April – Piece of Me

Ireland’s April Lawlor has put out two fantastically sultry electro-indie EPs to date, namely 2020s New Conditions and Luna. Piece of Me is release number three, produced by Low Spirits/Spector’s Fred Macpherson, co-written with Sea Girls’ Frank Colluci, and with it the stakes get raised yet again. Firmly aimed at the mainstream, the record isContinue reading “April – Piece of Me”

Kaputt – Movement Now

Kaputt are six Glaswegian art punks and their latest single ‘Movement Now’ is a post-Brexit DIY critique on the UK’s immigration policy, advocating more freedom of movement as opposed to the gammon-consensus demand for immigration limits. Starting as a doomy rumination over chirping drone guitar from lead singer Cal Donnelly, in his almost gothic drawl,Continue reading “Kaputt – Movement Now”

Vona Vella – Driving to L.A.

Driving to L.A. is a sunny, optimistic soul song with jazz. A wistful, escapist soundtrack, like a road trip to a far off place, “a thousand miles away” on a crisp autumn day with the windows down and the radio on. Izzy Davis and Dan Cunningham share entwined vocal duties as a duo, Izzy’s sweet,Continue reading “Vona Vella – Driving to L.A.”

Pigeon Wigs – Near The Knuckle

One day Cardiff’s newest gang, Pigeon Wigs, convinced Jack White, The Rolling Stones and The Black Keys to go for a stroll in Blackweir Woods. When they got to a clearing all five band members pounced on them and forced them into a Fisher Price blender. They slammed down the lid and switched the blenderContinue reading “Pigeon Wigs – Near The Knuckle”

Jaws The Shark – Cold Feet

Jaws The Shark is London (via North Devon) songwriter and one man band Olly Bailey. Cold Feet is the latest blues-punk riff-laden beast of a record from his new solo project. Drawing on The White Stripes and The Kills early 2000s garage rock revival, the song is packed with melodic hooks and turns the rawnessContinue reading “Jaws The Shark – Cold Feet”

The Magic Gang and The Goa Express – Tramshed, Cardiff, 10/10/2021

Tonight’s gig was originally scheduled to take place in March but, like every good thing in life, was delayed due to COVID-19. The room has been waiting a long time for this gig. First on are The Goa Express from Manchester. Unassuming in tee shirts and jumpers, swigging from cans of Red Stripe, they makeContinue reading “The Magic Gang and The Goa Express – Tramshed, Cardiff, 10/10/2021”

The Vaccines – Paranormal Romance (Orchestral Version)

Paranormal Romance was already one of the highlights from The Vaccines latest album Back In Love City but the band have now gone and treated us to a luscious orchestral version of the track with wind instruments, stringed instruments and soul singers galore turning an already fine record into a near masterpiece. The release isContinue reading “The Vaccines – Paranormal Romance (Orchestral Version)”

The Mysterines – Hung Up

I wonder if The Mysterines were sat on their sofa in Liverpool one evening when The Supremes ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ came on the radio and as a group they decided “let’s take the sentiment of this sugary Motown classic and turn it into a full throttle heavy fucking grunge rock assault”. Even ifContinue reading “The Mysterines – Hung Up”

Pioneers -The ‘What Have You Got To Prove?’ Interview

“Possibly we now understand how everything isn’t so straight forward and easy as it seemed when we were young with the debut single.” What Have You Got To Prove?’ is the latest single to be released by Pioneers, Southampton’s current finest indie rock group. Written during lockdown and recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios inContinue reading “Pioneers -The ‘What Have You Got To Prove?’ Interview”