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IT’S AN excellent, mouthwatering battle of two very cred, very excellent Yorkshire bands, duking it out. In the left corner, grapple fans, we have Hull’s bdrmm, the premier next now generation shoegazers; and over there, representing Heavenly Records, it’s Working Men’s Club, who are in the arena ready with a remix of “Port”, the first …

WITH our ears still ringing and our souls still swooning while getting our heads round last year’s conceptual triple album, Tautology, (No! come back this instant! For it (post) rocks so hard and so delicately, by turns – hey, read our review and have a listen if you don’t believe us) El Ten Eleven, the Southern …

BRISTOL’S quite literally skull-reshaping post-rave quartet Scalping, fresh from what must’ve been a sonically mental tour in support of Warp Records bass ‘n’ breaks genius Squarepusher, are back out on the road early next year, with a string of UK dates just announced. 2021 has been a stellar year for SCALPING: it all began with …

DANIEL MILLER’S independent mainstay Mute have revealed the latest addition to an already diverse and dazzling stable; and that signing comes in the shape of Quinquis, the new project of Yann Tiersen’s wife and former Tiny Feet chanteuse Émilie Tiersen. As Tiny Feet, Émilie released a brace of albums of rather gorgeous, complex Francophone pop …

NEWLY signed to the ace Full Time Hobby, where they’ll find themselves grazing amongst the likes of Tunng, The Besnard Lakes and Dana Gavanski, Pale Blue Eyes are a young electro-modernist guitar trio from the South Devon riverside town of Totnes. Think a castle, farmers’ markets and one of the best record shops in the …

WITH six of the best ready for your delectation out now in the shape of their EP, Since The Dog Died, and a British headline tour including a hometown show at Manchester’s Academy 2 mere days away, really, it’s fair to say that anthemic Mancunian indie rockers should be donning shades, for the future is …

LUXEMBOURG’S Canadian-American punk-political duo Francis of Delirium are a band you completely wouldn’t mess with, trust us. They first came onto our radar more than a year ago with “Equality Song”, a righteous roar of the female condition, itself a follow-up to their audacious debut “Quit Fucking Around”; since when they’ve continued to explore themes …

ARTIST extraordinaire Hannah Peel, fresh from her reimagining and recasting of Delia Derbyshire’s library music work, Fir Wave, and her folksier collaboration with Philippe Cohen Solal, Mike Lindsay and others, Outsider, has announced details of a major new work, The Unfolding, in collaboration with the award-winning, premier British conductor Charles Hazlewood and his Paraorchestra; expect, from the …

BRIGHTON’S DITZ, who, on more than one occasion this year we’ve found the overwhelming urge to catapult into the perspiring throng to, only to find our living rooms sadly lacking in the requisite, adoring crowd, have this very morn shared a vid for a new track, “The Warden”, which, like last month’s roarer “Ded Würst”, …

WITH a sweet, hook-laden but straighter country-pop number, “Modern Woman”, dropping last month, Nashville’s Erin Rae has revealed a more gossamer, delicate psych-folk side to her forthcoming third album in the lighter-than-air “Candy & Curry”, sprinkled with a little retro synth and possessed of a real Margo Guryan harmonic feel; you can swoon for that …