My pet: Amber (Foundlings)

While their early singles might’ve shown Foundlings as purveyors of summery jangly pop, they proved themselves to be masters of many things on the following EP. That self-titled EP shifts style effortlessly, from the infectious guitar riffs of ‘Caught Up On You’ to the angular, post-punk of ‘Busan.’ This ability to genre-shift is testimony to […]

New song: Long Beard – Sweetheart

Long Beard aka Leslie Bear returned this week after four years of silence. Newly signed to Double Double Whammy, Long Beard’s new single ‘Sweetheart’ – the first from her forthcoming sophomore record ‘Means To Me‘– is boundless, a passenger stepping off a plane, a place completely new to them expanding out from their feet. The […]

New song: Cat Apostrophe – January

The strive for perfection is real right now. Adverts for the perfect bikini body line our streets while our TV screens are dominated by toned women and hulk-like men relaxing around a pool in Majorca. The similarities to ‘January’, the subject matter for Cat Apostrophe’s lead single from their debut album ‘Lifelong Amateurism’, when blog […]

Track by track: Necking

Necking’s debut album ‘Cut Your Teeth’ was borne out of a necessity to start again. Three of the Vancouver quarter went through break-ups during the making of ‘Cut Your Teeth,’ turning to the band not only to get out all that indignation but also as an essential support mechanism. “The band got me out of […]

Interview: Advance Base

Empathy is what makes Advance Base stand out as a musician. The Orindal Records boss – one of our favourite labels in the world – has a unique ability to inhabit characters entirely. The fact he can write an album about dog lovers though he professes not to be a huge one himself is testimony […]

Track by track: Yohuna

“This is meant to say, words fail” Yohuna remarks when discussing her new record’s opening song ‘Knowing You.’ The Brooklyn artist’s sophomore record ‘Mirroring’ is an admission of this failure, its precisely curated sonic palette answering as many, if not more, questions as the words that weave through them. That sound world of spiraling synths, […]

Video chats: Laura Stevenson

Dreams are fleeting and illusory, yet occasionally they bleed into daily life like when you find yourself in the green room interviewing one of the world’s finest songwriters. This happened last week when we headed backstage, with our pals Show Stream TV, to interview Laura Stevenson. Ahead of her latest album ‘The Big Freeze,’ Stevenson […]