Cheekface – ‘Emphatically MO’ EP review


New Professor’s Los Angeles-based indie-poppers Cheekface have signed to Alcopop! Records in the UK and are set to release ‘Emphatically Mo’ – an EP made up of B-sides that didn’t feature on this year’s brilliant ‘Emphatically No’ album. Regarding the release, frontman Greg Katz said: ‘We started recording the Emphatically No. album without enough songs,…

Skullcrusher – ‘Song for Nick Drake’


Skullcrusher (LA-based musician Helen Ballentine) pays homage to one of her favourite songwriters on new single ‘Song for Nick Drake’ – and BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac has already chosen it as ‘Hottest Record in the World’. As you’d expect from its title, the song is a special blend of sad pop that shows how…

Cheekface – ‘Emphatically No’ album review


Cheekface kick off 2021 with the release of their second album, ‘Emphatically No’. The Los Angeles trio – made up of Greg Katz, Amanda Tannen and Mark ‘Echo’ Edwards – are renowned for their wry, witty and observational lyrics and throughout this album, they offer up opinions on mental health, fascist governments and political hypocrisy.…