ALBUM REVIEW: Indie-rockers No Hot Ashes Are Set To Go Intergalactic With Debut Album Hardship Starship. 

‘And with Hardship Starship, that fanbase is going to blow up. ‘ No Hot Ashes, a four piece from Stockport, might not yet be a household name — but give them time. They’ve been touring up and down the country almost non-stop, most recently with a headline slot at Thousand Island in London, wowing audiences Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Friendly Fires – Inflorescent. The Trio’s Four-Decade Dancefloor Homage Reinstalls Solid Roots In The Ground

Friendly Fires have come a long way from the heady days when their self-titled debut burst out of the late-noughties scene, amongst the wreckage of nu-rave, nu-gaze and other fads long-since left redundant; a distant time when people seemed to have nothing better to do than care about The Klaxons, even encouraging them with a Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Murder Capital’s ‘When I Have Fears’ is a Rare Album That Could Only Be Fully Examined With A Thesis, The Type Of Album We Will Still Talk Of In Years To Come.

Earlier this year we were blessed with Fontaines DC’s debut album, the first of the wave of Dublin post-punk to lay on our ears but by the time the bands debut Dogrel arrived the music press had already started to attribute Dublin with a whole scene and not just an isolated quartet of genius. With bands Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Upcoming Rockers Glass Peaks Shatter Expectations With New Single ‘Asbestos’

Relatively unknown rockers Glass Peaks are set to shatter expectations and climb to the snowy peaks of success with new single ‘Asbestos’. Recently signed to Sheffield label These Bloody Thieves, Asbestos marks the third release this year by the three piece and reflects a band who are going from strength to stunning strength. No two Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: Dry Cleaning Prove They Are No ‘Sweet Princess’ With Their Debut EP Poetically Discussing Spitting Cum on a Travelodge Carpet.

“[Dry Cleaning are an] honest and poetic post-punk quartet using observations of society to build intrigue and wit for their audience.” You haven’t missed the memo; Dry Cleaning really are as fresh as your sordid linen you collected from your local establishment rid of the scars of the weekends antics. Dry Cleaning formed in 2017 Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: The Mysterines ‘Take Control’ of Their Fate With a Compliation Debut EP.

“[The Mysterines] have channelled simplicity to perfection busting out a different styles of rock banger on every track on the Take Control EP.” Still in their teens The Mysterines have deservedly achieved more than many musicians do in a lifetime. The group have channelled simplicity to perfection busting out a different styles of rock banger Continue Reading

E.P. REVIEW: China Bears – I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You. A gift from the heavens, an absolute masterpiece

  It is with no little anticipation, and indeed excitement, that China Bears’ debut e.p. offering I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You finally drops in its complete fully-conceived form this week. The arrival of previous instalments Stay For Good, Sunday and Cold Shivers has seen a gradual demisting of a conceptual work, visually and musically. Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Chloe Foy ‘Without You’; Five Minutes Of Bliss. What Would We Do Without You?

Without You is a perfect archetype for a well-crafted song; atmospheric beyond words. It’s a world-building five minutes of beauty that whisks you away to another time and place; a mystical, far away kingdom. “[Without You is a]  world-building five minutes of beauty that whisks you away to another time and place.” Without You is Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Roxy Girls ‘Spanners For Hands’; Two Minutes of Benny Hill Racing Post-Punk Barking Perfected Musical Chaos.

  Clocking in a just over 2 minutes Roxy Girls literally throw everything at us in this punchy number opening with both instrumentation and vocals in unison. No time is wasted getting to the unusual subject matter with the opening line spelling out the songs purpose “You’ve got spanners for hands.” “[When imagining the outro] Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Memes ‘Happy Shopper’; The More Self-Assured Younger Brother To Memes Previous Work.

“Happy Shopper is equally memorable as the double A side [Blah, Blah, Blah] that brought the industry insiders knocking recently; possibly even more memorable!” Memes are the product of banging tunes but also banging good luck. We assume that Memes sent their first double A side Blah, Blah, Blah/Funny Man to Steve Lamacq and were Continue Reading