Christopher Kalil went to hell last year. Or maybe everything went to hell for him. He’s not sure exactly how, but the Los Angeles-based former leader of Arms Akimbo is still hanging on. He now operates as Saint Christopher, a project that, with the best will in the world, was launched at the worst time: …

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from New York-based band The Velvicks. They’ve been suspiciously quiet aside from the release of a couple of singles last year, and now we know why: they’ve been working on their debut album! That’s very exciting indeed for a band who displayed plenty of promise on 2020’s debut …

What do you get when you cross post-war blues with experimental rock and electronica before bringing in one-time Captain Beefheart member Gary Lucas on guitar and composition duties? Hell if we know (pun very much intended) but it’d probably sound something similar to John Beckmann’s new gig, the Mortal Prophets. It’s both a band (of …

Meet Lost Cat. They’re from Los Angeles, and there’s three of them – Angie, Lucy and Kiki. They’re on a first-names-only basis apparently, and that’s fine with us. Their sound’s at the crossroads of peak girl group and garage punk, with their new song throwing in a woozy psychedelic bridge for good measure. It’s called …

Last month, we premiered the first taste of resurrected Ra Ra Riot offshoot Space Fight’s forthcoming new album, and we’re delighted to be lifting the veil on the full thing. That’ll probably brighten up your Tuesday a bit, you’re welcome. You can check out the cover art and tracklisting below, but we’re also offering you …

It says a lot about how long Swedish gothic rock band De Arma had been sitting on second album Strayed in Shadows (finally released last June after years in limbo) that they’ve rebounded from that pretty much immediately. Well, we call them ‘gothic rock’ but they’ve taken in everything from black metal to post-rock and …

If you haven’t listened to Raj Haldar before, now’s as good a time as ever to get on board. He’s been making music as Lushlife for the better part of 15 years; with the odd detour into (bestselling!) children’s literature, which in turn led to a TV development deal and (separately) an India-set TV series. …

Oh boy, this is good. Say hello to Parris Mitchell; he’s from New York, and he’s got form. Not only did he release a self-titled debut EP last year, he opened his 2022 account with the vibrant ‘Super Power’ in February. At the time, he hinted there was more where that came from, and while …

You may be familiar with Chicago native Mike Tafoya – he’s certainly been around the block a bit, an active musician for more than three decades with Tafoya’s Lost Boyzz among others; certainly what you’d call a rock lifer, and he’s nowhere near done. Quite the opposite, in fact: he’s moved on to the next …

Back in 2013—the same year as his main gig Ra Ra Riot released their third album Beta Love—Mat Santos made good on a promise from three years prior. A band formed over pub discussions in London in 2010, the lineup of Space Fight was completed by a pair of brothers: Spen Miles (who ended up …