Idles – ‘Ultra Mono’ album review


Ever since Idles released their debut album ‘Brutalism’ in 2017, the Bristol five-piece have inspired a community of like-minded fans to rally against close-mindedness while also choosing love and collaboration as much as possible. This sense of togetherness – and need for a fairer society – runs throughout their eagerly awaited third album ‘Ultra Mono’.…

Shame – ‘Alphabet’


Shame have shared new single ‘Alphabet’ – their first new material since 2018’s ‘Songs of Praise’ album. Frontman Charlie Steen sayss the James Ford-produced track is ‘a direct question, to the audience and the performer, on whether any of this will ever be enough to reach satisfaction’. Clocking in at the three-minute mark, the song…

Pillow Queens – ‘Holy Show’


Pillow Queens follow up the success of ‘Handsome Wife’ with ‘Holy Show’. The stirring and spine-tingling new single comes ahead of the release of debut album ‘In Waiting’ on 25 September and you can watch the video, directed by Kate Dolan, below. It’s an emotive, ready-made festival anthem about the insecurities and intimacy that comes…

TV Priest – ‘This Island’


DIY heroes TV Priest have shared ‘This Island’ ahead of the release of their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Uppers’ on 13 November (Hand in Hive). Entirely self-recorded, it follows 6 Music plays for all of their previous singles and has cover artwork from the band’s frontman Charlie Drinkwater (who also designed the latest Fontaines D.C.…

Idles Live at Abbey Road stream review


2020 is the longest we have gone without live music in almost 20 years. We miss them so much and our hearts go out to everyone in the industry who has been affected (mentally, physically and financially) by the devastation caused by both the pandemic and lack of adequate government support. It’s incredible to think…

Magick Mountain – ‘Infinity X2’


Leeds-based Magick Mountain have shared new single ‘Infinity X2’ ahead of the the release of their debut album ‘Weird Feelings’ on 23 October. The trio, made up of Lins Wilson (Grammatics), Tom Hudson (Pulled Apart By Horses) and Nestor Matthews (Sky Larkin) make a fuzzy, addictive noise that recalls Fugazi, but with a psychedlic side…

Idles Model Village still from video directed by Michel Gondry and Olivier Gondry

Idles – ‘Model Village’


Idles have shared the Michel Gondry- (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Daft Punk, The White Stripes) and Olivier Gondry-directed (in collaboration with WePresent) video for new single ‘Model Village’ – the fourth track to be taken from forthcoming album ‘Ultra Mono’ (25 September). The song finds Joe Talbot rallying against the small-town fishbowl mentality…

The Cribs Running Into You stream 2020

The Cribs – ‘Running Into You’


The Cribs have shared new single ‘Running Into You’ ahead of the release of their self-produced album ‘Night Network’ on 13 November. The video for the single stars Control and Maleficent actor – and former 10,000 Things frontman – Sam Riley as a news anchor reporting on rumours of the Jarman brothers’ potential return. There…