ALBUM REVIEW: Find yourself in a trance with Marlin’s Dreaming, as their idealistic sound shimmers over hard truths in new album, Quotidian

Easy on the ears but heavy on the soul, this New Zealand band nails a simple yet effective method to songwriting. New album Quotidian will be their second full length, following the debut Lizard Tears in 2017 and EP Talk On/Commic from 2018. A release that sees Marlin’s Dreaming push their soft fuzz of dreamy Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: The Cheap Thrills offer ‘Party’, another unforgettable indie anthem

With over 600,000 Spotify streams and previous support from a number of radio stations (including Radio X, BBC Merseyside and Amazing Radio), alongside their biggest headline show to date expected to take place at Liverpool Arts Club Theatre in 6 months time, The Cheap Thrills return with Party, another energetic indie anthem to follow up 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

QUARANTINE Q&A #2 – We caught up with Brighton boys SNAYX to get the lockdown lowdown

  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 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

#timstwitterlisteningparties Listening together – and apart. The special rediscovery of classic albums and the power of music to bring people together.

Deputy Editor Iain Dalgleish looks at communal listening, then and now, as Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties steal the headlines and hog the social media trending during COVID-19 lockdown. So much changed, within a generation. My teens were spent poring over every word in the music press, watching triumphantly as the occasional band I loved managed 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