Sulk – ‘Wishes’

So the Stone Roses have announced a set of reunion gigs , at the very same park that Oasis played their rather uninspiring reunion gig a couple of years back.¬† Yes, I have bought my tickets and yes I do share that sinking feeling that they will be good-and-I’m-glad-I-saw-them-because-they’re-legends-but-really-they-were-never-going-to-be-as-good-as-they-were-so-it-was-a-bit-of-a-let-down. However, I digress.¬† The point of … Continue reading

Banjo or Freakout – ‘Idiot Rain’

Banjo or Freakout is the one time bedroom project of London-based producer/remixer Alessio Natalizia.¬† A warm, lulling track filled with guitar serenades and plucked bass that¬†reveals¬†Alessio at his best.¬† The track envelopes you in a blissful blanket of harmonies and drones.¬† This is a finely tuned¬†example¬†of self concious craftmanship, a muted yet beautifully characteristic piece … 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

Oh Minnows – ‘Everyday’

As a big fan of the incredibly amazing Young and Lost Club, I had an inkling that I would also be a fan of signing Oh Minnows. Formerly a key member of Semifinalists (ace band, now unfortunately no more) Chris¬†Steel-Nicholson has recently released ‘Everyday’ a chilled out slice of lazy shoegaze¬† niceness. Have a listen … Continue reading