Laundromat music Red EP review

Laundromat – ‘Red’ EP


Toby Hayes releases ‘Red’ – the final instalment in a run of three EPs under his Laundromat moniker. Released via Brace Yourself Records, it opens with recent single ‘Flat Planet’, with Toby saying: ‘I kinda hear it like a St. Vincent song or something like that. Some tongue-in-cheek (but not) apocalyptic pop. An eye-roll pointed…

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Spectral Nights March 2021 Playlist


We’re getting there, aren’t we? Not long now until we can see friends and family outside and then there will soon be the chance to actually see people under roofs. Anyhow, March 2021 has been another solid month for new music and here’s a Spotify playlist with a song from every act we’ve covered over…

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…

Iceage – ‘The Holding Hand’


Iceage have made a welcome return with the release of new single ‘The Holding Hand’ – the Copenhagen punks first for new label, Mexican Summer. Elias Bender Rønnenfelt says ‘The song lives in a slurred world, movements are elastically stretched out and strength is found in weakness while you find it hard to tell the…