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”

Krush Puppies – Love Kills The Demons

If ‘Love Kills The Demons’, then this song will have a fair crack at taking out the oppressive blighters as well. South Londoners Krush Puppies have turned the vibrato-fuzz up and peppered their latest track with flutes and an empowering message to fool the ghouls out of the netherworld with an ethereal three chord dittyContinue reading “Krush Puppies – Love Kills The Demons”

Drool – Teenage Skin

Written by Laura Day Drool’s long awaited single, ‘Teenage Skin’, comes off the back of successful UK shows and follows their ‘Runaway EP’ released June 2021. And, as always, the boys have smashed it. ‘Teenage Skin’ is a beautiful sonnet dedicated to nostalgic yearnings for youth. However, more than that, it acknowledges the emotional complexityContinue reading “Drool – Teenage Skin”

Florence + The Machine – King

After her magickal second album ‘Ceremonials’ and the monumental ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’, Florence + The Machine’s fourth album ‘High As Hope’ hit a little lower against a personal, fragile line. ‘King’, then, is Florence Welch back up at her full-throated, anthemic greatest. The song has all the burning heart emotion of aContinue reading “Florence + The Machine – King”

Dead Freights – Hey Hatred

Lurching from out of the shadows into yet more darkness, Dead Freights come fresh from supporting The Libertines on tour, headlong into the launch of their first official single on Gary Powell’s 25 Hour Convenience Store label – ‘Hey Hatred’. Seething with blood-curdling tension, the record’s gothic, bass-heavy rumble and dark lyrical imagery tap intoContinue reading “Dead Freights – Hey Hatred”