MonthAugust 2016

SHVLLOWS: ‘Zurich’

Edinburgh’s SHVLLOWS have already enjoyed notable support for their vibrant electro-pop stylings. Latest single, ‘Zurich‘ will no doubt be heard pumping out mainstream and commercial radio stations. This is a stunning synth-fest with kaleidoscopic melodies and euphoric production. The stadium-esque delivery is notable and I hope the band continue to evolve and progress into another notable Scottish…

LUMER: ‘Beware Of The Natives’

It’s not often that you feel the flesh from your bones has been taken off in the opening bar of a song, but Yorkshire’s LUMER have come pretty close to making this happen. When you think of Yorkshire, you think rolling fields, nonchalant locals discussing the weather and a general calmness. You don’t think gut-punching, ferocious…

Lady Pills: ‘Eat Them’

Having recently released their debut album Despite, Boston-based trio, Lady Pills, have released the first single ‘Eat Them’ from the long player.  Melding garage rock and new-wave punk into an infectious and danceable protest song, the trio are an unholy and impressive alliance. Turn this up loud and feel free to say a big ‘fuck you’ to whoever…

Trillionayers: ‘Alive’

Australia’s finest new psych-rock band, Trillionayers have released their second defiant single, ‘Alive’. The trio pull out a masterful collage of psychedelia and ferocious punk rock and emerge with a surprisingly poignant and euphoric anthem. This is an intriguing, clever and mesmerising addition to an otherwise average year of music so far. I pray they…

Lomea: ‘Oblique’

Renowned composer and producer Rich Keyworth has debuted his new project Lomea in fitting style with the intoxicating ‘Oblique‘.  ‘Oblique’ is taken from the London-based impresario’s latest release Narrative, the result of two years’ worth of creative exploration.  This is dazzling and downright luminous, it’s a dynamic melding of styles and simply put, one of the most…

Zyna Hel: ‘Catacombs’

Self-proclaimed disco witch Zyna Hel has landed with an impressive new bombastic hit ‘Catacombs’. Produced by Benjamin Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons), this is a welcome marriage of Hel’s lighter pop elements and Power’s harsh electro-pneumatic beats. “Catacombs is about the sometimes complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, and the ways in which we inherit patterns from…

John Alcabean: ‘Need Comfort’

John Alcabean’s EP Real Time Fiction is due for release 2nd September 2016 via Tapetown Records and it’s easy to see why the trio have gained a reputation for being perfectly untamed. Expansive in scope, ‘Need For Comfort’, is our Song of the Day. With sheer dexterity and rock dynamics, this bellows in the face of its peers. John Alcabean are…

Reich: ‘Six Pianos (Mr Scruff Remix)’

Decca Classics invited some of music’s most exciting producers including Mr Scruff, Starkey and Martin Buttrich to pick a track from their archives and rework it for a new album.  Since my heady days of going to see Mr Scruff in many a Manchester venue back in the late 90s, I still remain dedicated to his incredible…

Shady Nasty: ‘Upwardsbound’

Inner-West trio Shady Nasty are intriguing from the first guitar riff to the last percussive hit. The Sydney 3-piece have emerged with new single, ‘Upwardsbound’.  It’s almost like Jeff Buckley collaborated with The Wytches and this is their love child. With its brash tour de force, this is a record that’ll be plaguing your thoughts long…