Static Inc – Brithgofion

Cardiff art rock three-piece, Static Inc, have put out their latest Welsh language EP ‘Brithgofion’, a literal mosaic of mesmeric sound and genres, taking onboard classic and prog-rock, then buffing it up with a contemporary indie sheen to craft a collection of sublime otherworldly and vital melodies. Recorded entirely in their own home studios, manyContinue reading “Static Inc – Brithgofion”

When Tigers Used To Smoke – It All Just Seems Pretend

Although their name sounds absolutely absurd, When Tigers Used To Smoke is actually a term used to start Korean folktales, kind of like “Once upon a time” in western phraseology. So, in keeping with the spirit of things, back when tigers used to smoke, there was a band of Birmingham folk who did create aContinue reading “When Tigers Used To Smoke – It All Just Seems Pretend”

Andrew Cushin – You Don’t Belong EP

Masterful songwriting is a skill sometimes bluffed in the world of melodic indie rock but Newcastle’s Andrew Cushin has authentic composition talent in spades and exhibits it proudly on his debut ‘You Don’t Belong’ EP, an assemblage of tunes so accomplished he even has the famously cynical ears of Noel Gallagher pricked up. Feasting onContinue reading “Andrew Cushin – You Don’t Belong EP”

Krush Puppies – Why

The second instalment of South London four-piece Krush Puppies’ ‘Love Kills The Demons’ EP is a ponderously lilting affair covered in heavenly keyboards and slow, droning fuzz-guitar effects, succeeding in sounding heavy and somehow delicate all at once, repeatedly attempting to fathom from the memory of a past relationship: “And I keep on asking whyContinue reading “Krush Puppies – Why”

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”

Vortex Town – Vortex Town EP

Sheffield’s Vortex Town are visceral, raw and loud. Guitarist Ben Hodge’s amps get turned up to nosebleed levels, bassist Tim Davis ensures sure his sound is deep enough to rattle skulls, drummer Andy Purves wallops his skins at breakneck speed and vocalist Cassie Durance conjures her vigorously soulful voice up from the very deepest depthsContinue reading “Vortex Town – Vortex Town EP”

Turtle Park & Drego G – Peace of Mind

Pittsburgh, PA via Manchester, UK grunge pop maestros Turtle Park have bestowed on us their new EP, Peace Of Mind, this time specifically the creative work of members Addy P and Chicago’s Drego G. Addy P takes care of the complex beats and sings, as Drego G lends his distinctive, conscious rap to each andContinue reading “Turtle Park & Drego G – Peace of Mind”

K.Flay – Outside Voices EP

K.Flay writes gritty, genre-bending, alternative hip hop indie and ‘Nothing Can Kill Us’ is a life affirming, ecstatic pop song about loss and looking back, driving fast and feeling invincible, with bass that will have a good attempt at shattering your speakers. It’s the lead track from her new ‘Outside Voices’ EP, released November 19th.Continue reading “K.Flay – Outside Voices EP”

DMA’S – I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You

DMA’s manage to pump out the purest shoegaze indie songwriting on each and every release and ‘I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You’ is no exception, their reserves still far from running dry even after 2020’s full length LP ‘The Glow’. 1 Way launches the EP with a waterfall of Matthew Mason’sContinue reading “DMA’S – I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You”

Kipper Gillespie – K (Be Funny) EP

Irish boy in London Kipper Gillespie’s five track debut EP K (Be Funny) is a sparkling, lo-fi strut of an EP, released on Big Richard Records. Recent single How’s She Cuttin’ sounds like a lazy, blissed out Mac Demarco, tuneful bouncy guitar under Kipper’s sleepy vocal. Beware Of The Man is a 21st century clashContinue reading “Kipper Gillespie – K (Be Funny) EP”