Firsts Weekly featuring Gag Salon, Teeth Machine, Grocer and more.

From London to Glasgow to Philadelphia, we sink into the talented underbelly of the underground once more. Photo: Rosie Alice Wilson | Words: Karl Johnson Gag Salon‘Horses’ (Blitzcat) As debut singles go, they don’t come much more exciting that this in my humble opinion. Between the rumbling and elastic-feel bass sound and the choppy and almost tropical guitar feel, ‘Horses’ by Gag Salon certainly makes … Continue reading Firsts Weekly featuring Gag Salon, Teeth Machine, Grocer and more.

Firsts Weekly with Bollards, Minor Conflict, Ephan and more.

Join us for a new music deep dive, expect new names and new sounds as we venture into our first Firsts section of the year. Words: Karl Johnson | Photo: Mars Washington January arrives with new ideas, new music and new uncertainty for many. What we know so far is, 2022 is going to be a whole lot better than last year generally speaking, it … Continue reading Firsts Weekly with Bollards, Minor Conflict, Ephan and more.

Firsts Weekly featuring Shelf Lives, Los Bitchos, Enjoyable Listens and more.

Join us for our last discovery feature of the year in Firsts, we finish the year strong unearthing a new set of sonic gems. Words: Karl Johnson With so much new music to choose from for our (often) weekly Firsts feature, the task of whittling it down to just five artists is a tough one. With South London trash-pop duo Shelf Lives taking the cover … Continue reading Firsts Weekly featuring Shelf Lives, Los Bitchos, Enjoyable Listens and more.

Delve into our favourite new discoveries of the week with Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

From Liverpool art-pop chameleon Beija Flo to Aussie experimental-surf-pop gang Hobsons Bay Coast Guard, and more. Words by Karl Johnson Halloween is but a distant memory, winter is in full swing and it surely can’t be long before we’re overwhelmed by best of 2021 lists. On the positive’ side, the live music calendar is as strong as ever. Pitchfork Music Festival took over London last … Continue reading Delve into our favourite new discoveries of the week with Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

Our favourite new discoveries this week with Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

From gutter-psych-rock in East London to high-octane spoken word from Glasgow, it’s all here. Words by Karl Johnson Festivals season isn’t quite over, however the weather no longer feels like summer. Mutations Festival in Brighton is coming up and so is London Jazz Festival, both of which showcase incredible new talent. In fact, it’s less than a week until Halloween. We’re putting on a Hard … Continue reading Our favourite new discoveries this week with Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #17

As the summer swings to an end and a select few festivals steal the 2021 limelight, it’s time to reflect on some of the most exciting and varied releases of the last week (ish). For those who missed out on festival season, that being most of us, there are a couple of multi-venue festivals of note set to go ahead this Autumn – October’s Sound … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #17

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #16.

Football unfortunately didn’t come home, but as of Monday July 19th full capacity gigs are allowed again. The Lightning Seeds played a live gig with Three Lions lyricists David Baddiel and Frank Skinner at London venue 229 as part of the National Lottery and Music Venue Trust’s Revive Live campaign. 00:01 Festival opens at a minute past midnight on Sunday evening in East London this … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #16.

New music, new releases and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #15

The first taste of new releases and a grassroots deep dive for new artists. Words by Karl Johnson With summer seemingly in full swing and parks providing the perfect escapism to a society still finding it’s feet, we’ve dug deep and chosen our favourite new tracks from our favourite new discoveries. Dead Slow Hoot are the cover artist, impressing with their brand of emotionally cutting … Continue reading New music, new releases and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #15