New Video: Phantom Isle – MAR V

London based New Wave quintet Phantom Isle have shared a Live in Lockdown video for new single MAR V. It is an immensely catchy, infectious slab of danceable indie that calls to mind the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip and Metronomy. Kicking off with a easy going, twitchy pulse it soon takes off into a frenzy of thundering percussion and propulsive synths that are … Continue reading New Video: Phantom Isle – MAR V

Introducing >>> Francis Of Delirium

All Change is the debut EP by the Luxembourg-based, Canadian-American duo Francis Of Delirium. First appearing back in January with the instantaneous track Quit Fucking Around, they have caught attention by making a powerful sound where 90’s grunge collides with indie folk and millennial DIY; different generations of rock explained in part by 18 year-old songwriter Jana Bahrich being thirty years junior to her collaborator … Continue reading Introducing >>> Francis Of Delirium

New Video: Young Knives – Society For Cutting Up Men

Young Knives (brothers Henry Dartnall and The House of Lords) are releasing a third track from their forthcoming album Barbarians. The outstanding Society for Cutting Up Men is named after Valerie Solanas’ feminist political pamphlet the SCUM Manifesto. Henry says: “I really just wanted to write a song from this position. The basic idea is that women should rise up and the man is obsolete. It … Continue reading New Video: Young Knives – Society For Cutting Up Men

Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

For Brighton’s Chappaqua Wrestling, the arrival of new single Football is the product of both embracing change, and an unfortunately enforced break from touring. The band’s hiatus gleefully allowing them to side-step some of the nostalgic sounds of recent singles Plant Trees, Is She Happy Turning On Her Side? and Early, and instead leaning into a world of big-hearted, world-weary, understated anthemia. A thick, sprawling, … Continue reading Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Sprints

Not sure what is in the water there, but four-piece Sprints are our latest brilliant Dublin discovery joining the likes of Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital, Girl Band and Silverbacks. We missed early single Kissing Practice, but are loving this new track The Cheek, a raw, raucous and bass fuelled single with post-punk and alt-rock influences. Laced with sarcasm, the song tackles sexuality head on. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… Sprints

Bloodshot Records Pandemophenia Compilation

New Bloodshot Records compilation album Pandemophenia, is only available for download or stream on Bandcamp. It’s a collection of 17 limited or never-before-released tracks by the likes of Murder By Death, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, William Elliott Whitmore, Cory Branan, Ruby Boots, Ramblin’ Deano & Jon Langford, Ha Ha Tonka, Scott H. Biram, and plenty more. Featuring original songs, b-sides, alternate versions, … Continue reading Bloodshot Records Pandemophenia Compilation

Peel Dream Magazine – Moral Panics EP

We loved New Yorkers Peel Dream Magazine’s recent release Agitprop Alterna, an excellent album that draws from a wide set of post-punk, shoegaze and indiepop influences but still has an assured, unique sound. Now they’re following up with Moral Panics, a companion EP that features unreleased songs from the Agitprop Alterna sessions. The six tracks are, without exception, all top-notch tracks that stand strong on … Continue reading Peel Dream Magazine – Moral Panics EP

Immigrant Union – Judas

We first posted about Melbourne’s Immigrant Union back in 2013 or so, and to be honest they had kind of slipped off our radar somewhat. By happy chance, we came across new album Judas and very quickly got ourselves reacquainted with their heady brew of country-psych, garage rock and power pop. It is an excellent album. I mean a properly excellent album, full of twangy … Continue reading Immigrant Union – Judas

Bill Callahan Announces Gold Record

Pigeons is the first taste from Bill Callahan’s newly announced long player Gold Record (out via Drag City on the 4th September – pre-order here) The track is set in the heart of Texas, where from the wheel of his long white limousine, a man gently advises a pair of newly weds with reflections from his own experience. As always it is a lyrical treasure … Continue reading Bill Callahan Announces Gold Record