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Australian-based and evocatively-named The Great Emu War Casualties (TGEWC) have released the EP ‘Vanity Project’ – a dynamic, fresh and dazzling collection of effervescent shimmering tracks. There is an indefinable sound to the band, but it is one grounded in a great musicianship and creative, innovative songwriting – an indie pop sensibility that has been …

Last week Backseat Mafia released its Top Fifty Albums of 2020 – a incredibly rich and diverse list of albums from across a wide range of writers with different tastes and a huge spread of genres; a magnificent task delivered well. At the end of a particularly challenging year, I wanted to highlight the outstanding …

Dark metallers Renounced latest album ‘Beauty Is A Destructive Angel’ has all the riff heavy, doom laden lyricism, thrash tones and throaty vocals. Pounding bass kicks and choppy snares royally rumble with the basslines and make for raw, ear rupturing pleasure. The band on the inimitable Holy Roar label have just shared their new promo …

Drum machinists and synth bubblers Warm Digits share new video for ‘Feel The Panic’. The track features collaborators The Lovely Eggs and sees the motorik space-rock outfit burst into technicolour with a pounding post-punk pulse. The track is the second shared from forthcoming LP ‘Flight Of Ideas’ The new LP is a work that condenses the duo’s …

BMF being based in Sheffield its only right that we shine a spotlight on established and emerging local talent. Not long back we posted a featured on the citys Tye Die Tapes. A label incarnation that ran a decade long. Adam who ran Tie Dye Tapes has the bug again and launches a new manifestation …

Mark Bowen and Dick Green’s Wichita Recordings Label (Bloc Party/First Aid Kit/Ride) have fresh new signings in Australian IndiePop Rockers The Goon Sax.  The album will launch worldwide on September 14th and this summer also sees the band out on tour supporting Frankie Cosmos across Europe in May, including a date at Gorilla in Manchester …

IDLES sideproject The Plainviews have unleashed new single ‘Bladerunner’ ahead of the release of their new EP ‘A Million Different Ways of Saying Nothing At All’ out on Invisible Lama. The band will host and play at an EP party with Heavy Lungs, Twisted Ankle and Sugar Horse at Exchange, Bristol on May 11th.   …

  Sweden’s Bolero Recordings and Publishing have been purveyors of fine music since 1997 and their most recent release (out today) is the official audio for Pale Honey’s ‘Get These Things Out of My Head’. Crunching Fuzz guitar sparks and spikes through calmer breaks of calypso melody. Krell machine frequencies oscillate and Casio synth shivers …

I first heard Elkhorn, the New York City based, long term friends, Jesse Shepard and Drew Gardner, whilst searching out new and interesting sounds to balance my equilibrium. The duelling duo had just digitally released the name your price ‘LIVE at Rhizome’. An album featuring tracks from their eponymous debut release ‘Elkhorn’ on fellow NYC …

Get your buckets and spades ready, because Backseat Mafia is going back to the seaside, only this time it’s going to be bigger and better!!! Backseat Mafia has once again been asked to take part in Scarborough’s Coastival festival – www.coastival.com – The festival runs from Friday 12th of February right through to the evening of Sunday …