The four piece band Dream Nails

Dream Nails have released a new version of their Christmas song ‘Lonely Star‘ on Alcopop! Records. It recognises that the Christmas holidays can be tough and so this is to send a blanket of strength and love for those who need it. And of course this being Dream Nails there is a wonderful dollop of …

black and white photo of the band LIFE

The Hull 4-piece LIFE return with their new track ‘Friends Without Names’ and its accompanying video. The track is the first release from their third album which will be released in the middle of next year. Recorded in the dead of night in a chapel below Hull, it is a brooding, thoughtful track full of atmosphere and emotional depth. Without …

‘Celadon Fives’ is the new single released by Carapace through their own label Replica Recordings.  Carapace starting producing music during lockdown boredom and his DIY approach extends to the videos. Previous single ‘Blorenj’ is a euphoric rave dance track and ‘Celadon Fives‘ follows in a similar vein, if a little gentler.  The video is very …

The four band members of Witch Fever looking at the camera

Manchester’s Witch Fever have released a video for ‘Bully Boy‘. The inspiration came from The Witch Trials but seen through the lens of drag queens and CBeebies. Uncompromising and violent in parts but presented in a cartoonish style. Bold and completely over the top, no-one was harmed in the making of this video as it …

Skinny Lister onstage at King Tuts, Glasgow

One of the surprise joys of lockdown was the emergence of sea shanties which, with the help of the TikTok generation, went viral. Skinny Lister invited The Longest Johns on their current UK tour and the gig in Glasgow at King Tuts was as raucous as you would expect. The added ingredient was the fact …

The five members of band Salvation Jayne in front of a red heart on the wall

Salvation Jayne have released their new single ‘A Mouthful of Magnificent Spite‘ which is also the title track from their forthcoming album scheduled for release on 18 February 2022. The 5-piece have produced a blast of alt-rock which is as brash as it is bold. This is a thunderous emotive denouncement of those who would …

The band The Clocworks playing on stage

The return of live music has seen an abundance of riches for music fans and the rise of the one day multi-venue festival provides the experience of seeing multiple bands across various venues in a city in one day. And so it was with The Stag and Dagger Festival held in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Of …

The 4 members of band Pillow Queens onstage

Dublin’s Pillow Queens self-released their debut album In Waiting in 2020 setting up their own record label to do so. The success of the album has been phenomenal and it was a joy to hear that number 2 has already been written, recorded and is ready to release. But thats getting ahead of ourselves. Tonights …

The two band members of Veda Rays

Brooklyn based Veda Rays have released a lyric video for the track ‘Strange Anniversary‘ which is taken from their current album Crucial Fictions. Is it ok to say that this is my favourite track from the album? Full of delicious Echo and Bunnymen style layers, it has a quirky angular dance quality but with shifts …

the four band members of Slyrydes sitting on a sofa

Galway punksters Slyrydes have released double AA vinyl 7″ single ‘The Boy In The Debs Suit‘ / ‘I Claim To Be Intelligent‘ via Rough Trade. This is their debut vinyl release with six digital releases under their belt. ‘The Boy In The Debs Suit‘ was released in March 2021 and is a visceral assault on …