New York City’s newest and grooviest unleash their debut single. NEW MUSIC | PHOTO BY ADAM LEMPEL | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Since forming in 2018, Gustaf have been putting in the hard yards playing shows around New York City. Amidst political turmoil and of course the COVID-cursed year of 2020, the Brooklyn outfit have emerged from the city’s talented underbelly winning. Before the release … Continue reading Brooklyn’s brand new hope? GUSTAF ARRIVE WITH DEBUT RELEASE ‘MINE’.
NEW MUSIC | ATTWALPA | WORDS BY BRAD SKED Hooking up with animator and illustrators Alex Gamsu Jenkins and Joe Taylor, Attawalpa have shared the video for Done Hanging On, and it might be the video of the year. With mind-blowing visuals, Done Hanging On is a psychedelic marvel. If you’re a fan of the animation and visuals of The Fantastic Planet or the criminally … Continue reading London’s Attawalpa share ‘Done Hanging On’ with animated visual.
The band’s savage new single arrives ahead of their debut EP. NEW MUSIC | SPRINTS | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Alternative rock can mean many things in 2020. Dublin outfit Sprints fall into this particular crater of guitar-focused noise. Over three single releases in 2020 the four-piece have hollowed-out their own area of sound, enabling them to experiment and release under the nurturing wing of … Continue reading Dublin’s Sprints share industrial-rock track ‘Drones’.
Sink into our weekly list of marvellous new musical discoveries. NEW MUSIC | FIRSTS | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON As the UK preps for another essential lockdown, our time and attention must go to supporting those most vulnerable to being alone: physically and mentally. Mind is a mental health charity based in England and Wales – directed by Stephan Fry – and offers information and … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.
A mind-bending alternate reality through a patchwork-pop lens. PREMIERE | LIZZY LAURANCE | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON We’re incredibly excited to be premiering the new single by South East London artist Lizzy Laurance. Famous, the hypnotic and powerful new single, marks the first glimpse of music from Laurance’s upcoming debut record Rocketman. Amongst other subjects Famous explores the perpetuation of toxic masculinity, combining shattered instrumental … Continue reading Female identity and toxic masculinity, Lizzy Laurance on ‘Famous’.
Both seductive and destructive ‘Age Of Death’ is a strong opening statement by the Tokyo duo. NEW MUSIC | PARIS DEATH HILTON | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Paris death Hilton aren’t meant to be understood. Their music is a frantic rush of blood to the head, a heavy dose of dopamine or perhaps just two friends from Japan doing their thing. The Tokyo duo utilize … Continue reading Japanese electronic-rock duo Paris death Hilton reveal debut LP.
The London-based quartet return reflective and with positivity in their step. NEW MUSIC | PYNCH | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Pynch have returned with an anthemic lo-fi masterpiece in The Whole World’s Going Crazy (For Love), an important reminder to concentrate on the positivity around us in darker times. The band’s new release marks their third single release as Pynch, following their debut on London … Continue reading Romance in the chaos, Pynch return crazy on love.
The Merseyside band return as ferocious and spellbinding as ever. NEW MUSIC | EYESORE & THE JINX | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON Getting down to the hairdresser during lockdown was impossible, obviously. But, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a fresh trim, especially after so long, or is there? Coming in from “the putrid banks of the River Mersey”, the fantastic Eyesore & The … Continue reading Merseyside trio Eyesore & The Jinx return with ‘Accidental Weller’.
Our weekly deep search for new music continues with a bunch of stellar new releases. NEW MUSIC | PHOTO OF MARINE STORE DEALER | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON As winter weather sets in with November just around the corner, it’s almost time to talk about those end of year lists. Until then, we’ve gathered together a list of tracks that have warmed our hearts this … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.
The London quintet find themselves through beat-driven dream pop excellence. NEW MUSIC | SUNKEN | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON If this is your first time listening to Sunken then you’re in for one dreamy treat. The London five-piece have used the last few years wisely in creating a bubbling synthesizer-led sound propelled by driving bass lines and intricate guitar rhythms. The result: their debut EP … Continue reading London’s Sunken share BEAT-DRIVEN DREAM POP debut EP ‘Hometime’.
The South-West outfit take aim at consumerist culture and capitalism. NEW MUSIC | TWISTED ANKLE | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON With the band’s debut album arriving via Breakfast Records this Friday October 23rd, we had a look at Twisted Ankle’s new single My Favourite Shops to see what we could expect. Together with an expertly executed vocal delivery and a razor sharp sense of humour, … Continue reading Twisted Ankle’s ‘My Favourite Shops’ is a raucous ride.
Our weekly deep search for new music continues with a superb period for new releases. NEW MUSIC | PHOTO OF PSYCLO | WORDS BY KARL JOHNSON The plight of grassroots music venues in the UK continues to be a miserable one, though buoyed by a recent Cultural Revival Fund. Where would we be without Music Venue Trust, the charity only formed in 2015 and has … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.