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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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BESIDES his other bow-strings playing in Toronto power-poppers Bunny and the heart-hookin’ bubblegum fun of The Bicycles, Toronto’s Drew Smith also fashions a lovely ambient synthpop under his birth name: dreamy, fun, blissful, and very much of an effect with Montreal’s Afternoon Bike Ride. It’s sorta candyfloss brittle and ice-melt pure and futuristic and just …

LEEDS singer-songwriter Jake Whiskin, a man of considerable and empathetic talent, knows not only the horrible cold of a dank mid-December morning, but the terrible soul-deep chill of awaking into loss from that respite, sleep; count one, two, three and plunge from your dreamworld into a waking, aching nightmare. Out today, is the tender, sparse …

KENT’S Mosa Wild are a band with big ambitions and a big sound to match, as you can hear on “Expect Me”, the first, big-hearted song to be lifted from next spring’s Zip Your Coat Up For English Weather EP. The four-piece are into the business of the anthemic , and they’ve got form: previous single …

SUB POP has made another fine addition to its roster with Sweeping Promises, who come extruding outta the campus town of Lawrence, Kansas with the post-punkery of “Pain Without A Touch” and a comprehensive British and European tour ready to roll. Listen to one and find out more about the other, below. Sweeping Promises is …

Pushing Daisies Single Cover

“Pushing Daisies” is a new single from Nashville-based indie folk musician Melanie MacLaren. Leading up to her debut EP in January 2022, the initial singles have brought a chilly atmosphere, reminiscent of a sunny day in late autumn. Unlike the previous tracks, however, “Pushing Daisies” breaks the traditional folk boundaries she has established for her …

THE BRETT KAVANAUGH hearings, in which the Trump-nominated associate justice of the Supreme Court faced allegations of sexual misconduct from a trio of women, sent shockwaves across the nation; there was corruption, there were cover-ups, there were bad actors. Now, and within 24 hours, two American musicians concerned with the fallout and the implication for …

HAILING from California’s Bay Area, and more specifically Oakland for the precision buffs amongst you, The Acharis may just have made one of the darker shoegaze gems of the year with their new album, Blue Sky / Grey Heaven, dropping today The way Shaun Wagner and Mila Puccini combine vocally on recent single “False Positive” …

IT’S always a really good idea to keep your ear to the ground with what’s happening at Leeds label Come Play With Me’s singles club; the Yorkshire label is one of those essential microscopes into a particular scene, keeping an eye on who’s getting hot in the city and its county hinterlands. Please be upstanding …

STRAWBERRY GUY should have an absolutely assured future ahead of him once his debut album, Sun Outside My Window, drops into the racks and arrives on doorsteps later today and the musical cognoscenti wrap their heads around it; it’s goood, I mean so gooood, in an early Lennon/Bill Fay way and yep, I’m on dying …

From London-based four piece Buggs, comes their newest single: “Flaws.” Chief among a fresh wave of lockdown-inspired music, the song tries to capture the nightmare of overthinking when in isolation. Produced, recorded and mixed by the band members themselves, it’s a true to life DIY piece that balances the heaviness of its themes with the …