The Hold Steady 2019 Denver Haircut

The Hold Steady – ‘Denver Haircut’


The Hold Steady have shared ‘Denver Haircut’, the opening song from their next album ‘Thrashing Thru the Passion’ (out on 16 August through French Kiss Records). The three-minute track is buzzing with energy and melody that gives a glimpse into the off-the-cuff sound the band have embraced on this new recording. Craig Finn has always…

Frightened Rabbit The Modern Leper Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro and Julien Baker share covers of ‘The Modern Leper’ for the 10th anniversary of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’


It’s crazy to think that Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ turns 10 years old this year. Like for so many others, it quickly became one of the most important records of my life and is one I continue to return to again and again. I first saw Frightened Rabbit when Our Lost Infantry supported…

concrete concrete – ‘Hues’


concrete concrete are a new band from Brooklyn who have already played shows with Alex Cameron and Cavemen. They have a debut album ‘Drifter’ (produced by toe’s Mino Takaaki) ready to wow the math rock community and ‘Hues’ offers a fine introduction to the three-piece’s intelligently crafted sound. Opening with stop-start and zig-zag patterns of…

Mattiel Food for Thought

Mattiel – ‘Food for Thought’ video


Heavenly Records signing Mattiel has shared ‘Food for Thought’ ahead of an appearance on the Park stage at Glastonbury Festival this year and an extensive UK and European tour. One of the highlights from last year’s ‘Satis Factory’ album, the brassy, short song opens with a catchy bass and off-kilter pop melodies as Mattiel Brown…

Bruce Springsteen Western Stars

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars’ video


Bruce Springsteen has marked the release of his 19th studio album ‘Western Stars’ by sharing the Thom Zimny-directed video for the title track. Following his record-breaking stint on Broadway where The Boss admitted the persona of ‘Bruce Springsteen’ is as much of a facade as ‘Ziggy Stardust’ or ‘Lorraine Kelly’ and that he’s never actually…