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Brighton’s brightest, Thrillhouse have released another brilliant single ‘2045’ to follow their previously reviewed singles ‘Wild Child’, ‘Ready When You Are’ and ‘Lesser’. Thrillhouse have developed quite a unique sound – danceable, almost funky grooves yet with an indie vibe and an enigmatic attitude. ‘2045’ follows the code: it has a delectable groove and suave …

Aberdeenshire’s Kevin Allan releases his second LP of this most universally fraught year today, August 7th. Valentine’s Day brought us ‘Separate Lives’, which was necessarily championed by Stuart Maconie on his 6Music Freakzone. ‘In Monochrome’ is an absolute stunner, we find. Raw, chilled, unblinking in the face of life, Kevin makes promises no answers. But what he does do is communicate with you, proffer you emotional information; learn alongside him. ‘In Monochrome’ is unflinching and visionary; it’s one of the essential albums of 2020, sayeth us here at BSM.

On the verge of the release of seventh album Dungeness on March 30th, we asked Alex Neilson and Lavinia Blackwall from the band to come up with a playlist of tunes they might be rocking on the tour bus. Alex dragged in Trembling Bells associate and possible (we might be bestowing this title upon him) …

Ahead of tomorrow (23rd February) album launch, we spoke to Basque country post-punks Belako about their ten favourite punk records. The album,‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’, was led by the singles Render Me Numb, Over the Edge and ‘Maskenfreiheit’, and is being jointly released Belako Records, El Segell del Primavera and [PIAS] (for the international …

On the cusp of his new album ‘The Memory Clears the Space for What’s Needed’ via Blurred Recordings on 13th April 2018, former Gravenhurst sideman Paul Nash, aka North Sea Navigator recently released the beautiful and brilliant ‘Pure modulations in space and time’ track which peeked our interest, and having heard the album, it’s one …

Poisoned Electrick Head (Mk 1) were together twelve years (1986 – 1998), and probably spent ten of them in tourbuses of various types (the band officially reformed in 2009 and are now actively gigging and releasing albums). As an eight-piece touring psychedelic outfit, the choice of listening was never going to be a simple affair, …

Sheffield favourites The Sherlocks are heading out on their biggest UK headline tour to date, before heading over to Europe as main support for Liam Gallagher. It follows the recent success of their debut album, ‘Live For The Moment’, which was fawned over in equal measure by press and fans alike. Ahead of the tour …

Load the van, and hit that dusty trail for a European road trip tour. Load ins, soundchecks, photos, show time. Sounds good yeah ? But what about the endless hours in the van as you drive from venue to venue , not really knowing/caring where you’re going, just so long as you get there. What …

A while ago we featured Bad Boy Stepping, the new single from West London reggae producer and DJ JStar. We’ve been back and asked him what rocking his DJ sets and he’s picked out a bunch of his set-fillers and favourites. “Right now I seem to be DJing a lot of the album material as …

A few days ago we raved about her new video – now rising soul singer, cellist and producer Izzi Dunn has given us an exclusive look into her record collection and musical taste as she picks out her Soul top ten, and gives us a little insight into her thoughts and emotions on each track. …