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Album Review: black midi – Cavalcade

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WE’RE not quite there, you know, not yet; not quite. Back to normal, that is. It’s taken me until early March to lose my 2022 gig cherry, mostly because the ‘rona still lingers as a particularly unwelcome surprise in the nooks and crannies of life, ready to spring out with its super-infectious, gap-toothed grin, and …

the four band members of Slyrydes sitting on a sofa

Galway punksters Slyrydes have released double AA vinyl 7″ single ‘The Boy In The Debs Suit‘ / ‘I Claim To Be Intelligent‘ via Rough Trade. This is their debut vinyl release with six digital releases under their belt. ‘The Boy In The Debs Suit‘ was released in March 2021 and is a visceral assault on …

Tonight at Rough Trade, non profit organisation Rock Against Racism Nottingham are hosting London’s Girls In Synthesis. Formed in 2016, they have acquired somewhat of a cult following, and with good reason. If you’re looking for a sound that’s somewhere between something you know really well, and something you’ve never heard before, you don’t have …

Spare Ribs is one of Sleaford Mods’ strongest albums to date and serves as a reminder that they’re more unique, more interesting and more exciting than any of the groups that followed in their path

MELBOURNE’S Floodlights, the next wave of great Australian indie guitar bands who’ve just released their debut album, From A View, via the joint offices of Woo Me! and Spunk Records, will be appearing in a live stream session for Rough Trade tonight, Wednesday, September 9th, at 6pm British Summer Time. If they’re a new name …

‘Be My Friend’, the new single from The Goa Express, emerges from the starting gates with such an abandoned joie de vivre that it’s exhilarating and heady. It’s a shouty, slightly snotty and utterly endearing post-punk blast of energy. It takes me back to the urgency and vitality of bands like The Buzzcocks and The …

Following on from the bands Maida Vale session for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, Gengahr have released their cover version of Kendrick Lamar’s track ‘ Love’. Frontman Felix explains, “This week we would have been on our way to play Glastonbury festival for the third time. It’s home to some amazing memories for us as …

Starcrawler

Exploding out of Rough Trade Records is the debut album from Starcrawler.   A four piece from LA formed when vocalist Arrow De Wilde met guitarist Henri Cash in 2015 (and then met up with rhythm section Austin Smith and Tim Franco).  Not content with releasing the catchiest song ever written about Ants, the band have …

Nobody wants to be the new Joe Strummer, or Ian Curtis or Henry Rollins anymore, they all wanna be Gary Barlow. An endless stream of delusional chumps, born to sing, who just want to play stadiums every weekend (even Queen didn’t play stadiums every weekend). Play your cards right and you could be just like …