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…

Yard Act – ‘Dark Days’


Leeds-based post-punk band Yard Act have shared new single ‘Dark Days’. It follows the success of debut 7″ ‘Fixer Upper’/’The Trapper’s Pelts’ – which sold out all 500 copies on its day of release. The new song finds James Smith examining the world we live in and pondering how we’re seemingly heading towards a post-apocalyptic…

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…