‘Quale Futuro?’ is a multifaceted beast, an album that rallies itself from within. Continue reading London outfit Qlowski share an uncompromising and brooding debut album in ‘Quale Futuro?’
Flossing is the solo project of The Wants bassist Heather Elle, and ‘Switch’ is the first taster of their forthcoming debut EP ‘Queen Of The Mall’. Words: Scott Rimington | Photo: Kevin Condon The song begins with a slow, pulsating electronic groove reminiscent of Massive Attack‘s Angel, with languid, dreamy guitar chords ushering in the opening line “I am both scared and intrigued by the … Continue reading Introducing New York City’s Flossing, and the pulsating groove of debut single’Switch’.
‘Wallace’ really cements the band as a diverse powerhouse of genres and shows the headier side of English Teacher. Words: Brad Harris | Photo: Sophie Jouvenaar My first English teacher was a tall, towering mountain of a man. A man who seemed to only wear large, overfitting shirts that he had accidentally ripped the holes in the armpits of. When he insisted on raising his … Continue reading Leeds newcomers English Teacher return in stunning B-side tradition on ‘Wallace’.
The first full capacity gig back, the second restrictions are lifted. Continue reading London’s 00:01 Festival is set to welcome back full capacity shows at the stroke of midnight.
‘Non Fiction’ slaps the rose-tinted ray-bans off your face. Continue reading Vancouver outfit NOV3L have crafted a debut album that lifts up a mirror to society with ‘Non Fiction’.
The album is a mind-altering and immersive journey jam-packed with endless strut and groove. Words by Karl Johnson Venturing into the complex sonic existence of This Is The Deep feels like falling down the rabbit hole, your sense of self is amplified as the sheer strength of musicianship and ambition of ideas tugs at the carpet beneath your feet. The London collective have recently released … Continue reading East London collective This Is The Deep share ‘The Best Is Yet To Come (Part 1)’ LP.
La Luz return grimly aware of the creeping threat of city life and its unavoidable devastation on ‘In The Country’. Words: Brad Harris | Photo: Pooneh Ghana In English, la luz simply means ‘The Light’. There’s something eerily pretty to this spectral choice of name, suggestive of both the golden warmth of light itself, and the things outside of it too. La Luz as a … Continue reading Los Angeles outfit La Luz share a dreamy, sombre and folk-tinged cut in ‘In The Country’.
‘Bright Green Field’ is an album concerned with exposing a misanthropic reactionary worldview, and bleaching it out in the sun. Words: Adam Davidson | Photo: Holly Whitaker Squid’s striking maturity shows they are already years ahead of where they should be on Bright Green Field. Compositionally, the music is subtle and complex, with horns augmenting the guitars and keys here and there. This fruitful tapestry … Continue reading Squid attempt to make sense of the world as they see it on their debut album.
Roscoe Roscoe pay their respects to 60’s counterculture on the dreamlike ‘Jacob’s Ladder’. Words: Brad Harris | Photo: Holly Whitaker The concept of Jacob’s Ladder has been appropriated numerous times over the ages. In its first biblical incarnation it was simply a story of Jacob’s dream of the angels descending from and returning to heaven. Some have interpreted this as an ascetic model through which … Continue reading Roscoe Roscoe share heavenly new cut ‘Jacobs Ladder’ via Slow Dance Records.
Their power lies in never allowing you to become too comfortable. Continue reading black midi make a heavenly live return at St John at Hackney church in support of new LP ‘Cavalcade’.
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
Diving into pools of darkness, Famous offer up raw diamonds of creativity. Continue reading London trio Famous open a door to an alternate dimension on cataclysmic new EP ‘The Valley’.