Track of the Day #09: Peace – Power

For fans of: The Stone Roses, The Killers, Mystery Jets Hear it live: Festivals including Truck, Live at Leeds, and Y Not Indie darlings Peace are well and truly back. Following their semi-official comeback in December, ‘Power’ is the first real taste of what the Birmingham quartet’s forthcoming third album consists of. Flamboyant, sharp, and a heap of fun, it’s unmistakably Peace, with a rousing chorus embellished … Continue reading Track of the Day #09: Peace – Power

Kaiser Chiefs, more announced for new Norwich festival

A brand new one-day festival is set to take place in Norwich’s Earlham Park on Sunday 27th May, headlined by Kaiser Chiefs. The inaugural Sunday Sessions Norwich will also see performances from Circa Waves, British Sea Power and more, with further acts to be announced across three stages. Limited early-bird tickets are available now for £30 from the Sunday Sessions website, with VIP upgrades also available. This … Continue reading Kaiser Chiefs, more announced for new Norwich festival

WILLIE J HEALEY / “I could write a song for someone having a really bad day and mean it”

Oxford singer songwriter Willie J Healey, 22, is as much a movie character as he is a man, with an unmistakable orange barnet and a whimsical take on life in both conversation and song. Released through Columbia Records his 2017 debut ‘People and Their Dogs’ is a diverse affair that jumps from jaunty highs to sultry lows and fills the gaps with crackling slacker-rock. As the year drew to a close, we met for a natter about the joy of living life in analogue.

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Track of the Day #08: Starcrawler – Pussy Tower

For fans of: Alice Cooper, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wolf Alice Hear it live: You’ve just missed their UK dates, but expect to see them all over the festival circuit in summer Hailing from Los Angeles, USA, Starcrawler are easily one of the most interesting new outfits to emerge in recent months. Fronted by the grisly looking Arrow de Wilde (daughter to rock photographer Autumn) they not only … Continue reading Track of the Day #08: Starcrawler – Pussy Tower

*PREMIERE* Track of the Day #07: Peach Club – Oh My God

For fans of: Dream Wife, Bikini Kill, Slaves Hear it live: Leeds and Birmingham in February, London in March Last year Norwich riot-grrrls Peach Club set rooms across the South East on fire with their no-fucks-given activist/punk tunes. With even wider-spread tour dates imminent and their second EP ‘Cherry Baby’ landing tomorrow – the title track of which is an ode to Runaways icon Cherie Currie – … Continue reading *PREMIERE* Track of the Day #07: Peach Club – Oh My God

Track of the Day #06: LUCIA – Melted Ice Cream

For fans of: Black Honey, Lush, Sonic Youth Hear it live: Camden Assembly (with Milk Disco) on January 25th Glasgow has been a hotspot for epic new bands these past few years (if you haven’t already, wrap your ears around WHITE, Baby Strange, The Ninth Wave) and the latest face on the scene is LUCIA. With its hazy vocals and distinct percussion her 2017 ‘Best Boy’ EP … Continue reading Track of the Day #06: LUCIA – Melted Ice Cream

Track of the Day #05: The Orielles – Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)

For fans of: The Moonlandingz, Foxygen, Beach Fossils Hear it live: UK tour dates in February and April It must be fun being in The Orielles. The young trio, soon to release their debut LP ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ on Heavenly Records, evoke jaunty, psychedelic sensations with every song they release – and the madness is increasing. Awash with sprightly effects and joyful guitar melodies, ‘Blue Suitcase’ is their … Continue reading Track of the Day #05: The Orielles – Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)

Track of the Day #04: Sunflower Bean – Crisis Fest

For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, Tame Impala, Parquet Courts Hear it live: Touring across the UK in March As they continue to preview their upcoming second album ‘Twentytwo in Blue’, New York City rockers Sunflower Bean deliver a politically charged message of defiance on ‘Crisis Fest’. Over super-slick guitars bristling with 70s swagger, Julia Cumming deplores the dire state of American politics. “2017 we know / reality’s … Continue reading Track of the Day #04: Sunflower Bean – Crisis Fest

Track of the Day #03: INHEAVEN – Sweet Dreams Baby

For fans of: Circa Waves, Peace, My Bloody Valentine Hear it live: Touring across the UK this January and February South London foursome INHEAVEN reinterpreted vintage influences with a contemporary attitude on their self-titled debut, released last September. ‘Sweet Dreams Baby’ is the first taste of, fingers crossed, a follow-up. While it does strongly echo the sound and feel of their first record, with airy vocals stirred … Continue reading Track of the Day #03: INHEAVEN – Sweet Dreams Baby

Track of the Day #02: Shame – Angie

For fans of: Slaves, Drenge, The Fall Hear it live: Extensive UK tour lined up for April Out today, London rabble Shame’s full length debut ‘Songs of Praise’ is an early contender for album of the year. Not only have the quintet managed to boil down their frenetic live energy and pump it into tracks like Lampoon and Tasteless, but the group have also showcased a softer side we haven’t seen … Continue reading Track of the Day #02: Shame – Angie