Three nice tunes to ease you into autumn this week as we characteristic some slab-heavy doom metallic from Los Angeles, ethereal electronics from Wisconsin and neo-folk from Boston. Los Angeles’ indie psych-rockers Tombstones In Their Eyes have simply launched their new Nothing Here EP and it’s a group of sonorous and hazy stoner lullabies that descend into post-rock soundscapes all wrapped up in […]

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Yesterday we featured Bristol trio Soeur and their 90s alternative-influenced sound.  There have to be one thing within the water as Hannah’s Little Sister have emerged with the same vibe, wildly channelling the likes of Sonic Youth, The Breeders and The Pixies on their debut launch “20”. It’s a chaotic but business introduction to the […]

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Bristol trio Soeur show their abrasive side in “Fight”, a short, sharp slap to the senses.  This, their second release and title track from their forthcoming EP, takes in the best elements of 90s alternative music from that pre-Britpop age. It builds and teases, threatening to explode, and despite the menacing guitars, it is the […]

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Raja, the winner of Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has just finished her run in Provincetown, Massachusetts perfecting her new live show, Masque.  She took time out to discuss the creation of this show which she will be bringing to NYC on September 14th and 15th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre  She is determined […]

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Valerie Renay (half of Noblesse Oblige) is releasing her first solo album on September 7, co-produced by Alexander Paulick-Thiel (Kreidler). One of our favorite Berlin-based French Caribbean performers, painters, and electronic pop chanteuse, Valerie Renay, brings us Your Own Shadow. After initial help from producer Moses Schneider and Einstürzende Neubauten’s engineer Boris Wilsdorf, Valerie was […]

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Brooklyn-based midnight newbie Unknown Caller – the moniker for producer & songwriter Alex Lichtenstein – has delivered an impressive debut effort in the form of the single “Sayonara.” The track is a dreamy, extremely chill-yet-danceable banger. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to head out for the night with no intention of […]

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Norwegian music often reflects its landscape – calm, often beautiful vistas in sound.  Delightfully, Pom Poko defy expectations on their first release since signing with Bella Union, “Follow the lights” is a chaotic triumph shattering any stereotypes or preconceptions. Swampy guitars scratch and grind while Ragnhild’s vocals have a slightly psychotic blend of sweetness and menace, […]

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It’s been a while since Parade of Lights came upon this writer’s playlist despite continuously putting out great music.  Their new single “Let’s Be Friends” is a nice place to reestablish that relationship. It’s also a great break-up song as Parade of Lights is no longer a member of the Capitol Records’ roster. Although the […]

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Bemp, a three-piece from Liverpool are a band that don’t take themselves too seriously, something that is sadly lacking in much of today’s music. However don’t let that happy-go-lucky, joie de vivre fool you, they are deadly serious about the music they produce, often honing their creations with a meticulousness that belies their apparent laid-back […]

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Bryan and Kendra met on Myspace in 2006, and released a few singles before meeting IRL in 2008. Their sound fit in the witch house box of the moment with influences from EBM, ambient, noise, dream pop, and a certain eerie aesthetics. They gained momentum as White Ring in 2010 with the release of Black […]

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You know that thing you didn’t realize how much you missed until it comes around again? Recently that thing has been great dance music. One band that could always get people up and moving was Scissor Sisters. But they left the stages in 2012. Thankfully frontman Jake Shears still had a lot of music running […]

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HOT QUESTIONS FOR THE UNIVERSE 1. will anyone look at me the same way my dog does? 2. am i wandering through life without a clue? 3. why wait for the apocalypse when i can create my own? 4. do ghosts get lonely? 5. seriously. does this train stop on the east side? 6. how […]

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On first glance the Bodies of Colour exhibition at The Whitworth, Manchester may simply seem to be a collection of kitsch wallpaper.  The offshoots of designs featuring the likes of Mickey Mouse, The Flintstones, Sindy and the Spice Girls certainly create a nostalgia fix and memories of those childhood fads that adorned your own bedroom […]

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And I hear the sounds of silence. That which is not silent at all. The rustle of the trees, dry and crisp in true Summer. The birds and creatures making little noises. But no hum. No damnable city-like hum. Only the sound of the truth. I’ve been driving for a little under five hours and […]

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I care for drama. It gives me great comfort to realize why drama exists and how it is distinguished from reality and its importance in contrast to peace. Most people I have ever known link drama with fear. I did once, too, most likely because I was raised as a Roman Catholic. The Roman Catholic […]

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When she’s not composing for contemporary dance and theater productions, short films and performances, Başak Günak, also known as Ah! Kosmos, makes her own music. As a solo performer or accompanied by a guitarist, she has performed at several festivals in Europe and Japan and supported acts such as Sigur Rós and Jonny Greenwood’s Junun Project. Her first release, Bastards, introduced the […]

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We’re delighted to be able to premier “Downside Up”, the latest teaser from Go March’s forthcoming album. While it may be half the length of previous release, “Chop Chop” it is no less hypnotic with their customary mesmeric grooves taking you on a more laid back journey this time. The video complements the Antwerp trio’s […]

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Seattle’s Spirit Award are gearing up for the release of their new album Muted Crowd, the follow-up to 2017’s Neverending. In advance of the album, the band has released their new official video for the single “Supreme Truth” – a weird, creepy depiction of cult-culture, very reminiscent of the recent Netflix documentary Wild, Wild Country. […]

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It’s always interesting when an artist throws several genres into the mixing bowl to see what emerges.  It doesn’t always work but it’s far more exciting to play with ingredients and boundaries than to release something bland and predictable. Fresh from performing at Lollapalooza, Yoshi Flower celebrates signing with Interscope records with this new single, “Brown […]

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Swedish/Iranian artist Ayelle has an EP out at the end of the month and the singles released to promote it so far suggest it will be something to look out for. Her roots don’t come across in her soothing vocal style, which has more in common with the London soul scene, yet her lyrical themes of […]

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When you consider the greats of music history have been the innovators and the risk takers, it does make you wonder about the current music landscape.  An ocean of potential is polluted by sanitised preset-button production that smothers lyrics that seem to be written on autopilot and delivered through autotune. Perhaps it is history that […]

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July 15, 2018 The Vans Warped Tour is winding down with final northeast stop growing smaller in the rearview window. However, getting to The Xfinity Center was a traffic nightmare upon reaching the city limits on the interstate. Besides road repair, there was the issue of parking which was at its limit everywhere due to […]

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Bristol post-punk band IDLES are becoming essential listening with every release and they have just announced an art exhibition to celebrate the release of their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance. Open for two days, between 12pm and 8pm, and curated by the band, the exhibition will take place at: HM Electrics Gallery, 65 Nile St. London N1 […]

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The now LA-based Aidan Carroll is gearing up for the release of his new album The Other Side, and has unveiled its first single “I Used to Party,” featuring up and coming rapper Mari. The accomplished songwriter & producer has had quite a career working with other artists and touring as a supporting musician, and […]

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Canadian-born enigmatic electro-pop songwriter Goldilox will release her highly anticipated new album Very Best next week, and it is chock full of tasty little jams. Inspired by the timeless disco era, the album is all about people claiming back their freedom through music and dance. “Women had never been so strong and idolized during that […]

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Mosh. Skank. Bop. Bang your head. Jump. Whacky balloon arms. Jazz hands. Spirit fingers.  Throw up your favorite band’s hand sign or just good old rock & roll “horns”.  Maybe the band will kick up the fun by breaking out beach balls or super soakers. Maybe they’ll just come over the barricade and play with […]

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The 1980s then.  A decade often mocked until those who grew up in it found they were the first generation of bloggers and could now look back nostalgically and share their memories and ‘remember when…’ posts about when things were better, summers were longer and chocolate bars were bigger. For the UK the decade brought […]

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