Panic Shack – Mannequin Man

Listen up! Panic Shack, have a riot grrl threat for all the London lads in bands with absolute zilch to say who should probably surrender up their guitars and stick to ashen faced modelling. Cardiff’s leading lights are not impressed and if they’re in the vicinity, they gleefully proffer, “you better run as fast asContinue reading “Panic Shack – Mannequin Man”

dexter – Paper Cup / Different

South London singer-producer dexter follows in the footsteps of Arlo Parks with serene bedroom-dance tune ‘Paper Cup’. The 18 year old songwriting newcomer manages to miraculously merge together lo-fi indie with the kind of tune you’d hope to hear playing at the start of the night when you’re walking into a club and sings aboutContinue reading “dexter – Paper Cup / Different”

Disgraceful Friend – Craft Excluder

Independent author Ryan Bracha has an alter-ego. His name is Disgraceful Friend and this alter-ego has just released a spunky second album, Craft Excluder. Slotting into a bookshelf laterally with Scroobius Pip, Sleaford Mods and sonically with Working Mens Club, the record is compiled of Bracha’s sarky spoken word nestled just under the surface ofContinue reading “Disgraceful Friend – Craft Excluder”

Vortex Town – Vortex Town EP

Sheffield’s Vortex Town are visceral, raw and loud. Guitarist Ben Hodge’s amps get turned up to nosebleed levels, bassist Tim Davis ensures sure his sound is deep enough to rattle skulls, drummer Andy Purves wallops his skins at breakneck speed and vocalist Cassie Durance conjures her vigorously soulful voice up from the very deepest depthsContinue reading “Vortex Town – Vortex Town EP”

Windshake – Waking Moment

The psychedelics in Windshake’s veins flow strong. For debut album ‘Waking Moment’, the Welsh Bristolian four piece give their listeners space for an hour long trip out of mind. Dare I mention the ‘H’ word? Taking their inspirations into account I’m sure Windshake wouldn’t mind… the album has real hippy vibrations, you wouldn’t be surprisedContinue reading “Windshake – Waking Moment”

Point A – Cross Me

Point A is alluringly mysterious. After her debut single ‘Cross Me’ appeared online at the far end of October a buzz set alight across certain reaches of the blogosphere and social media, fascinated with the composition’s strutting, self-assured confidence and determination – Point A’s own fusion of spoken word, rap and song articulating her ruthlessContinue reading “Point A – Cross Me”

Horsegirl – Billy

Chicago noise-pop trio Horsegirl make shoegaze indiepop music like Kevin Shields writing songs for Belle & Sebastian. Billy is a largely uncomplicated record with rolling drums, a fuzzy, repeating guitar chime and Penelope Lowenstein’s simple, lazy backing vocals. Yet Nora Cheng’s deliciously impassive vocals flip the track into a filmic dimension when she tells usContinue reading “Horsegirl – Billy”

Turtle Park & Drego G – Peace of Mind

Pittsburgh, PA via Manchester, UK grunge pop maestros Turtle Park have bestowed on us their new EP, Peace Of Mind, this time specifically the creative work of members Addy P and Chicago’s Drego G. Addy P takes care of the complex beats and sings, as Drego G lends his distinctive, conscious rap to each andContinue reading “Turtle Park & Drego G – Peace of Mind”

Pineto Cats – The ‘A Line To Separate’ Interview

“We never knew when we started rehearsing the song that it would turn into a twenty month jam.” Way back when, in the early days of Edge of Arcady, we received a message from Irish indie group Pineto Cats, pointing us in the direction of their seven minute epic video A Line To Separate. WithContinue reading “Pineto Cats – The ‘A Line To Separate’ Interview”

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.”