Spectral Nights March 2021 Playlist


We’re getting there, aren’t we? Not long now until we can see friends and family outside and then there will soon be the chance to actually see people under roofs. Anyhow, March 2021 has been another solid month for new music and here’s a Spotify playlist with a song from every act we’ve covered over…

En Garde – ‘Debtors’ EP review


Akron, OH-based duo En Garde (Ross Horvath – vocals/guitar – and Andy Hendricks – drums) have shared a collection of songs recorded back in 2012 with Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Cadwallader) via the always sublime Count Your Lucky Stars Records. The EP opens with the urgent, intense and impassioned ‘Our Hands’. Reminding us of…

Dinosaur Jr. – ‘I Ran Away’


The legendary Dinosaur Jr. have shared new single ‘I Ran Away’ ahead of the release of their 12th album proper – and fifth since getting back together – ‘Sweep It Into Space’ via Jagjaguwar on 23 April. The new single finds the trio dipping into the jangly kind of indie rock that serves Teenage Fanclub…

Italia 90 – ‘Borderline’


London four-piece Italia 90 have shared new single ‘Borderline’ ahead of its release on 7″ in April (order via Bandcamp here). Slotting nicely into a slot near Yard Act, TV Priest and Life, the new single finds the band taking aim ‘at the failed third-way ideology that led to our present political moment’. With sardonic…

Abi Rose Kelly – ‘Kill the Waitress’


Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Abi Rose Kelly follows up ‘Polaroids & Violence’ with the grunge-tinged new single ‘Kill the Waitress’. Longlisted for the Glastonbury Festival Emerging competition in 2020, the song finds her taking stock of her own feelings and vowing to make her own path: ‘Kill the Waitress’ is a song about how angry I am…