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If you’re not a fan of strange-textured foods or seeing said strange-textured foods thrown in faces, we’d recommend you tab out of this new Phantom Limb clip and treat yourself to the audio-only experience. If you are, well, this video is a treat. Led by Andrew Laningham, the Alabama quartet’s new song tackles the pervasive …

BRUM’S garage-psych-doom power trio Table Scraps have, like the rest of us, been busy frying their heads and kicking anxious heels indoors for like: doesn’t it feel like forever now? But they’ve also been busy with the guitar, bass and drums and things, because the lockdown league is one you can play your way out …

Last time we heard from The Novus, they ripped up the tarmac with a blistering, angry blast of ‘I Serve Not’ (see my review here). Now, in advance of the release of their EP entitled ‘Thaleia Standing’ on 18 June 2021, The Novus have maintained the rage but in a much more restrained and very …

Great news from Birmingham-born Londoner John Myrtle today, from whom we last heard a couple of months ago with the sprightly teaser track from his upcoming debut album, “Get Her Off My Mind”. That was his first new music in more than 18 months, following the mid-2019 release of the Here’s John Myrtle EP. He’s …

And we back… From the gritty depths of the UK’s second city, Birmingham, arose an anti-villain who plumbs the muck for hardscrabble sounds, many of which are now instantly recognizable with the underground cognoscenti. This sound architect’s name is Hobgoblin, and today he joins Behind The Boards. Teacher by day, music anti-villain by night, Hobgoblin …

YOU’VE already been directed to take a dive into Brum garage-punkers Table Scraps by no less than IDLES’ Joe Talbot, who counts himself a fan; now’s your chance to climb aboard and feast on some crumbs as the band – Scott, TJ and Poppy – shake their collectively animated ass with “Doom Generation”, the South …

Hailing from Birmingham, The Silver Lines take no prisoners with their new single ‘Skin’, which pelts along at a cantering pace with a louche and insolent delivery. Snotty, brash and driven on sky-scraping riffs and melody, this is good cathartic fun, and just what the doctor ordered to get rid of those isolation blues: You …

BIRMINGHAM’S bubblegum punk legends We’ve Got a Fuzzbox And We’re Going To Use It are back – with a shiny reimagining of the X-Ray Spex classic “I Can’t Do Anything”.  The seed to take on Poly Styrene’s first-wave punk number was sown at last year’s Polyfest: a celebration of the X-Ray Spex singer held each …

Birmingham rockers Broken Witt Rebels have released the video for the title track of their new album ‘OK Hotel‘. Featuring super-8mm style footage of the USA along with backstage and performance clips, it’s a dreamily evocative, semi-nostalgic vision of the great American road-trip. The band comment; “’OK Hotel’ was actually inspired by some of the places we have stayed in while touring in …

‘Jogging/Neon Sway’ is an absolutely immersive and magic single from Birmingham band Wray – gentle bubbling dream pop with shimmering guitars and haunting melancholic vocals: it hits all the right buttons. And it subverts expectations – distorted voices echo in and out and a synth wash interpolates the structure. The band describes the song as …