Yakima Go Virtually EP review

Yakima – ‘Go Virtually’ EP review


Following shows with Swimming Tapes and Pottery and praise from outlets including DIY, Clash and Dork, Glaswegian indie-rockers Yakima are all set to release their debut EP. Recorded in a drafty old gatehouse next to a castle and produced by Benji Compston and Jon EE Allan of Happyness (who also plays on some of the…

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cheerbleederz – ‘lobotany’ EP review


Featuring members of Happy Accidents, Fresh and Finish Flag, cheerbleederz have released their second EP via Alcopop! Records and it’s a real treat. It finds the three-piece focusing on new bonds and reflecting on themes of self-esteem, vulnerability and improving your well-being. The four-track EP opens with the smooth bass line and twinkly emo-tinged guitar…

Quiet Lions share live performances of ‘Field of Influence’ and ‘Epitaph’


Quiet Lions have shared two live performances filmed by the Small Pond Recordings team in the middle of their hometown of Brighton’s legendary Concorde 2. The performances of the ‘Absenteeism’ album favourites ‘Field of Influence’ and ‘Epitaph’. ‘Field of Influence’ (below) finds the four-piece in fine form, harmonising and powering their way through a stirring…

Hideout – ‘Rose’


Hideout (a band featuring Cults guitarist Gabriel Rodriguez and Scarlett Stephenson-Connolly) have shared wistful new single ‘Rose’. A piece of jangly yet off-kilter pop in the Belle and Sebastian or Rilo Kiley vein, the three minutes find the band looking back over what are now considered perfect moments from an imperfect relationship: ‘I don’t wanna…

Soccer Mommy – ‘lucy’


Soccer Mommy has released her first new song since 2018 with ‘lucy’. Described by the Nashville musician (known as Sophie Allison to her family and friends) as ‘a song about struggling with inner demons and your own mortality, but I masked it with this scenario of being seduced by the devil’, it opens with Smiths-esque…

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Cape Weather – ‘Never Say’


New Super Fan 99 Records signings Cape Weather is the ’60s Americana-meets-soulful pop-inspired result of a collaboration between old friends Natalie Smith and Eric Jackowitz. Described by Luke at the label as ‘the most Super Fan band of them all’, the melancholy single ‘Never Say’ opens with a Ronettes-style drum machine as Natalie looks back…

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Sløtface – ‘Stuff’


Sløtface have followed up recent single ‘Telepathic’ with break-up anthem ‘Stuff’. The song finds Haley Shea listing some of the things that are left behind (both physically and emotionally) when it comes to getting out of a relationship: ‘It’s just stuff, it has no meaning anymore, things to fill the empty space’. She then goes…

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Gold Baby – ‘500/1’


Gold Baby’s ‘500/1’ could be a distant cousin of Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Seventeen’ with Siân Alex also offering life lessons to her younger self. However, whereas Sharon’s song was more positive, Siân’s is more grounded in the real world – offering to show her past self ‘around a sad little town’ and confessing how ‘all…