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Zooz – ‘Surf in Stereo’ EP review


A band that seemingly came out of nowhere and is already NME favourites, Zooz are signed to our friends over at Super Fan 99 Records and ‘Surf in Stereo’ is their debut EP. There’s some Shins-style melancholia in ‘Another Day in the Sun’, the opening song which is breezy and full of rhetorical questions, culminating…

Olympians – ‘Dance Like Everybody’s Watching And They Hate You’ EP review


Ahead of a full-length album later this year, Olympians have released an extended EP/mini-album via Barely Regal with the fitting title ‘Dance Like Everybody’s Watching and They Hate You’. Full of the feelings that have quickly become the London-via-Norwich quartet’s trademark, it follows on from last year’s ‘Adventure Gun’ EP and retains the dreamy, drone-tinged…

Son Joan – ‘Menagerie Melodies’ EP review


Based in Fleet, 19-year-old Ethan Attwood-Summers might well be a bedroom genius. Performing under the moniker Son Joan, he has just released his debut EP ‘Menagerie Melodies’ via Quatre Femmes Records and you can own it via Bandcamp. Full of scuzz and riffs, there’s a DIY attitude bursting throughout the opening track ‘A Balancing Act’.…

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Vundabar – ‘Vundabar’ EP review


Having supported Mac DeMarco in the States, Boston trio Vundabar have just finished a tour throughout France (with an extra show at Camden’s Lock Tavern thrown in for good measure) and now they’re releasing their self-titled EP. Specialising in the kind of slackerpop that makes you want to live the life of a student once…

Brawlers – ‘Two Minutes’ free download


Following a triumphant, if rather drunken, Southsea Fest performance and ahead of a tour with Woahnows, Alcopop! Records’ Brawlers have released a new single called ‘Two Minutes’. Available for free download, the song does exactly what it says on the tin. Clocking in at the two-minute mark, it’s a buoyant slice of power-pop rock with…

Noyo Mathis – ‘Endure’ EP review


Having already played with the likes of Minus the Bear, Dads and 1994!, Portsmouth trio Noyo Mathis have released their new EP ‘Endure’ through Animal Defence Records. Favourites of both Dengfest and Fools Paradise, the band are about to embark on a UK tour – and on this evidence, will be well worth catching. The…