Squid – ‘The Cleaner’


Hotly tipped disco punks Squid have announced details of new EP ‘Town Centre’ (out via Speedy Wunderground on 6 September/physically on 15 November) and shared the video for new single ‘The Cleaner’. Invoking the spirit of The Rapture with its eminently danceable hooks, the 7-minute beast was inspired by a move to London and the…

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Villagers – ‘Summer’s Song’


We’re almost halfway through July so of course Conor O’Brien’s Villagers are bringing some more sunshine into all of our lives with ‘Summer’s Song’. Produced by Conor and mixed by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips), Conor claims it’s ‘the closest I’ll ever get to writing a pure pop song’ and reveals ‘it was really…

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Bellevue Days – ‘Freakin Out’


Croydon four-piece Bellevue Days have shared ‘Freakin Out’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘It Can’t Possibly Go Wrong Ever’ later this year. Bursting with scattergun guitars and frantic drumming, the song about ‘a kind of depression that keeps you up all night and makes you question everything’, Alan Smith starts the song by…

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The Hold Steady – ‘Denver Haircut’


The Hold Steady have shared ‘Denver Haircut’, the opening song from their next album ‘Thrashing Thru the Passion’ (out on 16 August through French Kiss Records). The three-minute track is buzzing with energy and melody that gives a glimpse into the off-the-cuff sound the band have embraced on this new recording. Craig Finn has always…

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Born Fighters share ‘Little Green Tree’


Named after a Nick Lowe song, Born Fighters are London-based Luke Barham (who you will know from Stagecoach/as Uncle Luc) and Los Angeles native Peter Maffei. Although the friends live over 5,000 miles away from each other, their shared love of power pop inspired them to write ‘Little Green Tree’ during a meet-up while Luke…

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…