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…

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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…

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I Was a King – ‘Bubble’


Swedish indie-pop band I Was a King have released details of their new Norman Blake-produced album ‘Slow Century’ (out 8 March on Coastal Town Recordings) and unveiled brand new single ‘Bubble’. Bursting with jangly charm and potent guitar hooks, the song is all about how important it is that friends are there for you, even…

Savage Mansion – ‘Elwood’ video


Ahead of the release of debut album ‘Revision Ballads’ (out via Lost Map Records on 15 February,) Savage Mansion has unveiled a video for ‘Elwood’ – a piece of Hefner-esque slacker pop that finds Craig Angus confronting a bully from his childhood: ‘Elwood, if I saw you, I would run a mile. I know you…

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Bubble & Squeak – ‘The Christmas Stick’


It’s December and Bubble & Squeak (Girl Ray’s Poppy Hankin and The Boy Least Likely To’s Jof Owen) are here to get you in the festive spirit with a cracking hit called ‘The Christmas Stick’. Released on Moshi Moshi, the slacker-style duet is in the vein of the label’s previous Christmas songs by artists including…