CategorySong of the day

Laura Gibson: ‘Animals’

Having relocated from Portland to New York to study Creative Writing, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Laura Gibson went through the heartbreaking experience of a house fire resulting in her losing all her worldly possessions.  This nightmare contributed to her album Empire Builder, released last year and a body of work that had gained the impresario critical acclaim.…

Okay Champ: ‘Ticket’

Fresh out today, Newcastle 5-piece Okay Champ have released their incendiary debut ‘Ticket’. Rumoured to be 5 friends who spend too much time misquoting The Sopranos and drinking beer, this is terrifying and delightful in equal measure. “The song is mostly about post-failed relationships identity crises. Partly about just bollocksing everything up”, explains Mark Brown. A…

Torandaga: ‘After Life’

Toronto duo Torandaga may have known each other since an early age, but friends Andrew Juurinen (Vocals, Drums, Production) and Jared Bellenie (Guitar) have only been producing music together for a matter of months.  Their debut song ‘After Life’ conjures all manner of emotions. It paints a picture of summer evening pastel gradient skies pinned with blackened…

StarBenders: ‘Down & Out ⚤’

Atlanta glam punk quartet StarBenders are rumoured to have started when frontwoman Kimi Shelter and drummer Katie Herron met at a nature-healing camp for wayward girls in Georgia. With the latter addition of bassist Aaronoius Monk and guitarist Chris Tokajim, the band was complete. Their latest single ‘Down & Out ⚤’ will transport you back to an era…

EAT FAST: ‘Sand Drone’

Having dominated a lot of our 2016 listening, EAT FAST emerged as one of our favourite bands of last year. The Newcastle 4-piece have caused a number of “damp pants” moments with their merciless audio assault. A uniquely visceral experience, new single ‘Sand Drone’ may come across as a confrontational slab of alt-punk, but it…

VILDE: ‘Strictly Speaking’

When Kins first entered my life, it was an immediate love affair. As a blogger, the amount of music you listen to results in the merging of artists and memories bleed into one. There are the odd gems like sunlight on sand that stand out. Kins were a band that stood tall and now former member Thomas…

Jailbox: ‘Whole’

Although St. Louis quartet Jailbox have been doing the rounds since 2009, this is my first taste and it is a lasting one. It comes as no surprise they have supported the likes of Vetiver, Devendra Barnhart, Still Corners and Daniel Johnston to name a few.  ‘Whole’, follows a hiatus from the band who returned in 2015. Released via FarmerTanz Records, this…

Dead Naked Hippies: ‘Lights Out’

With a producer like Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Autobahn) on a track, you know even before you listen, it’s going to pack a big bastarding punch.  Leeds trio Dead Naked Hippies‘ clear live dynamic sound has been captured perfectly on their new single ‘Lights Out’. This anthem thrives on confidence with its rock audacity…

Meursault: ‘Simple Is Good’

One of Scotland’s finest, Meursault, left a gaping hole when they disappeared. Neil Pennycook and his fellow musicians have this way of tapping into your emotions like few others. His voice has its finger on your vulnerabilities and it is incomparable. Thankfully, they have returned. Their label Song, By Toad led by the matchless Matthew…