Jamie Lenman The Atheist album review

Jamie Lenman – ‘The Atheist’ album review


‘I made a decision on this record to limit the more aggressive edges of my music, and as a consequence I think the sound is more accessible, but that’s not why I did it—I did it because happy, upbeat, indie guitar music can be really great if it’s done right, with passion and honesty, and…

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Stars – ‘Christmas Anyway’


Stars have shared a beautifully melancholic festive song in ‘Chrismas Anyway’. We’re huge fans of Christmas songs here at Spectral Nights, especially ones that evoke the sadness of the season, and this is a fine addition to the list that includes Mud’s ‘Lonely This Christmas’, Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ and East 17’s…

Dutch Uncles – ‘True Entertainment’


Dutch Uncles have shared the video for ‘True Entertainment’, the first single and title track from their new album (out on 10 March, 2023 via Memphis Industries. With a title inspired by a nickname given to vocalist – and incredible dancer – Duncan Wallis by guitarist Peter Broadhead, the song falls somewhere between Prince, Phoenix…

Hundred Reasons – ‘Glorious Sunset’


Photo credit: Matt Higgs Hundred Reasons have shared new single ‘Glorious Sunset’ – their first new material in 15 years and the opening track on their new album of the same name (to be released via SO Recordings on 24 February, 2023). Opening with some ’80s-inspired synths and a rhythm section that reminds us of…

Born Fighters – ‘Need a Friend’


Cross-Atlantic duo Born Fighters return with new single ‘Need a Friend’. Inspired by Luke Barham’s love of ’90s jangly indie pop and LA resident Peter Maffel’s sunny surroundings, the song is a wistful ode to companionship with its repeated message of ‘When you’re lost, you need a friend’ and its plea for the subject to…

Adults – ‘Things We Achieve’


Describing themselves as ‘a noisy pop band desperately clinging on to the ghosts of 2009’, adults have now signed to Fika Recordings and shared new single ‘things we achieve’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘for everything, always’ in October. The song takes aim at capitalism and how its inherent evilness ‘makes us forget…

Why Bonnie – ’90 in November’ album review


New York-via-Texas alt-poppers Why Bonnie follow up 2020’s ‘Voice Box’ EP with debut album ’90 in November’. Now signed to Keeled Scales and recorded in the band’s hometown, the album finds Blair Howerton examining the pains and pleasures of modern life against a musical backdrop influenced by artists as diverse as Sparklehorse, Sheryl Crow and…