Spector – No One Knows Better

In the early 2000s Supergrass released a line of badges that boasted they were “Your second favourite band”. Twenty years on and Spector could probably proudly boast of holding the same space in every indie music fanatic’s heart. Leading up to the release of third album ‘Now or Whenever’ the acerbic London four piece haveContinue reading “Spector – No One Knows Better”

Yard Act – The Overload

Yard Act describe themselves as minimalist rock from Leeds. I’ll describe The Overload as a doomy disco piss-take ditty with a Yorkshire accent. Quite rightly railing at the gentrification of the music industry and the resulting “overload of discontent”, the second half of the song features a pastiche monologue of some not so well-meaning adviceContinue reading “Yard Act – The Overload”

Lana Del Rey – Arcadia

This song is special. Arcadia not only has a perfectly apt title for this here blog, it’s a gorgeous ballad of a song. Back in March Lana Del Rey announced a new album, fast on the heels of Chemtrails Over The Country Club, that would deal with criticism recently aimed at her and delve deeper into theContinue reading “Lana Del Rey – Arcadia”

Sterling Press – Lots of Noise

NEW BAND KLAXON: Literally just stumbled across Sterling Press after an Instagram add and they’re sounding lively as fuck. The four London boys are only two singles down but this song already speeds about like Blur at their Popscene fastest. A clash of ska and britpop, kitchen sink imagery, a tale of a barmaid whoContinue reading “Sterling Press – Lots of Noise”

English Teacher – Wallace

Wallace is a woozy ode to the hopelessness of being distracted by the band leader of the Titanic (Wallace Hartley) playing on as the ship sinks. Over hypnotic strums, vocalist Lily Fontaine takes on the voice of authority and pulls the wool over our eyes with the mighty curtains of religion and politics before takingContinue reading “English Teacher – Wallace”

D.O.T.H.S / Death Of The High Street- Exit

Death Of The High Street‘s new single Exit is the latest missive from Creation records’ reincarnation, It’s Creation Baby. Another punkish band choosing to lead with Mark E Smith spoken word but the chorus is melodic enough to lift them over and above the trend. The lyrics are a spit-flecked meditation on the scourges ofContinue reading “D.O.T.H.S / Death Of The High Street- Exit”

Supera Morza – Roadkill

The eardrum blisteringly heavy second single from Manchester new grunge types Supera Morzo is worth a listen. Hailing from some musical utopia between Nirvana and The Cribs, Roadkill is a bass lead concoction of screeching guitar and throat destroying anger. The lyrics are impossible to make out and the name doesn’t make sense yet butContinue reading “Supera Morza – Roadkill”

The Cribs – Swinging at Shadows

To put it simply, The Cribs are brilliant, consistently so, and they’ve put out another brilliant single, a truly vital, energetic, poppy 3 minute something song to stand up there amongst all their other songs of the same description. Sorry, not amongst them, at the forefront. As joyful, loud and catchy as their material mostlyContinue reading “The Cribs – Swinging at Shadows”