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IT’S SO undeniably the Mersey sound; the new single from Michael Robert Murphy, erstwhile singer with Liverpool’s ace acid/folk-rock chemists The Wicked Whispers, comes swirling into spring with his new single, “Puzzles”, keeping his head held high in the city that in recent decades has brought us Micheal Head in all his beautiful incarnations, The …

A CHAOTIC, riotously fun force of nature which – if you believe the myth – came about after lightning struck, Muck Spreader are back with a shadowy, gloriously dub-jazz didactic single, “Take Flight”, ahead of a July EP for Brace Yourself – and a tour in very fine company. The new eight-tracker, Abysmal, follows last …

BRIGHTON shoegazing five-piece HANYA, whose lovely Sea Shoes EP – an eye-poppingly limited cassette release for hometown label Austerity we fell for here – have dropped a new single, the rousing dreampop of “Lydia”. Take a listen below. It’s a cleanly dreamy anthem, made of punchy guitar shimmer and Heather Sheret’s trademark, breathy vocals. It’s …

WIGAN’S indiepop cuties The Lathums have announced their ‘rona-postponed, rescheduled British tour for the autumn – and it now includes a massive homecoming Lancashire show at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse. The tour has also been extended to 21 dates, with Glasgow Barrowlands and the capital’s Kentish Town Forum now added to the dates.  Their last …

LIVERPOOL’S bright, summery popsters Red Rum Club are following hot on the heels of last autumn’s The Hollow Of Humdrum by taking those well-sculpted tunes and unplugging them for an acoustic retread of album length, The Hollow Sessions, which’ll be out on Modern Sky on April 30th. And it’s one of their biggest and brightest …

FORMER Idlewild man turned solo songcrafter of considerable talent, Roddy Woomble has finally turned his hand to a follow-up to 2017’s The Deluder; he’ll be releasing his new album, Lo! Soul, in May, by way of previewing which he’s just dropped a lead single, the (almost) title track “Lo Soul”. Take a listen and read …

YORKSHIRE’S shoegaze princes-in-waiting bdrmm have rescheduled their long-awaited UK tour to October and November, hoping as we all are that live music will be fully functional by then. See the rearranged dates below. Sonic Cathedral, voicing the natural frustration I’m sure so many of us feel at the Government’s … idiosyncratic handling of the pandemic, …

LANCASHIRE’S Lottery Winners, who we last touched base with last month when they got it on with Frank Turner for the cans-aloft-in-a-field anthem in the making, “Start Again”, have got together with Sleeper’s indie femme fatale Louise Wener for a sweet pop drop with a little sadness in its heart, “Bad Things”; you can watch …

NUDE’S lovely singer-songwriter Juanita Stein has released a video for her new single, “Lucky”, which visuals which we gladly present for you here today. It’s taken from her latest album, last October’s Snapshot, and it’s a timeless, folksy strum, propelling along on a canter of acoustic chords, Juanita simmering with a feeling of perhaps not quite being so …

With the magnificent album ‘Sideways to the New Italy‘ making Backseat Mafia’s top 50 albums for 2020 and my favourite 2020 music list from Australia and New Zealand, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (RBCF) continue to sparkle with the release of a video from a track off the album and an announcement of a further gig …