CategorySong of the day

Grand Pricks: ‘Don’t Vote’

I remember finding out about the band at a record fair in Stirling once and being humoured by the back story of the name. From what I remember they thought Grand Prix by Teenage Fanclub was pronounced “Grand Pricks” and thus a new band was born! ‘Don’t Vote’, is taken from the new split EP with…

Cina Polada: ‘Gloom’

With their self-titled debut EP via Strangers Candy due in September, Helsinki collective, Cina Polada, are back with their first release in around 2 years.  Lead single, ‘Gloom‘, is pure, unadulterated, vibrant indie pop. With its raindrop guitars and incandescent vocals cascading over it like rays of sunshine, the contradiction to its title and such notable…

Kan Wakan: ‘Phantasmagoria Pt. 1’

Kan Wakan‘s music CV is the stuff of dreams. Having worked with an inimitable array of artists, he returns with the title track of his new long player. Accompanied by the sumptuous vocals of Elle Olsun, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Ian Chang (Son Lux) on drums, ‘Phantasmagoria Pt. 1’, is an unimprovable aural masterpiece. The attention to…

Basement Revolver: ‘Johnny Pt. 2’

With second EP, Agatha due out July 21st, Ontario trio Basement Revolver‘s new single will pull you into a realm of extraordinary heartache.  ‘Johnny Pt. 2’, feels like sleepless nights pining for the one you love. It’s a book within a song of wanting something so much, but realising you are fighting for what is forbidden.…

JW Ridley: ‘1990’

The most understated songs can end up the most affecting and JW Ridley‘s ‘1990‘ is a welcome wash of visceral layers culminating in an explosive soundscape. His follow-up to ‘Everything (Deathless)‘, manages to create a dramatic elegance which delivers a complete sense of purpose. This is a fearsome journey into a promising career from the…

Slenderbodies: ‘Anemone’

Slenderbodies‘ latest single ‘Anemone’ has this wonderful ability to wash over you in some otherworldly fashion. The Californian duo are set to release an EP through Majestic Casual Records and if this is any indication of what’s to come, they have me hooked.  There is something undeniably intriguing about this, the fluid vocal production and delivery…

Skating Polly: ‘Hail Mary’

How many rising bands can boast that their EP was co-written by two Veruca Salt members? Well, Washington-based grunge trio Skating Polly can! Having already built significant support from fans and music critics following their last album The Big Fit, the band have announced their forthcoming EP, New Trick, set to be released 28th April via El…

Chloe Foy: ‘Flaws’

With its deftly plucked guitar intro, Chloe Foy‘s latest single, ‘Flaws‘ feels as if you are intruding on someone’s precious private moments. A song that meanders dynamically in a way where you feel your eyebrows raise and your heart quicken. Foy is blessed with a stunning falsetto that makes an intermittent appearance and helps make…

CHUMP: At Least We Got A Song Out Of It

Having started out music life as a bedroom project, lead singer Tara Masterson Hally was later joined by drummer Matt and bassist Tony to form a more dynamic CHUMP. With help from Green Door Studios, the trio’s latest 7″ release (via Gerry Loves Records) is a triumphant throwback to 90s adolescence. ‘At Least We Got…

Marnie: ‘Lost Maps’

I  could quite easily rave about my love for Ladytron and how they dominated my playlists when I was younger, like so many others, but I think it’s time to concentrate on Marnie as a soloist and her notable progression as an electronic artist in her own right. ‘Lost Maps’, is the latest single to…