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Track: Soft Science – Undone/I Don’t Know Why I Love You (The House of Love)

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BOYTOY release their second LP Night Leaf this week on Stolen Body Records. The LP was born on a ranch in Topanga Canyon, California, surrounded by three dogs, two pigs, nostalgic tones of warm tube amps, analogue tape machines and a slew of old trucks, RV’s, and surfboards – and with a beginnging like that, it’s sure to be interesting. …

Californian emcee J.Lately has just released a new video for his track “Papayas & Blunt Smoke”. Produced by Space Cadet, its taken from his ‘Be Fucking Happy’ album, which featured guest appearances from Demrick, Khyenci Tienne, Rexx Life Raj, Beejus and KBong as well as production from Mikos Da Gawd, Chase Moore and Kris Rewlz. …

Californian shoegaze band Soft Science are releasing a double A side single on 16 April and it is a dream pop/shoegaze delight. First song, ‘Undone’ has intricate, layered dreamy pop vocals with a distinctive instrumentation that recalls My Bloody Valentine with the volume turned down. The song is a gorgeous, lush wall of sound, mesmerising …

California psych/garage rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have revealed a new video for their new single ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’, taken from heir forthcoming album Wrong Creatures, produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire), which drops on January 12th, 2018. It’s visceral, edgy stuff, combining big riffs and scuzzy guitar lines with this sort …

Ahead of the release of Lilith, the third album from California metallers Butcher Babies, the five piece have released a new video for the single ‘Headspin’. It’s a throbbing ear-splitting slice of melodic metal, the vocals a mixture of the sung and the screamed, with big riffs and bigger chorus’s the order of the day. …

Corina Corina - Run The Blues

Corina Corina Presents “Run The Blues”, A Tribute Album Dedicated To The Duo Of Killer Mike & El-P Oakland/Brooklyn-based electro-soul singer Corina Corina has spent the past five years touring nonstop. On a 2015 tour alongside Dj Halo (Fake Four), Corina began writing what would become a tribute project to two of her favorite artists, …

California based rising singer songwriter Lila Rose has just released her new single, All the Beauty. Apparently cursed with ‘ultrasound sensitivity’ but drawn to spend her life making music, she describes it (or at least her press people do) as being both a curse and a gift. All the Beauty is part Florence Welsh, with …

As the title suggests, although in the cosmic scheme of things nothing is certain, II is the second release from Californian five-piece Heavy Cosmic Kinetic. Like the first, self titled, album this is something of a must for lovers of slow burning cosmic jams, both of which here are just short of nineteen minutes each. …

I once spent a happy few weeks touring round New England in the depths of winter. The year was 2008, and Barak and Hillary were battling it out for the Democratic nomination. On the car stereo more often than not for that holiday was Dengue Fever’s Venus on Earth, one of a clutch of CDs …

Far from the sun drenched beaches and endless summer of their Southern cousins, the North California surf scene is more about grey skies, steely grey ocean and freezing dawns. It might sound grim, but it’s a way of life that  local band The Silhouette Era have embraced to the full. The bands latest album,’Beacons’ draws influences …