Snow Coats – ‘Pool Girl’


New Alcopop! signings Snow Coats have shared ‘Pool Girl’, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming  debut EP of the same name (out 11 September). The Dutch four-piece’s vocalist and guitarist Anouk va der Kamp says the song is ‘about how I reflect on myself. Some silly things and some more serious. Like…

Happy Accidents – ‘Sprawling’ album review


Happy Accidents – Phoebe Cross and Rich Mandell – have made a welcome return with third album ‘Sprawling’. Self-produced and self-released, the recent releases of ‘Secrets’ and the title track hinted that the duo would head into new territories beyond the catchy indie-pop that has served them so well in the past Phoebe sings ‘Swallowed…

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…

Night Flight – ‘ATM/Delusions’


  Night Flight have shared ‘ATM/Delusions’ ahead of the release of new EP ‘White Noise’ on 27 March via CRC Records. Described as ‘a cynical examination of the sacrifices made while seeking acclaim and success’, the two-songs-in-one approach is ‘a homage to the great amalgamation of songs at the end of Abbey Road by The…

The Orielles -‘Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)’


The Orielles have shared ‘Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Disco Volador’ via Heavenly Records on 28 February. Described by the band as ‘a song about corporeal experience, something which we feel we are collectively losing sight of in an age of mental existentialism’, the toe-tapping title track to…

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…

ings Seattle band musician Lullaby Rock album review

ings – ‘Lullaby Rock’ album review


Seattle-based guitarist, creative, songwriter and promoter ings releases new album ‘Lullaby Rock’ on 15 November. Influenced by singer-songwriters including Bjork and Ben Folds, the album was inspired by her move to the Emerald City and her experiences within the close-knit local music community. An alluring bass line opens ‘If Not You’, which finds ings delivering…