Jack Valero – Heaven Help Me

Lockdown forestalled all of our lives for a dull couple of years, which was painful enough for us average joes bashing wooden spoons on saucepans outside our houses on a Thursday evening, painful also for the entertainment industry whose main outlets were closed up, stuck in furlough, painful especially for those people who had toContinue reading “Jack Valero – Heaven Help Me”

Ynes – Fake What Your Mama Gave Ya

Ynes has one splendidly succinct message to communicate through new single ‘Fake What Your Mama Gave Ya’. If, after hearing the sassily divine track, you’re still in the dark, she spelt it out simply in under 280 characters on Twitter: “Fuck middle class indie boys”. And after listening to her take down of £1000 rippedContinue reading “Ynes – Fake What Your Mama Gave Ya”

Grace Calver – Bored Of U

On her shiny new second single, ‘Bored Of U’, singer-songwriter Grace Calver uses weapons of dreamy pure pop, delicious honesty and purposefully cheesy harmonies to stick it to an ex-partner who refuses to get their shit together. Somehow, the 18 year old artist has managed to create a superbly sunny soundtrack for the summer whileContinue reading “Grace Calver – Bored Of U”

Night Swims – Idle/Wild

Hopping over the Atlantic for a little bit, Night Swims is the stateside project of singer and guitarist Michael Thomas. Conceived in San Diego in the middle of 2020, the group’s perfectly monikered debut album ‘Idle/Wild’ is an upshot of the environment and era that created it, at times wild and at times slower paced,Continue reading “Night Swims – Idle/Wild”

Drool – Misery

Written by Laura Day ‘Misery’ is Drool’s latest, and final tease, from their upcoming EP ‘Songs for The Sad Kidz’. Widely anticipated by many a Drool fool, we were not disappointed. It’s bloody delicious. Beginning with languid chords that are reminiscent of Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’, the listener is absorbed into a narrative whereContinue reading “Drool – Misery”

Panic Shack – Baby Shack EP

There’s nothing more punk rock than mastering the raw power of three chords fused with simple, effective rhymes and on the Baby Shack EP Panic Shack prove themselves skilled artisans of just that. With a healthy dose of humour and an audible sense of fun, the Cardiff four-piece take a handful of, in less-adept hands,Continue reading “Panic Shack – Baby Shack EP”

Columbia – Embrace The Chaos

Many artists try hard to bury their influences under heaps of avant-garde experimentalism, misjudged kooky angles and cringe worthy vocal gymnastics when, truly, it was the monolithic greats who brought us all kneeling at the altar of rock’n’roll. Columbia see no merit in hiding where their sound comes from and boldly plaster their influences inContinue reading “Columbia – Embrace The Chaos”

Fate Of The Sun – Blade Runner 1999

Fate Of The Sun reckons we live in a dystopian mess of a world, so much so he feels like he’s living in the cruddy future originally envisioned in 1982 sci-fi flick Blade Runner, and who are we to argue when he cries he’s “had enough of this crazy spice infested town”, “they gambled itContinue reading “Fate Of The Sun – Blade Runner 1999”

As Loud As A Mouse – Cat Gone Dog

On debut single ‘Cat Gone Dog’, Reading DIY duo As Loud As A Mouse make a massive noise for just two men. It’s a nutty punk noise, a bizarro math rock noise, an at times anarchic shouty noise and a damn catchy single with enough tempo changes to give you a small nose bleed, anContinue reading “As Loud As A Mouse – Cat Gone Dog”

Opus Kink – The Unrepentant Soldier

What happens when a Brightonian punk band fully embrace cuban jazz? You get a unique, conquering sound like the one Opus Kink make and on ‘The Unrepentant Soldier’, the latest release from OK’s forthcoming debut EP, the six-piece use flamboyant trombone, guitar and throaty vocals to dissect the stubborn thoughts of a regretless mercenary asContinue reading “Opus Kink – The Unrepentant Soldier”