Bad Idea – ‘Happy’


Rose Coloured Records signings Bad Idea have shared new single ‘Happy’ – a song described by the Leeds-based four-piece as ‘a sad sounding song about feeling good, describing the surprise appearance of positive thoughts during a slump’. Opening with woozy Cocteau Twins atmospherics, the track finds Sarah Sefton trying to make sense of these chinks…

Firestations – ‘The Circular’


Firestations, signed to Lost Map Records, have shared new single ‘The Circular’. An ode to revisionism and owning the past, rather than accepting mythologised versions, it features on the band’s ‘Automatic Tendencies’ project (an album split into three EPs) and reminded us of Grandaddy or Meursault with its gloriously light touch and fuzzed-up guitars. There…

Andy Bell – ‘Love Comes in Waves’


Ride’s Andy Bell has shared ‘Love Comes in Waves’ ahead of the release of his debut solo album ‘The View From Halfway Down’ on 9 October. Engineered by former Oasis bandmate and mastered by Heba Kadry, Andy says ‘I’ve always wanted to make a solo album, I’ve always said I would do it, although I…

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crush – ‘all my plants are dead’


Manchester-based band crush have shared new single ‘All My Plants are Dead’. It follows last summer’s ‘Glue’ and support slots to bands including Peaness, Far Caspian and Low Hummer. The band say the song covers the importance of mental health and the selfishness of certain sections of society: ‘The song focuses on the idea of…

Medium Love – ‘Light Gets In’


We’re delighted to be sharing the video for ‘Light Gets In’ by London’s alt poppers, Medium Love. The song opens with a burst of shoegaze-inspired guitar work that makes way for dreamy, hazy melodies that fall somewhere between Beach House and The War on Drugs. The track then builds up into a captivating crescendo of…

DAZE – ‘Big’ stream


North London indie-rockers Daze have released ‘Big’ – a song inspired by the classic Tom Hanks film of the same age. Full of shoegaze guitars that bring to mind bands like Ride, The Maccabees and The Walkmen, the anthemic piece has fuzzy atmospherics and a tender tone as Sam Hong sings about all the ups…

Hot Glass – I Wouldn’t Forget


Based in Brighton, Hot Glass is Ryan Balch’s one-man project that sounds like a fist-fight between Cloud Nothings and Porcelain Raft. Soon to be supporting The History of Apple Pie in Brighton, the ‘I Wouldn’t Forget’ EP shows a man bursting with creative ideas and a love for punk rock and the shoegazing genre. Drenched…