Kamikaze Girls – Seafoam

With the 2016 release of their debut EP, Sad, punk duo Kamikaze Girls wanted people to know that it’s okay not to be okay, to struggle. Drawing on her experiences with addiction & depression, front woman Lucinda Livingstone’s startlingly honest lyrics  make the band stand out from a scene that is saturated in meaningless lyrics. Along with drummer Conor Dawson, 2017 and their new release Seafoam sees Lucinda & the band in a somewhat happier state of mind. Having signed to Big Scary Monsters for their debut album, Kamikaze Girls continue to build on their success & make huge progress at the same time.
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…And The Hangnails – DOG

Fuzzmongering Indie Punk duo from York/London …And The Hangnails are set to release their fourth album “DOG” through Young Thugs Records on 12th May. Mirroring a classic punk sound while delivering a hard new level of noise, this record could be played pretty seamlessly aside their previous release, “Rut”, the only difference being a clear bar raise in production and overall sound. Continue reading

Tricot – 3

Assuming my anticipated response to the genre of this review is correct I’d like to welcome the 4 people who decided to read it. But hoping that I’m wrong, I’d like to say that Tricot, the Japanese math-rock force from Kyoto, leapt into my lap and emptied a whole bucket of pleasant surprise. I was fully expecting a torrent of time signatures and anger akin to Rolo Tomassi, rather than an incredibly mainstream and polished sounding group of musicians. Continue reading

Sibling – Dream You Away

South East England three-piece Sibling are sharing their newest EP with the world at the end of June: a petite collection of four tracks entitled ‘Dream You Away’. Initially formed to become a fundamental studio group, ex-Hindsights vocalist Benio Baumgart along with Sam Correa and Lewis Pickering have since decided to take the songs they write to the stage. Continue reading

Nineteen Fifty Eight – Dark Blue

Welsh quintet Nineteen Fifty Eight are set to release their newest set of tracks in the form of EP ‘Dark Blue’ in May. The six-track collection presents various catchy tunes that show off the band’s true dedication to their music. With a strong female lead and a newly developed association with Transcend Music under their belts, the group are raring and ready to take on world with their mesmerizing melodies. Continue reading

Heartwork – Things I Wish I’d Said

Up to now, Dan O’Dell (AKA Heartwork) had nicely slotted into the over-saturated crowds of singer-songwriter, releasing 2 well received EP’s & playing countless shows across the country. However, things have changed with the release of his crowd funded debut album ‘Things I Wish I Said’; an album that sees Dan embrace a fuller band sound akin to emo legends, American Football.

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Hot Mulligan – Opportunities

Hot Mulligan are a pop-punk quintet from Michigan. After recently signing with new label No Sleep Records, the group have re-released a special edition of their most recent EP ‘Opportunities’. The record, made digitally available at the end of March this year, features the original six tracks with addition new acoustic song ‘Deluxe Capacitor’.

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The Smith Street Band – More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me

It must be pretty good to be The Smith Street Band right now. Riding high off the back of breakthrough album ‘Throw Me In The River’, the band have made a splash around the globe playing everything from Reading & Leeds festivals to dive bar basements & making countless fans in the process. The band set these experiences to tape & the result is their most ambitious & boldest statement yet.
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