Sink into our weekly list of marvellous new musical discoveries. NEW MUSIC | FIRSTS | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON As the UK preps for another essential lockdown, our time and attention must go to supporting those most vulnerable to being alone: physically and mentally. Mind is a mental health charity based in England and Wales – directed by Stephan Fry – and offers information and … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.
Both seductive and destructive ‘Age Of Death’ is a strong opening statement by the Tokyo duo. NEW MUSIC | PARIS DEATH HILTON | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Paris death Hilton aren’t meant to be understood. Their music is a frantic rush of blood to the head, a heavy dose of dopamine or perhaps just two friends from Japan doing their thing. The Tokyo duo utilize … Continue reading Japanese electronic-rock duo Paris death Hilton reveal debut LP.
Our weekly deep search for new music continues with a bunch of stellar new releases. NEW MUSIC | PHOTO OF MARINE STORE DEALER | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON As winter weather sets in with November just around the corner, it’s almost time to talk about those end of year lists. Until then, we’ve gathered together a list of tracks that have warmed our hearts this … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.
Dropping a new record in 2020 is a calculated risk, but if anyone can overcome the unique hurdles this year has thrown at the music industry, it’s Tugboat Captain. Formed barely three years ago and on the cusp of something truly exciting, this South London DIY collective have already put out a rich catalogue of snappy, indie pop tunes. Rut, their latest album, is due … Continue reading Tugboat Captain have released their Abbey Road-recorded new LP.
Our weekly deep search for new music continues with a superb period for new releases. NEW MUSIC | PHOTO OF PSYCLO | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON The plight of grassroots music venues in the UK continues to be a miserable one, though buoyed by a recent Cultural Revival Fund. Where would we be without Music Venue Trust, the charity only formed in 2015 and has … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.
It offers help with recording, campaign management and a two day masterclass at Metropolis Studios. News that the Culture Recovery Fund – rallied by Music Venue Trust – has released new funds to keep grassroots music venues afloat with the ability to look towards 2021, is incredibly welcome. But, that’s not the only good news this week for grassroots music. Fred Perry have teamed up … Continue reading A grant for unsigned artists by Fred Perry and Nicholas Daley.
Despite the circumstances, an unstoppable wave of newly formed bands with incredible new releases continues to wash over us. Tuesday the 22nd of September will mark the first day of Autumn, and with a new season approaching, we’ve found solace as always in new music. Live streams may still be functioning adequately alongside the tough measures of socially-distanced live gigs, but it’s recorded music that … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.
This week’s discovery issue arrives with intriguing new sounds aplenty. FIRSTS | PHOTO OF ALL THINGS BLUE | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Some people may feel hard done by to have swapped the unworkable summer heatwave for a windswept landscape and floods in UK – thank you storm Francis – we’re still lucky in certain aspects. There’s never been a better time for new releases. … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.
What makes one of Leeds’ liveliest new prospects tick? INTERVIEW | YARD ACT | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Whether it was their debut single ‘The Trapper’s Pelts’, or more recent release ‘Fixer Upper’, Yard Act are on a roll – and you get the impression they’re just getting started. One listen to their latest effort shows a band, and a lyricist, able to portray an … Continue reading Making art, elitism in poetry, in lovely Leeds: a chat with Yard Act.
Rising from the ashes of BIG DEAL, Medium Love soar on their sun-kissed debut EP. FEATURE | MEDIUM | WORDS BY DAN MARKSMAN Formed from the ashes of his previous band, London outfit BIG DEAL, Kacey Underwood’s new demos needed to be filed under a new name, that name became Medium Love. Having toured with Depeche Mode and released three albums with BIG DEAL, Kacey … Continue reading Sun-kissed and reflective, Medium Love unveil their debut EP.
This week’s discovery issue arrives stacked full of interesting sounds. FIRSTS | PHOTO OF SEABASS | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Let’s raise a glass to all the artists big and small that helped us through lockdown by releasing music, taking a risk in uncertain circumstances. Live performances look set to return, with venues at a reduced capacity or outdoors gigs with a seated crowd, it’s … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing FIRSTS.
Talk Show, The Lounge Society, moa moa and more join the bill as the festival is set to go ahead. On October 16th and 17th, the third edition of Left Of The Dial Festival is set to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new music showcase festival has announced 29 artists so far, alongside two plans of how the festival can take place accounting … Continue reading New music festival Left Of The Dial add new names.