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Album Review: Descendents – 9th & Walnut

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Album review: Adam Stafford – ‘Trophic Asynchrony’: Falkirk composer moves to a deep, cyclical set of formal minimalism to address the ecological state we’re in

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Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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We are honoured to premiere a double single release from Australian expat living in the UK, Nick Kingswell. Both tracks put on display Kingswell’s delicate and reflective vocals as well as his melodic ear: gentle folk-tinged tracks that offer an immersive pool of sonic tranquility. ‘Deep Blue’ – nominally the ‘A’ side – is a …

Originally from Belgium, Romanie relocated to Melbourne a few years ago and found herself in the midst of the COVID pandemic and a number of lockdowns: events that can create anxiety and uncertainty for locals, feelings that can only be even more exaggerated if you are far from home. This bleeds into Roanie’s new single, …

Gabe Liebowitz, the artist behind the name Calvero, makes no bones about his love for Celtic dream pop icon Enya, and you can see this seep into his gorgeous, expansive single ‘Black Rain’. Layers upon layers of vocal tracks add a celestial dimension to the song that is pure unadulterated pop with its sweeping strings …

Clearing out the cobwebs in the brain cavity with a thoroughly eviscerating blast of pure Aussie pub punk rock, Amyl and the Sniffers‘ new single ‘Security’ is a romping foot-stomping cathartic delight. Filled with the ineffable charms of lead singer Amy Taylor, the raucous delivery is audacious and deliciously sneering over the top of an …

John Power has achieved an iconic position in the indie music scene through his role in the legendary The La’s and the fantastic follow up Cast as well as his solo work. Encouraged to return to the famous Abbey Road Recording Studio, Power has released a beautiful and atmospheric single ‘Grounded Truth’. There is just …

Hologram is the first release from New York Post-Punk legends A Place To Bury Strangers on their own newly formed label, Dedstrange. It is the follow up to their highly regarded fifth album, Pinned, and is a sonic return to A Place To Bury Strangers’ rawest, most unhinged sound. 2021 welcomed a line-up change, with …

Gigs are back and in Manchester tonight the place to be is Night & Day Café, in the heart of the Northern Quarter where a sold out show awaits. We’re here for the latter two of the four acts on the bill REAVE is a newly emerged musical trio from Manchester & London. With influences such …

Edna Frau is essentially the side project of Postvorta’s Andrea Fioravanti, but rather than the extreme sounds of that band, he runs down a more catchy, post-punk avenue. The outfit, which includes Vincenzo ‘Vins’ Baruzzi of The Doormen and Annihilator drummer Fabio Alessandrini, have recently released their debut album ‘My Ego is Bigger Than Yours’ …

Cambridge’s Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison today release a scything and anthemic track, ‘Fake Friends’, that is a scintillating post punk bash filled with energy and attitude. The guitar attack is sparkling and crunchy, the rhythm section insistent and thunderous and the vocals and melodies urgent and indelible. The track is off the band’s …

For the last few years it’s been the ladies who have owned the electronic music scene. Robyn switched things up with her electronic masterpiece Honey. The late, great Sophie broke new ground with her album oil of every pearl’s un-insides. Whilst Roisin Murphy and Annie returned triumphantly with brand new albums last year. But here’s …