Protomartyr – Michigan Hammers

Although Protomartyr have had to shift the release date of their upcoming fifth album Ultimate Success Today back to July instead of yesterday, they have still shared a third, thrilling track from the record. Michigan Hammers is the band at their most forceful, all needling, throbbing disquiet and angst wrapped up in relentless staccato guitar squalls. As singer Joe Casey intones, “What’s been torn down can be … Continue reading Protomartyr – Michigan Hammers

New Video: Elephant Stone – American Dream

American Dream is a new single from Canadian psych band Elephant Stone’s and follows hot on the heels of the release of their sixth album Hollow. Filmed in isolation in frontman Rishi Dihr’s garage with a green screen, his son and queue cards in a nod to Bob Dylan’s classic Subterranean Homesick Blues film, the poignant video compiles archival footage of immigrants searching for the American Dream. The … Continue reading New Video: Elephant Stone – American Dream

Thee MVPs Share You Ain’t It

To mark the release of their debut album Science Fiction today, Leeds’ Thee MVPs have shared their new single You Ain’t It. A pulverising, staccato punk anthem, the track is the third and final single from the record, which is out today via Eeasy Records (order here). I wouldn’t get too envious Our day jobs still run rife But you remember what D. Boon said? … Continue reading Thee MVPs Share You Ain’t It

The Return Of Death Valley Girls

Yesterday we shared a couple of sweet covers by country-rockers Whitney and today we have another, altogether different cover version to offer you. One that heralds the return of LA’s Death Valley Girls. Having made quite a name for themselves with their desert-blasted blend of rowdy proto-punk and primitive heavy metal, this is their first new offering since 2018 album Darkness Rains, and comes in … Continue reading The Return Of Death Valley Girls

Widowspeak – Breadwinner

After a long absence, Widowspeak have shared a new song, and video. Breadwinner is the first we’ve heard from the duo since 2017’s Expect the Best album and is a lovely excursion into shimmering reverbed guitars and mellow, layered vocals. Despite the song’s breathy, lush poignancy, there is a stark message in there about the dreary monotony of unfulfilling work, with Molly Hamilton’s vocals making … Continue reading Widowspeak – Breadwinner

Try Some ‘Downer Pop’ from Heads are Heavy

After nearly a decade apart, ex Pity Party members, and long standing partners in musical crime Julie Edwards (aka ‘Heisenflei’) and Marc Smollin (aka “M”) have reunited under the moniker Heads are Heavy – returning with a mysterious video for an equally uncanny song, That Sounds Okay. Shot in Puglia, Italy, the dreamlike, dystopian scenes of fields ablaze, abandoned homes, and industrial devastation provide a … Continue reading Try Some ‘Downer Pop’ from Heads are Heavy

New Video: LEECHES – All Of The People

Formed in a summer haze back in 2016, pysch-trio LEECHES meld infectious garage rock with pop hooks and fuzzy alt-rock. Watch the video for meandering hypnotiser All Of The People, the track crawls along on a tightly wound groove, its light guitars and dual vocals drifting in and out of focus as the bass drags the track along. With a wave of fuzz and splashing drums exploding … Continue reading New Video: LEECHES – All Of The People

Introducing >>> Desmerelda

Hailing from Bromley in Kent, Desmerelda have just released an excellent new single titled Welcome to the Establishment (which could not really be a more topical title given the astonishing arrogance and contempt for the public displayed by the country’s real PM Dominic Cummings.) Anyway, at least we have this furious, fizzing slab of raw, unbridled punk rock to jump around to – it sits … Continue reading Introducing >>> Desmerelda

IDLES – Mr. Motivator

IDLES have shared a brilliant, battering ram of a new track Mr. Motivator – the first preview of their highly anticipated third LP due out later this year. The song doubles down on the (self-admitted) sloganeering and social commentary that’s become the band’s signature, yet here more than ever they’re able to take clichés and turn them into music that’s deeply complex and brutally relevant. … Continue reading IDLES – Mr. Motivator