Half Waif aka Nandi Rose

Half Waif (aka Nandi Rose) may have released an album only last year, but she is back with a new track and video “Orange Blossoms”. The A-side of a new 7″ which the prolific artist promises is the start of a new chapter of work for 2021. The synths are dialled back, the vocals are …

Holly Macve

Brighton based singer songwriter Holly Macve has revealed the video for “Be My Friend”. A blend of country dream-pop, complete with slide guitar, with Macve’s wistful delivery over the top. A little reminiscent of singers such as Neko Case or Caitlin Rose, it’s a late night saloon bar sound that somehow matches a sugar sweet …

Hiss Golden Messenger

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER are back with new material, after a busy 2020 including two live albums for the benefit of public schools, but “Sanctuary” is the first new studio track since 2019’s Terms Of Surrender. With its lush sound and theme of staying safe and hoping for reconciliation, it’s certainly a hopeful song for 2021 …

Nubiyan Twist

NUBIYAN TWIST have been teasing us with a number of new singles from their forthcoming album, and the latest is “If I Know” (featuring K.O.G.). The earlier singles have been more restrained, with jazz and downtempo influences, but this one really lets loose.  It’s a six-minute Afrobeat epic complete with horns, breakdown, false ending, and driven forward …

Purity Ring return with their long awaited 3rd album, Womb

NZCA Lines are back with a new single, their first record in 4 years – After the laidback sunny excess of the Infinite Summer album, the new sound seems more frenzied and chaotic – seems appropriate at the moment.  After all, how do you go about following up a concept album that was about the …

Nightmares on Wax - Aquaself

Nightmares On Wax reveal a new track for the 25th anniversary of Smokers Delight

Stray Cats 40

26 years is not quite the longest ever gap between albums for a band, but it’s long enough to make the new Stray Cats album “40” one of the most anticipated releases of 2019.  For those who remember the early 80s rockabilly revival anyway.  The bands members intervening releases and bands may have had differences …

Stray Cats

The wait for the new album is almost over and ahead of next week’s release, the Stray Cats have one more track to whet our appetite – “Cry Danger” is the latest track to be previewed ahead of the new album “40”.   Described as “Almost like a backwards Day Tripper” by the band, it …