Idles – The Beachland Ballroom

When a band reaches a certain level of success, all the rules that applied at the start of their career are off. The fans are committed for the long term so the band can play around with their sound. This is where Bristol punks Idles find themselves as they enter fourth album Crawler. New singleContinue reading “Idles – The Beachland Ballroom”

Wet Leg – Wet Dream

Wet Leg have become the indie phenomena of 2021. Debut single Chaise Longue crept up on an unsuspecting alt-music world this summer and took over. Wet Dream is another slice of art rock to make you blush and, with it, the Isle of Wight duo’s grip on the music scene remains secure. A bit likeContinue reading “Wet Leg – Wet Dream”

Myles Morgan – Ikywc

Myles Morgan’s influences are vast. On the face of it you could presume he was another gunslinger with a guitar, but ‘Ikywc’ contains a whole breadth of styles. The five-minute track is underpinned by a flute and saxophone jazz symphony while Myles’ vocals are Jeff Buckley singing Jamie T, coming to terms with the factContinue reading “Myles Morgan – Ikywc”

Sprints – How Does The Story Go?

Karla Chubb has no more fucks left to give. She’s simply done, with a partner who sounds quite frankly a bit of a headfuck. And thankfully she’s the frontwoman of Sprints, a band who can muster her up a cutting, chiming post-punk backing of a track to deliver the message to said headfuck that she’sContinue reading “Sprints – How Does The Story Go?”

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – You

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are the first Cardiff band we’ve featured on Edge of Arcady and, alongside Boy Azooga, are the most exciting alt-rock prospect Wales currently boasts. Since 2019 the four-piece have put out slab after slab of classic 70s glam rock, think T-Rex but written in a house-share in Canton in the 21st century,Continue reading “Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – You”

Geese – Projector

New York’s next brightest offering comes in the shape of Geese, the US culture capital’s answer to the discordant psychedelic post-rock scene that has given the UK Black Country, New Road and Black Midi. But as could be expected from NYC, their version comes with a more tangible groove. Projector is 4 minutes 25 secondsContinue reading “Geese – Projector”

Cat SFX – Upside Down

On thunderous new single Upside Down, Cat SFX use an Echobelly via The Slits via L7 britpop, punk rock, grunge fusion vehicle to ponder whether it’s wise for a society constantly bombarded with demotivating images 24/7 through smartphone and tv news channels to turn to antidepressants as a first choice pick-me-up. Along with previous singlesContinue reading “Cat SFX – Upside Down”

Fur – Anybody Else But Me

Anybody Else But Me is 60s psychedelic pop, early Beatles, rock’n’roll brought in a technicolour time warp to the 2020s. Replete with ba-ba-bas and hand claps the Brighton group have a knack for an upbeat melody and although the song is essentially about self-doubt it’ll still make you smile and stomp your feet. With aContinue reading “Fur – Anybody Else But Me”

Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament

No one expected this to happen. Well, to start with no one really expected Manic Street Preachers to still be in existence and making records thirty years after they initially promised to split up on making one culture-obliterating album, but also that on the release of their 14th studio album Manic Street Preachers would achieveContinue reading “Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament”