Savages – ‘Husbands’/’Flying to Berlin’

Still buzzing from their fervent set at this weekend’s 1-2-3-4 Shoreditch festival, it’s only fair to give praise to what became one of the pivotal performances of the day.  Savages, an all-girl post-punk four piece, tore through their set with ferocious energy and skill.  On the face of it Savages appear to be incredibly in-tune … Continue reading

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 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