Spectral Nights Christmas Countdown 2020: Dream Nails choose ‘Fairytale of New York’ and share their own ‘Lonely Star (Christmas Song)’


It’s been such a strange year and in the spirit of togetherness and community, we’re going to be counting down to Christmas by sharing a selection of our – and our friends’ – favourite festive songs. Today, Dream Nails’ bass player Mimi Jasson talks about festive memories and highlights the important message in the band’s…

Spectral Nights Christmas Countdown 2020: Amiee from Buzzkill Magazine picks The Maine’s ‘Winter Means Nothing (Without You)’


It’s been such a strange year and in the spirit of togetherness and community, we’re going to be counting down to Christmas by sharing a selection of our – and our friends’ – favourite festive songs. Today, Amiee from Buzzkill Magazine has chosen ‘Winter Means Nothing (Without You)’ by The Maine. ‘In true Grinch fashion,…

Laundromat – ‘Green’ EP review


Laundromat (Meet Me in St Louis frontman Toby Hayes) releases the ‘Green’ EP via Brace Yourself Records. It follows the success of the ‘Blue’ EP back in the springtime. Having already received acclaim from Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Dork magazine, the three pieces of bedroom pop find Toby embracing influences ranging from Broadcast to…

Talk Show Host – ‘This Monologue’


Toronto punks Talk Show Host have signed to Wiretap Records and shared the video for ‘This Monologue’ ahead of the release of a full-length album in 2021. The band have played shows with Planes Mistaken for Stars and Pet Symmetry and this potent slice of melodic power pop (think Pup meets Press Club) finds the…

TV Priest – ‘Decoration’


TV Priest have shared the video (directed by Joe Wheatley) for ‘Decoration’ alongside news of signing to Sub Pop and their debut record ‘Uppers’ now being released on 5 February 2021 (pre-order from Sub Pop). Frontman Charlie Drinkwater on the new single: ‘We often think of it as a ‘walking down the road’ song, like…

The Cribs – ‘Never Thought I’d Feel Again’


The Cribs have shared the video for ‘Never Thought I’d Feel Again’ ahead of the release of their eighth album, ‘Night Network’, on Friday 13 November. Describing the song as ‘Wakefield Motown’, the Jarman brothers said: ‘We wrote this song with a very simple goal in mind – we wanted something very simple, dancey and…

TV Priest – ‘Slideshow’


TV Priest have shared ‘Slideshow’, the fourth single to be taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Uppers’ (out on 13 November via Hand in Hive). The band have received praise from BBC 6 Music, Steve Lamacq, Jack Saunders and so many others over the past few months. ‘Slideshow’ finds frontman Charlie Drinkwater offering biting, satirical…