Craig Finn – ‘Messing With the Settings’


The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn has shared new single ‘Messing With the Settings’ ahead of the release of his fifth solo album, ‘A Legacy of Rentals’ on 20 May via Positive James/Thirty Tigers. The opening song on the new album, Craig says: ‘This song is literally a eulogy. It’s delivered by someone who has…

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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…

Cheerleader – Perfect Vision


Two years in the making, Cheerleader’s ‘Perfect Vision’ mixes Tegan and Sara-style synth pop with the bouncy hooks of The Hold Steady or even the Beach Boys. The five-piece, originally from Connecticut but since regrouped in Philadelphia, also have the essence of a slightly calmer Phoenix based on this four minutes. A genteel track that…