Communal experience and shared memory: Home Counties on new EP ‘In a Middle English Town’.

Not only are they riotously fun, but they adeptly reflect the themes of misplaced British nostalgia for the past. Photo: Tatiana Pozuelo | Words: Brad Harris On the scale of egg to chain punk Home Counties are somewhat difficult to place. On the one hand, the music has that squelchy sound suggestive of the original eggers Devo and displays a self-effacing sort of humour like … Continue reading Communal experience and shared memory: Home Counties on new EP ‘In a Middle English Town’.

Body Horror explore humanity’s self-destruction amid never-ending cultural change on ‘Cull The Culture’.

Through a chance meeting with J.G. Ballard’s novel ‘Crash’, Body Horror explore the darkened corners of human fetishes. Photo: Galen Bullivant | Words: Karl Johnson It’s release day for London outfit Body Horror, new single ‘Cull The Culture’ arrives as the follow up to 2021 swampy-rock hit ‘The Gimp’s Gimp’. In very Body Horror fashion, we have a thought-provoking visual aid which arrives with the … Continue reading Body Horror explore humanity’s self-destruction amid never-ending cultural change on ‘Cull The Culture’.

Lilo set their sights on a folklore of their own with life-affirming debut EP ‘Sleep Country’.

The stories on ‘Sleep Country’ feel as precious as an heirloom, except it’s one entrusted to you by your chosen family. Photo: Matilda Hill-Jenkins | Words: Charlie Brown After drip-feeding us single after single, lilo’s ‘Sleep Country’ is finally released in all its subtle glory. The EP which arrives via label Practice Music and feels as precious as an heirloom, except it’s one entrusted to … Continue reading Lilo set their sights on a folklore of their own with life-affirming debut EP ‘Sleep Country’.

Dublin outfit Silverbacks strike gold on the elegant and artfully construed LP ‘Archive Material’.

Recorded with Gilla Band bassist Daniel Fox, Silverbacks become an entity in and of themselves, streaked with ambition. Words: Elvis Thirlwell | Photo: Roisin Murphy O’sullivan Boy oh boy don’t Silverbacks grow up so fast these days! 18 months on from ‘Fad’ – their rancorous and angular post-punk debut – this Dublin quintet raise eyebrows with multi-faceted follow-up ‘Archive Material’.  Recorded with Gilla Band bassist Daniel … Continue reading Dublin outfit Silverbacks strike gold on the elegant and artfully construed LP ‘Archive Material’.

Yama Warashi add to an already beauteous catalogue of avant-pop with ‘Dividual Individual’.

Blending free jazz, Japanese folk and psych rock, Yama Warashi’s music evokes images of the coming of Spring. Words: Elvis Thirlwell | Photo: Adam Isfendiyar Translated as ‘small childlike mountain spirit’, Yama Warashi is the brain-child of London-based Japanese musician Yoshino Shigihara. Formed in Bristol in 2015, the band have been steadily accumulating a beauteous catalogue of bewitching avant-pop gems; there’s already two excellent albums and … Continue reading Yama Warashi add to an already beauteous catalogue of avant-pop with ‘Dividual Individual’.

Nukuluk inject a much-needed lifeblood into new music. We found out how they stumbled across their writing ‘manifesto’.

Melancholic, apocalyptic and jaw-dropping. We spoke to the South London group ahead of their incoming EP ‘Disaster Pop’. Words by Brad Harris Nukuluk are an exciting presence. Having only recently popped up, seemingly fully formed, they are already injecting a much-needed lifeblood into “the scene”, one in which there is both a general lack of rap and black voices. The second release from their upcoming … Continue reading Nukuluk inject a much-needed lifeblood into new music. We found out how they stumbled across their writing ‘manifesto’.