Tags : new music

EP Review: dirt // Hand Habits

Hand Habits lay bare the process for consolidating their identity in their new EP, dirt. Throughout, they shed light on how they continually assemble and rearrange parts of themselves. The directions seem simple enough: build, step back, choose the parts to keep and those to discard, implode the latter. Rinse and repeat. Thing is: it […]Read More

Track Review: Flawed Design // Thrillhouse

Brighton trio Thrillhouse are kicking off 2021 with an ’80s-inspired dance party with their latest indie-pop banger ‘Flawed Design’. Camping out in their bedrooms, the band churn out track after track of retro pop. Don’t be fooled into thinking that being retrospective means the band aren’t original; each and every tune of theirs holds its […]Read More

Track Review: Gang Signs // Freddie Gibbs ft. ScHoolboy Q

2020 was an incredible year for Freddie Gibbs. He had a number of hard-hitting features and Alfredo, a collaborative album with producer The Alchemist that earned him a Grammy nomination as well as heaps of critical acclaim. In 2021, Gibbs shows no sign of losing this momentum with his latest track ‘Gang Signs’ which features […]Read More

EP Review: Daydream’s Past // Sourface

As Daydream’s Past suggests, Sourface are a band looking retrospectively – but their music is far from outdated. The band are influenced by many genres, from indie and jazz, to bossa nova – a style of samba music originating in Brazil in the 50s and 60s. With their nostalgia-soaked tracks, Sourface are about as eccentric and brilliant […]Read More

10 Greater Glasgow Music Talents To Watch In 2021

Glasgow is a fabulous city of over 1.5 million people. It’s known for its unique identity and a culture that has grown over the years. The city is now a hub for the new and exciting and has a huge independent music scene. Glasgow has produced some of the best bands in the UK: Simple […]Read More

Introducing: ELSZ

Introducing: ELSZ Hometown: Between Sydney, Columbo and Brooklyn Listen to: ‘Take Me to the Sun’, ‘Your Rage is Necessary, Pt. I’, ‘Poison’ As a singer, producer, harpist, activist, and dancer, the multi-talented ELSZ (the alias of Australian-born Natasha Nathanielsz) is a force to be reckoned with. From the hypnotic crescendo of ‘Your Rage is Necessary, […]Read More

Track Review: Lullaby // Sabiyha

South London songstress Sabiyha celebrates her Guyanese heritage on her stunning new track, ‘Lullaby’. The single—released on 28 January—is an ode to her grandmother, ‘Nanny’, and the chants she’d sing the rising artist and her 12 cousins. It opens with Nanny’s distinct voice, singing what used to settle the children in their infancy, layered over […]Read More

Track Review: Sidewalk // South Of France

Remember the thrill of spotting a gorgeous stranger from across the room at a house party? For all of us hopeless romantics stuck indoors, the feeling of crushing on someone from afar probably feels like a distant memory now. But with their single ‘Sidewalk’, indie artist South of France reminds us of what there is […]Read More

Track Review: On the Ropes //Apollo Junction

Apollo Junction are the Leeds five-piece uniting ’90s Britpop with fresh synth-led alt-rock to create tracks with explosive energy. The band are now ready to unveil the next part of their highly anticipated second album with their new single ‘On the Ropes’ that kickstarts the new year with a real statement of intent.   Renowned for […]Read More

Interview: The Howlers

Since forming nearly two years ago The Howlers have generated a buzz around their music, winning praise from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, KEXP’s Cheryl Waters, and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders. With all of the bands’ singles debuting on Radio One – an extraordinary feat for a band not yet signed – The Howlers […]Read More

Introducing: Alfie Indra

Introducing: Alfie Indra Hometown: Once Suffolk, now Norwich Listen to: ‘Cool People’, ‘All My Friends Are Depressed’, ‘Just a Kid’ It all started when Alfie Indra got a ukulele for Christmas aged 12, and started strumming away to Jason Mraz songs. Then, he started writing his own music. “I can’t remember why but I’ve always […]Read More

Interview: BERRIES

Talking to the girls from BERRIES, we realised early on that we are all pretty new to this. The three piece, riff-driven garage rock group made up of Holly, Lauren and Lucie have only been signed to London-based label Xtra Mile Recordings in November, but can already feel things changing for them. “It’s all happening […]Read More

5 West Yorkshire Music Talents To Watch In 2021

Leeds may not have been Charles Dickens’ favourite place – apparently it was “odious”?! – but it is home to Pudsey the Bear, jelly tots, and the largest maypole in the UK. Course it is. As well as all that, the city is also responsible for having born some of the UK’s most popular bands: […]Read More

Track Review: drivers license // Olivia Rodrigo

It’s unbelievable that Olivia Rodrigo is only 17 given how much she has achieved in the past few years. From starring as Nini in Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series to achieving gold status for her record ‘All I Want’, Rodrigo is a definite rising star. Now her first single has dropped and it is […]Read More