With a new EP due for release on 24 June, Hyde & Beast bring us more of their psychedelic pop with title track Hard Times Good Times. Dave Hyde (The Futureheads) and Neil Bassett (The Golden Virgins) have continued in a similar vein as last year’s album, Keep Moving, on this single with its fuzzy …

We were in the middle of a heat wave but, judging by the large crowd that formed in Rough Trade East on a balmy July evening, Gengahr were going to get a warm reception whatever the weather. I’m pleased to say that Gengahr’s teenage fans showed up en masse for this in store show, waving …

Seattle’s Seapony are back after nearly two years with new album A Vision due to be released on 31 July. Let Go is the second single from the album and is just under three minutes of breezy surf pop perfection. Jen Weidl’s dreamy vocals and Danny Rowland’s jangling guitar combine with a touch of synth …

We’ve been waiting a long time for a new Mercury Rev album – since 2008’s Snowflake Midnight – and, if first single and album opener The Queen Of Swans is anything to go by, The Light In You will have been worth the wait when it is released on 18 September. This is a sparkling …