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Eades – ‘Reno’


Following praise from NME, the Guardian and BBC 6 Music, Eades have returned with new single ‘Reno’ – a song that tells the farcical story of someone using indiscriminate arson as a means to escape the mundane normality of a 9-5 work. Opening with crunching guitar riffs and a glam-rock stomp, there are echoes of…

Lakes – ‘Start Again’ album review


Lakes’ debut album ‘The Constance LP’ was inspired after American Football’s 2016 ‘LP2’ inspired drummer/guitarist Matt Shaw to start writing music again. Within the space of month, he had the songs that made up 2018’s ‘The Tahoe EP’ and 2019’s ‘The Geneva EP’ and the basis of the full-length. Now – after various lockdowns disrupted…

Dead Nature Watch Me Break Apart Spring King album review

Dead Nature – ‘Watch Me Break Apart’ album review


Former Spring King singer and award-winning producer Tarek Musa releases ‘Watch Me Break Apart’, the debut album under his Dead Nature moniker. The album finds Tarek sharing his internal thoughts and anxieties about everything from the strain of social media to the never-ending circle of bad news we seem to have found ourselves in… The…

Little Kid – ‘John Arnott’


Little Kid have shared ‘John Arnott’ – their first new material since last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Transfiguration Highway’ LP. Once again, the song has a Christian theme with Kenny Boothby saying: ‘The song is inspired by Pastor John Arnott, who started the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship in Toronto, the site of the so-called Toronto Blessing…

Teleman – ‘Right as Rain’


Teleman have shared the video for ‘Right as Rain’, the first single from forthcoming EP ‘Sweet Morning’ (out on 5 November via Moshi Moshi). Produced by Joe Goddard and Al Doyle of Hot Chip, the song explores the place where contentment and hollowness become indistinguishable, with Thomas Sanders saying: ‘I felt especially over lockdown like…

Puppy – ‘Angel’


Puppy have shared new single ‘Angel’ ahead of their biggest headline show to date at London’s Garage on 17 December (buy tickets here). When asked about the song, the band said: ‘During 2020 we focused on trying to write the best album the world had ever heard. Our goal for this first single was to…

Tigercub As Blue As Indigo album review

Tigercub – ‘As Blue As Indigo’ album review


Tigercub return with new album ‘As Blue As Indigo’ – their first new material since the ‘Evolve or Die’ EP. Since then, frontman Jamie Hall’s gonzoid psych-pop side project Nancy has taken off (Hype Machine’s most blogged artist and playing shows around the world) but for now he’s fully focused on Tigercub – with this…

Tom Williams – ‘Heads Down’


Tom Williams has shared new single ‘Heads Down’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Follow the Leader’ on 30 July via his own Wire Boat Recordings label. Grittier, fuzzier and grungier, the song opens with ferocious drums as Tom musies over the near-dystopian nature of modern life, taking in underpasses and revealing how ‘There’s…

Blood Red Shoes – ‘A Little Love’


Blood Red Shoes have made a welcome return with the thunderous new single ‘A Little Love’. Regarding the themes of the song, the duo said: ‘Because like the rest of the planet, we are hooked on murder podcasts and Netflix docs about serial killers and psychopaths and love thinking about mindset of the entitled stalker…

SPQR – ‘Fault Lines’


SPQR have made a welcome return with the release of new single ‘Fault Lines’ and news of a tour with JOHN later in the year. Self-produced, the new song had been around for a while before songwriter Peter Harrison decided to revisit it: ‘It’d been around for a long time and never felt right, but…