Humanist – English Ghosts

Humanist is the music of multi-instrumentalist Rob Marshall. An album is due via Ignition Records and features a number of guest vocalists including Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Mark Lanegan and RIDE’s Mark Gardener, amongst others. English Ghosts is the first official single from the album and has a stirring vocal performance by iconic post-punk front man, John Robb of The Membranes. The nine minute track unapologetically … Continue reading Humanist – English Ghosts

JOHN – Future Thinker

It’s been out for a couple of months I think, but heard this on 6Music this afternoon and it was one marvellously unholy racket of industrial jackhammer punk set against contrasting deadpan vocals. It’s called Future Thinker by London duo JOHN, and comes from their upcoming album Out Here On The Fringes. Top tune. Order the album here. Check out their Bandcamp page here.   Continue reading JOHN – Future Thinker

Meatraffle – The Day The Earth Stood Still

Famed for their wall of sound, and notoriously difficult to label (they themselves describe their music as “psychedelic, socialist, utopian, death raga, erroneous funk, trapdoor jazz, bastard muzak“), the origins of Meatraffle are lost in obscurity although it has been said that they came about as the result of a drunken afternoon shared by Clams Baker and Zsa Zsa Sapien in a South London Wetherspoon … Continue reading Meatraffle – The Day The Earth Stood Still

Eighteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

An absolute overload of stonking new tunes this week…including the returns of Black Mountain, The Black Keys and Clinic and a stunning Iggy & The Stooges cover… in Spanish. Enjoy! The Claque – Hush Black Mountain – Future Shade The Black Keys – Lo/Hi Clinic – Rubber Bullets A.A. Bondy – Images Of Love The Coathangers – The Devil You Know The National – You … Continue reading Eighteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

End of Year Catch-Up (Part 2)

We rounded-up and shared a few songs yesterday that we had missed while posting our countdown of our favourite songs of the year. Here is a second helping for you… First up is Sweden’s Second Oracle who create dreamy soundscapes where flute and organ meets heavy percussion, bass and guitar – twisting and turning psychedelia into new shapes and forms. Check out their debut single Seabird’s Lament.   … Continue reading End of Year Catch-Up (Part 2)

Introducing >>> AMERICAN NUDISM

We discovered this by AMERICAN NUDISM (aka Gabriel Gutierrez, former fronts person of LYSOL) on Soundcloud and don’t know much about the background. It appears to have been originally released back in 2016, and then is due for a re-release on the 22nd July. Future 5-0 comes from a three track 7″ EP and is described as “sick synth-pop, imagine The Normal’s Warm Leatherette and a … Continue reading Introducing >>> AMERICAN NUDISM

Live Review: Cabbage (Oxford Academy)

Cabbage. a cultivated plant eaten as a vegetable, having thick green or purple leaves surrounding a spherical heart or head of young leaves a person who leads a dull or inactive life politically energised, wryly observant, fast and furious indie band So it was that no. 2 (MM) having eaten no. 1, went, with middle sprat, to see no. 3 at the Oxford Academy. Despite … Continue reading Live Review: Cabbage (Oxford Academy)