Blindwish – Good Excuses

It is a rare occurrence to come across a band that formed in a little over a year ago and already producing a large spectrum of solid sounds in a full-length album. But despite the rarity, that is exactly what Blindwish has gone and done. Hailing from Dallas, Texas and establishing themselves back in March 2016, they wasted no time in producing their debut album, set to be released on September 1st. With a Rise Records relationship under their belts, there’s no stopping them now. Continue reading

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And So I Watch You From Afar premiere new single

Today, Northern Irish rock band And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) have announced their return with their new forthcoming album ‘The Endless Shimmering‘. This will be the eclectic quartet’s fifth full length album following on from their widely acclaimed album ‘Heirs’. Alongside the announcement of their new album. the band have also premiered a new video for the first single from the album entitled ‘A Slow Unfolding Of Wings’ with DIY. Continue reading

Ratboys – GN

Topshelf Records have put out some great records, by some great bands such as Braid, Enemies and toe. So listening to this record, having previously not known the band, I am instantly drawn into the rosters family. There’s a clear identity to the label and this fits nicely into the mould. Continue reading

Goldfinger – The Knife

Returning with a new album after nearly a decade, Goldfinger are not the same band they once were. Now reduced down to a outlet for frontman (& mega producer) John Feldman, you’d be forgiven for expecting this to be straight in the trash can. However with a host of famous faces in tow, this album is a pleasant (if rather unoriginal) surprise and comes just in time for summer. Continue reading

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