Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

London garage punk quintet Claw Marks (featuring members of Boneyards, Human Hair, and Insecure Men) have announced details of their debut album Hee Hee, which will see a release via Punk Slime Recordings on 17th August (pre-order here).

Showcasing the band’s many strengths, it’s a roaring statement, mixing chaotic garage punk and slower, more menacing tracks, bringing to mind both Pissed Jeans and The Birthday Party. Watch the video for excellent lead single The Rain below.



  1. Slaves – Cut And Run
  2. Low – Quorum
  3. Protomartyr (feat. Kelley Deal) – You Always Win
  4. Jon Spencer – Do The Trash Can
  5. M. Ward – Miracle Man
  6. Menace Beach (feat. Brix Smith) – Black Rainbow Sound
  7. Muncie Girls – Picture Of Health
  8. Culture Abuse – Dip
  9. Interpol – The Rover
  10. Jason Isbell – The Assassin  (Patterson Hood cover)
  11. Lumerians – Space Curse
  12. Death Cab For Cutie – Gold Rush
  13. Juanita Stein – Easy Street













Brilliantly delivering their own louche take on NYC-indebted rock, Dublin art-punks Silverbacks are releasing their new single Dunkirk today via their own PK Miami Records.

Underpinned by an insistent, nagging bassline and creepy crawly guitar lines, it provides the ideal vehicle for frontman Daniel O’Kelly’s stream of consciousness ramblings about martial strife, the perfect sandcastle and spotting a con artist when he sees one. Produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox, the track lurches forth, pressure building from the undulating backbeat and layers of skronking guitars accenting Daniel’s increasingly frazzled yelps before finally collapsing into a sugar sweet coda.

Loving this one – have a listen.


Space rock legends Spiritualized have announced news of their new studio album, And Nothing Hurt, due for release 7 September via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and Fat Possum in the US.

The band have shared the brilliant lead single I’m Your Man, which wraps layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create something utterly mesmerising and cinematic, and with a towering guitar solo – .where the waves of blissful noise are almost overwhelming.

Watch / stream it here.


More From The Rareflowers

Posted: June 12, 2018 in Indie, Music, Pop, Rock

We have already shared Shake, a track from The Rareflowers self-titled debut EP.

Now we have New Generation for your listening pleasure. It substitutes (a little) of the jangly guitars for an irresistibly catchy guitar refrain, but keeps the same warm, upbeat feel as the previous single and is just as damn enjoyable.

Stream it here.


Ovlov – Short Morgan

Posted: June 11, 2018 in Alternative, Music, Rock

Northeastern fuzz-rockers Ovlov, recently announced their sophomore full-length, Tru, due out July 20th from Exploding In Sound Records.

The band have shared, Short Morgan, a two-minute highlight from the record that flies by in a flurry of hooks, heart, and a guitar solo that would make J Mascis proud.

Have a listen.


LA punks FIDLAR have shared a reimagining of Pink Floyd’s 1975 classic Have A Cigar. Not only that it features Dr. Dre and AM!

Watch the video below and you can catch them on two UK dates next month too – July 18th at Kentish Town Forum in London and the following night at the Ritz in Manchester.


IDLES – Danny Nedelko

Posted: June 6, 2018 in Alternative, Music, Punk, Rock

IDLES have confirmed details for the follow up to last year’s excellent debut album Brutalism. The much anticipated record is titled Joy as an Act of Resistance, and will be out August 31st via Partisan Records. It takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality – all the while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity.

The Bristol band have also shared the album’s first single, a brilliant pro-immigration, punk anthem entitled Danny Nedelko, which takes its name from one of the band’s close friends (and Ukrainian immigrant). The song is accompanied by a self-directed video that features Danny himself.

Watch / stream it below. Pre-order the album here.



Deeper – Feels

Posted: June 6, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock

Feels comes from the debut album from Chicago based Deeper.

Nine tracks channel the anxiety and uneasiness of modern life in this pit of endless internet, chiming post punk rave ups with pointed “of the times” lyrics and some tatsy ambient interludes woven in.

Have a listen.


At the tail end of last year we shared Drahla’s excellent track Silk Spirit, and now the Leeds three-piece have signed with Brooklyn’s wonderful Captured Tracks label and are back with a new single, Twelve Divisions Of The Day.

It is another naggingly insistent tune blending the band’s wiry art-rock with krautrock inspired experimentalism, all underpinned by singer/guitarist Luciel Brown’s captivating spoken drawl.

Love this. Stream it here.