Major Murphy – ‘In the Meantime’


Major Murphy have shared the video for ‘In the Meantime’ ahead of the release of their second album ‘Access’ via Winspear on 2 April. Written after band members Jacob Bullard and Jacki Warren’s young son suffered from lead poisoning, the song captures the fears and anxieties parents go through when children are in danger with…

Holiday Ghosts – ‘Mr. Herandi’


Brighton-via-Falmouth-based band Holiday Ghosts have announced they have signed to FatCat Records and released a video for new single ‘Mr. Herandi’ ahead of the release of their third album ‘North Street Air’. Bringing to mind revered acts The Kinks and Violent Femmes but also cult contemporaries including Jeffrey Lewis and Daniel Johnston, the new song…

Bad Waitress – ‘Pre Post-Period Blues’


After sharing stages with acts including Fucked Up, L7 and The Bronx, Toronto punks Bad Waitress (Royal Mountain Records) have shared their powerful and vital new single ‘Pre Post-Period Blues’. Guitarist Katelyn Molgard says: ‘It’s like this: you got yer friggin hormones, your cramps, you forgot to eat, but you need to take Advil, then…

Muttering – ‘Swim’


Muttering, the latest signings to Failure By Design Records, evaluate the effect of both the climate crisis and overpopulation – in just three minutes – on new single ‘Swim’. Vocalist Chaz Bush said the theme of the song came about after: ‘I read an article that suggested the worst thing you can do for the…

Spirit of the Beehive – ‘There’s Nothing You Can’t Do’


Spirit of the Beehive have signed to Saddle Creek and announced details of new album ‘Entertainment, Death’ (due out 9 April). To celebrate this news, they’ve also shared the Ryan Schnackenberg-directed video for lead single ‘There’s Nothing You Can’t Do’. The new record has been entirely self-recorded and produced by the now three-piece while ‘There’s…

Skullcrusher – ‘Song for Nick Drake’


Skullcrusher (LA-based musician Helen Ballentine) pays homage to one of her favourite songwriters on new single ‘Song for Nick Drake’ – and BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac has already chosen it as ‘Hottest Record in the World’. As you’d expect from its title, the song is a special blend of sad pop that shows how…

Squid – ‘Narrator’


Squid have announced details of their debut album ‘Bright Green Field’ (out on 7 May via Warp Records) and shared a video for its lead single ‘Narrator’. The eight-minute behometh of a song features guest vocals from Martha Skye Murphy, while its captivating video was directed by Felix Geen, who says ‘I had wanted to…

Loney Dear – ‘Trifles’


Loney Dear has shared latest single ‘Trifles’ ahead of the release of new album ‘A Lantern and a Flag’, via Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, on 26 March. Described as a central track ofthe record, ‘Trifles’ starts off in sparse, almost ambient fashion with Emil Svanängen’s gentle falsetto gliding over a stripped-back piano sound while…

Yuno – ‘Somebody’


Sub Pop Records signing Yuno has shared the video for ‘Somebody’, his first new material since 2018’s critically acclaimed ‘Moodie’ album. Inspired by lockdown and the way it brought back all those nostalgic feelings, Yuno says ‘I grew up as somewhat of a loner–spending most of my time isolated in my bedroom, and I wanted…

Half Waif – ‘Orange Blossoms’


Half Waif, the project of Nandi Rose, follows up 2020’s stunning ‘The Caretaker’ album with new 7″ single ‘Orange Blossoms’. Nandi says the song ‘feels like the next chapter in that story’ and was inspired by how she found herself taking care of someone who was struggling with addiction and ended up feeling their pain…