Roxy Girls A Wealth of Information EP review Moshi Moshi Records

Roxy Girls – ‘A Wealth of Information’ EP review


Following shows with The Murder Capital, Mush and Flamingods, Sunderland punks Roxy Girls follow up debut mini-album ‘A Poverty of Attention’ with new EP ‘A Wealth of Information’. The EP opens with the angular post punk and relentless drums of ‘Dirtier’. These progress into a spiky attitude that recalls Maximo Park or XTC: ‘When the…

Squid – ‘Broadcaster’


Squid have shared new single ‘Broadcaster’ – the AA-side companion to BBC 6 Music favourite ‘Broadcaster’. Now signed to Warp Records, the new song opens with a spaced-out synth sequence that was conceived during a writing session in a woodland cabin by band member Arthur while the rest of the band went for a hike.…

Silverbacks – ‘Muted Gold’


Dublin-based Silverbacks have shared the video for new single ‘Muted Gold’ following acclaim from BBC 6 Music, Dork Magazine and Annie Mac. Specialising in an angular post-punk yet melodic sound, ‘Muted Gold’ will appeal to fans of bands ranging from Squid and Dry Cleaning to classic acts including Talk Talk and Television. There are plenty…

Johanna Warren Chaotic Good album review 2020

Johanna Warren – ‘Chaotic Good’ album review


‘There’s chance, there’s choice and there’s alignment – what forces in the universe do I choose to align myself with?’ Johanna Warren’s reason for referencing Dungeons & Dragons in the title of her fifth record ‘Chaotic Good’ captures the way she considers her life to be part of ‘one big role-playing game’. It finds her…

Hey, Chels Everything Goes album review 2020

Hey, Chels – ‘Everything Goes’ album review


San Diego-based indie rockers Hey, Chels have shared their debut album ‘Everything Goes’ for free via Bandcamp ahead of a physical vinyl release (Brainworm Records) later this year: ‘Our reasoning is that we don’t feel right asking for money right now with the current state of everything. If you feel like helping the band out,…

Fontaines D.C. – ‘A Hero’s Death’


Fontaines D.C. have announced details of their new album ‘A Hero’s Death’ (out on 31 July via Partisan Records) and shared the video for its title track. Directed by Hugh Mulhern and starring Aidan Gillan (The Wire, Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones) as an American talk host battling with inner demons, the video complements the…

Wares Survival album review

Wares – ‘Survival’ album review


Wares (Edmonton native Cassia Hardy) releases her second LP (and first on Mint Records) ‘Survival’ on 24 April. It’s an album that Cassia dedicates to ‘decolonial activists, anti-fascist agitators and prairie queers fighting for community and a better life’. A blast of feedback signals the start of album opener ‘Hands, Skin’ before Cassia’s assertive La…

NOBRO Sick Hustle EP review Dine Alone Records BSM Big Scary Monsters

NOBRO – ‘Sick Hustle’ EP review


Montreal punks NOBRO have already gained praise from Kerrang! and slayed stadiums with The Distillers and Alexisonfire and now they’re releasing new EP ‘Sick Hustle’. There’s a stomping glam rock feel to the opening ‘Don’t Die’, a belter filled with tales of both debauchery and the more mundane aspects of modern life: ‘Who are these…

TV Priest House of York

TV Priest – ‘House of York’


New post-punk band TV Priest have shared their debut single ‘House of York’. It comes ahead of what will hopefully be a busy year for the four-piece that is scheduled to include a show with Egyptian Blue and many more exciting plans. Packed with angular riffs, frenetic drums and seething anger about the ‘approach to…