The Gulps – King of the Disco

We’ve only heard three singles from The Gulps so far but Camden’s latest lairy residents are already jostling hard for the title of ‘Saviours of Indie Rock’n’Roll’ and latest single ‘King of the Disco’ cements their claim to a place in rock royalty even further. Evoking the party energy Blur hacked into on mega-single ‘GirlsContinue reading “The Gulps – King of the Disco”

Jack Valero – Heaven Help Me

Lockdown forestalled all of our lives for a dull couple of years, which was painful enough for us average joes bashing wooden spoons on saucepans outside our houses on a Thursday evening, painful also for the entertainment industry whose main outlets were closed up, stuck in furlough, painful especially for those people who had toContinue reading “Jack Valero – Heaven Help Me”

Ynes – Fake What Your Mama Gave Ya

Ynes has one splendidly succinct message to communicate through new single ‘Fake What Your Mama Gave Ya’. If, after hearing the sassily divine track, you’re still in the dark, she spelt it out simply in under 280 characters on Twitter: “Fuck middle class indie boys”. And after listening to her take down of £1000 rippedContinue reading “Ynes – Fake What Your Mama Gave Ya”

Grace Calver – Bored Of U

On her shiny new second single, ‘Bored Of U’, singer-songwriter Grace Calver uses weapons of dreamy pure pop, delicious honesty and purposefully cheesy harmonies to stick it to an ex-partner who refuses to get their shit together. Somehow, the 18 year old artist has managed to create a superbly sunny soundtrack for the summer whileContinue reading “Grace Calver – Bored Of U”

Phoebe Bridgers – Sidelines

On the face of it, ‘Sidelines’, the song Phoebe Bridgers has contributed to the soundtrack of BBC TV show ‘Conversations With Friends’ is a low key departure from the guitar-based material that made up her past two albums, a childlike ditty built around a simple, chiming keyboard melody. Give it a little more time though,Continue reading “Phoebe Bridgers – Sidelines”

Night Swims – Idle/Wild

Hopping over the Atlantic for a little bit, Night Swims is the stateside project of singer and guitarist Michael Thomas. Conceived in San Diego in the middle of 2020, the group’s perfectly monikered debut album ‘Idle/Wild’ is an upshot of the environment and era that created it, at times wild and at times slower paced,Continue reading “Night Swims – Idle/Wild”

Wez King – M.H.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, Maidstone singer-songwriter Wez King has recorded and released the gorgeously uplifting ‘M.H’. A frank confessional salutation to the gulf of depression and the determination to overcome it and stay alive, King’s hefty, resolute vocals rendered over a heart-bursting melody and life-affirming guitar lines and piano. The track particularlyContinue reading “Wez King – M.H.”

Wet Leg – Wet Leg

When ‘Chaise Longue’ appeared on several hundred Spotify playlists in the middle of last year the music sphere collectively dropped the glass bottle of diet coke they were cooly drinking and jaws fell open aghast at this witty, chic, new wave hit appearing out of the furthest reaches of nowhere, also known as the IsleContinue reading “Wet Leg – Wet Leg”

Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia

Alternative music, whatever that now means, has been missing some true new festival headliner-worthy giants for a fair while – Wolf Alice have nudged into that territory but it’s population is undoubtedly tiny. Enter Fontaines D.C. with their third and as-yet most accomplished record ‘Skinty Fia’. The Irish lads’ debut ‘Dogrel’ nestled comfortably in theContinue reading “Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia”

Jamie T – The Old Style Raiders

We all thought five years was a stupendously long time to wait between Jamie T’s second LP ‘Kings & Queens’ and 2014’s follow-up ‘Carry On The Grudge’ but, while our attentions were being grabbed by other pressing events on the world stage, the original urchin singer-songwriter spent an eye-watering six years polishing up his latestContinue reading “Jamie T – The Old Style Raiders”