I Was a King Bubble stream

I Was a King – ‘Bubble’


Swedish indie-pop band I Was a King have released details of their new Norman Blake-produced album ‘Slow Century’ (out 8 March on Coastal Town Recordings) and unveiled brand new single ‘Bubble’. Bursting with jangly charm and potent guitar hooks, the song is all about how important it is that friends are there for you, even…

Spielbergs Five On It stream

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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The Great Big Spectral Nights World Cup 2018 preview


We’re very excited about the World Cup that kicks off in a month or so and we’ve decided to ask some football-loving bands, blogs and readers to offer their takes on what to expect in Russia next month – an an evaluation of how their club teams’ seasons have gone… Who will win the 2018…

Spielbergs Distant Star EP review

Spielbergs – ‘Distant Star’ EP review


A power-pop trio from Oslo, Spielbergs have already established themselves as a band to watch with huge success in their homeland and they’ve even broken into the Spotify viral 50 chart. Signed to new label By the Time it Gets Dark, their ‘Distant Star’ EP will be available on CD, download and limited-edition blue and…

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New music round-up featuring Sauropod, MAKEMAKE, Frightened Rabbit, Grieving and Phoebe Bridgers


Sauropod – ‘Never on Time‘ Set to support label mates Sl0tface at their Camden Assembly show next month, Oslo trio Sauropod have unveiled their brand new single, ‘Never on Time’. A cool combination of Supergrass, Japandroids and Sex-Bob-omb from Scott Pilgrim, this is a spiky two-and-a-half-minute blast of garage rock with huge-sounding drums and a…

Leprous – ‘Stuck’ video stream


Leprous are a Norwegian band who have toured with Agent Fresco and label mates Devin Townsend Project. They’re all set to release their fifth album, ‘Malina’, on 25 August. ‘Stuck’ is the second single to be unveiled from it and it’s a burst of guitar-led math pop that combines the riffs of Queens of the…