Astroturf Inspector – ‘User Error’


Astroturf Inspector, a one-man-band based in Leith, Edinburgh known to friends and family as Daniel Crichton, has shared his debut single ‘User Error’ via the new also Leith-based record label ‘New Teeth’. Recorded entirely on an iPhone (using its accompanying microphone), the quirky troubadour pop sound reminded us of The Voluntary Butler Scheme or Pictish…

Maple Glider – ‘Good Thing’


Maple Glader, a singer-songwriter based in Naarm/Melbourne, has announced she has signed to Partisan Records (Idles, Laura Marling, Fela Kuti) and Pieater. To celebrate this news, Maple Glider (aka Tori Ziestch) has shared the video for new single ‘Good Thing’ – a song about how it feels when you have to hurt someone you love…

Japanese Breakfast – ‘Be Sweet’


Japanese Breakfast has made a welcome return with new single ‘Be Sweet’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Jubilee’ on 4 June via Dead Oceans. A vibrant and sparkling dose of Robyn-esque synth-pop with an ’80s influence running through its heart, the song finds Michelle Zauner opening up about how ‘I want to believe…

Tigercub announce details of new album ‘As Blue As Indigo’ and share video for ‘Stop Beating On My Heart (Like a Bass Drum)’


Tigercub have made a welcome return with the announcement of second album ‘As Blue As Indigo’ (out via Blame Recordings on 18 June – pre-order here). Written over two years, the album was inspired by a video lecture frontman Jamie Stephen Hall watched that discussed how the notion of colour can be subjective, depending on…

Nightshift – ‘Zöe’ album review


Nightshift follow up last year’s self-released full-lenth cassette with new album ‘Zöe’. Now signed to Trouble in Mind, the now five-piece have a sound that dips into the musical history of their base in Glasgow and offers something fresh and contemporary. The album begins with ‘Piece Together’, a slow-burner with elongated Warpaint-style vocals about ‘learning…

Chloe Foy – ‘Left Centred Weight’


Manchester-via-Gloucester singer-songwriter Chloe Foy has shared her powerful and emotional new single, ‘Left Centred Weight’, ahead of a debut album release later this year. Chloe has already played shows with Jesca Hoop across the UK and Europe and at festivals including SXSW, Green Man and Cambridge Folk Festival. The new single finds Chloe looking back…