I LIKE TRAINS KOMPROMAT album cover 2020 review

I LIKE TRAINS – ‘KOMPROMAT’ album review


‘An I LIKE TRAINS record doesn’t really start to take shape until there’s a theme’, says the group’s vocalist and lyricist David Martin. ‘That point came following Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks in 2013.’ The band’s new album ‘KOMPROMAT’ (the Russian term for compromising political material) finds the Leeds-based five-piece tackling current affairs and the amount…

Magick Mountain – ‘Infinity X2’


Leeds-based Magick Mountain have shared new single ‘Infinity X2’ ahead of the the release of their debut album ‘Weird Feelings’ on 23 October. The trio, made up of Lins Wilson (Grammatics), Tom Hudson (Pulled Apart By Horses) and Nestor Matthews (Sky Larkin) make a fuzzy, addictive noise that recalls Fugazi, but with a psychedlic side…

The Cribs Running Into You stream 2020

The Cribs – ‘Running Into You’


The Cribs have shared new single ‘Running Into You’ ahead of the release of their self-produced album ‘Night Network’ on 13 November. The video for the single stars Control and Maleficent actor – and former 10,000 Things frontman – Sam Riley as a news anchor reporting on rumours of the Jarman brothers’ potential return. There…

Jenny O. – ‘New Truth’ album review


Jenny O’s latest (and first for new label Mama Bird Recording Co.) album ‘New Truth’ finds the singer-songwriter laying her heart bare over gorgeous harmonies and slices of dreamy guitar. It opens with ‘God Knows Why’ – an honest evaluation of the night she suddenly lost all hearing in her right ear: ‘I could hear…

Crake – ‘Enough Salt (For All Dogs)’


Crake, a Leeds-based four piece who were asked to go on tour with Big Thief after impressing their guitarist Buck Meek during a support slot at one of his solo shows at the Brudenell Social Club, have shared new single ‘Enough Salt (For All Dogs)’. As part of Saddle Creek’s Document series, the song will…

Snow Coats – ‘Navy Blue’


Snow Coats follow up the Dutch Indie XL #1 chart success of ‘Pool Girl’ with new single ‘Navy Blue’. Available via Alcopop! Records now, it will feature on forthcoming debut EP ‘Pool Girl’ (out on 11 September). Anouk van der Kamp says the song is ‘about having friends that are different than you are, but…

Fair Mothers In Monochrome album review

Fair Mothers – ‘In Monochrome’ album review


Kevin Allan’s Fair Mothers project releases the second, more experimental project of 2020 with ‘In Monochrome’. Featuring guest appearances from Faith Eliott, Dana Gavanski (vocals), Esther Swift (harp), Pete Harvey (cello) and Jonny Lynch from Pictish Trail, the album was recorded at The Happiness Hotel in Edinburgh over the past couple of years and expores…