Cat SFX – Upside Down

On thunderous new single Upside Down, Cat SFX use an Echobelly via The Slits via L7 britpop, punk rock, grunge fusion vehicle to ponder whether it’s wise for a society constantly bombarded with demotivating images 24/7 through smartphone and tv news channels to turn to antidepressants as a first choice pick-me-up. Along with previous singlesContinue reading “Cat SFX – Upside Down”

Fur – Anybody Else But Me

Anybody Else But Me is 60s psychedelic pop, early Beatles, rock’n’roll brought in a technicolour time warp to the 2020s. Replete with ba-ba-bas and hand claps the Brighton group have a knack for an upbeat melody and although the song is essentially about self-doubt it’ll still make you smile and stomp your feet. With aContinue reading “Fur – Anybody Else But Me”

Landfill – Mutiny

Sometimes all you need to make surefire danceable rock’n’roll is guitars, drums and a frontman with an excitable yelp. Thankfully Landfill received the memo and made a band around it. Mutiny shoots and lands somewhere between Buzzcocks and Supergrass. Last year the 2000s alt scene was given the grim name of ‘indie landfill’, this MedwayContinue reading “Landfill – Mutiny”

Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament

No one expected this to happen. Well, to start with no one really expected Manic Street Preachers to still be in existence and making records thirty years after they initially promised to split up on making one culture-obliterating album, but also that on the release of their 14th studio album Manic Street Preachers would achieveContinue reading “Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament”

Snail Mail – Valentine

Behind the moniker, Snail Mail is 22 year old Maryland, USA singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan. Brand new single Valentine breaks a two year silence after the indie sensation’s debut album Lush landed inside our earholes and is every bit as good. Jordan’s velvety voice spins a tale of doomed love. The melody grows rocky and theContinue reading “Snail Mail – Valentine”

Spector – No One Knows Better

In the early 2000s Supergrass released a line of badges that boasted they were “Your second favourite band”. Twenty years on and Spector could probably proudly boast of holding the same space in every indie music fanatic’s heart. Leading up to the release of third album ‘Now or Whenever’ the acerbic London four piece haveContinue reading “Spector – No One Knows Better”

Kipper Gillespie – K (Be Funny) EP

Irish boy in London Kipper Gillespie’s five track debut EP K (Be Funny) is a sparkling, lo-fi strut of an EP, released on Big Richard Records. Recent single How’s She Cuttin’ sounds like a lazy, blissed out Mac Demarco, tuneful bouncy guitar under Kipper’s sleepy vocal. Beware Of The Man is a 21st century clashContinue reading “Kipper Gillespie – K (Be Funny) EP”

Peter Doherty & Jack Jones of Trampolene- Sin City, Swansea – 18/09/2021

Tonight’s gig is a homecoming gig for Swansea’s own Jack Jones. Looking happy to be on his own turf, adorned in trademark green Fila tracksuit jacket, later joined by a Swansea football shirt torpedoed onto the stage by an enthusiastic audience member, the Trampolene frontman treats us to a choice group of songs and verseContinue reading “Peter Doherty & Jack Jones of Trampolene- Sin City, Swansea – 18/09/2021”

Lauran Hibberd – Goober EP

The Goober EP is a FUN record! Bleugh is sarcastic bubblegum punk with an English accent and dumb guitar riffs. In it, Hibberd casually tears apart a disinterested lad from the skatepark she dated for a bit and then dumped. Old Nudes is a bit more quirky pop than punk, this time with Lauran stickingContinue reading “Lauran Hibberd – Goober EP”

Drool, The Young, Ocean Flaws, Lyena – This Feeling, Kings Cross Water Rats, London – 10/09/2021

You join us on a hot and sweaty Friday night at Kings Cross Water Rats in late summer for, what is for many attendees and performers, the first live gig after COVID-19 lockdown. There is what could be a faint sense of caution in the air with groups of people and couples dotted around theContinue reading “Drool, The Young, Ocean Flaws, Lyena – This Feeling, Kings Cross Water Rats, London – 10/09/2021”