Album artwork for 30lbs of Air by Aliens

Aliens have dodged a bullet with 30lbs of Air – a “concept album” that captures the essence of war while escaping the clichés. The term “concept album” tends to send a shiver down my spine. This turned into a shudder when I heard that the concept of this particular album was the ordinary men and …

Black and white photo of the band Desperate Journalist

Desperate Journalist return with the brutal beauty of new single ‘Fault’.  London-based quartet Desperate Journalist (Jo Bevan, Simon Drowner, Rob Hardy and Caz Hellbent) have announced the release of their fourth album, ‘Maximum Sorrow!’ (out on 2 July via Fierce Panda Records), which was recorded entirely in Crouch End in lockdown. Visceral new single ‘Fault’ …

Photo of the band CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES use the powerful punch of their unique brand of electro-pop to address men’s attitudes towards women in hard-hitting new single ‘He Said She Said’. “Being a woman is fucking exhausting and it felt better to scream it into a pop song than scream it into the void”, says CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry of new …

Image showing ShakePoe wearing Santa hats with the text "Happy holidays from the ShakePoe family"

2020 has put the brakes on for so many artists, but Larkin Poe haven’t slowed down at all. In June the Atlanta-born Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell released their fifth studio album, Self Made Man, which combined their full-throttle roots-rock with a refreshing positivity. Barely pausing for breath, last month they released …

Promo image of Larkin Poe, photographed by Bree Marie Fish

A couple of weeks ago Larkin Poe released their fifth studio album Self Made Man. The Atlanta-born Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell have spent the last ten years on a journey from folky acoustic roots to their current mix of barnstorming blues and classic rock. We think Self Made Man is Larkin …

Photo of Hinds band

We adore Hinds’ third album The Prettiest Curse. The Madrid-based quartet (Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perrote, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen) have released their most complex and candid work to date, while retaining the grin-inducing exuberance that has become synonymous with this band. It has also come at a perfect time – just when we all …

Album artwork for Self Made Man by Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe take us on a joyride with the full-throttle roots-rock of fifth album Self Made Man. Larkin Poe, aka Atlanta-born Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell, have spent the last ten years releasing the crossover music of my dreams. They’ve journeyed from folky acoustic roots to their current mix of barnstorming blues …

Album artwork for 'The Prettiest Curse' by Hinds

Hinds take us from bad times to great times with exhilarating new album The Prettiest Curse. The third album from the Madrid-based quartet (Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perrote, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen) couldn’t have come at a better time. As we tentatively take our baby steps into the “new normal”, Hinds are there to hold …

Promo image of Dream Wife for Hasta La Vista single (credit: Sarah Piantadosi)

Dream Wife say hello to change and wave goodbye to negativity on new single ‘Hasta La Vista’. London-based trio Dream Wife – Rakel Mjöll, Bella Podpadec and Alice Go – have shared the second single from their hotly-anticipated new album ‘So When You Gonna…’ (out on 3 July via Lucky Number). When compared to spiky …

Promo photo of Larkin Poe standing in front of brick wall for 'Holy Ghost Fire' video

Larkin Poe raise lockdown spirits with the video for their uplifting new single ‘Holy Ghost Fire’. Larkin Poe, aka Atlanta-born multi-instrumentalist sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell, are following up their GRAMMY® Award-nominated fourth studio album, ‘Venom & Faith’ with new album ‘Self Made Man’ (out on 12 June via their own Tricki-Woo Records). To …