Los Angeles outfit La Luz share a dreamy, sombre and folk-tinged cut in ‘In The Country’.

La Luz return grimly aware of the creeping threat of city life and its unavoidable devastation on ‘In The Country’. Words: Brad Harris | Photo: Pooneh Ghana In English, la luz simply means ‘The Light’. There’s something eerily pretty to this spectral choice of name, suggestive of both the golden warmth of light itself, and the things outside of it too. La Luz as a … Continue reading Los Angeles outfit La Luz share a dreamy, sombre and folk-tinged cut in ‘In The Country’.

black midi make a heavenly live return at St John at Hackney church in support of new LP ‘Cavalcade’.

Their power lies in never allowing you to become too comfortable. Black midi thrive on the brink of chaos. Words: Karl Johnson | Photos: Jack Menzies It’s 15 minutes until doors open at Hackney Church and pools of people are strewn across the garden grounds awaiting the early set of black midi’s back-to-back shows in support of ‘Cavalcade’, their sophomore album on Rough Trade Records. Vocalist … Continue reading black midi make a heavenly live return at St John at Hackney church in support of new LP ‘Cavalcade’.

Lou Terry details the life of an outsider on ‘Until It Fits In’, out on Warm Laundry Records.

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.

London duo JOHN return with devastating new single ‘A Song For Those Who Speed In Built Up Areas’.

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’.

On ‘Loose Change’ London’s Jaws The Shark return with another explosive cut.

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.