Papa Jupe’s T.C. – Other Men

Minimalism, mystery and rabid stylophone abound on Papa Jupe’s T.C.’s newest one ‘Other Men’, the first offering unleashed on the world from their forthcoming debut EP ‘Wetmarket’. Sparsely draped over a mesmerizing bassline, the Cardiffian quintent (we think there are five of them, they keep their faces in the shadows for the blessed glory ofContinue reading “Papa Jupe’s T.C. – Other Men”

Tom Emlyn – Return Journey Revisited: Scaredycat Vol. 1

Tom Emlyn is a man of ideas. Many, many abundant ideas bursting out of him. So much so, his latest release, ‘Return Journey Revisited: Scaredycat, Vol. 1’ is his third album release in the short time frame of two years. Even more remarkable when you bear in mind his ‘Scrounger EP’ of original tunes putContinue reading “Tom Emlyn – Return Journey Revisited: Scaredycat Vol. 1”

The Last Dinner Party – Nothing Matters

Thought the days of bands getting hype and magazine covers before releasing any music was over? That bands like Suede, The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys were an extinct breed, disappearing with the weekly music press? Meet The Last Dinner Party, fresh off of support slots with Nick Cave and The Rolling Stones with precisely zeroContinue reading “The Last Dinner Party – Nothing Matters”

Failstate – Another Ghost

Dipping our little toe into the emo-punk universe feels like an alien endeavour, but when we got our earholes around Failstate’s latest song ‘Another Ghost’ we had no choice but to give it a feature. The initial release from the Newport foursome’s debut EP ‘Sad Truth’ is a perfectly abrasive, visceral rocker. Anthemic, speedy guitars,Continue reading “Failstate – Another Ghost”

Claud – Every Fucking Time

Chicago singer-songwriter Claud’s first single from their forthcoming second album is a brittle, heartbreaking affair. ‘Every Fucking Time’ sees all of the bedroom-pop playfulness of debut ‘Super Monsters’ stripped away, leaving a slightly more electrified version of their Saddest Factory Records label boss Phoebe Bridger’s ‘Boygenius’ bandmate Julien Baker’s poignant sound. Tender acoustic guitar, Claud’sContinue reading “Claud – Every Fucking Time”

Vona Vella – Divine

In some ways a radiant sister-song to the record that originally brought Vona Vella to the wider public’s attention – ‘Sun’, the duo have named their new single ‘Divine’ and we’d gladly call it the same. The second single to be taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut LP sees the pair, described in some quartersContinue reading “Vona Vella – Divine”

Evan Williams – The Arsonist

Ladies and gents, we have a new hard-hitting, guitar-wielding minstrel on our hands in the shape of Thanet’s Evan Williams. Only three singles into his career, the singer-songwriter has already shown us a couple wildly differing styles, with latest single ‘The Arsonist’ being his most obvious big tune yet, an incendiary indie rock cyclone inContinue reading “Evan Williams – The Arsonist”

Vona Vella – Thought We Were Falling In Love

There is an occasional strata of bands out there with a startling ability to make fiercely upbeat, lively tunes, but when you dig just a scratch beneath the surface the subject matter is actually pretty rough. Vona Vella are one such band, on the days when they’re not making sun-drenched, out and out surf-chill classics.Continue reading “Vona Vella – Thought We Were Falling In Love”

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – Chew

Gone is the long hair, 70s folk rock vibes and rainbow jumpers. With new single ‘Chew’, the leaders of the Cardiff musical landscape, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, have experienced a dark rebirth, shorn their locks, purged the depths of hell itself and summonsed the blood-lust essence of metal. What better way to launch this new goldenContinue reading “Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – Chew”

Loviet – The Nighttime Is All In The Timing EP

It’s no easy feat to create rock songs that tower ten storeys high with sheer, dark, sore emotion and stack them next to the fast paced punk-pop of Hole or Green Day. Yet that’s just what Canadian singer-songwriter Loviet has managed to do on her latest EP ‘The Nighttime Is All In The Timing’. NotContinue reading “Loviet – The Nighttime Is All In The Timing EP”