Female identity and toxic masculinity, Lizzy Laurance on ‘Famous’.

A mind-bending alternate reality through a patchwork-pop lens. PREMIERE | LIZZY LAURANCE | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON We’re incredibly excited to be premiering the new single by South East London artist Lizzy Laurance. Famous, the hypnotic and powerful new single, marks the first glimpse of music from Laurance’s upcoming debut record Rocketman. Amongst other subjects Famous explores the perpetuation of toxic masculinity, combining shattered instrumental … Continue reading Female identity and toxic masculinity, Lizzy Laurance on ‘Famous’.

Japanese electronic-rock duo Paris death Hilton reveal debut LP.

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.

Romance in the chaos, Pynch return crazy on love.

The London-based quartet return reflective and with positivity in their step. NEW MUSIC | PYNCH | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Pynch have returned with an anthemic lo-fi masterpiece in The Whole World’s Going Crazy (For Love), an important reminder to concentrate on the positivity around us in darker times. The band’s new release marks their third single release as Pynch, following their debut on London … Continue reading Romance in the chaos, Pynch return crazy on love.

Merseyside trio Eyesore & The Jinx return with ‘Accidental Weller’.

The Merseyside band return as ferocious and spellbinding as ever. NEW MUSIC | EYESORE & THE JINX | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Getting down to the hairdresser during lockdown was impossible, obviously. But, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a fresh trim, especially after so long, or is there? Coming in from “the putrid banks of the River Mersey”, the fantastic Eyesore & The … Continue reading Merseyside trio Eyesore & The Jinx return with ‘Accidental Weller’.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

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.

London’s Sunken share BEAT-DRIVEN DREAM POP debut EP ‘Hometime’.

The London quintet find themselves through beat-driven dream pop excellence. NEW MUSIC | SUNKEN | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON If this is your first time listening to Sunken then you’re in for one dreamy treat. The London five-piece have used the last few years wisely in creating a bubbling synthesizer-led sound propelled by driving bass lines and intricate guitar rhythms. The result: their debut EP … Continue reading London’s Sunken share BEAT-DRIVEN DREAM POP debut EP ‘Hometime’.

Twisted Ankle’s ‘My Favourite Shops’ is a raucous ride.

The South-West outfit take aim at consumerist culture and capitalism. NEW MUSIC | TWISTED ANKLE | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON With the band’s debut album arriving via Breakfast Records this Friday October 23rd, we had a look at Twisted Ankle’s new single My Favourite Shops to see what we could expect. Together with an expertly executed vocal delivery and a razor sharp sense of humour, … Continue reading Twisted Ankle’s ‘My Favourite Shops’ is a raucous ride.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

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.

‘Day Destroyer’, the driving psych gem by Wrecked Beach.

We’re premiering an unstoppable slice of psychedelic rock by the Vancouver outfit. PREMIERE | WRECKED BEACH | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON What do you know about Wrecked Beach? Perhaps the Vancouver band’s banging debut record Eye Tide, maybe you witnessed their live performance on this summer’s Interstellar Food Drive Festival? If you missed those, today we’re premiering their brand new single Day Destroyer, out on … Continue reading ‘Day Destroyer’, the driving psych gem by Wrecked Beach.

‘Love Thing’ is a DIY-pop gem by Bristol’s Mumble Tide.

The duo’s new single aches with the fragility of early relationship infatuation. NEW MUSIC | MUMBLE TIDE | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Taken from their upcoming EP set for release November 13th via Nothing Fancy Records, Bristol duo Mumble Tide have shared the devastatingly beautiful Love Thing. Shimmering synths wash over the track in a non-intrusive manner as an off-clean guitar sound balances the sweetness … Continue reading ‘Love Thing’ is a DIY-pop gem by Bristol’s Mumble Tide.

A brooding new single by Sapphire Blues.

‘Ourselves Forgotten’, a story of small town frustration by the Bristol trio. NEW MUSIC | SAPPHIRE BLUES | WORDS BY LAURA PEGLER If ever there was a band to reflect the mood of this cataclysmic year, Sapphire Blues are on the money. Earlier this summer we were treated to their melancholic ode to stagnation 119. Now with a change in season, and a significant drop … Continue reading A brooding new single by Sapphire Blues.

Chappaqua Wrestling dig deeper and darker on ‘The Rift’.

The band talk an increasing societal division and a global boiling point on ferocious new single. NEW MUSIC | CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON 2020 hasn’t been kind on anyone, but it has thrown up music with a heart, a conscious and with something to say. One of those tunes is The Rift by Brighton-based quintet Chappaqua Wrestling. The band’s new single is … Continue reading Chappaqua Wrestling dig deeper and darker on ‘The Rift’.