Honeyglaze – Female Lead

Anouska Sokolow, lead songwriter of London trio Honeyglaze, tried bleaching her hair to look like the lead character in a film she was watching with unfortunate, Mum shaming, results. Thankfully for us, the lyrical humour it inspired is top notch. ‘Female Lead’ is an astoundingly perfect, laid back, twee indie pop single, possessing the spiritContinue reading “Honeyglaze – Female Lead”

Disgraceful Friend – Don’t Stand Up (Or Your Nose Is Gonna Bleed)

Following swiftly on from last year’s LP ‘Craft Excluder’, Barnsley writer and musician Ryan Bracha is back under the guise of Disgraceful Friend and today has brought two singles with him from out of the ether. Single number one, ‘Don’t Stand Up (Or Your Nose Is Gonna Bleed)’ is an intoxicating graveyard gothic garage rumble,Continue reading “Disgraceful Friend – Don’t Stand Up (Or Your Nose Is Gonna Bleed)”

Rachel Chinouriri – All I Ever Asked

Built on a bassline that could have been lifted from one of The XX’s sharpest tracks, ‘All I Ever Asked Of You’ sees Croydon’s Rachel Chinouriri sculpting a perfect indie pop song about frustrated love, like an upbeat Daughter or a less deranged MGMT, with a dreamy earworm of a synth-fuelled chorus. Chinouriri is onContinue reading “Rachel Chinouriri – All I Ever Asked”

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

‘The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime’ is the album that a particular school of Peter Doherty and Libertines fans would argue has been sorely missing from the artist’s catalogue. For Libertines fans in the heady days of 2003, not only were they still getting to grips with now-solid-classic debut album ‘Up The Bracket’ butContinue reading “Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime”

Death Of The High Street – Synergy

If John Lydon came from the Midlands instead of North London and began making music in the 2020s instead of the 1970s, I would wager a fair bet that Public Image Limited would have pulled something very similar to Death Of The High Street’s latest, ‘Synergy’, out of the bag. Frontman Scott Baxter is inContinue reading “Death Of The High Street – Synergy”

James and The Cold Gun – It’s Mutual

We’re a couple weeks late with this one, but James and The Cold Gun have put out a blistering new single, ‘It’s Mutual’, the first track from their forthcoming debut EP proper ‘False Start’. South Wales is presently home to a long-overdue indie resurgence, with Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Bandicoot, Boy Azooga, Panic Shack and theirContinue reading “James and The Cold Gun – It’s Mutual”

Supera Morza – I’m Working It Out

Another single from an Edge of Arcady newbie favourite. For their third single, ‘I’m Working It Out’, Manchester’s Supera Morza have flung another essential grunge-pop, screeching bone-crusher at us, scaling Nirvana level heights, gullet-wrecking growls and confession that there’s something they’re trying to work out and “It’s all kinda shit”. Just as long as they’reContinue reading “Supera Morza – I’m Working It Out”

Landfill – Solid Gold

Landfill’s second single, ‘Solid Gold’, is poetic atonement and an earnest salute to their good friend and now manager – subject of less than complimentary number ‘Mister Fragile’ from former incarnation Underground Heroes in 2012 – cloaked in an exhilarating, high-speed indie rock tour de force. Shifting up a couple gears from debut single ‘Mutiny’,Continue reading “Landfill – Solid Gold”

Pit Pony – Black Tar

By rights ‘Black Tar’s hi-velocity drum beat and pulsating bass should be backing some sweaty hardcore punk track, but Pit Pony have taken that blueprint and flipped it over by casting in a wailing guitar riff and frontwoman Jackie Purver’s vocals that drift from impassive to passionate-as-fuck over the space of mere seconds, creating aContinue reading “Pit Pony – Black Tar”

Pigeon Wigs – Death of a King

Cardiff’s most extravagant six-piece have graced us with their second proper single ‘Death of a King’. Although the pomp and hubris of debut single ‘Near The Knuckle’ is fully intact, their newest dispatch is, in Pigeon Wigs world anyway, a slightly more restrained affair. Wrapped around a spirited piano line and some brash saxophone blasts,Continue reading “Pigeon Wigs – Death of a King”