New song: Crake – Glycerin

When Big Thief’s Buck Meek poked his head into Crake’s dressing room after his solo show and asked them to support the Big Thief UK tour, the Leeds quartet must’ve thought they were in some sort of dream. It’s no surprise that Big Thief, a band with lyrics like ‘Worm will you return me to […]

New song: Crumb – Ghostride

Over a guitar that unravels like twine, and muted drums, Crumb frontwoman Lila Ramani expunges a slew of monosyllabic, off-hand observations. ‘Ghostride’, from their forthcoming full-length ‘Jinx’, begins with Ramani people-watching from the leather upholstery of a taxi backseat – “press my face up closer to the glass, I see the people when they pass, […]

New song: Swimming Tapes – Passing Ships

From a tiny space tucked behind an old pub in Haggerston, Swimming Tapes create escapist, fragmentary soundscapes that send them somewhere else. Images of the Northern Ireland coast – where three of the five-piece are from – possibly float through their minds as they merge subtle vocals, featherweight guitars and mute drums to create a […]

New song: Body Type – Uma

We enjoyed Body Type’s latest single ‘Free to Air’ so much that it earned a well-deserved spot in our 15 favourite songs from April. Now the Sydney quartet are back with the latest single from their new EP, which lands tomorrow (May 3). Well trained in the art of writing an infectious riff or two, […]

Track by Track: Flying Fish Cove

Dena Zilber is an incredibly visual songwriter. The Flying Fish Cove singer often sits alone in the evening, images and vivid memories floating through her mind, often acting as a cue for her to pick up the guitar. The amazing fruit and flowers that bloomed everywhere while Zilber fell for Flying Fish Cove guitarist Jake […]

April 2019 – 15 Songs

Welcome to April 2019 – 15 songs. Our 15 favourite tracks from this month. Enjoy listening and reading the accompanying descriptions. If you’re in a real rush, skip to the Spotify playlist at the bottom. I promise I won’t cry. Aldous Harding – Pilot In a show were the compare presented her as Aldous Huxley, […]

Interview: Dehd

Chicago trio Dehd couldn’t sound more classic if they tried. Their scuzzy, infectious riffs could be pulled straight from an MC5 record, yet whether it’s the jousting voices of lead singers Emily Kempf and Jason Balla or their stood-up sticksman Eric McGrady, there’s something wonderfully idiosyncratic about Dehd. Their new album ‘Water’ documents Kemp and […]