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Album Review: Affiliate Links – Enough Light : poetic, powerful indie song-craft.

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Premiere: Buñuel – For the Cops

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EP Review: Rich Meehan Trio – Suite Antinque

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As you will be well aware if you follow Backseat Mafia at all, Edinburgh’s Wozniak are one of our favourite bands around right now. Full of intensity and passion in their largely (but not totally) instrumental post-rock/shoegaze, they are managing to do something plough their own furrow rather successfully. Taken from their recent EP, Auster, …

Taken from L.A. quartet TÜLIPS recently released album Doom & Bloom which dropped last month via Lolipop Records, Perfect Love is a little under two minutes of ferocious, scuzzed up, messed up, garage pop. There’s plenty of the Riot Grrl about the ethos, but the melody is (almost) anything but – catchy, singalong almost. Just …

Auckland three piece Street Chant have already released a couple of singles from their forthcoming album Hauora – out on Flying Nun/Arch Hill early 2016. . For the third slice of whats to come, a single Never, they’ve turned to something a little older. Emily Littler from the band explains “I had an immense struggle …

Memphis rapper / social activist Marco Pavé has released a new video to accompany the track Black Tux, taken from his new EP, Perception. Already a hero in his locality as he campaigns for literacy for at risk youth and other good causes, he continues to spread his political messages through his music. The track, …

LNDN DRGS, aka production duo Jay Worthy and Sean House released a 6-track album, Aktive, for free last week. Not only did it show off their R&B filled G-Funk, but it featured some collaborations with artists at the top of their game right now, including ReTCH, Krayzie Bone and one of the last things the …

Cologne based duo Azhar Syed and Julien Stetter have already toured with the likes of Hot Chip and Crystal Castles and released well received tracks such as Upstairs, Celestial and Entail since meeting back in 2012. Out on 22nd January 2015 is their new single Mind, taken from their debut album ‘Nights In Limbo’ being …

Copenhagen based duo Lucaléy, aka Bo Karlsson and Ea Philippa Tange describe their new track, Dance to the Drum of our Hearts as being about “Daring to be who you really are and follow your deepest longing no matter what the outside world may think of it. Follow your own path in life even though …

Legendary Kiwi indie rockers The Chills rewound the clock when they released their extremely well received album, Silver Bullets earlier in the year, their first for 20 years. Taken from the album, the band are releasing a new single “When the Poor Can Reach The Moon” via Fire Records on 11th December, and if its …

Biscuits for Bears are from Cambridgeshire and consist of Ben Kingsbury (guitar, vocals) Gaz Jones (the drums) Hollywood Sparks (bass, vocals) Richard Van Archer (guitar, vocals). They’ve been honing their craft and supporting bands and artists such as Andy Cairns, The Nightingales and Allusondrugs, for the last year, and have headed into the studio, the …

The jam is something that seems to be missing in much of mainstream music these days. I am not saying that it was ever that prevalent, but there have been times when musicians just got up and played; just to see where it would take them. This, of course, would be an anathema to most …