Track Review: Without a Gun // Ruby Gaines

Glasgow songstress Ruby Gaines’ second single ‘Without a Gun’, released via hometown label ICEBLINK LUCK, could be from many eras of music. Driving guitar lines, melodic bass and dazed vocals give the track an undeniably retro feel, but with a lyrically modern gloss in its approach to anxiety and mental health. Written when the now […]Read More

Meet The Women Leading Spain’s Indie Music Scene

“Women are at the forefront because naturally we had to be” Lisasinson Spanish garage rock is almost entirely synonymous with Hinds, the rambunctious, all-female band who took Madrid’s sounds to international ears in 2016 with their jangly debut Leave Me Alone. Formed in 2011 by Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote, the frontwomen joined forces with […]Read More

Track Review: Where Wye & Severn // 808 State

Manchester acid house pioneers Graham Massey and Andrew Barker – better known as 808 State – are back with a fundraising track for their friend and booking agent Ben ‘BK’ Kouijzer, who is battling a rare form of cancer. ‘Where Wye & Severn’ is an outtake from their 2019 album Transmission Suite, later completed and […]Read More

Disco Fever Strikes Again

When we think of disco, we think of Sister Sledge, the Village People and Michael Jackson; groovy basslines and shimmering synths — a call to dance with no regard for tomorrow, in the words of Martha Reeves. Its heyday may seem confined to the faded neon-emblazoned LPs of the late 70s and early 80s, but the […]Read More

Track Review: Lilac Leaves // Odd Morris

Dublin is exporting some of the most exciting post-punk bands in Europe right now. With the likes of Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital and Just Mustard being met with critical acclaim, newcomers Odd Morris have a lot to live up to. The Irish quartet shares more than just rehearsal space with some of the hottest […]Read More

Track Review: Be Someone // Camelphat & Jake Bugg

Grammy-nominated Liverpool DJ duo Camelphat and Nottingham troubadour Jake Bugg have teamed up for an unlikely collaboration on ‘Be Someone’. The track debuted on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World and has all the makings of a summer festival anthem, though not obnoxiously so. The cut is quintessential Camelphat, minimalist techno […]Read More

Track Review: Dancing Bug // Le Boom & Æ MAK

Complementing each other wonderfully, Dublin duo Le Boom have teamed up with Aoife McCann (AKA Æ MAK) to create the deliciously poppy ‘Dancing Bug’. The track stems from using dance as a coping mechanism for anxiety: McCann explains, “‘Dancing Bug’ is about falling into your bedroom after a bad day and dancing like fire to […]Read More

Track Review: In My Room // THUMPER

The Irish rock scene is in rude health at the moment, with the likes of Fontaines D.C. and Just Mustard blowing the dust off speakers across the island. However, no band embodies this guitar-heavy wall-of-sound quality quite like Dublin sextet THUMPER. With a string of releases already under their belt, the lads have unleashed The […]Read More

Track Review: House on Fire // Rise Against

With their eighth studio album Wolves having debuted at no. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts, Chicago quartet Rise Against have followed up the success of the LP’s lead single ‘The Violence’ with new track ‘House on Fire’. The band teamed up with director Daniel Carberry to create the accompanying […]Read More