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Spielbergs – ‘Five On It’


Norwegian power-punk trio Spielbergs have shared ‘Five On It’, the opening song on from their eagerly anticipated album, ‘This Is Not the End’ (out on 1 February via By the Time It Gets Dark Records – pre-order here). It’s a thrilling anthem from the very first note – managing to combine the snarl of early…

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cheerbleedrz – ‘staying up late’ video


‘staying up late’ was one of the highlights from cheerbleedrz’ debut EP ‘faceplant’ (released last year on Alcopop! Buy it digitally from Bandcamp here) and now the London trio have unveiled a magical Sabrina the Teenage Witch-inspired video for the song. Illustrated and animated by Jono Ganz, the video follows a cheerbleedrz fan as they attempt…

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Oceans Over Alderaan – ‘Sevenfour’


Formed from the ashes of previous Spectral Nights favourites Goonies Never Say Die and I Drink Therefore There’s Darkness, Oceans Over Alderaan have unveiled a stream of debut single ‘Sevenfour’ ahead of its official release on 11 January, 2019. Self-described as an ‘atmospheric gloom pop band’, the Blackpool four-piece recorded this single with producer Tom…

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Glossies – ‘Popular’


Following the loss of a studio to a mudslide, Santa Barbara musician Erich Tomkinson (formerly Dot Plaza) relocated to Los Angeles and got to work on his new Glossies project. Released via Super Fan 99 Records, the debut Glossies single ‘Popular’ is a playful and irreverent piece of bedroom pop that recalls the great Western…

Spectral Nights’ Top 5 EPs of 2018


We’ve already shared our top full-length records of the past 12 months, now it’s time to look back over our favourite shorter releases… Spielbergs – ‘Distant Star‘ The Norwegian trio’s EP marked them out as ones to watch with its Guided by Voices-meets-Beach Slang power pop. Sœur – ‘Fight‘ The Bristol band are already a…

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Helen Love – ‘Glitter Star’ stream


Indie legends Helen Love have released festive single ‘Glitter Star’ and – following a Twitter feud with Kirstie Allsopp two years ago – dedicated it to the ‘queen of making a pile of useless middle class tat into a popular TV series’ and her ‘tinsel-tasselled followers’. Opening with Bis-style chants of ”G-L-I-T-T-E-R, come and make…

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Pizzagirl – ‘Pizza for Christmas’


‘Lonely This Christmas’, ‘Last Christmas’, ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’… All of the best festive songs have an air of melancholy and sadness running through them and now Pizzagirl has contributed his effort, the aptly titled ‘Pizza for Christmas’. Pizzagirl’s trademark ’80s synth beats open the song before a voicemail recording of a loved one…

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Bubble & Squeak – ‘The Christmas Stick’


It’s December and Bubble & Squeak (Girl Ray’s Poppy Hankin and The Boy Least Likely To’s Jof Owen) are here to get you in the festive spirit with a cracking hit called ‘The Christmas Stick’. Released on Moshi Moshi, the slacker-style duet is in the vein of the label’s previous Christmas songs by artists including…