Titan Audio, A relatively new company, starting out in 2013 and based in Northern Ireland with a passion for getting the best mains power to your HiFi equipment. Not only do Titan strive to construct the very best power cables and connections, they back their work up with a “Lifetime” guarantee too. Here Dave Robson will be be testing their Styx Power Distribution Block and the first three power cables in their line up. The Styx, Tyco and Helios power cables. More »

Harbeth Audio Ltd. has announced its fourth and final release in its limited-edition 40th Anniversary series. More »

I love factory visits and so when an invitation to Linn in Glasgow dropped onto our virtual doormat I was really quite chuffed. I’ve known, as many of you reading this will have, Linn from my teenage days and reading the mags of the day and lusting after the LP 12, Isobariks etc. Needless to say I ended up owning aforementioned turntable having spent the majority of my first term at university’s grant on a second-hand one (afromosia plinth, no arm and no cartridge). That got swapped, along with my Musical Fidelity The Preamp and Crimson Electric amp, for a pair of Technics 1210s when the acid house craze kicked off and I started my Djing career. For many years I was Linnless (though many will have noticed the fact that the good lady wife is a Lin, though missing an n from the end of her name). I digress but Linn did play a major part in the rekindling of my love of Hifi when about 13 years ago Lin (Mrs Hifi Pig) noticed some Linn gear for sale on a local expat forum. So I was now fully kitted out with an LP12 (this time it had an arm and cartridge), a Karik CD player, Majik amp and a pair of Keilidh speakers. So, to say Linn are somewhat instrumental in the creation of what has become Hifi Pig is a bit of an understatement. More »

Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979’s ‘Saxon’ album to new album Thunderbolt, the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It’s no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today.

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Celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a band in 2018, Nazareth is marking the occasion with a hard rocking new album, “Tattooed On My Brain”. Scheduled for release on Frontiers Music srl on October 12, 2018the album will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. “Tattooed On My Brain” is their 24th full length album and the first to feature new vocalist Carl Sentance (ex-Persian Risk, Don Airey). More »

This Month I Have Been Mainly Reading… White Bicycles by Joe Boyd More »

With the release of recent single Silver Rabbit – the first to be taken from forthcoming album Diagrams – we find Smith conjuring a story of self-doubt and regret, setting it against the low-budget romance of the seaside, and channelling all of that through overdriven guitars. On an album which seeks to bind the obscure and the everyday, Silver Rabbit’s palpable tension is married to echoes of the grunge era, making the video’s bustling visuals and hazy, vintage hue a welcome accompaniment. More »

Georgi Kay is a bit of a legend. She’s performed on a Grammy nominated single, been nominated and won a number of songwriting awards, and is scheduled to head out on tour with Peter, Bjorn & John. The first single for her new record, Where I Go To Disappear, premiered at Billboard, and we’ve got the second single for you today, premiering via Oblivious Pop. “Toxins” is a smoldering pop song, with a pulsing rhythm section, and glistening synths that recall Oneohtrix Point Never, backdropping Kay’s iconic vocal.

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Virginia jazz/funk/hip-hop collective Butcher Brown have shared their new single ‘Camden Square’. The single is taken from the bands new album ‘Camden Session’, which was recorded direct-to-disc at Mark Ronson’s London studio and is due for release on 12th October via Gearbox Records. More »

Alien Sex Fiend present their brand-new studio album, ‘Possessed’. The latest outer-sonic instalment of their 35 year trip into the far out and unthinkable.

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The Molochs are celebrating the release of their second album ‘Flowers In The Spring’ via Innovative Leisure with a new video for the latest single from the record, ‘Too Lost in Love’. The album premiered at Hype Machine earlier this week where it was described as a “confident collection (that) touches on topics of love and disgrace and life and death”. The new video was inspired by the work of legendary filmmaker Jonathan Demme, as director Evan Pritts explains below: More »

The hotly-tipped Welsh alt-rock outfit Estrons debut their new single “Body” …check it out. More »

Today, Active Bird Community have shared their new single ‘Sweaty Lake’, which is taken from their forthcoming album and Barsuk Records debut, Amends More »

It’s hard to believe that it has been 5 years since Buke and Gase released their last proper album, ‘General Dome’. The band have been far from dormant, constantly working on refining their creations and traversing new sonic territory, often largely for their own consumption and creative fulfilment. Today, however, they share two new videos with the world, teasing an upcoming album due next year, and will embark on a US tour with friends Shellac in October. More »

Bassist, composer and a leading figure of the 21st century Polish jazz movement, Wojtek Mazolewski has long been a frontrunner in the evolution of modern jazz. Heading up outfits such as Pink Freud (signed to Universal Poland) and the Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet, his career continues to evolve with the forthcoming release of ‘Polka Worldwide Deluxe Edition’, a collection of remastered and original material from the quintet’s highly acclaimed debut album ‘Polka’, along with their new EP and single. More »

 Hot off the heels of their scathing Trump-POV music video, “Mar-a-Lago,” Phoenix-based rock band, Wyves, returns with the fiery new single “Princess Excess.” With a driving backbeat, growling vocals, and a sense of urgency, “Princess Excess” showcases all that Wyves has to offer.  More »

After a busy summer of live shows, including sets at Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival, and main stage appearances at Reading & Leeds Festivals, The Joy Formidable are currently trekking their way across the US and Canada in support of Foo Fighters, armed with an arsenal of new material from forthcoming album AAARTH. The latest single to be lifted from it, The Better Me, premiered last night on Jack Saunders’ Indie Show on Radio 1. More »

Formed in 2014, Fabled is the brainchild of saxophonist/clarinettist, Sam Rapley. Following on from the success of their recent EP, the band have been performing extensively across the UK building a loyal fanbase and writing material for their debut album ‘Short Stories’. As the title implies, the album interprets collection of short stories tackling subjects such as life, love, and death told through richly atmospheric and expressive music, which draws from Rapley and his fellow musicians shared love of jazz ensembles, literature, classical musicians, world music, modern composition and indie-folk. More »

This week, Brighton math-rock band Delta Sleep will begin their UK tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed new album, ‘Ghost City’ (out now via Big Scary Monsters). The dates follow on from the band’s first-ever US tour, which saw the band play to packed out venues at all 11 dates, with 7 of those shows selling out. 

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At the start of 2018, Mildlife were set to release their debut album via Australian imprint Research Records. Few first releases can garner praise from Mojo, The Guardian, BBC 6 Music, and then pick up equally high praise from the likes of DJ Mag, Resident Advisor, Worldwide FM, Dummy, and Indie Shuffle. Yet it is in the fusion of these various genres, tastes, and influences, that Mildlife originally bonded and look to reflect in their sound. More »

Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival is a four-piece folk punk group from Bend, Oregon. Inspired by classic americana, the intricacies of metal and the defiant energy of punk rock, Brandon Prinzing combines all three in an all-consuming kick, stomp and holler force of motion. Hear This, their debut album recorded by Aaron Gillespie of Underoath, details the struggle of loss and fighting to continue. Inspired by a near-fatal car crash that left his girlfriend paralyzed and paraplegic, Prinzing explores the darkness of feeling trapped with no way out – but still fighting to pursue happiness. More »

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