An irony of ironies: since the advent of punk rock, a movement rooted in destabilising the establishment, it has become established that virtuosity ≠ authenticity + quality. Though it must be said, even without the Sex Pistols, Clash et al, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and their ilk were doing an excellent job of making that point… More »

If Marvel Comics’ Man-Thing made a record it would sound dangerously close to 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo. Sci-fi synths swirl and soar over Creedence Clearwater Revival-style swamp rock, topped off with David Thomas’ idiosyncratic warbling yelp. Pere Ubu are one of those rare bands who are – as John Peel put it when referring to The Fall – “always different, always the same.” More »

Loved Ones are today premiering a video for their new single “One Big Kiss”. Specially created for the band by acclaimed American songwriter Bill Baird as a thank-you for a recent collaboration with lead singer Nik Glover, it has been painstakingly assembled by layering individual images on top of one another. Glover offers some further insight; More »

The Birthday Massacre have announced a UK tour to promote their new album, ‘Under Your Spell’. The itinerary is as follows: More »

As previously announced, Los Angeles based Prism Tats shared two new songs, “The Liar” (including a video directed by Dan Monick) and “Apples” earlier last month. Today, Prism Tats reveals “Brainwaves,” a song that reflects on the detachment born from increasing dependence on technology. More »

Reverend & The Makers release a new single ‘Juliet Knows’ on Friday 14th July, the single is taken from the band’s new album, ‘The Death Of A King’, released through Cooking Vinyl, on Friday 22nd September. ‘Juliet Knows’ sees the Makers and Milburn’s Joe Carnall take on lead vocal duties and is available now, along with previous single ‘Too Tough To Die,’ upon pre-ordering ‘The Death Of A King’. More »

First generation punk act Penetration celebrate 40 years as a touring and recording band with an autumn UK tour. Having played their first London show at the legendary Roxy club in April 1977 before releasing ’Don’t Dictate’ as their debut single that November, the group deem 2017 to be not only their own 40th anniversary, but also that of when punk hit the provinces. More »

Following the release of their acclaimed debut ‘Citadel’ in 2015, Memnon Sa return with ‘Lemurian Dawn’, a cosmic journey through space, time and myth. Much like ‘Citadel’, the primary element of the new album is its carefully constructed atmosphere. Whilst the overtones of doom metal have subsided the sense of dread and mystery remain, the new album is more Sun Ra than it is Sunn O))). More »

Rolling Stone Country premieres Ron Pope’s video for “Can’t Stay Here” as part of their July “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” feature. The track is taken from the Nashville-based independent artist’s forthcoming album Work, due August 18 on his own Brooklyn Basement Records. Pope begins an international tour on September 28 with a pair of dates at New York’s Irving Plaza. More »

Soft Fangs is happy to share with you his new single, taken from forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Fractures’ out 1st September on Disposable America. Gold Flake Paint premiered ‘Elephant Girl’ calling it “a gorgeous haze of a track, crafting a half-dream shadowiness that recalls Sparklehorse in his most linear form and balancing just the right amount of light and dark for the whole thing to fully intrigue as well as simply charm.” More »

Bathed in blue stage lights, with the ageing pipes of an old church organ looming impressively over them, Cúla Búla towered over the crowd upstairs at The Quays on a stage built at least seven feet off the ground. More »

People Like You are set to release their sophomore album entitled Verse on July 28 via Topshelf Records. Today they share the second single from the album entitled “Thumbnail” via Stereogum who says its “sweet yet melancholy in nature, and the band’s culmination of sounds work excellently together.” More »

On Friday, June 30, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist—JOSH JACOBSON—releases the second single, “Tethered,” from his highly anticipated debut EP, First Light. “Tethered” bridges together JACOBSON’s soulful vocals revealing truths of a tangled romance, with dreamy tones developed simply by bells, trumpet, violin, and synths. It’s the perfect showcase of his uncanny ability to project his innermost thoughts through a blissful stream of post-electronic vibes. More »

Following his recent UK tour and ‘Swine & Punishment’ remix album, PIG aka Raymond Watts, the Infidel of industrial rock, returns to feed, foul and further his reputation with a brand new EP, ‘Prey & Obey’. More »

Dirty Thrills are a young, exciting and charismatic London based hard rock quartet who play bluesy rock ‘n’ roll with an appealing filthy edge, churning out endless crowd pleasers that make guitar music sound sexy again. With lung-busting, powerful vocals from front man Louis James, killer guitar riffs from Jack Fawdry and solid low-end grooves from the rhythm section of Aaron Plows and Steve Corrigan, each member’s wide-ranging influences also combine to produce a pool of sound similar to current rock icons such as Queens of the Stone Age, The Black Keys and Rival Sons. More »

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the idea of rock stars in their seventies seemed ridiculous; rock and roll was a young man’s (and occasional woman’s) game.  The boring old farts that punk had come to blow away in 1976 were barely in their thirties, and the punks themselves are now pensioners.  Over the last few years I’ve seen some tremendous gigs from septuagenarian rockers: Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth in Gong, Bryan Ferry, Roy Harper, Al Stewart – all turning in performances that belie their years.     More »

Half Egyptian, half Belgian, and living between there and Amsterdam, the talented 20 year old Tamino, full name Tamino Moharam Fouad, has released his debut EP via Unday Records. From it, the haunting video for ‘Cigar’ has premiered at Wonderland. More »

Paul Brady releases his first new studio album in seven years Unfinished Business on September 8th via Proper Records. Brady’s 15th solo album and follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed ‘Hooba Dooba’, Unfinished Business features nine new compositions and two traditional folk songs and mirrors the eclecticism of Paul’s long and varied musical journey. More »

Lomelda, who toured the UK earlier this year as support to Pinegrove, has released “Interstate Vision,” the lead single from her upcoming album, Thx. More »

Since their formation as teenagers 10 years ago, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have quietly developed into one of America’s most dazzling new live acts, playing hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world, attracting a deeply devoted underground following. More »

Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed album, ‘Kingfisher’ (released 12th August 2014 via Topshelf Records), and two successful EU/UK tours with Gnarwolves and Brighter & Hindsights  respectively. Prawn are set to come back to the EU/UK with The Flatliners. The spring tour is set to start on 21st September in Europe and will hit the UK from 12th October. More »