Leeds newcomers English Teacher return in stunning B-side tradition on ‘Wallace’.

‘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’.

Roscoe Roscoe share heavenly new cut ‘Jacobs Ladder’ via Slow Dance Records.

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.

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

Hideous Mink Records release #SaveOurVenues fundraiser compilation album.

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.

A heart-to-heart with Lou Terry, who finds a home with London label Warm Laundry.

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.

Borth excel with warm, soul-searching grooves on ‘Nettle Soup’ EP.

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.