DOUGLAS DARES TO DOUBLETHINK

London based singer-songwriter Douglas Dare returns with brand new track, “Doublethink”, inspired by Orwellian study and manifestations in his own life. It’s quite a beautiful track really, even if it’s not as delicate as other material, such as “Caroline”. You can really hear the pain in his voice. The stroking of the keys and percussion, […]

JOHN GRANT GETTING HOT AND BOTHERED

U.S. folk and synth man John Grant unveils the brand new video for “Global Warming”, taken from his latest record ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ (2015). In what has been an eventful and fruitful past few years for the former Czars member, Grant has brought his “A” game to this frightening and rather poetic video. Directed […]

VIOLA BEACH MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER

After the sad news earlier this year that young band Viola Beach had lost their lives in a freak car accident, Friars Court is hosting a night of music featuring local acts such as newcomers Polareyes and Pacific. After the tragic events of 13th February, the Viola Beach story will be remembered as one of […]

ISLINGTON MILL CASH INJECTION

Awarded just shy of 1 million pounds by Arts Council England, the Islington Mill is a few steps closer to securing the £2.5 million needed to completely refurbish the space. The Salford venue is considered to be an important place by many Mancunians, Dave Haslam describing it as “one of the spiritual homes of the […]

LEATHERNECK LOOKING LIVELY WITH IMMINENT EP RELEASE

*Guest Editor Pick With a sound you could most definitely link to acts like Basement and Title Fight, maybe even a bit of Jawbox, Cheshire based Leatherneck offer some proper emo/grunge. After the success of the ‘Monochrome/Derailed’ release last year, the boys are back with new track “Autumn Walls”. Taken from their upcoming EP entitled […]

THANK GOD FOR GOD DAMN

*Guest Editor Pick After the fabulous anvil of an album ‘Vultures’ (2015) was, midlands duo God Damn return with a record no doubt of same weight, if not fatter. Thus, even more crushing… hold on to your heads folks! Blending a variety of heavy styles, there’s definitely a strong Melvins influence in the music. Pummelling […]

ALL ABOARD THE GRAVY BOAT AS KING SALAMI SAILS THE SEAS

After their recent television debut on BBC Four’s UK’s Best Part Time Band, King Salami and the Cumberland Three are hitting the road in what is sure to be a tour full of bangers! Mashing garage rock and old school rhythm and blues, the London four-piece are heading on a tour that will span the […]

SUMMER SLUMMIN’ TO HAVE A BLAST ACROSS THE UK

Featuring three of the label’s best and exciting Garage bands, Fuzzkill Records are releasing a split so you can rock all summer long. ‘Summer Slummin’ includes Abjects, Fruit Tones and Halfrican, hailing from London, Manchester and Glasgow respectively. With two tunes apiece, all three bands impress. It’s not anything too technical or complicated but at […]

CRYSTAL CASTLES CARRY ON WITHOUT GLASS

*Guest Editor Pick After the recent departure of enthusiastic singer Alice Glass, Crystal Castles have announced the details for their fourth album titled ‘Amnesty (I)’. Despite a recent spat between the two, Glass claiming her ex band mate was “manipulative”, Ethan Kath has elected to continue as CC. Due out on 19th August via Fiction […]

COWTOWN STREAM BLISTERING NEW SINGLE ‘TWEAK’

With their fourth album ‘Paranormal Romance’ set for release on 19th August, Cowtown unveil the brand new single “Tweak” in all its snot soaked glory. The Leeds trio produce a short but sweet song with lyrics involving the pounding of one’s brain and not being able to take it anymore. It’s another little tune about […]