Why Bonnie – ’90 in November’ album review


New York-via-Texas alt-poppers Why Bonnie follow up 2020’s ‘Voice Box’ EP with debut album ’90 in November’. Now signed to Keeled Scales and recorded in the band’s hometown, the album finds Blair Howerton examining the pains and pleasures of modern life against a musical backdrop influenced by artists as diverse as Sparklehorse, Sheryl Crow and…

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Why Bonnie – ‘Nowhere, LA’


Keeled Scales signings Why Bonnie have shared ‘Nowhere, LA’ ahead of the release of their debut album ’90 in November’ on 19August. The song – with the LA in the title referring to Louisiana – finds Blair Howerton comparing a broken-down car to the stalling of a relationship: ‘This song is about looking at a…

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Lunar Vacation – ‘Shrug’


Lunar Vacation have celebrated the announcement of their signing to Keeled Scales (Buck Meek, Katy Kirby) with the release of new single ‘Shrug’ – an ode to shrugging off binary constructs. The band have already played shows with Sidney Gish and Remo Drive and this new song – and album – were produced by Grouplove’s…

Sun June – ‘Somewhere’ album review


Released via Run for Cover and Keeled Scales, Sun June’s second album finds the Austin, Texa-based five-piece expanding on the ‘regret pop’ (their term) that served them so well on the ‘Years’ LP. Focusing on how love evolves and shapes our lives, the band describe the new record as ‘prom’ music: ‘Prom isn’t all rosy…