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JEEZ, will you look at that CV. Robert Smith, Bowie, David Coverdale, Glen Matlock, John and Yoko, The Yardbirds; quite clearly, Earl Slick is a man you need aboard if you need six strings tickled with real love and precision. He’s just dropped an album of instrumental blues, Fist Full Of Devils: but look, when …

THESE days based in Leeds, the grand capital of God’s Own Country, Yorkshire, but hailing from the rural south-western corner of Northern Ireland, Joel Johnston returned home to put together his October debut album, Ways To Get Out, to revisit past selves, the musical diet he grew up on, remember the ways he himself got …

WITH East Yorkshire’s shoegaze princes bdrmm blowing out the candle on the first birthday cake of their cracking debut album, Bedroom, the band have lined up a week of events to celebrate that milestone (what, already, a year, really?) When Bedroom hit the shelves on July 3rd last year, we noted that its songs were …

WITH a series of British live dates coming up across the autumn – for details of those, pop down the page a little – the brilliant Ryan Lee West, aka Rival Consoles, has dropped a new summery slice of his characteristically chattering, atmospheric electronica; it’s entitled “Pulses Of Information”, and you can delight in it …

ONE OF the founding fathers of the techno scene in financial hub of Frankfurt, Chris Liebing, is blazing a trail towards the release of his first album in more than three years for Mute this November with a second single drop, “Something Half Way”, which we’ve got for you below. A chattering, clicking, supremely textural …

FLOODED with pure catchiness aimed straight at your grin glands, the completely irrepressible Lottery Winners are straight outta Leigh with a song which summer itself might’ve designed, “Favourite Flavour”. Lyrically centred on all the fun and sweet things, chocolate chip and buttercream, berry sauce and ice cream, it’s a cute-as proper lurvesong. “When I come …

BRISTOL’S post-rave sonic guerillas SCALPING have followed up May’s single drop, “Empty Cascade” by doubling down and supplying that dark, heavy breaks muscle with a new 360° video, directed by Jason Baker; and a busy old summer has begun, with their FLOOD EP out on new home Houndstooth at the end of last week. FLOOD is …

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; …

BRETON composer Yann Tiersen has shared the mesmerising new video for “Poull Boujer”, the latest track he’s divulged from his August album for Mute, Kerber – you can watch that below; and announced details of a massive worldwide tour, beginning later this year in North America and coming to Europe in 2022. The dates include …