Idles – ‘Ultra Mono’ album review


Ever since Idles released their debut album ‘Brutalism’ in 2017, the Bristol five-piece have inspired a community of like-minded fans to rally against close-mindedness while also choosing love and collaboration as much as possible. This sense of togetherness – and need for a fairer society – runs throughout their eagerly awaited third album ‘Ultra Mono’.…

Spanish Love Songs Kick stream 2020

Spanish Love Songs – ‘Kick’


Spanish Love Songs have made a welcome return with the release of ‘Kick’, the first song to be taken from upcoming third album ‘Brave Faces Everyone’ (released via Pure Noise Records on 7 February). Taking influence from the storytelling narrative stylings of Bruce Springsteen and the killer hooks of Manchester Orchestra and upcoming tour mates…

Cloud Plays with Fire new album 2018

Cloud – ‘Plays with Fire’ album review


Audio Antihero Records’ Cloud (or Tyler Taormina to his friends and family) makes a welcome return with ‘Plays with Fire’ – a 32-minute album drenched in hope and nostalgia. A loud burst of feedback signals the start of the opener ‘Happer’s Laugh’; a song full of acoustic strums and white noise effects that evolves into…

Vennart The Demon Joke

Vennart – ‘The Demon Joke’ album review


Although Oceansize only split up in 2011, it seems far longer ago. A lot has changed in the life of Mike Vennart since the end of the much-loved cult band. Joining Biffy Clyro as a further guitarist (and later being accompanied by fellow Oceansize member Richard ‘Gambler’ Ingram to form Biffy-size…), he’s become accustomed to…