The Great Leslie – All Good Things

Positively obsessed with the silver screen of mid-20th century Britain, London lads The Great Leslie infuse fast-paced and dramatic, energetic indie rock with vintage, old-worlde style, latest single ‘All Good Things’ being their most perfect exemplar yet with the four-piece stitching a quote from Celia Johnson in the 1945 classic Brief Encounter on fighting impermanenceContinue reading “The Great Leslie – All Good Things”

Softcult – One of a Million

Classically, the more shoegaze, dreampop or covered in fuzzy distortion a band is, the more they care about effects units and experimentation over conveying a world-improving message in their music. Canadian duo Softcult are here to buck the trend with a sound crammed with lush melodies, coated in grunge tinted euphoria, yet packing sheer punk,Continue reading “Softcult – One of a Million”

Pyncher – The Saddest Man Around

With their latest single, Pyncher’s message is a simple, succinct and expertly executed one. When over a low slung, slow drag of a rhythm, vocalist and frontman Sam Blakeley declares presumptuously yet authoritatively that he’s ‘The Saddest Man Around’, which also happens to be the single’s title, we must admit we feel inclined to takeContinue reading “Pyncher – The Saddest Man Around”

Static Inc – Brithgofion

Cardiff art rock three-piece, Static Inc, have put out their latest Welsh language EP ‘Brithgofion’, a literal mosaic of mesmeric sound and genres, taking onboard classic and prog-rock, then buffing it up with a contemporary indie sheen to craft a collection of sublime otherworldly and vital melodies. Recorded entirely in their own home studios, manyContinue reading “Static Inc – Brithgofion”

Harri Larkin – Bonfire Toffee

Indie surf funk wonders Harri Larkin are back with their first single since last year’s ‘Beach City’ album and they’re totally on form. Having opened the main stage of Tramlines Festival this year, the Sheffield trio grasp the limelight shining on them right now with ‘Bonfire Toffee’ and it just so happens to be theContinue reading “Harri Larkin – Bonfire Toffee”

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”

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”

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”