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”

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”

Foals – Wake Me Up

If a band were given the title of most vibrant alternative rock act in 2021, it would be Foals. Coming unimaginably far from the ‘math-rock’ label adopted by them on 2008 debut ‘Antidotes’, latest albums ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ Parts I & II saw the Oxford boys straddle a zig-zag line between dance-punkContinue reading “Foals – Wake Me Up”

The Skinner Brothers – Put Me Down As A Maybe

Fresh off the road supporting Kasabian across the UK, The Skinner Brothers strike while the iron’s hot and launch another solid tune out into the musical stratosphere in the shape of ‘Put Me Down As A Maybe’. Taking in their tour pals’ fuzzy, electronic squelches with a top Stone Roses/Happy Mondays baggy rhythm gushing throughContinue reading “The Skinner Brothers – Put Me Down As A Maybe”

NewDad – Ladybird

On the surface of things, Ladybird is weightless. Its guitars are airy, sounding like they’re floating, chiming in and out of the ether, surrounded by white fluffy clouds. But then, when vocalist Julie Dawson sings, her calm, smooth, treacle sweet voice masks a bagload of anguish, unable to decide whether the grass is greener, insomniaContinue reading “NewDad – Ladybird”