Idles Great

Idles – ‘Great’ video


Idles offer scathing and darkly humorous observations (‘Islam didn’t eat your hamster, change isn’t a crime) on what the likes of Brexit and Trump have done to communities across the world in pro-immigration anthem, ‘Great’. The fourth song to be released ahead of their second album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ (out 31 August),…

Trophy Eyes The American Dream album review

Trophy Eyes – ‘The American Dream’ album review


‘The American Dream’, the third album by Sydney, Australia’s Trophy Eyes finds the band stepping into new and exciting territory. Inspired by frontman John Floreani’s experiences living in Burleson, Texas, the album promises to be their most expansive and anthemic yet A huge, glowing burst of Gaslight Anthem-meets-Menzingers guitar signals the start of album opener…

Muncie Girls Picture of Health stream

Muncie Girls – ‘Picture of Health’ video stream


Muncie Girls have made a welcome return with ‘Picture of Health’; a 3-and-a-half-minute song about being so preoccupied with other people’s state of mental health that you forget about your own well-being. Lande Hekt opens the song singing about ‘Seven days of fucked-up dreams’ before further elaborating that ‘I’ve been having a hard time lately looking…

Ash – ‘Islands’ album review


Now back on their original home of Infectious Music, Ash present their seventh album, ‘Islands’. One of the finest singles bands of the past 25 years, this album finds Tim Wheeler and co talking about love, loss, friendship, betrayal and buzzkills. Ash have always had strong album openers and ‘True Story’ is no exception. It’s…

Slowcoaches found down stream punk

Slowcoaches ‘Found Down’


Punk trio Slowcoaches have unveiled ‘Found Down’, the first song to be released from their second album, due to be released later this year via Leisure & District. A seething rally against the way the media glamorises the struggles artists fave on a daily basis, whether they be mental, financial or something else, the 2-and-a-half-minute…