The Wombats – Everything I Love Is Going To Die

Ever have those moments of complete abandon? When you remember everything and everyone is transitory and you could do whatever you liked because nothing has a modicum of meaning in the grand eternal universe, really? Well that’s what Murph is singing about in ‘Everything I Love Is Going To Die’ and he’s singing about itContinue reading “The Wombats – Everything I Love Is Going To Die”

Miles Kane & Corinne Bailey Rae – Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough

Miles Kane has come back with another piano and brass fiesta, a bold, jaunty, northern soul single about beach dates and nervously innocent love, this time a duet – ‘Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough’, with Corinne Bailey Rae. On paper, the ‘Put Your Records On’ R&B songstress may not be an obvious feature forContinue reading “Miles Kane & Corinne Bailey Rae – Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough”

Harri Larkin – Beach City

Sheffield newcomers Harri Larkin are made up of Cornwall’s Harri Tape and Sheffield boys Danton Laromani on drums and Oscar South on bass. Their debut album, Beach City, is the aural equivalent of laying back on sand, headphones in, eyes closed, as a beaming sun hangs high up in a clear blue sky, feeling everyContinue reading “Harri Larkin – Beach City”

The Pagans S.O.H. – Emergence Of Forgotten Power

Thousands of years ago a prophecy was made that a hip hop band would be born with a pure funk groove, revealing all manner of suppressed mystical hermetic secrets. The Pagans S.O.H. (That is The Pagans (Shepherds of Humanity)), know they are the foretold harbingers and on new single Emergence Of Forgotten Power they’re onContinue reading “The Pagans S.O.H. – Emergence Of Forgotten Power”

Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime

Peter Doherty’s new single sees him get together with French musical director, composer, producer and singer-songwriter Frédéric Lo and the product is something relaxed, softer and more controlled than The Libertines and Puta Madres frontman’s standard output. Featuring trumpets, strings and Lo on guitar duties, the song evokes the feeling of an old nostalgic filmContinue reading “Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime”

Death Of The High Street – Banker

When the bone-shaking bassline rumbles, signaling the start of Death Of The High Street’s second single, you know you’re in for a treat. Seconds later the drums blitz their way in and so begins a fierce take down of that penthouse elite who’ve never received comeuppance for causing the global financial crash. Vocalist Scott BaxterContinue reading “Death Of The High Street – Banker”

The Long Blondes – Giddy Stratospheres

The Long Blondes were the kitchen sink indie heroes of the 2000s and Kate Jackson is the closest there has been to a female Jarvis Cocker. Giddy Stratospheres is a wittily demure crystallization of early 80s New Wave and the sophisticated side of Britpop (if there was one) with 60s girl group call and responseContinue reading “The Long Blondes – Giddy Stratospheres”

DMA’S – I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You

DMA’s manage to pump out the purest shoegaze indie songwriting on each and every release and ‘I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You’ is no exception, their reserves still far from running dry even after 2020’s full length LP ‘The Glow’. 1 Way launches the EP with a waterfall of Matthew Mason’sContinue reading “DMA’S – I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You”

Phoebe Green – So Grown Up

So Grown Up is a tribute to lost innocence and disillusionment. Wavy, sky-scraping synthesisers, the audio equivalent of Green’s bright aesthetic, and a flagellating drum track engineer an aura of poignancy as Phoebe asks a childhood friend “What happened to the boys we fucked with at school? Now you’re in love with a man theContinue reading “Phoebe Green – So Grown Up”

Tom – Mood Swings // Kept It To Myself

Tom (Atkin, singer in Hull punks The Paddingtons, father of Lux and co-host of the 22 Grand Pod podcast)’s low key new single Mood Swings is as tenderly unbalanced as the title suggests. Opening with sparse, echoey vocals and a lonely bassline, the song builds up to become a brooding wall of sound, wonky guitarsContinue reading “Tom – Mood Swings // Kept It To Myself”