Lissy Taylor – She’s a Stunner

Lissy Taylor is an up-and-coming new singer-songwriter from Stoke-on-Trent via the USA via Manchester and her new single ‘She’s a Stunner’ is an empowering guitar track about a really fucking powerful and commanding, stunning and unidentified woman. With her north-west accent preserved, Taylor’s voice has the dreamlike brittleness of Ellie Goulding coupled with all theContinue reading “Lissy Taylor – She’s a Stunner”

Cosmorat – Cool Down

For starters, this may be the only song ever recorded that uses a telephone dialling tone as percussion. Secondly, and most importantly, Cosmorat’s latest single ‘Cool Down’ is a completely fun indie emo-pop tune – a bit like Be Your Own Pet, or No Doubt before they took themselves seriously. The trio formed in Boston,Continue reading “Cosmorat – Cool Down”

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”

The Alias Kid Interview

“I can only think there is a hidden movement of total bellends that’s maintaining the status quo. If you are one of those people then you aren’t allowed to listen to Alias Kid. Turn off the radio and go fuck yourself.” Mancunian virtuosos Alias Kid are preparing for a big and boisterous return to theContinue reading “The Alias Kid Interview”

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”

Drool – Misery

Written by Laura Day ‘Misery’ is Drool’s latest, and final tease, from their upcoming EP ‘Songs for The Sad Kidz’. Widely anticipated by many a Drool fool, we were not disappointed. It’s bloody delicious. Beginning with languid chords that are reminiscent of Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’, the listener is absorbed into a narrative whereContinue reading “Drool – Misery”

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”

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”