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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 …

Out right now is the new self-titled debut EP from Birmingham scuzz pop band The Comics, collecting six of the tracks the band have been playing live and recording them with Test Icicles’ Rory Attwell whose production credits include the likes of Palma Violets, The Vaccines, Yuck, Mazes and Male Bonding among many other up-and-coming …

Ahead of the released of their debut Vinyl EP, riotous Birmingham girl fronted punks The Cosmics have released another track, Drained. The thing about The Cosmics is they’ve mastered sounding like they’re from the 60s girl band sound, strained through a messy, edgy garage punk filter. That’s because they have the melodies at heart that …

Birmingham’s Swim Deep have returned now as a five piece, with the additions of ex-Childhood drummer Tomas Tomaski, and guitarist Robbie Wood, and have a new album, Emerald Classics, out on October 4th via Cooking Vinyl. From it they’ve released track, album opener To Feel Good, which also features Margate’s Social Singing Choir. It’s an …