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From fetish clubs to catwalks, Boy Harsher have amassed a cult-like following for their broody, atmospheric beats. Stepping up the cinematics, in addition to Friday’s album release they’ve just premiered their own short film, via streaming platform Shudder. Entirely written, produced and directed by the duo, the film is a horror-style “documentary” about their recording …

WITH the recent album by Spiritczualic Enhancement Center (which, not to blow our own trumpet, we reviewed here) and others, it very much looks like one of the current leftfield trends to be ear to the ground for as 2021 melts inexorably into 2022 is krautjazz; that scene fermenting in city basements and performance spaces …

TINDERSTICKS are in danger of becoming a national treasure. After all they’ve (or more pertinently lead figure Stuart A Staples has) since 1991, largely making thought-provoking dark pop and emotive vignettes, always concerned with mood as well as just melody and structure. To that end, they have always turned ears and drew people towards them. …

If, for Anna B Savage fans, it has felt like a long wait for this, her debut album, that’s because it has been. The question is, has it been worth that wait? It’s nearly six years since the release of ‘EP’, with its tracks, ‘I’, ‘II’, ‘III’ and IV’. On the undoubted, shining strength of …

Tindersticks have released a new video for their track Man Alone (Can’t Stop the Fadin’), taken from their forthcoming album ‘Distractions’, out via City Slang on February 19th. It’s the opening track of the record and the longest track the band have ever made. Stuart A. Staples from the band comments on the track saying: “This song …

For a musician who usually takes a studious approach to making records, Casper Clausen’s new album ‘Better Way’ (available via City Slang from January 9th) could almost be seen as a rush release. As one of the core members of Efterklang, the Danish experimental pop explorers, he was last heard just over a year ago …

NOTTINGHAM’S finest, Tindersticks, are all set to release a new album in 2021 on City Slang, their home for most of the past decade; and they’ve dropped their first single, paying homage to one of the lost greats of Eighties’ British post-punk and indie – Dan Treacy, and the Television Personalities. They’ve decided to take …

LIVERPOOL’S Hannah Merrick and Craig Whittle who, after working as musicians separately for years, met in a bar job, and decided to make beautiful music together as King Hannah, have just dropped their second single after signing to City Slang, “Meal Deal”. Have a watch of the video, below. It comes after the stark, emotionally …

SOMETIMES it’s just absolutely the right time for a band. Sometimes, that band exists as a fully formed notion; and it just needs to step out into the physical world.  This is the case, I’d venture, with Liverpool duo King Hannah, who’ve announced their official arrival at the musical ball with their debut offering, the …

There were some dark times for London-based singer songwriter Anna B Savage following the success of her 2015 debut EP, suffering with a sense of imposter syndrome. Her new single, the second to be released via the brilliant City Slang label, Dead Pursuits was written at this low point of self esteem. With it’s feet …