Image: Alex Stark Ead Wood’s ‘Environmental’ begins with a punchy drum fill that sets the stage for roaring guitar leads reminiscent of prolific brit-pop bands like Blur and Oasis. The iconic sound gives way to a summer-y and vibrant chorus, which is punctuated by a very bright vocal delivery notContinue Reading

South Yorkshire’s The Reytons are quickly becoming notorious within the world of indie-rock, and it is increasingly obvious as to why they are gaining such popularity when looking at some of the gems they’ve released.  The Reytons embody that working-class rebellion and their music unapologetically stems from the same richContinue Reading

Image: Adam Macdonald The optimistically energetic East Midlands duo The Tin Pigeons have firmly established their position in the indie-pop scene with hit singles such as Steel and Sirens, each of which have amassed over 300,000 plays on Spotify alone. In the band’s Covid-19 tenure they followed suit with theirContinue Reading

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Photo: Parri Thomas North London based band, Kawala have once again worked their indie folk magic with their latest release Chasing/Wasting Time, and in their sun-drenched cover of Griff and HONNE’s 2020 track, 1,000,000x Better. The former single follows the band’s trademark soft vocal harmonies courtesy of Jim Higson and Daniel McCarthy.Continue Reading

Late Night Legacy are alt-rock with a real sense of fun. Not shying away from riff-heavy compositions, the band dip their releases in rock and alt influences that add to the electric listening experience, helping to highlight their sound no matter the setting. ‘Crystal Blue’ is a perfect example ofContinue Reading

‘Wet Socks’, a new single by the North Eastern band ‘Ocean Floor’, is a highly relatable and easy-to-dance to tune, while the sound doesn’t differ from the band’s positive and atmospheric feel conveyed through their previous releases. In this track, this vibe is created by the clean sound of PhoebeContinue Reading

Since emerging in 2017, Bath-based alt-rockers Novatines have been a reliable source of grungy, high-octane tunes. Their latest single, ‘Honey’, provides exactly that, all within a neat, adrenaline-laced 2 minutes 15 seconds. Beginning with chugging electric guitars that sound like an audible embodiment of revving up the rock-n-roll genre, ‘Honey’Continue Reading

‘If only it was alright now’, a new track by Leeds’ own Elkyn, has shown a gorgeous comprehension of the feeling of loneliness and regret. This song cements its deep meaning through the use of instruments and tone; mixing electric with acoustic guitar and having them intertwine creates a chilled,Continue Reading

I AM LONO are a post-punk band with bite! With hints of new wave and goth influences, their latest EP Hollow Ghosts is a pleasant, fuzz-ridden lesson on how to do modern synth-rock well. Each track encountered on Hollow Ghosts has a unique feel, playing around with different combinations ofContinue Reading

Soft Jocks keep things short, fast-paced and straightforward with their latest track ‘Lemon’, and it more than pays off. The Leeds-based band, signed to Sheffield’s own Elephant Arch Records, offer up a bouncy pop-punk melody with a chant-worthy chorus that emulates the feel of summer freedom in the best wayContinue Reading

Atmospheric and perpetually on the cusp of something: ‘Truth Nugget’ is the latest single release from Canadian artist Helena Deland’s upcoming debut studio album ‘Someone New’. ‘Truth Nugget’ begins with a moody intro; fuzz and static that embrace you like a downpour on a lonely night, before a looming, waveringContinue Reading

Leeds-bred, London-based Ten Hands High’s indie summer track ‘6 Weeks’,which came to fruition after the rediscovery of an old instrumental from 2014, tells the story of a character “that doesn’t want to get too deep into a summer relationship”. The abrupt beginning and end, which launches into and out ofContinue Reading

Though self-described as “indiefolk synthwave”, to aptly label the genre Test Card Girl inhabits would require a slew of multi-hyphenates, for the solo project of Manchester-native Catherine Burgis is steeped in a veritable bounty of influences. The two-song EP ‘Holds Me Down’ gives a scintillating glimpse at what her debutContinue Reading

A short but ever so sweet banger, coming in at just over 3-minutes long – ‘Worth It’, the third and final single from London-based singer-songwriter beabadoobee’s upcoming studio debut ‘Fake It Flowers’, is a dream-tinged confessional wrought with punchy instrumentals and relatable lyrics. ‘Worth It’ is catchy from the getContinue Reading

Dream pop with an electric personality, Daydreamer provides feelings of just that. Boshe’s whimsical vocals complement the twinkling 80’s-esq backing track very well without overwhelming it, maintaining a sweet but controlled sound. The opening and underlying resonant synths add a new layer to the ethereal melody, that being one ofContinue Reading

Like the majority of the industry, Leeds’ own Cherry Fuzz Club have been cuttingly deprived of stages due to the worldwide pandemic that is COVID-19, just when the band were making promising inroads with a concoction of delicious new tunes. Luckily before lockdown hit, the boys managed to release theirContinue Reading

After a busy six months of rebranding, Leeds based alt-pop group Edited People have today released their intrepid new single ‘Natural Disaster’, which acts as a cornerstone for the band’s intriguing, pop fusion style. Taking influence from indie-pop and electronica, Edited People’s unique sound blows a breath of fresh airContinue Reading

Langkamer, a Bristol-based band of 2 years, released their ironically-titled newest single ‘Full Contact’ during the isolated no-touching normality of today’s global pandemic. The single opens with a strongly driven bass line, complimented by some country-esque chords. Lyrics such as “spit shine on your school shoes” and “28 and yourContinue Reading

Broken Boy, the new single from Barnsley dreampop band Weedipus, is deliciously captivating. Reminiscent of Wolf Alice, but distinctly more shoegazey, this track draws you in with a gritty guitar riff and then lifts you skyward with its dreamy vocals. The crashing drums and grungy guitar smash over each other,Continue Reading

Bursting open with an intimidating, grungey bass line, the track sets the scene for a thrashy post-punk soundscape. Yet, the contrasting introduction of delicate reverb-filled guitar melodies and shadowy vocals soon creates a dramatic balance between its heavier elements. The track’s dark aura radiates a strong melancholic ambience, which inContinue Reading