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SKJØR: ‘Without Hope’

Edinburgh-based  quartet SKJØR already have an impressive live CV supporting the likes of Teleman, Lanterns on the Lake and Paper Kites. Their forthcoming single, ‘Self Control’ is due out later this month and b-side ‘Without Hope’ in particular showcases the promise of the band.  Illustrating an unspeakable hurt captured by Louise McCraw’s vocal and the emotion it…

Sorcha Richardson: ‘Ruin Your Night’

Brooklyn-based, Dublin-born chanteuse Sorcha Richardson‘s latest release sees the singer-songwriter confess her ill-fated romances. More contemplative than melancholy, Richardson manages to infuse the song with a romantic, wistful wave. ‘Ruin You Night’ is the impressive third single from an artist who has produced a charming balance of sweet melody, subtle folk twinkle, whilst flirting with a rock undertone. There…

Weirdo: ‘Attitude’

An enigmatic artist, Weirdo has managed to gain notable acclaim and create interweb hype. They live between Berlin and the UK and that’s about as much as I know, but hey, fuck the mystery – it’s about the music. ‘Attitude’, is the 3rd track to be released and if there’s a single cohesive quality that…

KALIPO: ‘Dyson’

Taken from Stiff Little Spinners Vol. 7, Kalipo a.k.a. Jakob Häglsperger has revealed new track ‘Dyson‘.  ‘Dyson’ displays more intellectual rigour, attention to detail and subtle discipline than a number of Häglsperger’s peers. It’s rhythmic patterns and haunting undertones are nothing short of thrilling.

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…

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…

The Tambo Rays: ‘Get It Right Now’

When I discovered that brother and sister Brian and Sara DaMer had already shared stages with the likes of the tUnE-yArDs, The Go Team I was unsurprised given their fearless pop sensibilities.  The Oakland duo make up The Tambo Rays and their latest single ‘Get It Right Now’ is an immensely derivative album that conjures the same feelings…

The Rashita Joneses: ‘Wide Eyes’

With the influx and saturation of electro-pop, we have dearly missing pure, unadulterated rock. Thankfully, Milwaukee trio The Rashita Joneses have emerged providing a revival of sorts. Taken from the split single, Wide Eyes/Alien Ocean, the volume and power of late mid 70s punk rock cannot be ignored. With a sassiness and canniness, almost like The Ramones being…

Pyke: ‘Close’

London’s The Line Of Best Fit have long been shouting from the rooftops about Norway’s sonic talent pool and going by ethereal duo Pyke, they are not wrong. ‘Close’ is our first introduction to the two-piece resonates with substance and meaning. Its soaring delivery gives an undeniable divine pleasure, Kjersti Lindtveit’s vocal is the sound of a…

Los Espinas: ‘In The Street’

Having released their debut EP The Tide, Australian outfit Los Espinas have emerged with the euphoric ‘In The Street’. Chris Duffy of the band says, “the song to me is about overcoming self-doubt, worry, and anxiety which you can sometimes impose on yourself, which in some ways I think is also the broad theme of our EP”. This is certainly illustrated…