Chvrches – ‘The Mother We Share’

Glasgow trio Chvrches are back with follow-up single ‘The Mother We Share’, lead by the sweet-natured vocals of singer Lauren Mayberry this lyrical-electro power pop single soars through the air on a bed of dizzy keyboards and percussion claps.  The single follows equally resplendent debut offering ‘Lies’ and is out on 5 November via National … Continue reading

Woman’s Hour – ‘Human’

This Kendal bred, London based four-piece produce transfixing soundscapes that combine haunting vocals with drawn out guitars and scratchy synths.  Their music is prevalent with influences taken from the last decade of indie and yet manages to avoid falling into the imitation trap. ‘Human’ is a minimalist and progressive track, stripped back to allow for … 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

Twin Shadow – ‘Slow’

Oh how achingly hip is this track? The cool set will rejoice at the deliciously lo fi sound of Twin Shadow’s single ‘Slow‘. Complete with 80s throwback vocals and bloggers already commenting on its Joy Division/Smiths-esq styling’s, this is a tune that will appease fans of the current lo fi wave engulfing the UK and … Continue reading

Strawhouses – ‘Malaise’

Strawhouses released ‘Malaise’, the first single from their debut album, in early July. The track itself is pretty good, it has those swooping guitar sounds, pain stricken male lead vocals and cymbal infused percussion popular with the summer festival set and will certainly have the indie-chic boys and girls dancing to the beat in their … Continue reading

Pulling at my Heartstrings

Today Sunderland darlings Frankie and the Heartstrings announced that they and their label Pop Sex Ltd will be putting on a new live music/club night branded as PopSex028. The event will take place in the group’s home town in an effort to get some of their favourite bands to play in that stottie loving corner … Continue reading

Mystery Jets: Serotonin

The fourth album from five man band Mystery Jets was released unto our expectant ears earlier this month. Serotonin is a love letter to indie-pop, no more of the excess and exuberance of their first two albums, this is a finely mastered exploration of synth-induced melodies. At times sweet and lulling and at others dark … Continue reading

Pains of Being Pure at Heart – ‘Say no to Love’

I love a good old dose of twee, that sparkly, fuzzy noise that is simultaneously loved and loathed across the indie music spectrum. I am therefore going to slyly dodge the debate surrounding whether such music is the muddy heritage line of the good old days of yonder, or a new resurgence of unashamedly addictive … Continue reading

Wild Nothing – New EP ‘Evertide’

The end of June saw the release of Wild Nothing’s new EP ‘Evertide’, which is available on a fancy very limited edition hard copy featuring French artist Franz Vesolt’s artwork (I believe only 75 hard copies have been made.) Naturally you can also download the EP on your interweb machine. Wild Nothing is the project … Continue reading