cheerbleederz - lobotany Alcopop Records

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…