concrete concrete – ‘Hues’


concrete concrete are a new band from Brooklyn who have already played shows with Alex Cameron and Cavemen. They have a debut album ‘Drifter’ (produced by toe’s Mino Takaaki) ready to wow the math rock community and ‘Hues’ offers a fine introduction to the three-piece’s intelligently crafted sound. Opening with stop-start and zig-zag patterns of…

Living Body – ‘C.R.E.A.M.’


Leeds-based Living Body have shared new single ‘C.R.E.A.M.’. Self-described as ‘post-Brexitcore’, all the instruments on the track have been played, recorded and mixed by Jeff T. Smith and the track combines shoegazey melodies with pining vocals (you can hear the passion as Jeff sings ‘Opening up to Heaven’s Gate… Won’t you come and take me…

The Appleseed Cast – ‘Time the Destroyer’


After almost five years away, The Appleseed Cast have returned with new single ‘Time the Destroyer’. It will appear on the emo legends’ new album ‘The Fleeting Light of Impermanence’ (out via Graveface Records on 28 June). There’s an experimental and industrial edge to the first half of the song, with its synthy stabs and…

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Holding Patterns share ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of ‘Endless’ album release


Holding Patterns (a band featuring members of previous Big Scary Monsters/Topshelf Records favourites Crash of Rhinos) have shared new single ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of the release of their new album ‘Endless’ via Vested Interest Records on 17 May (pre-order here). With lyrics referencing extracts of American poet Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘I Saw No Way…

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Port Noir – ‘Champagne’


Port Noir have shared new single ‘Champagne’ ahead of the release of new album ‘The New Routine’ (out on 10 May via InsideOutMusic – pre-order here) – and it’s one you’ll want to raise a glass to. The album marks a brave new sound for the Swedish alt-rockers and ‘Champagne’ gives a taster of what…

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Oceans Over Alderaan – ‘Falters’


We were big fans of Blackpool-based math rockers Oceans Over Alderaan’s debut single ‘Sevenfour’ and new song ‘Falters’ is just as powerful. It’s available via the band’s own label The Recording Industry is Dead Records now. Recorded with Alpha Male Tea Party’s Tom Peters, the song tackles issues of male mental health, depression and suicidal…