Blood Command have shared their third single ‘(The World Covered In) Purple Shrouds’ on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. More »

Following on from the release of their ‘Host’ EP last year, London-based progressive sludge/noise-rock four-piece Wren, have announced details of their new album ‘Auburn Rule’, which is due out 14th July 2017 via Holy Roar Records. More »

PIG promoted the UK release of his current studio album ‘The Gospel’ with a recent UK tour. The ‘Swine & Punishment’ trek was jointly headlined with Mortiis and took in nine cities that culminated with a London show at Elektrowerkz. More »

Chicago’s Ratboys, led by singer/guitarist Julia Steiner and guitarist Dave Sagan, will release its sophomore album entitled GN on June 30th (Topshelf Records). Drawing influence from the down-to-earth sincerity of late-90s Sheryl Crow and the confessional confidence of Kim Deal and Jenny Lewis, the songs on GN (aka ‘goodnight’) “largely detail experiences of saying goodbye, finding your way home, and then figuring out what the hell to do once you’re back,” says Steiner. The Fader, who premiered the album’s first single, “Control” says “the song is a perfect example of the special, personal nature of their music.​” More »

by James Fleming

The fight against ignorance is central to The Lonely Cry Of Space And Time. Combining the natural with the political, the scientific with the philosophical, and then soundtracking those themes with stirring, atmospheric electric guitar-strumming and haunting vocals is a deadly concoction. More »

Sweet Gum Tree’s first and heavily supported album by the likes of Mojo, Uncut and The Line Of Best Fit, came to fruition with the help of many prestigious collaborators such as Isobel Campbell -Belle & Sebastian, Earl Harvin -Tindersticks and Marty Willson-Piper -The Church. This time, Arno Sojo has reshuffled his cards and chosen to record this new album almost entirely on his own, except for the help of Irish producer David Odlum (long-time partner-in-crime of Gemma Hayes and Glen Hansard). More »

Next Friday, April 7th, sees the release of Swear I’m Good At This, the debut album from NY’s Diet Cig. Today NPR is streaming the album in full.  Labeling the band “undeniably charming” they note, “Swear I’m Good At This all adds up to a snapshot of a young songwriter navigating through the yearning and boredom, ambition and insecurity that accumulates along the rocky path from adolescence to adulthood. The power of Diet Cig comes from the way Luciano and Bowman bolster these themes with affirming positivity in the form of delightful, explosive anthems.” More »

Kenwyn House, guitarist of 90s alt rock giants REEF and his new UK psychedelic rock band GOLDRAY have announced their UK tour dates in support of their highly-anticipated full length debut album ‘Rising’, released on May 5th. More »

The precociously talented art-punk two-piece Cassels today announce a compilation of their previous material for Big Scary Monsters, now available here on vinyl for the first time, and three new songs in the form of the ‘Foreword’ LP. More »

Split between Atlanta and the remote northern parts of Sweden – commonly known as Sápmi, the hip-hop meets electro-pop trio Blänk are currently getting ready to release their third album ‘Weary Soul’. Touching on topics such as self-destruction, angst, hope, and finally acceptance, the new record is as much uplifting as it is lachrymose, focusing on emotional emancipation and taking control of your own life. More »

When Happyness first burst into the public conscience with debut single “It’s On You”, their spirited take on US college rock was as big a surprise as it was an instant hit. The resulting full length, “Weird Little Birthday”, went on to feature in many End of Year album lists. Worldwide tours, an NME Award, a re-issue on the much-loved labels Moshi Moshi Recordings (Bar/None in US), and millions of Spotify plays later, it is now just a few short weeks until their long-awaited follow-up “Write In” is released. As of today, anyone pre-ordering the album will receive new track “Bigger Glass Less Full” as a free download.   More »

Atlanta flower punk pioneers Black Lips have announced that their first album in three years, Satan’s graffiti or God’s art?, is set for release May 5th in the UK through Vice Records. More »

Craig Finn will be celebrating the release of his third solo album We All Want The Same Things by embarking on a 10-show U.K. tour which will include eight “Living Room” shows hosted by fans. More »

London soul singer Frankie Oliver releases his brilliant new single, ‘Tell Me,’ the first to be taken from his brand new studio album – ‘Here I Am.’  More »