Symbol Soup is the indie-folk project of musician Michael Rea, and their new record: Slow Puncture is an album that can be linked to a lot of buzzwords that are popular in UK indie journalism at the moment. For one, there’s a slight roughness to the sound on this new album, with too much of …

There have been few bands coming out of London that have coalesced as much interest so instantly in the way that The Last Dinner Party has. It’s been just over a year since the band first started, and already here we are at their first major label debut single: Nothing Matters.  Of course, this topic …

London based HMLTD have always been a band who are hard to define. Since their first releases they have been seen as more of a look than a sound by some, but I had always liked the outrageous personality of their music. It could sometimes be long-winded or obtuse, but it always stood out from …

New from London-based producer and songwriter: Joseph Futak comes a furtive yet grandiose pair of songs: ‘Bank Robber’ and ‘This Morning’. This release marks a return of sorts for Futak, who has spent the past year behind the microphone rather than in front of it. His work can be heard on the last Tapir! EP, …

‘Tragically funny’ is a phrase I think a lot of other writers will apply carelessly to Ellie Bleach’s new album: No Elegant Way to Sell Out. I am one of them, but to only take that from this album would be to boil it down to a one-note act, rather than the all encompassing showstopper …

Tenderhost is a new six-piece jazz-rock band, formed under the leadership of Gabriel Levy who had previously gained prominence as the lead in the now-defunct: Sistertalk. Back in 2019, the disbandment of Levy’s previous venture had been somewhat of a shock, considering their apparent talent and potential.  But promises were made of a new project …

Nudista are a band that are defined by their gentle charm, leaning towards the more sensitive end of the indie-rock spectrum. This new release focuses on the efforts of joint-leads: Pilar Matji Cabello and Robbie Carman, who have used the song writing of ‘Halfway Here’ as a way to express and navigate anxiety in anxious …

New from Practise Music comes the full length EP by duo Lilo, entitled ‘Sleep Country’. The record is a collaboration between BFFs Christie Gardner and Helen Dixon, and partly comprises the best of their singles released piece-by-piece throughout the previous year.  There’s a certain understated power and weight to the songs Lilo has produced for …

As all intellectuals are inclined to do, I would start this piece with some sort of relevant academic quote. Preferably from a writer, philosopher or cultural studies expert who you may know the name of, but are all together unsure of their merits or ideas. If I was to do this however, I would be …

Ellie Bleach is an artist who is known for being pretty direct with her songs. You often feel like, as a listener, you are being let in on a personal matter of distress that is either romantic, existential or both. The London-based musician is treading familiar ground in that sense, but with ‘Doing Really Well …