Archive for the ‘Alternative’ Category

  1. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Untethered
  2. Preoccupations – Pontiac 87  (Protomartyr cover)
  3. Mercury Rev – Sermon (featuring Margo Price)  (Bobbie Gentry cover)
  4. Avett Brothers – Roses And Sacrifice
  5. Girlpool – Hire
  6. FEELS – Car
  7. Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson – When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings
  8. D.B. Rouse – About The Bite Missing From Your Sandwich











FEWS – Paradiso

Posted: November 16, 2018 in Alternative, Music, Post Punk, Rock

The brilliant Anglo/US/Swedish noiseniks FEWS have announced details of the follow-up to their debut album (2016’s Means) with Into Red, which will be released through Play It Again Sam on 1st March next year.

They’ve also shared the video for their excellent new track Paradiso. It is another example of their slashing, incandescent guitars and ferocious, pummelling percussion.



Catch them live next March:

26 – Green Door Store, Brighton
27 – The Lexington, London
28 – Gullivers, Manchester

De Facto is the title of the new record from Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, it is the Mexican duo’s fifth album and was recorded at their home studio in Ensenada, Baja California.

It sits somewhere between the brave experimentation of the new Low album, Double Negative, and Tender Buttons-era Broadcast put through a psych filter. There are pure pop songs that come across like lost ’60s nuggets (Linéas En Hojas), blistering white noise jams (Unificado) and meditative incantations (La Maga) – and best of all, we have the video for the record’s ominously excellent, and disconcerting, opening track Ana below.

You can order the album here.


The urgent, compulsive punk of Dublin’s mighty Fontaines D.C. might well be our favourite new band discovery of the year.

Following on from the brilliant Chequeless Reckless single they have shared new track Too Real. Another storming single of undeniable power and swagger that just begs to be played loud, and on repeat.

Watch the video below – director Hugh Mulhern, says it is made up of “low-brow visuals inspired by Buster Keaton, James Joyce, The Dubliners and Jim Henson to discuss high- brow ramblings of some stout swilling stereotypes.

Cracking track.



  1. Conor Oberst – No One Changes
  2. Deer Tick – White City  (Pogues cover)
  3. Deer Tick – Strange, Awful Feeling
  4. Sufjan Stevens – Lonely Man Of Winter
  5. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Gun To The Head
  6. Drenge – Bonfire Of The City Boys
  7. Cherry Glazerr – Daddi
  8. J Mascis – Elastic Days
  9. Iceage – Balm Of Gilead
  10. Nancy – I’m Not Getting Sober, I’m Just Getting Older (Helluva Guy)
  11. Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Painter of Tygers
  12. Lydia Loveless – Do What You Have To Do  (Sarah McLachlan cover)














Slumdogs – Monsters

Posted: November 9, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

Blackpool four-piece The Slumdogs are about to release their debut 6-track EP Where’s Your Sanity? on November 16th, and have previewed this excellent track Monsters ahead of the release.

Painting a picture of modern British life and its dark tendencies through poetic lyrics and a gritty punk accompaniment, it is well worth three minutes of your time.

Give it a spin.


Norwich based quintet and self-styled doo-wop psych-rockers Gladboy have released their debut EP Egopushin’ via Trip-Sit Records.

There are some clear art-rock influences such as Talking Heads, early Pulp and of course, Bowie to the fore, but fans of Pavement, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, or the Fat White Family will also find much to like here. The five tracks delve into brown acid psychedelia, wobbly space-rock, Brit-pop whimsy and kosmiche Motorik rhythms to create a many layered, experimental sound that somehow retains a winning accessibility throughout.

Check out the excellent Sauer Kraut and Who Loves You, Mrs Parsons? from the EP below. Order from Bandcamp here.



Stockholm based quartet Marble Mammoth released their debut EP of fuzzed up, psych rock last year. They’re following it up with another gem of catchy, dreamlike freak rock with Matte Black Shades.

Check it out below, complete with crazy sax and some rumbling crickets!


Way back in the summer of 2015 we posted a couple of tracks of riff-heavy garage rock by The Legal Immigrants, and now three years later we have a new single for you that once again mainlines a shot of adrenaline straight to the system.

Like the bastard son of the Eagles of Death Metal and Johnny Cash, Hang On is a freight train rolling off the tracks with howling vocals, smoking amplifiers, and chugging guitar chords from calloused fingers. It unleashes a burst of energy with a call to iron-willed perseverance.

Give it a blast below.


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A Brooklyn DIY super group of sorts, Public Practice combines members of freshly-dead punk project WALL and local pop band Beverly.

Their debut EP Distance is a Mirror, is a confident, juried testimony of love steeped in dark optimism. Dry, dead pan vocals chant over skittish guitar and danceable 70s grooves—songs snapping like rubber bands—see-sawing between post-punk and its insomniac twin sister disco.

Check out Foundation and Fate/Glory from the four track release below. Order from Wharf Records here.