Spectral Nights Top 5: The Charlatans


With Tim Burgess set to release his new solo album ‘I Love the New Sky’ (out on 22 May via Bella Union – pre-order here) and keeping so many music fans entertained over the lockdown with #TimsTwitterListeningParty on Twitter, we thought it was a good time to pick out a Top 5 from his band…

Spectral Nights’ Top 5 EPs of 2018


We’ve already shared our top full-length records of the past 12 months, now it’s time to look back over our favourite shorter releases… Spielbergs – ‘Distant Star‘ The Norwegian trio’s EP marked them out as ones to watch with its Guided by Voices-meets-Beach Slang power pop. Sœur – ‘Fight‘ The Bristol band are already a…

Sœur – Top 5 Influences and Digs


Following the release of their ‘Fight’ EP (check out our review here), Tina from Sœur talks us through five songs that have influenced the band’s sound and five acts you should be checking out right now….   Top 5 Influences Black Honey – ‘All My Pride‘ Pop banger, got everything you want from a pop…

Frog – Top 5 digs and ‘American’ stream


The next Frog album is out on 30 November (order via Audio Antihero Records here) and to accompany the release of new single ‘American’, band member Danny Bateman talks us through the Top 5 songs he’s digging right now… Listen to ‘American’: Danny’s picks: Wolfgang Voign – ‘Kafkatrax 2.1’ This is a 7-inch release I…

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Cloud: Top 5 Influences and Digs


Following the release of his new EP ‘Plays with Fire‘, Cloud talks us through the top five influences for the song ‘Mary Goes Mad Again’ and highlights five songs he’s enjoying right now… This is something that an artist should never do, but I’m going to do it anyway. Here are the secret little quotes…

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Top 5 Influences: Boy Scouts


Ahead of the European release of the ‘Hobby Limit’ EP via Super Fan 99 Records any day now, Boy Scouts (aka Taylor Vick) talked us through the Top 5 Influences that shape her sound. It’s a wonderful list and one we’d quite happily have as a playlist for any journey…   Marika Hackman – ‘Boyfriend‘…

Top 5 Influences: The Entire Universe


Ahead of the release of the now sold-out ‘Just Don’t’/’Can’t They Hear?’ new Super Fan 99 Records signings The Entire Universe speak to us about their Top 5 Influences…   1) Nirvana – “Scentless Apprentice” At the time this was the biggest band in the world & this was there highly anticipated follow up to…

New music round-up featuring Cats of Transnistria, The Orielles, Jade Bird, Sons and The Glass Eyes


Cats of Transnistria – ‘Tunnel’ Helsinki act Cats of Transnistria’s ‘Tunnel’, which features on their new album ‘Opium’ merge David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti-esque eerieness with a powerful wall of feedback and drippings of  distorted guitar and unnerving harmonies. The opening of the song is quite dreamy but this evolves into Godspeed-inspired post-rock with added string arrangements…

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Top 5 Influences and Digs: Magana


Jeni Magana‘s ‘Golden Tongue’ EP was a hautingly beautiful listen that tackled subjects of loneliness and despair with real heart and soul. Available now via Audio Antihero, it’s an incredible listen for fans of Cat Power and Perfume Genius. We asked Magana to talk us through five songs that have influenced her work and five…

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CHUCK: Top 5 Influences and Digs


Audio Antihero Records signing CHUCK was kind enough to let us know the Top 5 songs that influenced this year’s ‘Frankenstein Songs for the Grocery Store’ and the Top 5 songs he’s enjoying right now. It’s an eclectic mix so enjoy! 5 Songs That Influenced My Last Record Modern Lovers – ‘Pablo Picasso’ I LOVE…