new music april 2016 A Dead Forest Index

An April new music round-up


Real life has meant we haven’t had much time on weeknights to delve into our overflowing inbox. The positive of this is that when we do finally have the chance to work our way through the various email, there’s an electrifying selection of music from new bands and old favourites to wrap our ears around.…

Joe Booley Trouble EP Bordon Hampshire Surrey singer songwriter musician

Joe Booley – ‘Trouble’ EP review


Bordon singer-songwriter Joe Booley is set to release his third EP, ‘Trouble’, via Beth Shalom Records. Three songs long, it follows last year’s ‘Not a Fairytale’ which sparkled with its tales of sadness and reality. Opening with the title track, there are Elbow-style atmospherics and echoed vocal effects as Joe sings: ‘I am yours, my…

Peter Cat band London

Peter Cat – ‘Keeping Up with Jacob’ video stream


Hailing from London, Peter Cat have unveiled the video for ‘Keeping Up with Jacob’ and its one full of macabre-style lion and parrot masks, strong dance moves and a toe-tapping melody that will quickly seep itself into your brain. But that’s something you won’t mind. Referencing everything from the Turner Prize to Billy Childish and…

Quiet Lions Wolves of the Capital

Quiet Lions – ‘The Wolves of the Capital’ video stream


Written about the frustrations of corporate business ethics (or lack of…), Spectral Nights favourites Quiet Lions have released the video for ‘The Wolves of the Capital’. The first single from their next EP ‘No Illusions’, it’s full of intelligent math-rock guitar lines and maybe a touch of Arcane Roots in the passionate chorus where Michael…

Lower Dens - To Die in L.A.

Lower Dens – ‘To Die In LA’ stream


We’ve heard a lot of people talking about Lower Dens but hadn’t quite yet had the chance to check it out until we came across this video in our inbox – and it quickly became apparent Jana Hunter’s band are one well worth your time. Brooding with intelligence and a wistful art-pop aesthetic, ‘To Die…