Geese – Projector

New York’s next brightest offering comes in the shape of Geese, the US culture capital’s answer to the discordant psychedelic post-rock scene that has given the UK Black Country, New Road and Black Midi. But as could be expected from NYC, their version comes with a more tangible groove. Projector is 4 minutes 25 secondsContinue reading “Geese – Projector”

Cat SFX – Upside Down

On thunderous new single Upside Down, Cat SFX use an Echobelly via The Slits via L7 britpop, punk rock, grunge fusion vehicle to ponder whether it’s wise for a society constantly bombarded with demotivating images 24/7 through smartphone and tv news channels to turn to antidepressants as a first choice pick-me-up. Along with previous singlesContinue reading “Cat SFX – Upside Down”

Fur – Anybody Else But Me

Anybody Else But Me is 60s psychedelic pop, early Beatles, rock’n’roll brought in a technicolour time warp to the 2020s. Replete with ba-ba-bas and hand claps the Brighton group have a knack for an upbeat melody and although the song is essentially about self-doubt it’ll still make you smile and stomp your feet. With aContinue reading “Fur – Anybody Else But Me”

Landfill – Mutiny

Sometimes all you need to make surefire danceable rock’n’roll is guitars, drums and a frontman with an excitable yelp. Thankfully Landfill received the memo and made a band around it. Mutiny shoots and lands somewhere between Buzzcocks and Supergrass. Last year the 2000s alt scene was given the grim name of ‘indie landfill’, this MedwayContinue reading “Landfill – Mutiny”

Snail Mail – Valentine

Behind the moniker, Snail Mail is 22 year old Maryland, USA singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan. Brand new single Valentine breaks a two year silence after the indie sensation’s debut album Lush landed inside our earholes and is every bit as good. Jordan’s velvety voice spins a tale of doomed love. The melody grows rocky and theContinue reading “Snail Mail – Valentine”

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”