Red Telephone – Waiting For Your Good Days

Timeless and expansive psychedelic rock records don’t come along casually just every day, but that’s exactly what we have on our hands in Red Telephone’s single ‘Waiting For Your Good Days’. Diving into some of the most sacred corners of nineties college rock for inspiration, the Cardiff alt-rockers come back up for air grasping bitsContinue reading “Red Telephone – Waiting For Your Good Days”

When Tigers Used To Smoke – There I Almost Am EP

If you were paying attention and kept following When Tigers Used To Smoke after our June review of their ‘It All Just Seems Pretend’ EP, you’d know the Birmingham group had recently dropped the summery surf pop gem ‘Gull Rocks’, a warm-hearted bop inspired by what sounds like a cracking holiday in Cornwall. With ‘GullContinue reading “When Tigers Used To Smoke – There I Almost Am EP”

Trampolene – Money

“Whiles I am a beggar, I will rail and say there is no sin but to be rich; and being rich, my virtue then shall be to say there is no vice but beggary”, said the other bard (Shakespeare) about the subject of Trampolene’s new single ‘Money’. The message from Jack Jones, the modern dayContinue reading “Trampolene – Money”

The Gulps – Mirror Mirror

Never ones to let the party end, The Gulps are right back with new single ‘Mirror Mirror’ just a couple of months after putting out the indie-disco-smash banger ‘Candy’. Anyone lucky enough to have caught them on tour in 2022 supporting Carl Barat, Ash or Cast will recognise the record as the absolute apex ofContinue reading “The Gulps – Mirror Mirror”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Easy Now

If there was an award for ‘The Unarguably and Nailed-On-Certain Biggest, Most Memorable Songwriter of The 1990s’, it would go to Noel Gallagher. If anyone’s disagreeing with that statement, nay fact, the first three Oasis albums and the Britpop legend’s forays with The Chemical Brothers will prove them undeniably wrong. So the dip in musicalContinue reading “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Easy Now”

CVC – Get Real

CVC have got the weed, they’ve got the blues – caused by their women and stingy bosses, and they’ve got a living room full of recording equipment, no doubt strewn with Pink Floyd, Harry Nilsson and ex-Beatles members vinyl sleeves. Sometime in 2020, the Church Village Collective (in case you were wondering what the CVCContinue reading “CVC – Get Real”

The Malakites – Morning After

Regret has rarely sounded as tuneful as the regret The Malakites are feeling on new single ‘Morning After’. But what better thing to do with anguish over missed opportunity than write a big fucking rock song about it? Luckily for you and I that’s exactly what these Cardiff lads have done. Having already started toContinue reading “The Malakites – Morning After”

King Violet – Do Me A Favour EP

Having already made the Manchester music scene take note with a bombardment of gripping live shows, toward the end of last year King Violet unleashed their debut EP to the rest of the world, and boy does the world need to hear it! Wielding riot grrl energy, the group have created their own darkly texturedContinue reading “King Violet – Do Me A Favour EP”

Primitive Soul – Euphoria

It’s an absolute wonder the South Wales valleys aren’t a total hotbed of nihilistic, angry young punk rock groups, given the deep political and social history of the locale and the fact that even today driving up the Heads of the Valleys road can conjure a sense of melancholic angst in the pit of yourContinue reading “Primitive Soul – Euphoria”

The Libertines – Up The Bracket 20th Anniversary Edition

2022 saw the 20th anniversary of one of British alternative music’s landmark releases, the one and only ‘Up The Bracket’ by The Libertines. A record that grabbed the baton tossed on by The Jam, The Smiths and Oasis. What made it a landmark release? Try and picture the scene: The drabness of the early 21stContinue reading “The Libertines – Up The Bracket 20th Anniversary Edition”