Blood Red Shoes – ‘A Little Love’


Blood Red Shoes have made a welcome return with the thunderous new single ‘A Little Love’. Regarding the themes of the song, the duo said: ‘Because like the rest of the planet, we are hooked on murder podcasts and Netflix docs about serial killers and psychopaths and love thinking about mindset of the entitled stalker…

Bartees Strange – ‘Flagey God’


Bartees Strange has shared a new video for ‘Flagey God’ alongside details of a UK and European tour later this year. Inspired by a trip to Flagey Square in Brussels, Bartees says the song helped him find his identity: ‘No one knew me there. I was super lost in my life at the time and…

The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – ‘Ways of Hearing’ album review


Brilliantly named, The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick are a six-, sometimes seven-, piece from Philadelphia who play off each other – both vocally and musically – to create goosebump-inducing soundscapes full of raw power and emotion. Following the popularity of cassette and digital sales, their debut album ‘Ways of Hearing’ has now been…

Chloe Foy – ‘Where Shall We Begin’ album review


Gloucestershire-via-Manchester singer-songwriter Chloe Foy releases her debut album ‘Where Shall We Begin’ on 11 June. Recorded at Pinhole Studios in Manchester and inspired by the likes of Tyler Tamsay, John Congleton and Gillian Welch, Chloe co-produced the album alongside her musical collaborator, Harry Fausing Smith. Chloe says the record’s songs ‘are my most inner and…

Islands Islomanic album review

Islands – ‘Islomania’ album review


Nick Thorburn makes a welcome return with ‘Islomania’ – the first album released under his Islands moniker in five years. During his break from the music industry, Nick produced a pilot television script, created a graphic novel with Fantagraphic and scored a few films and radio shows. Released via Royal Mountain Records (Mac DeMarco, Alvvays),…

A review of the take the cake album by musical artist Packs Toronto Canada

Packs – ‘take the cake’ album review


Initially Madeline Link’s solo project, PACKS have added three members (Shane Hooper on drums, Noah O’Neil on bass and Dexter Nash on lead guitar) to their line-up and are all set to release debut record ‘take the cake’ via Fire Talk and Royal Mountain Records. The Toronto-based band shared stages with the likes of Squirrel…

Spectral Nights March 2021 Playlist


We’re getting there, aren’t we? Not long now until we can see friends and family outside and then there will soon be the chance to actually see people under roofs. Anyhow, March 2021 has been another solid month for new music and here’s a Spotify playlist with a song from every act we’ve covered over…