CategorySong of the day

Bat And Ball: ‘It Goes In’

Described as a “song about anxiety”, London’s Bat And Ball have emerged with the wholly original, ‘It Goes In’. A song that plays havoc with your thoughts, it still manages to remain cohesive and pervades every note. It does well in mimicking the battle in one’s head between yourself and the negative inner voice that…

Kllo: ‘Virtue’

Melbourne is producing some of the best artists we have been introduced to over the last couple of years and duo Kllo are no exception. With their LP Backwater, out in October via Different Recordings, ‘Virtue‘ is the first single to be taken from the album. The band say, “‘Virtue’ is about not knowing what you’ve…

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…