Squid attempt to make sense of the world as they see it on their debut album.

‘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.

London’s Fake Turins reveal new cut ‘Down!’ ahead of their debut EP on Hideous Mink Records.

The track offers a sense of escapism as much as a deep groove to bathe in. Words: Karl Johnson | Photo: Mars Washington At the tail end of 2019 North London outfit Fake Turins decamped to the market town of Farnham to record their debut EP with long-time friend and producer James Traylen. Little did they know that a global pandemic was looming, and their … Continue reading London’s Fake Turins reveal new cut ‘Down!’ ahead of their debut EP on Hideous Mink 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

London trio Famous open a door to an alternate dimension on cataclysmic new EP ‘The Valley’.

Diving into pools of darkness, Famous offer up raw diamonds of creativity. Words: Alexandra Dominica | Photo: James Ogram Catapulted far above the stratosphere, deep into the nebula of nascent neurosis come hurling the idiosyncratic Famous with their latest EP The Valley.  The first track Stars is a deep dive into a fragmented consciousness, waving goodbye to “Mom and Dad” we’re freefalling into their vortex. … Continue reading London trio Famous open a door to an alternate dimension on cataclysmic new EP ‘The Valley’.

London post-punks Krush Puppies release ‘Slay The Dragon’, via Strong Island Recordings.

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.

London punk outfit PLAY DEAD release a ferocious and unapologetic debut EP in ‘Skint’.

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’.

QLOWSKI share touching new single ‘Lotta Continua’ ahead of their debut album.

Bask in the delicate interplay between the driving bass and Orange Juice-esque guitars, but the real power lies in the vocal combination. Words: Scott Rimington | Photo: Patrick Smith Following on from their excellent previous release A Woman, self-described ‘twee punks’ Qlowski return with the second single from their forthcoming debut album Quale Futuro? (out June 4th on Maple Death Records). Lotta Continua translates as … Continue reading QLOWSKI share touching new single ‘Lotta Continua’ ahead of their debut album.