Gulfer – ‘Heat Wave’


Gulfer have shared ‘Heat Wave’ ahead of their new self-titled record’s release on 16 October via Topshelf Records and Royal Mountain Records. Over the past decade, the band has played shows with the likes of PUP, Foxing and Into It. Over It. – and you can hear elements of all of those fantastic bands in…

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Holding Patterns share ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of ‘Endless’ album release


Holding Patterns (a band featuring members of previous Big Scary Monsters/Topshelf Records favourites Crash of Rhinos) have shared new single ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of the release of their new album ‘Endless’ via Vested Interest Records on 17 May (pre-order here). With lyrics referencing extracts of American poet Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘I Saw No Way…

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Clique – ‘Burden Piece’ album review


A four-piece from Philadelphia signed to Topshelf Records, ‘Burden Piece’ is Clique’s second album. Already a cult favourite (which Topshelf band isn’t?), will it see them continue to gain more and more fans? Their tours with Modern Baseball and Sorority Noise will surely have helped and now these new fans can hear 13 new songs.…

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An April new music round-up


Real life has meant we haven’t had much time on weeknights to delve into our overflowing inbox. The positive of this is that when we do finally have the chance to work our way through the various email, there’s an electrifying selection of music from new bands and old favourites to wrap our ears around.…

Topshelf Records sampler

A new compilation album from Topshelf Records!


We don’t need to repeat how much we love Topshelf Records here at Spectral Nights. Last year they released records by the likes of Braid, The Jazz June, Prawn, Sundials and My Fictions – all of which we reviewed. They also released one of our Top 5 albums of the year from Empire! Empire! (I…