SINGLE REVIEW: Cruel Hearts Club drop a perfect slice of anthemic grunge with ‘Blame Me Too’

Simple music is inherently not all that simple otherwise we’d all be living the rockstar life. Cruel Hearts Club prove this with the perfect combination of thrashy grunge and pop, understanding the subtleties of both genres to make this mash up work so effectively. Often with great music within the first 5 seconds you’ve heard Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Norway’s Fanny Andersen returns with honest alt-pop banger ‘Wake Up’

In 2016 Fanny Andersen was a buzzy name, a sprightly talent from Norway, but just as soon as she exploded she disappeared. Self-care has become a talking point since 2016 and with that Fanny felt able to learn about herself, grow up and be honest with herself having had to step away when she was Continue Reading

Quarantine Q&A #9 – We caught up with Ivan from China Bears to hear about how he’s doing in lockdown!

We here at Underscore Part 3 HQ are like most of the UK are scratching our heads at what on earth to do in this weird and not wonderful world we’ve found ourselves thrown into. Well considering we’re always chatting shit to the best acts on the sea of global indie we decided to use Continue Reading

Quarantine Q&A #8 – We caught up with Elliot from Stone to hear about how he’s doing in lockdown!

We here at Underscore Part 3 HQ are like most of the UK are scratching our heads at what on earth to do in this weird and not wonderful world we’ve found ourselves thrown into. Well considering we’re always chatting shit to the best acts on the sea of global indie we decided to use Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard manage to capture the moment as much as the music on live double LP ‘Chunky Shrapnel’

With Chunky Shrapnel, Melbourne’s impossible-to-pin-down psych-rockers King Giz’ make their first foray into the world of the concert film. The inevitable accompanying live double album, released digitally on 24th April, is the band at the top of their game, playing the biggest venues of their career during the 2019 world tour. Obviously chosen because of Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Brighton soulful prodigy Alfie Neale tells us about his recent EP & new project ‘Quarantunes’

Alfie was the very first independent act we championed in 2018 who back then an act who had never played outside the towns he had lived in, 2 years on he’s a confident maturing artist who is comfortable in his home studio as well as his wide collection of instruments. Having been dotted on a Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Shimmering Dubliners Munky make a valiant return with single ‘Closed Door Policy’

  We’ve already learnt to expect the unexpected from Munky, one of last year’s great discoveries. The wry observations, indeed pure sass of their debut e.p. Un, Deux, Trois, Cat soon took a much darker turn within the unsettling, almost apocalyptic imagery and heavy guitar onslaught of follow-up Megaton. News of an unexpected new Munky Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Death Of Pop drop ironically named new single ‘Once Good’

The latest from pan-Anglian shoegaze collective The Death Of Pop is a hazy slice of blurry-eyed dream-pop of the highest order. Angus James’ somnambulant guitar weaves in and out of one of the funkiest basslines this side of Thundercat’s new album, settling into a punchy but sublime rhythm that forces thoughts of another month in Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Indie-Pop trio Patawawa offer some much needed optimism with sparkling new tune ‘Forget About It’

Following a BBC 6 Music live session and a soundtrack collaboration for actress Milly Bobby Brown’s fashion line, in addition to an impressive 16 million Spotify streams already under their belts, Derbyshire-based trio Patawawa have slowly become an act to watch, offering a selection of energetic, synth-indie pop tunes since their debut singles in early Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Newcomer Franky reminds us that pop is one most unnecessarily written off genre- we love Franky and we love great pop.

A couple of weeks ago we caught up with Franky to talk all things pop, yes pop. Pop in the indie scenes is often an overlooked genre, discredited as naff, but pop is derived from the term ‘popular music’ and therefore pop has produced some of the greatest songs out there. Franky is that zest Continue Reading