In the hall of mirrors that is Lou Terry’s psyche, playfulness and emotional depth seemingly sit side by side. Words by Brad Harris “I remember a lot of things suddenly seeming pointless when covid hit, but music didn’t” wrote Lou Terry when we last spoke, and fittingly you can all but feel this vitality in his latest single Until It Fits In. Incisively, he mentioned … Continue reading Lou Terry details the life of an outsider on ‘Until It Fits In’, out on Warm Laundry Records.
The single serves as a stark reminder that there is a world beyond individualist self-improvement, and it too is in need of attention. Words: Scott Rimington | Photo: Paul Grace Possessing one of the least search-able band names since noughties rockers ‘A’, John Newton and Johnny Healey’s project JOHN are set to release their menacing new single A Song For Those Who Speed In Built … Continue reading London duo JOHN return with devastating new single ‘A Song For Those Who Speed In Built Up Areas’.
The fight to save our bricks and mortar institutions is not over. Hideous Mink Records explain why #SaveOurVenues is a longevity project. Words by Karl Johnson The global pandemic showed us how fragile our existence on planet earth is. How we spend our time, money and treat the people and the environment around us is incredibly important. With the unlocking of society and the return … Continue reading Hideous Mink Records release #SaveOurVenues fundraiser compilation album.
Crimewave move into uncharted waters and lay the foundations for the cutting and stretching of shoegaze 2.0. Words by Daisy Fitzgerald Crimewave take us back to the 90s with new single Expendable. Hailing from Newcastle and Manchester the band are at the forefront of the fight to bring back shoegaze from the 90s – and make it their own. The first listen feels like tripping, … Continue reading Crimewave return with new single ‘Expendable’ via Do Your Best, and the results are surreal.
He once won the heart of John Cooper Clarke who stumbled upon him performing in a pub and was so entranced that he missed his train home. Words: Brad Harris Lou Terry is a man without pretensions. It’s clear in his latest single, essentially a two-note vamp that builds and builds into one of the most obscene and raw vocal performances put to tape. Sweetly … Continue reading A heart-to-heart with Lou Terry, who finds a home with London label Warm Laundry.
Their new release evokes the uncanny feeling of dropping into someone else’s lockdown-addled headspace for a brief and brilliant moment. Words: Scott Rimington | Photo: Kirsten Allen From the band name and song title, you could be forgiven for assuming that Krush Puppies are a group of barbaric monsters, but rest assured, we have it on good authority that they are animal lovers to the … Continue reading London post-punks Krush Puppies release ‘Slay The Dragon’, via Strong Island Recordings.
Escapist and anthemic, the London outfit expand their lo-fi-inspired and grunge-led back catalogue to great effect. Words: Karl Johnson | Photo: Anna Hach One of the new acts to make an impact during the gruelling pandemic that tore through the heart of any 2020 plans was Jaws The Shark. You get the impression that listeners may have turned to bands such as this for escapism, … Continue reading On ‘Loose Change’ London’s Jaws The Shark return with another explosive cut.
The South London trio offer a whirlwind round up of a youth and a life lived at full tilt. Words by Karl Johnson From the jangling opening guitar chords of Hide to the murky and sleazy punk waters of The Drip, South East London natives PLAY DEAD offer a screenshot into the life of three Gen-Z teenagers growing up in Herne Hill. The weapon of … Continue reading London punk outfit PLAY DEAD release a ferocious and unapologetic debut EP in ‘Skint’.
There’s no grand statement on ‘Nettle Soup’, just honest-to-goodness joyful musicianship. Words by Adam Davidson An attempt to mould traditional songwriting into a sound fit for the digital age, Borth is what Daniel Wright calls himself while in his bedroom DJ alter-ego. The Wirral-based producer and musician began this project a few years ago, but it is fitting in this era of long empty days … Continue reading Borth excel with warm, soul-searching grooves on ‘Nettle Soup’ EP.