Inventive emo riffs snake over thrash metal powerchords while the hardcore punk vocals spit the lyrics. Earl Grey have taken the potential trappings of watered-down pop-punk and added just a dash of venom to the cocktail. More »

Following live dates this month in support of Jesca Hoop, Chloe Foy returns with “Are We There Yet”, the second track to be taken from her forthcoming synonymous EP which will be released on Friday 12th May. Showcasing her talent for skewed, ambitious folk songwriting, The Line Of Best Fit described her first single ‘Flaws’ as “stunning” in their premiere last week. Folk Radio UK said in their premiere of ‘Are We There Yet’ that “she has a unique quality, one that can be heard in her vocal delivery and which is heightened by delicate musical arrangements.” More »

For a band with such a strong and unmistakable catalogue of original material, Placebo have always had an impeccable way with a cover version. Starting with a take on Syd Barrett’s Dark Globe, way back in 1996, they have freely interpreted the songs of others to complement the originals. Their choice of covers – from Nick Drake to Boney M; Serge Gainsbourg to Depeche Mode – demonstrates Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal’s musical influences and heritage. Rather than keep their musical passions locked in an ivory tower, they approach each interpretation with an excitement to share what they love. More »

There’s a fine art to the lazy day. More »

Today, Dang Clēts share new single “Lines” from their forthcoming self-titled EP Dang Clēts. More »

Holy Boy is the new project from Norwegian-born, LA based, Helene Alexandra Jaeger, who has had support from the likes of The AV Club, The Sunday Times and The 405, under previous outfit ‘Her Royal Harness’. Recorded and produced with the acclaimed Ben Hillier (The Horrors, Depeche Mode, Blur) at The Pool Studios in London 2016, her new EP is an ominous, metaphysical arrangement out June 6th via Native Habitat. The first single to be released from it is the dark, brooding piece ‘Lay Your Hands’. More »

Following live dates this month in support of Jesca Hoop, Chloe Foy released her EP ‘Are We There Yet’ on Friday 12th May. Showcasing her talent for skewed, ambitious folk songwriting, The Line Of Best Fit described her first single ‘Flaws’ as “stunning” in their premiere last week. Folk Radio UK said in their premiere of second single ‘Are We There Yet’ that “she has a unique quality, one that can be heard in her vocal delivery and which is heightened by delicate musical arrangements.” More »

Blue Note Records has announced the May 19th digital release of Tony Allen’s new EP, A Tribute to Art Blakey. On the 4-track EP, which is a preview of the legendary Nigerian drummer and Afrobeat pioneer’s forthcoming first album for Blue Note, currently scheduled for release in autumn 2017, Allen pays tribute to his longstanding idol, the American jazz drummer and Blue Note legend Art Blakey. More »

The confessional, folk sound of guitarist Daudi Matsiko is much in demand, after his collaborations with electronic acts Booka Shade and Kyodai, an appearance at Red Bull Music Academy, and tours with Keaton Henson, GoGo Penguin and Portico Quartet. More »