Artwork of six singles by Irish artist YINYANG

YINYANG is the moniker of Irish artist Lauren Hannan who has released her latest single ‘Happy Money‘. YINYANG evolved during lockdown in 2020 when Lauren taught herself how to produce music and cultivated her writing by working on it every day. Technology was a blessing during this enforced period of isolation and Lauren looked to …

The two band members of MEMES looking at the camera

Glasgow’s Memes are having a good 2022. Finally getting to SXSW after last years disappointment plus two sets at The Great Escape they have now confirmed they will be supporting Madrid’s rock n’ roll duo The Parrots on their UK dates this month. Memes are racking up an impressive list of support slots including Joe …

Singer Henry Carlyle looking out from a screen

The Orielles guitarist and song-writer Henry Carlyle has released his second solo single ‘A Bigger Splash‘ which follows 2021 debut single ‘The Ground‘. Opening with “5, 7, 1, 2” did make me smile and I had to double-check I was listening to the right track as the vocal sounds mature beyond his years. Yes the …

The band deadletter onstage

Fresh from their set at The Great Escape in Brighton where they were introduced by Steve Lamacq and filmed for BBC Introducing, deadletter were at Glasgow’s Stereo to support Melbourne’s Tropical Fuck Storm.  It was the Australian’s band first night of their tour and so all in all expectations were high. deadletter were hanging out …

The four members of the band Courting looking at the camera

Liverpool’s Courting have announced their debut album Guitar Music set for release on 23 September via [PIAS]. To accompany this news the band have released new single ‘Loaded‘. The album follows last years EP Grand National and sees the 4-piece creating a more chaotic sound while still retaining their energy and zest for life. Noise, …

Individual pictures of the four members of the band Witch Fever

Manchester 4-piece Witch Fever have announced their debut album Congregation which will be available on 21 October via Music For Nations. In support of the album they have released the title track and this week will open for My Chemical Romance at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Witch Fever were formed in Manchester 2017, emerging …

The seven piece band KEG in a playground at the bottom of a slide

KEG have announced their new EP Girders set for release 2 September on Alcopop! Records/BMG. The 7-piece from Bridlington, Yorkshire have also released their frenzied and whip-smart new single ‘Kids‘, with accompanying new video.  And in a packed news day for the band, they have confirmed their debut UK headline tour plus festivals which include Green Man, End Of The Road, Latitude, The Great …

Poster for Margates Leisure Festival

LEISURE has announced a host of new acts for their inaugural festival at Dreamland, Margate on 24 June. This is a boutique event run by passionate independent promoters Bird On The Wire and the ethos of the festival is to create an inclusive, inspiring and laid-back atmosphere, with artists split between two stages for a streamlined experience. The total …

The four members of the band TV Priest

TV Priest release new single ‘Limehouse Cut‘, from their second album My Other People which is set for release on 17 June via Sub Pop. The track is a very different soundscape from the London based 4-piece. The mood is more sombre and measured. Thoughtful and metronomic in equal measure, the plucking guitar chords at …

The band Nixer

Irish duo Nixer have released ‘Decisions’ the third track from their upcoming EP People Feel which is set for release on 27 May. ‘Decisions‘ takes the sonic dance infused electronics up a notch from previous singles ‘People Feel‘ and ‘Outsider’. Nixer have stated that the EP has a concept running through it, telling the story …