The Amazons – How Will I Know?

More usually versed in producing punchy, radio-friendly, indie-club dancefloor filling tunes, The Amazons have taken a bit of a departure on latest single ‘How Will I Know?’, instead venturing into a realm many experienced artists explore a few albums into their humongously successful career, of the blatant, towering, monumentally soaring Coldplay-level rock anthem and, boy,Continue reading “The Amazons – How Will I Know?”

Landfill – Echo Chamber

Never ones to shy away from topical, relevant subjects, Landfill’s new single ‘Echo Chamber’ sees the Medway lads playfully dig into the 21st century scourge of letting your thoughts, beliefs and opinions be formed by your own carefully curated, narrow band of social media followers, whether through “twitter polls and Alan Shearer’s top 10 goals”.Continue reading “Landfill – Echo Chamber”

Black Honey – Charlie Bronson

Singer and guitarist Izzy Phillips feels a sense of affinity with a somewhat unlikely, on the surface at least, character on Black Honey’s first single since sophomore album ‘Written & Directed’ was released in 2021. ‘Charlie Bronson’ sees the artist aligning herself with Britain’s most notorious prisoner who, in Izzy’s eyes, is also an embodimentContinue reading “Black Honey – Charlie Bronson”

Skullcrusher – Whatever Fits Together

Underneath layers of sun-bleached and melancholy, echoey anti-folk guitar strums and blissfully distorted keyboard, New York solo artist Helen Ballentine, also known as Skullcrusher, delivers an emotion tugging new single, ‘Whatever Fits Together’, about leaving home to search for something without knowing what that something is, a notion further poignantly compounded by Skullcrusher’s floaty, otherworldlyContinue reading “Skullcrusher – Whatever Fits Together”

Sugarstone – That’s Intense

Fuzzy distortion. Low rumbling electro squelches. Dance-metal beats and mosh-rock screams. The title of Manchester dreamy-electro hard-rockers Sugarstone’s latest single sums up the vibe entirely in two words – ‘That’s Intense’, although if the record was named after our reaction on our first listen the title would be: ‘Woah, That Was Fucking Massively Intense! LemmeContinue reading “Sugarstone – That’s Intense”

This is War! – Exile Poet

Liverpudlian quintet This is War! have crafted this excellently catchy tribute to Bob Dylan – named ‘Exile Poet’. Piecing together sounds as scattered as The Stranglers and fellow Mersey-wonders The La’s, the band, who only formed in the second half of 2021, do their musical idol justice by creating a truly tuneful anthem expressing theirContinue reading “This is War! – Exile Poet”

Grave Goods – Source

Existentialism and the post-punk genre go hand in hand. What better way to express the emptiness and therefore fullness of existence than through visceral and abrasive musical soundscapes and thought provoking lyrics free from the usual critical boundaries of other media? Taking full advantage, Grave Goods have grasped the medium of post-punk by it’s wilfulContinue reading “Grave Goods – Source”

Himalayas – Alone

Cardiff five piece Himalayas have managed to pick up massive momentum over the past few years with a string of gut-punchingly brooding rock numbers culminating in 2020’s delicious ‘We Love To Hate’. Latest single ‘Alone’ sees the lads firing on all cylinders yet again, as it’s a gloriously sleazy sounding leviathan of a tune rightContinue reading “Himalayas – Alone”

Baby Queen – Nobody Really Cares

The title may sound apathetic as fuck but actually Baby Queen is being punk as hell with new single ‘Nobody Really Cares’ aloofly smashing through walls and walls of self-consciousness and fear of looking silly to say nobody’s really paying attention to what you’re doing anyway so you may as well do whatever the hellContinue reading “Baby Queen – Nobody Really Cares”

Canary – i used to write you love songs

Canary are an alt-pop duo from Nashville, Tennessee – Vocalist Kat Leverenz and Guitarist Zach Dennis, and their second single ‘i used to write you love songs’ is an emotional, chilled out indie-pop work of art. Describing an ill-fated, fading love, Leverenz’s mesmerizing vocals and Dennis’s lilting guitars convey a blissfully sad sense of calmContinue reading “Canary – i used to write you love songs”