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”

Barking Orders In German – Free At Last

Cancelled flights, uncertain times and boredom do not sound like the obvious recipe for a punchy, glam punk stomp of a record, but those are allegedly the ingredients that helped new Munich five-piece Barking Orders In German start a band and come up with their brand new full-throttle single. They describe their output as “fuzz-riddledContinue reading “Barking Orders In German – Free At Last”

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”

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”

Sterling Press – Lots of Noise

NEW BAND KLAXON: Literally just stumbled across Sterling Press after an Instagram add and they’re sounding lively as fuck. The four London boys are only two singles down but this song already speeds about like Blur at their Popscene fastest. A clash of ska and britpop, kitchen sink imagery, a tale of a barmaid whoContinue reading “Sterling Press – Lots of Noise”