Spector – I’m Not Crying You’re Crying

Spector’s third studio album, the appropriately titled ‘Now or Whenever’, has been delayed for months after its original October release date, with blame laid firmly at the door of the current vinyl shortage, but to keep us attentive the London lads have been drip feeding us a stream of classic singles. Keyboard led ‘I’m NotContinue reading “Spector – I’m Not Crying You’re Crying”

Horsegirl – Billy

Chicago noise-pop trio Horsegirl make shoegaze indiepop music like Kevin Shields writing songs for Belle & Sebastian. Billy is a largely uncomplicated record with rolling drums, a fuzzy, repeating guitar chime and Penelope Lowenstein’s simple, lazy backing vocals. Yet Nora Cheng’s deliciously impassive vocals flip the track into a filmic dimension when she tells usContinue reading “Horsegirl – Billy”

Turtle Park & Drego G – Peace of Mind

Pittsburgh, PA via Manchester, UK grunge pop maestros Turtle Park have bestowed on us their new EP, Peace Of Mind, this time specifically the creative work of members Addy P and Chicago’s Drego G. Addy P takes care of the complex beats and sings, as Drego G lends his distinctive, conscious rap to each andContinue reading “Turtle Park & Drego G – Peace of Mind”

Evan Williams – When The Shutters Rise Again

Strap Originals Two-Parter: Part 2 – Last Friday, 26th November, Strap Originals released two fantastic new singles – Vona Vella – Rainy Days and Evan Williams – When The Shutters Rise Again, and we’re bringing you reviews of them both. In the second instalment, we bring you Evan Williams – When The Shutters Rise Again.Continue reading “Evan Williams – When The Shutters Rise Again”

Vona Vella – Rainy Days

Strap Originals Two-Parter: Part 1 – Last Friday, 26th November, Strap Originals released two fantastic new singles – Vona Vella – Rainy Days and Evan Williams – When The Shutters Rise Again, so we’re bringing you reviews of them both. First up, Rainy Days by Vona Vella. Vona Vella’s second single, Rainy Days, is anContinue reading “Vona Vella – Rainy Days”

K.Flay – Outside Voices EP

K.Flay writes gritty, genre-bending, alternative hip hop indie and ‘Nothing Can Kill Us’ is a life affirming, ecstatic pop song about loss and looking back, driving fast and feeling invincible, with bass that will have a good attempt at shattering your speakers. It’s the lead track from her new ‘Outside Voices’ EP, released November 19th.Continue reading “K.Flay – Outside Voices EP”

The Wombats – Everything I Love Is Going To Die

Ever have those moments of complete abandon? When you remember everything and everyone is transitory and you could do whatever you liked because nothing has a modicum of meaning in the grand eternal universe, really? Well that’s what Murph is singing about in ‘Everything I Love Is Going To Die’ and he’s singing about itContinue reading “The Wombats – Everything I Love Is Going To Die”

Miles Kane & Corinne Bailey Rae – Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough

Miles Kane has come back with another piano and brass fiesta, a bold, jaunty, northern soul single about beach dates and nervously innocent love, this time a duet – ‘Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough’, with Corinne Bailey Rae. On paper, the ‘Put Your Records On’ R&B songstress may not be an obvious feature forContinue reading “Miles Kane & Corinne Bailey Rae – Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough”

Harri Larkin – Beach City

Sheffield newcomers Harri Larkin are made up of Cornwall’s Harri Tape and Sheffield boys Danton Laromani on drums and Oscar South on bass. Their debut album, Beach City, is the aural equivalent of laying back on sand, headphones in, eyes closed, as a beaming sun hangs high up in a clear blue sky, feeling everyContinue reading “Harri Larkin – Beach City”

The Pagans S.O.H. – Emergence Of Forgotten Power

Thousands of years ago a prophecy was made that a hip hop band would be born with a pure funk groove, revealing all manner of suppressed mystical hermetic secrets. The Pagans S.O.H. (That is The Pagans (Shepherds of Humanity)), know they are the foretold harbingers and on new single Emergence Of Forgotten Power they’re onContinue reading “The Pagans S.O.H. – Emergence Of Forgotten Power”