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…

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Bleach Lab – ‘Flood’


Bleach Lab follow up ‘Never Be’ and Old Ways’ with new single ‘Flood’ – the final song to be released ahead of their debut EP ‘A Calm Sense of Surrounding (out on 19 March). Jenna Kyle says ”Flood’ is one long metaphor for being completely overwhelmed and overcome by someone and losing all sense of…

Bad Waitress – ‘Pre Post-Period Blues’


After sharing stages with acts including Fucked Up, L7 and The Bronx, Toronto punks Bad Waitress (Royal Mountain Records) have shared their powerful and vital new single ‘Pre Post-Period Blues’. Guitarist Katelyn Molgard says: ‘It’s like this: you got yer friggin hormones, your cramps, you forgot to eat, but you need to take Advil, then…

Iceage – ‘The Holding Hand’


Iceage have made a welcome return with the release of new single ‘The Holding Hand’ – the Copenhagen punks first for new label, Mexican Summer. Elias Bender Rønnenfelt says ‘The song lives in a slurred world, movements are elastically stretched out and strength is found in weakness while you find it hard to tell the…

Squid – ‘Narrator’


Squid have announced details of their debut album ‘Bright Green Field’ (out on 7 May via Warp Records) and shared a video for its lead single ‘Narrator’. The eight-minute behometh of a song features guest vocals from Martha Skye Murphy, while its captivating video was directed by Felix Geen, who says ‘I had wanted to…

Beluga – ‘Painting with Three Colours’


Leeds-based trio Beluga have shared their debut single ‘Painting with Three Colours’ – and it’s a song that take you on a fascinating journey. Part King Crimson-style prog, part traditional jazz and with some Physics House Band-style riffs thrown in for good measure, the band leave barely any genre untouched. There are bursts of saxophone…