Idlewild 2019

Idlewild share ‘Dream Variations’ and reveal ‘Interview Music’ album details

Scottish rock royalty Idlewild have announced details of new album ‘Interview Music’ (out on 5 April via Empty Words) and unveiled its opener ‘Dream Variations’ as their new single. The five-minute song opens with woozy guitar effects before the more traditional Idlewild riffs come in alongside perfectly pitched piano, gorgeous vocal harmonies and Roddy Woomble’s…

Vinyl Staircase on the radio single

Vinyl Staircase – ‘On the Radio’

Dorking four-piece (and Boileroom regulars) Vinyl Staircase have released new single ‘On the Radio’ ahead of a UK tour. Premiered by John Kennedy on Radio X, the self-produced song follows support slots to the likes of Wolf Alice and Sunflower Bean and appearances at festivals including Truck and Boardmasters. The two-and-a-half minute song opens with…

Field Medic

Field Medic – ‘Henna Tattoo’

Following years of lauded releases on Bandcamp, Field Medic (aka Kevin Sullivan) is set to release ‘Fade into the Dawn’, his first debut album proper via Run for Cover Records on 19 April. To whet the anticipation for the release, he has unveiled the melancholic single ‘Henna Tattoo’. A two-and-a-half-minute folk-tinged song ‘about being afraid…

The Faint – ‘Alien Angel’ stream

Saddle Creek’s The Faint have released electronic-tinged banger ‘Alien Angel’ ahead of the release of eagerly awaited new album ‘Egowerk’ (out on 15 March). Opening with a rush of synths, the toe-tapping song captures the euphoric nature of The Rapture as it drives along but also makes space for wry observations akin to Cursive.