Phoenix feat. Clairo – After Midnight

The mighty Phoenix. Masters of effortlessly knowing their way around the crafting of outstanding, loveable indie pop tunes and always, always there, toiling away reliably, brilliantly, in the background. We do love Phoenix so very, very much. And so, it would seem, do some of the biggest and best names in indie rock. Very recently,Continue reading “Phoenix feat. Clairo – After Midnight”

Fate Of The Sun – the ‘Glory Hole’ interview

“Believe it or not, I’ve always kept my politics to myself, not got involved, but I said to myself, “If I don’t start to speak my mind and try and highlight things or change people’s opinions, then I’m doing my children a disservice”. Nothing will ever change unless we stand up for what we thinkContinue reading “Fate Of The Sun – the ‘Glory Hole’ interview”

Loviet – The Nighttime Is All In The Timing EP

It’s no easy feat to create rock songs that tower ten storeys high with sheer, dark, sore emotion and stack them next to the fast paced punk-pop of Hole or Green Day. Yet that’s just what Canadian singer-songwriter Loviet has managed to do on her latest EP ‘The Nighttime Is All In The Timing’. NotContinue reading “Loviet – The Nighttime Is All In The Timing EP”

CHROMA – Don’t Mind Me

The level of dirty riffage here, the sheer scuzz of it, is something you’d expect to hear on a Rage Against The Machine track, shortly followed by Zack de la Rocha’s revolutionary grunts. Yet this is not RATM land, this is the world of CHROMA, where heavy rock guitar and rapid machine gun drum fillsContinue reading “CHROMA – Don’t Mind Me”

Death Of The High Street – Not Fair music video

A couple of weeks back we brought you Midlands post-punkers Death Of The High Street’s latest single ‘Not Fair’. A few days after the release they put out an excellent video to go with the track, all DIY on a budget of zero pounds and zero pence, directed and edited by the group’s lead guitaristContinue reading “Death Of The High Street – Not Fair music video”

Chvrches – Over

Scottish alternative-electro masters Chvrches have been releasing spectacular indie-dancefloor conquering music for a decade now, if you can believe it. To mark the occasion, the trio have signed fresh new record deals with EMI and Island Records and put out the mega, one-off single ‘Over’, a track that actually rates, in this writer’s assured opinion,Continue reading “Chvrches – Over”

Gengahr – A Ladder

Hackney based London indie chaps Gengahr are dipping their toes in the water again, after a two year break, with new single ‘A Ladder’. A perky, upbeat tune with a sun-drenched slant, the playful track is backed by sliding bass and effervescent instrumentation, alongside what the band themselves refer to as “cartoon-like imagery”. We’ve comeContinue reading “Gengahr – A Ladder”

The View – Feels Like

Dundee’s most famous musical sons, The View, are back after an eight year break with punchy new single ‘Feels Like’. If you were only paying attention at the start of the Scottish scamps career you may be expecting an unruly Libertines-esque affair of clattering guitars and sozzled harmonica but The View have come some wayContinue reading “The View – Feels Like”

Basic State – Far Too Soon

Cardiff lads Basic State have come out with a solid new single packed to bursting with effortless rock’n’roll thrills. Clearly taking inspiration from grunge and indie greats like The Strokes, Nirvana and Fontaines D.C, if the South Wales quintet set out to write a tune that would get their loyal crowds of gig-goers pogoing withContinue reading “Basic State – Far Too Soon”