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Meet: The Coral’s James Skelly takes us through the inspirations for the new album ‘Coral Island’, the magic of memories, and how The Coral are the Robbie Fowler of the music industry.

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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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Looking back on the musical history of the fair city of Leicester, its littered with nearlys and almosts and perhaps’ (Crazyhead, Diesel Park West, Delicatessen anyone?), excluding Kasabian (of course), Englebert Humperdink and Showaddywaddy. Being from (near) the city myself, we like to have something to hang our hats on. So I listened with a …

Last time we heard from C Duncan, it was when our interest was peeked when we heard his track ‘For’. Now the Glasgow song-songwriter is back with a new single, ‘Say’ taken from his forthcoming debut album, due out this Summer. As with its predecessor, it was lovingly recorded at home by C Duncan, who …

Current dreamy, electronica favourites Shelter Point are back with a new track, Fossil, taken from their forthcoming EP Weird Dreamers, which drops on February 23rd via RCA sub label Space + Time. Taking the lead from the likes of Boards of Canada and Mount Kimbie, the band add these soulful vocals making something that’s completely …

Oxford indie folk band Stornoway are back with a third, as yet untitled album, due out on April 13th. Searching for new ideas and with the lyrical cupboard (that is, his notebook) bare, songwriter and frontman Dr. Brian Briggsford took his family and upped sticks for the Gower Pennisula in Wales, perhaps (and I’m relying …

New York rockers KIT is actually the brainchild of former Scapegoat front man Kit Walters, who, apart from fronting prog metal bands, also was the featured vocalist for the Metal Gear Rising: Revengance video game. Whereas their previous EP Through the Fire showed the band at their electro-infused best, their new single ‘No Mercy’ is …

We’ve written about teenage Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson before in glowing terms, but upon listening to her new single, ‘Sea Creatures’, which drops on March 16th via Rough Trade, she’s upped her game again in producing a song which is startling in its beauty and astonishing in its lyrical wordplay. And trust us, there’s no …

London production duo Dorsia kick off the new year with their second release, out through the Chasing Unicorns label on February 2nd. It follows on from their debut single Ghana which came out on LOFT records last spring and earned them support from the likes of Bicep, Tensnake, Jaques Renault and The Magician. Title track …

Taken from their latest, fourth album Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, is the new single from Scottish grunge / shoe gazers The Twilight Sad. ‘I Could Give You All That You Don’t Want’ was one of the stand out tracks on the record anyway, and it drops on February 9th …

 Out now on Boysnoize Records is the new EP from Baltimore electro / rapper Spank Rock. He might have burst on the scene with the seminal Yoyoyoyoyo album which dropped back in 2006, but since then he’s released a slew of releases, including 2008’s Bangers and Cash EP and 2011’s ‘Everything is Boring and Everyone …

Wall/Eyed are a four-piece from Paris, who formed in late 2013. They describe their music as taking inspiration from ‘post-psychedelicism and Bauhaus’, which is an intriguing combination which would suggest to me that it might be in the direction of Shoegaze. [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1454502948 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small track=4147987856] Indeed, while the band’s …