ILLLS – ‘Teeth’

Mississippi duo ILLLS create a specific blend of progressive, swampy anglo-american rock, complete with scuzzy overlay and post-punk references.  Ok look, they’re just really, really good! The highly anticipated ILLLS EP is due for release in June, but if you’re itching for a bit of action while you wait, here’s ‘Teeth’ fresh off the forthcoming … Continue reading

The Subways – ‘Money & Celebrity’

Cult band The Subways have returned with another edition of their pop/punk inspired music with third album Money & Celebrities, which will be hitting stores next month. Although, it seems that this is not the same Subways the fans fell in love with. Yes, the line-up is the same and producer Stephen Street has worked … Continue reading

T H E S L O W D O W N – ‘Sex’

This is T H E S L O W D O W N‘s second single, following debut ‘Ghosts’ (released under their former name ‘B I G S L E E P’, which unfortunately for them was already taken by another band in the US.)  Follow up single ‘Sex’ is a catchy piece of indie-rock, the … Continue reading

Okkervil River – ‘Rider’

Okkervil River have been getting some serious attention lately having recently appeared on Letterman over in the states. In a departure from their usually polished and folk -tinged efforts, the indie-rock outfit from Texas have recently released their sixth album ‘I Am Very Far‘ – featuring a heavier, darker sound. Lead singer and writer Will … Continue reading

Mona – ‘Mona’ (Album Release)

Nashville rockers Mona released their self-titled album today on CD, download and limited edition collector’s vinyl (limited to 500 copies.) There is a current draught in decent rock bands and Mona have timed the release of their album nicely in time for the onslaught of summer festivals that are about to hit muddy fields across … Continue reading

Suuns – ‘Pie IX’

This is the glitchy latest offering from art rockers Suuns. A chilling whisper of electro infused sobriety that manages to be ethereal and disconcerting in equal measure. Pie IX sums up the Montreal rockers perfectly showcasing their understanding of subtlety and expressionism with flickers of post-punk inflections.

The First Loves – ‘Realise’/’Sweet Cliche’

There is something a bit special about The First Loves that make them stand out amongst a crowd of post-punk worshippers.  Grungy, reverberting guitars and pulsating rhythms are punctuated with art-rock sensibilities.  The general ambience of their sound is that of an imposing austerity, this is indeed dark music, the kind that hits your heart … Continue reading

Islington Boys Club – ‘Pristine 16’

Islington Boys Club walk the line between indie shoe gaze and post punk rock, topping off their in-your-face greatness with a nice dose of anthemic guitars.  Fronted by the androgynous Andy Lovelee (he of little clothes and undeterminable gender) IBC’s live sets are played out with theatrical aggression and captivating energy. ‘Plastic 16’ is part of … Continue reading

Breton – ‘December’ FREE DOWNLOAD

Having released not one but two critically acclaimed limited-run EPs, the genre-fusing London based group  have now released the five track ‘Counter Balance EP’ through Hemlock Recordings.   ‘December’ is the more accessible track of the five, featuring indie vocals (yes, yes – you may be thinking of Foals due to the similar vocal tones), synthetic strings intro and a deceivingly catchy … Continue reading

Eels – ‘Baby Loves Me’

We love you long time Eels. The release of this single marks an overly more uplifting new direction from the act that is more familiar with penning darker, more anguished songs. Taken from the critically acclaimed album “Tomorrow Morning” this track is a rowdy, humorous affair that see’s front man, Mark Oliver Everett or ‘E’ … Continue reading