UPDATE: New Pop/Rock – An Independent Music Playlist on Spotify

It could be in our Electronic Pop Playlist. It could be in our Post Punk Darkwave Coldwave Shoegaze & Post Rock Playlist. But its here in our New Pop/Rock Playlist on Spotify. Such is the crossover effect of the synthpop, post-punk motorik and indie rock nature of ‘Someone Else’  by multinational London outfit Pynch. The […]

Kathleen Edwards Returns With New Album; Shares “Options Open”

“I’m an excellent barista”  Kathleen Edwards to The Toronto Star, November 2014. It’s fair to say that since delivering her powerfully wry debut album Failer in 2002 Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards built quite a reputation for marching to the beat of her own drum, embracing imperfection, defying expectation. Ten years on from that debut and […]

The Razor Sharp LOVE SPORT Return With New Single

Helsinki pop/rock quartet LOVE SPORT return after a three year hiatus necessitated by their work in other projects with a sharply buoyant new single ‘Life’s A Joke’. It’s the first taste from their forthcoming album And Justice For All, and a more than worthy follow up to 2017’s excellent decade-spanning rock nugget Dull Tracks. While […]

Go Get Mum Find Beauty & Charm Amidst The Mundane In Adelaide

While perusing the pages of Texan independent music blog Austin Town Hall this afternoon we learnt that Adelaide, our hometown and incidentally Austin’s sister city in Australia, is the focus of the charming and sprightly new single from Melbourne jangle pop quartet Go Get Mum. Simply titled ‘Adelaide’, the ‘funny city just over the border’ […]

Video: Spine Tingling Opener From New Lanterns On The Lake LP

Today sees Newcastle Upon Tyne quintet Lanterns on The Lake deliver Spook The Herd, their carefully constructed fourth album, an artistic response to the divisive turbulence surrounding them and English society in general. Last week they shared the cinematic drama of its lush and intense opener ‘When It All Comes True’ complete with video taken […]

The Critical Grooves of Catholic Action

Glasgow art pop/rock outfit Catholic Action have shared the angular and eminently danceable ‘Another Name For Loneliness’, the third single from their upcoming second album Celebrated By Strangers, slated for release late March. It joins the two excellent singles, ‘One of Us’ and ‘People Don’t Protest Enough’ released in October and November last year. All three […]

Patrick Doyle’s Final Album as Basic Plumbing Is Released

Yesterday marked the long overdue release of Keeping Up Appearances, the debut album by Basic Plumbing, the project belonging to the late Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and photographer Patrick Doyle who passed away in March 2018 at the age of 32. Originally recorded three years ago next month in Los Angeles where he spent his last […]

Pet Shimmers Deliver Sixth & Final Single From Debut LP

Yesterday Bristol left field pysch-pop septet Pet Shimmers dropped the sweetly absurdist slow burning single ‘Tyson’. It’s a most agreeable albeit bittersweet effort about remembering the simple honesty of a cute and honest trick performing dog who we presume is/was called Tyson. We also presume from reading between the lines that sadly Tyson is no […]

Sarah Harmer Shares Compact & Alluring New Single From Upcoming LP

Late last year Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer announced the impending February release of Are You Gone, her first album in ten years and shared its smart first single ‘New Low’. Last week she offered up the alluring and beguilingly effortless opener and second single ‘St Peter’s Bay’. An immediate and compact mix of folk and […]