Introducing… Bordello

The local music scene in Bristol is a diverse one. With the vast selection of common cover bands to rock newcomers performing at the local brewer for a quick set of entertainment. Four-piece Bordello come with something a bit different up their sleeves: a refreshing approach to bringing together soulful blues and lively rock vibes that sets them above the rest of the ordinary music scene. 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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Introducing… The Jackobins

Liverpool founded quartet The Jackobins may have gone through some line-up changes over the last couple of years, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting down to business and creating brand new, fresh music ready to be admired by many. Their newest track ‘Nightfire’ was released on 5th May and brings forth a new, raw energy that is sure to excite fans of alt-rock. Continue reading

…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

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