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BRINGING the vibe of Malkmus over the ocean to bear on only his second single, Rob Slater, the Leeds musician who’s set up in business as Carpet, has produced a nugget of lo-fi fuzzpop that’s up there with the best of them in “Terror Tear”. Come rock out with us. Rob, by day an engineer …

INDIEPOP KIDS, north and south, east and west: if C86, early Creation, Sarah Records and taking the subway to your suburb raise gladness in your heart, then you need to be listening to Swedish lovelies The Slow Summits. Hailing from the southern city of Linköping, The Slow Summits draw on the vocal, rhythm guitar and …

NOW WHOLLY ensconced in what they call a ‘hive mind’ situation in North London, and with their new EP, Walking Machine, poised to be set free on a guitar-lovin’ public on August 6th, FEET today release the summery Noo Yoik fuzz melodies of “Library”, which we’ve got for you below. And a one-two-three-four … “”Library …

AILSA TULLY, the rising Welsh singer-songwriter who’s no stranger to these pages, has announced her new EP, Holy Isle, will be out mid-August on Dalliance Recordings, and has dropped the lead single, the complex, impressionistic indie rock of “Greedy”. Take a listen below. Holy Isle is, in essence, a break-up musically diarised with a difference; …

AWWW man, Bristol’s Mumble Tide, now they’re properly lovely. The wonky guitar pop duo of Gina Leonard and Ryan Rogers, who met when Gina put an advert up on Gumtree looking for a bassist, have just released their new single, “Breakfast”, which is sleepily devil-may-care, unbuttoned shirt and mussed-up hair, combining disarming lyrics and a …

NOVELTY ISLAND, much like Coral Island but not so much Hilbre Island, though that’s weird in its own way, is part of the mythical archipelago of offshore Liverpudlian islands of the musical mind. Castaway under a solitary palm on this particular shore, with a whole Bond-villain musical laboratory accessible through a hidden hatch, is the …

GUITARS glimmer with a melodic, picked loveliness that can only bring a smile, kinda post-folky; the vocals are a blissed whisper, and an occasional flute circles and glides among sun-kissed slide guitar and trilling synth. The whole thing is hammock-lazy beautiful. But … the zombies? The undead at the forlorn, roadside strip karaoke bar, extremities …

SUMMER’S really, really goddam here, and in the most deliciously quirky way, as LA’s French-American psych-popsters Pearl & The Oysters drop the first single from their third album, which will be with us right at the end of the highest season. That single, “Treasure Island” is a delight of angelic vocals, modular whoops and whooshes, …

CHIMING with crisp twelve-strings, the like of which you last encountered being toted by a McGuinn or a Buck, but also possessed of a thigh-slappin’ Brit-glam silvered groove, Roxy sax raunch, The Fernweh are spanning continents and decades and whirring it all up on their new single, “The Pike” – the very first stomper to …

THE MYSTERIOUS, cloaked and visored figure you see is Harkness; as with Bob Log III, we know not who sits behind the guise. Best then to turn to what we do know; that he comes from Canada (or indeed, beyond), bearing a very special brand of baroque psychedelia, shifting through the moods and time signatures …