in nine years – album ‘Already Dead’ on 6 August via Cooking Vinyl. The new record has a theme of faith running through it while also exploring the concepts of honesty, deception, freedom colonialism, love and purpose.…

Spectral Nights March 2021 Playlist


We’re getting there, aren’t we? Not long now until we can see friends and family outside and then there will soon be the chance to actually see people under roofs. Anyhow, March 2021 has been another solid month for new music and here’s a Spotify playlist with a song from every act we’ve covered over…

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…

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…