Outfit

Slowness by Outfit (Album)

August 1, 2015 in Music Reviews

Dwelling on themes of distance and separation, the second album from this Liverpudlian synth-pop five-piece is ethereal, sophisticated and compelling… Tags: , ,

AM Exchange

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Wake Up’ by AM Exchange

July 16, 2015 in News

This week’s Thursday track exclusive is a slice of summery, indie-tinged pop coming all the way from sunny Los Angeles… Tags: , , ,

Nova Heart

Lackluster No by Nova Heart (Single)

July 2, 2015 in Music Reviews

‘Lackluster No’ could just announce the arrival of a group who are already stars in a nation of 1.3 billion… Tags: , , ,

Little May - Home

Home by Little May (Single)

July 1, 2015 in Music Reviews

On their new single ‘Home’, the indie trio Little May display the potential to be chart dwellers of serious note… Tags: , , ,

Lights Out by Black Surf

Lights Out by Black Surf (Single)

June 25, 2015 in Music Reviews

On their brand new single ‘Lights Out’, indie-rock group Black Surf pay homage to one of grunge-pop’s most beloved songwriters… Tags: , , , ,

The Dirty Blonde Goodbye Tiny Fractures

Goodbye: Tiny Fractures by The Dirty Blonde (Single)

June 24, 2015 in Music Reviews

On their single ‘Goodbye: Tiny Fractures’, Glasgow’s The Dirty Blonde rattle out melodies that will have indie-pop fans hitting repeat… Tags: , , ,

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Live review: Bearded Theory festival, Derbyshire (22-24 May ’15)

June 12, 2015 in Events, Features

Songwriting takes a trip to the Derbyshire countryside to enjoy a weekend of ‘heritage’ alt-rock and a lot more besides…… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maximo Park

Maxïmo Park announce anniversary tour

May 11, 2015 in News

Newcastle rock band Maxïmo Park have announced a tour marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’… Tags: , , , ,

A Whole New Shape by Happyness (Single)

A Whole New Shape by Happyness (Single)

March 24, 2015 in Music Reviews

College rock revivalists Happyness return with their new single ‘A Whole New Shape’ and show that their potential’s still keen… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Dan & The Wildfire

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Austin, TX’ by Dan & The Wildfire

February 19, 2015 in News

There’s a definite country tinge to this week’s exclusive track, which comes from Boston, Massachusetts-based five-piece Dan & The Wildfire… Tags: , , , , ,

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Interview: Cajsa Siik

February 11, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting catches up with rising Swedish indie-pop artist Cajsa Siik to discuss influences, emotions, contrasts and the English language ajsa… Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Cribs For All Our Siste

Burning For No One By The Cribs (Single)

February 5, 2015 in Music Reviews

The Cribs return with the first single from their hotly awaited sixth album and light a fire under fans’ expectations… Tags: , , ,

Flowers Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do

Forget The Fall by Flowers (Single)

February 5, 2015 in Music Reviews

The beatific dream-pop trio Flowers announce their March UK tour with the release of the brilliant single ‘Forget The Fall’… Tags: , , ,

The Cribs kick off 2015 with a new album, single and tour

The Cribs announce album and tour

January 19, 2015 in News

Band’s sixth studio album will be out 23 March… but what happened to the two that were due in 2014?… Tags: , ,

Pixies Doolittle

Doolittle 25 by Pixies (Album)

January 18, 2015 in Music Reviews

One of American alt-rock’s most classic albums gets the deluxe reissue treatment, a full quarter-century on from its original release… Tags: , , , ,

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Book review: ‘The Wonder Stuff Diaries 86-89’ by Miles Hunt

December 31, 2014 in Gear

Wonder Stuff frontman Miles Hunt serves up volume one of his memoirs, and they make for a very enjoyable read… Tags: , , , ,

Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse reveal album plans

December 15, 2014 in News

Fan page reveals details of the US indie faves’ new album ‘Stranger To Ourselves’ as a trailer single emerges online… Tags: , , , , , ,

Good Luck Mountain Too

Too by Good Luck Mountain (Album)

December 11, 2014 in Music Reviews

‘Too’ is the second release by the indie-folk act Good Luck Mountain and it’s a record of delicacy and poise… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Introducing… C Duncan

November 28, 2014 in Features, Interviews

A Scottish singer-songwriter who embraces classical, folk, pop and electronic influences to create a gentle sound all of his own… Tags: , , ,

Neighbour Of The Year

Neighbour Of The Year by Nat Johnson (Album)

November 12, 2014 in Music Reviews

Nat Johnson takes her first foray into the world of the solo artist, leaving you wishing she lived next door… Tags: , , , , ,