Grandmas House – ‘Small Talk’


Following support from 6 Music, Dork and DIY and shows with Stef Chura and Frankie Cosmos, Bristol-based queer punks Grandmas House have shared new song ‘Small Talk’, a 96-second fusion of riffs and anger that finds them pushing back against the way women are cornered into small talk in bars by so many men with…

Fresh – ‘Girl Clout’


Fresh have shared new song ‘Girl Clout’ – an impassioned rally against the toxic masculinity that infects our culture (and especially the music scene). Lead singer Kathryn Woods says the song’s themes ‘include power, not being taken seriously by male musicians and bands, and being tokenised. It’s also about seeing through performative male allyship, owning…

Cherym – ‘Kisses On My Cards’


Inspired by Bikini Kill, American Football and Pup, Derry’s Cherym have shared the video for their latest single ‘Kisses On My Cards’. Signed to the always awesome Alcopop! Records, the trio’s take aim at a cheating boyfriend (‘What do you do if you find out he’s three-timing you with TWO OF YOUR BAND MATES? And…

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…

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…

Spirit of the Beehive – ‘There’s Nothing You Can’t Do’


Spirit of the Beehive have signed to Saddle Creek and announced details of new album ‘Entertainment, Death’ (due out 9 April). To celebrate this news, they’ve also shared the Ryan Schnackenberg-directed video for lead single ‘There’s Nothing You Can’t Do’. The new record has been entirely self-recorded and produced by the now three-piece while ‘There’s…

TV Priest – ‘Uppers’ album review


TV Priest’s debut album ‘Uppers’ finds the four-piece embracing the beautiful and terrifying unknown moments that shape every aspect of our lives. Formed of four childhood friends who made music together as teens before drifting apart and then coming back together in late 2019, the band is a result of each member’s need to fulfil…