Tomberlin ‘At Weddings’ album review


Released on 10 August via the ever-reliable Saddle Creek Records, Sarah-Beth Tomberlin’s debut album ‘At Weddings’ is one you’ll want to hold dear. It’s a transcendant and poignant record about learning to love oneself, even when everything seems to be caving in on you. The gentle folk of ‘Any Other Way’ opens the record with…

Idles Samaritans

Idles – ‘Samaritans’ video


Idles are an increasingly vital presence in today’s fractured world and we’re all eagerly awaiting the release of their second album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ at the end of August. ‘Samaritans’, the third song to be aired from the record, opens with chunky riffs and ferocious drums before Joe Talbot spits out lyrics…

Villagers stream ‘A Trick of the Light’


Conor O’Brien’s Villagers return with new album ‘The Art of Pretending to Swim’ (Domino) on 21 September. Ahead of the release, you can watch the striking video for ‘A Trick of the Light’. Directed by Bob Gallagher, the Lynchian video follows a ‘dishevelled shamanist’ as he believes he triggers an altered state of consciousness in…

Ash – ‘Islands’ album review


Now back on their original home of Infectious Music, Ash present their seventh album, ‘Islands’. One of the finest singles bands of the past 25 years, this album finds Tim Wheeler and co talking about love, loss, friendship, betrayal and buzzkills. Ash have always had strong album openers and ‘True Story’ is no exception. It’s…

Slowcoaches found down stream punk

Slowcoaches ‘Found Down’


Punk trio Slowcoaches have unveiled ‘Found Down’, the first song to be released from their second album, due to be released later this year via Leisure & District. A seething rally against the way the media glamorises the struggles artists fave on a daily basis, whether they be mental, financial or something else, the 2-and-a-half-minute…

Sam Evian IDGAF new music

Sam Evian – ‘IDGAF’ stream


Opening with a burst of ‘Waterloo Sunset’-inspired guitar, Sam Evian’s latest single ‘IDGAF’ – the opener to his upcoming second album ‘You, Forever’ (Saddle Creek) – is a song about embracing one’s passions and interests, no matter how hard it is to do. Its dreamy tone combines with Wilco-esque heartache as Sam laments the fact…

The Plainviews – ‘Bladerunner’ video stream


Made up of members of Idles and The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, The Plainviews are an in-your-face rock band with ‘songs about nothing’. With one line repeated over and over again – ‘Go and get the gun’ – ‘Bladerunner’ is 2 and a half minutes of unadulterated heavy monster riffs that will make you feel…