L’Objectif – Same Thing

Trading in their rumbling guitar and dourness for bubbly synths and a funky bassline, L’objectif’s new single may be named ‘Same Thing’ but, ironically, they’re treading new dance-friendly ground. The Leeds teenage four-piece, all 17 years old and splitting their time between band life and study, show that, in the still early stages of theContinue reading “L’Objectif – Same Thing”

Minerva Daisy – ‘Something Strange’ Interview

“It used to be painful and angering to sing this song but now it feels empowering. It makes me feel bad-ass whenever I sing it.” Next Wednesday, 16th February, Manchester’s Minerva Daisy is set to release her darkest and strongest release yet, the brooding new single ‘Something Strange’. A masterpiece of baroque piano and dramaticContinue reading “Minerva Daisy – ‘Something Strange’ Interview”

Sunflower Bean – Who Put You Up To This?

As the New Yorkers gear up for the release of album number three, ‘Who Put You Up To This?’ sees Sunflower Bean take on a deep, scuzzy bassline and eighties hair metal guitar solos, fronteers they’ve not broached until now and they gloriously succeed in creating an entire filmic, swoonful groove of a mood. SingerContinue reading “Sunflower Bean – Who Put You Up To This?”

Arlo Parks – Softly

Capping off the monumental success of debut album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’, Arlo Parks has written upbeat sounding standalone new track ‘Softly’. Backed with blissed out, quick-paced piano and drum loop, Arlo’s spoken word poetry analyses the minutiae of a scene. We’re in Berlin and her partner, or the partner of this character, is breaking upContinue reading “Arlo Parks – Softly”

Grimes – Shinigami Eyes

Pop’s meta-dimensional ethereal homotechno pixie, Grimes, is here with another trance-inducing slice of utopian electronica. This time, her hypnotic beats are fronted by lyrics contemplating a world seen through the ‘Shinigami Eyes‘ – referring to both the Google Chrome browser add-on that clearly marks out transphobic and trans-friendly social network users, along with the JapaneseContinue reading “Grimes – Shinigami Eyes”

Panic Shack – Mannequin Man

Listen up! Panic Shack, have a riot grrl threat for all the London lads in bands with absolute zilch to say who should probably surrender up their guitars and stick to ashen faced modelling. Cardiff’s leading lights are not impressed and if they’re in the vicinity, they gleefully proffer, “you better run as fast asContinue reading “Panic Shack – Mannequin Man”

College Elite – Next Semester

There’s a brand new single out from this Californian pop-punk group. It’s a bit Bowling For Soup, a bit Simple Plan, a bit New Found Glory, and it’s called ‘Next Semester’ by College Elite. Ok, I lie. College Elite aren’t Californian, they’re actually from Manchester, England, and the DIY solo project of songwriter Joshua Williams,Continue reading “College Elite – Next Semester”

Vona Vella – Go Outside Forever EP

Leicestershire duo Vona Vella are Izzy Davis and Dan Cunningham, both musicians and singers with distinctive vocal styles in their own right, together making a sheer, auspicious musical force. On debut EP ‘Go Outside Forever’ the couple create a whole world to slip inside of and escape in to within the space of six songs.Continue reading “Vona Vella – Go Outside Forever EP”

Camp Cope – Running With The Hurricane

Australian alternative rock trio Camp Cope’s new single, the title track from forthcoming third LP ‘Running With The Hurricane’, sees the group in empowering form. Lifting the song’s name from the 1986 record by singer/songwriter/guitarist Georgia Maq’s dad’s band Redgum, the band take the blustery persistence of the title’s sentiment, imbuing it with their folk-punkContinue reading “Camp Cope – Running With The Hurricane”

Yard Act – The Overload

What would it have sounded like if Mark E Smith had fronted Blur? The answer is: Yard Act. The Leeds four piece have put together a snapshot of the UK using a caustically humorous cast of invented, or possibly borrowed from real life, characters – all typifying gobby Brexit Britain and a tight collection ofContinue reading “Yard Act – The Overload”