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STEPPING out on her own after underpinning the work of acclaimed fellow travellers such as Appalachian purists The Black Twig Pickers, it’s time for Sally Anne Morgan to take a little of the limelight.  She has released “Thread Song” ahead of her debut full-length set, Thread, for Chicago’s eclectic and rather cool Thrill Jockey imprint, …

A TREMULOUS, held guitar note, fed through fuzz and vibrato, with the raw quality of a wire fence shuddering in the wind; a darkly delicate piano arpeggio, as if remembered from the end of sleep. The tune has the quality of a haunted fairground under brooding skies.  And so we’re into the dark world of …

HAILING from the northern Italian city of Turin, Cijan are quickly making a name for their themselves on the domestic scene. Their debut longform set, REA-0919, was released last year; and they were on the bill at Milan’s destination fest for all things shoegaze and post-rock, A State of Flux. New single “Homecoming” tickles all …

HAVING cut his teeth as a songwriter and guitarist in LA garage-psych evangelists Allah-Las, Pedrum Siadatian is stepping outside the fold for a second time with recordings under his Paint alias. And as a taster for his second set, Spiritual Vegas, following his self-titled debut in 2018, Pedrum has released the video for “Land Man” …

LONDON-based darkpop songstress Tally Spear has released the video for her third single, “Already Gone”, the footage for which was entirely self-shot and edited during the current lockdown.  None-more 2020 pristine alt.pop with a sprinkling of goth imagery, the video is drenched in Tally’s signature colours of blood red and piercing black. It journeys through …

BREAKZ and bass old hands the Dub Pistols have announced the release of their eighth studio album, Addict, which Sunday Best Recordings will unleash on the dancefloor on September 11. And last week saw the release of a single, the ska cracker “Stand Together”, led by the vocal brilliance of Two Tone heroine Rhoda Dakar …

ROTTERDAM lofi darlings Lewsberg are poised to make a three-pronged assault on your expectant guitarpop consciousnesses. First out, the band have announced the release of a new 7”: a new edit of “Through the Garden”, a pretty, declamatory essay, propelled along on a Sterling Morrison-type riff, and taken from album In This House, which is …

Mike Skinner has released the video for new track  “I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him” –  the second track to be trailed from his forthcoming mixtape, None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive.    The foils for Mike’s trademark declamatory delivery come in the dulcet tones of …

BIRMINGHAM’S bubblegum punk legends We’ve Got a Fuzzbox And We’re Going To Use It are back – with a shiny reimagining of the X-Ray Spex classic “I Can’t Do Anything”.  The seed to take on Poly Styrene’s first-wave punk number was sown at last year’s Polyfest: a celebration of the X-Ray Spex singer held each …

ACROSS a trio of albums for Drag City leading into the 21st century – The Rye Bears A Poison, Daylight SavIng and The Night Is Advancing, Callander’s Appendix Out made some of the gentlest, most spellbinding alt.folk you’ll ever have the pleasure of tipping into your ears. After the release of The Night Is Advancing …