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Track: Herzog – Shadows

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Not Forgotten: Fountains of Wayne – Utopia Parkway

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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 …

BELOVED Glasgow band Teenage Fanclub present their tenth album with a new single, “The Sun Won’t Shine On Me” – as Norman Blake said, a rare 3/4 track for the band. This is the third single anticipating the album, after “Home” and “I’m More Inclined”. It follows in the mellower imprint the band has taken …

Steve Smith has a lot of very impressive form in Sydney’s indie scene, stretching right back to his early solo career (as Steven Smith) with the famous Green Fez/Citadel Records in the eighties and membership of Catherine Wheel. More recently, Smith has released a series of lauded albums that has seen him move towards a …

‘Lose Control’ is the third single from Milan’s Radio Days forthcoming LP Rave On! due out on 21 May via Ammonia Records, and BSM is proud to present the premiere of their new video. The powerpop trio have been on the scene since 2008, playing in their current line up since 2015. They are an …

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a band in possession of good reviews for their first album must find the second difficult. Debuts are, after all, borne out of years of hard graft and fine-tuning, whereas follow-ups are often written and recorded amongst a brand-new dizzying schedule of touring and promotion and under the …

London/Margate Trio Wicketkeeper have released a new video for their single The Side, taken from their upcoming debut LP Shonk, out on October 16th via Meritorio Records. Of the track, the bands simon describes it as “Have you ever seen someone in a crowd and recognised them, but then realised it’s because they look like …

Pop Punkers Broadside have just released their 3rd single taken from forthcoming album Into the Raging Sea due 24th July. Heavenly is another slice of emotion filled “From the very beginning, my attitude was: I don’t have shit to look forward to and everything behind me is trash, soI’m going to make myself the hero …

DESCRIBING themselves as “psychedelic slop-pop”, Edinburgh’s Barbe Rousse (it’s French for ‘ginger beard’) are to these ears, conversely, a rather neat proposition. Their digitally released five-tracker, the Factory Settings EP, is the brainchild of Leith home recording magician Alasdair Kelly, and is a paisley treat. Following on from a full-length debut for Double A-Side Records …

Herzog returns with the second month of their one song per month project, that will culminate in the release of the LP, Fiction Writer, next year via Exit Stencil Records. After releasing ‘I’m Being Replaced’ this month they share Shadows. About the song Nick commented, “Song two is entitled ‘Shadows’. This song is about the …

Formed after former Spazzy member Lucy Ellis moved from Melbourne, Australia to London, Lucy and the Rats are a three piece who have been establishing themselves in heartfelt alt-(indie) rock. Several singles and a well regarded debut album later, the band are back with a new long player, Got Lucky, out on July 3rd via …