Bootlicking KAPUTT’s new EP “Movement Now/Another War Talk”

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Bootlickers by name, Bootlickers by nature: Underground’s new radio show is all about applauding and advocating creativity; exciting, emerging and experimental. Our second bootlicking guests are Glasgow-based experimental sextet Kaputt, whose phenomenal new EP ‘Movement Now/Another War Talk’ is out today. A mire of baritone vocals, frenetic saxophone and tangled guitar, this EP sees Kaputt… Read more »

Bootlicking GROUP THERAPY’s 54-track-long Charity Compilation

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Bootlickers by name, Bootlickers by nature: Underground’s new radio show is all about applauding and advocating creativity; exciting, emerging and experimental. Established as a reaction to the pandemic’s crippling effects on health and creativity, Group Therapy sought to unite an incredible array of artists, giving space to musical endeavours (which rarely see the light of… Read more »

Post-Punk quartet LEGSS are back with a nihilistic new video for ‘Doomswayers’

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South London-based Legss are back with a new video for the title track off their second EP Doomswayers. Legss have established their unique edge with their ability to seamlessly blend dark post-punk and art-rock together with spoken-word. Filmed by Rory Edmonds and Mollie Gallagher, directed by Luke Kulukundis and Legss (who also edited the video… Read more »

LUCIA & THE BEST BOYS’ strength in vulnerability

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From solo performer to band of Best Boys, Lucia and co have come a long way since the 2017 EP ‘Best Boy.’ Their latest visualisation of single ‘Forever Forget’ (directed by Rianne White) is testament to this metamorphosis; an other-worldly depiction of lyrical vulnerability, Lucia is bejewelled in a realm of inky black science-fiction amongst… Read more »

The dynamic dance of REGRESSIVE LEFT

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Released just over a week ago, ‘Take the Hit’ is over before it’s begun. A sonic collision sounding like ESG at their most unsettling and Talking Heads at their most cavorting, Regressive Left’s second release unfurls at a dizzying pace. Agitated electronic chatter, “Does blood run thicker than an IV drip?” questions singer Simon Tyrie… Read more »

The droll satire of BLANKETMAN’s “National Trust” E.P.

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“I don’t like the taste of water in the city, I don’t like what it leaves in my mouth” declares singer Adam Hopper on Blanketman’s ‘Leave the South’, their last single released before they unveil their debut EP National Trust on the 19th of March. Though a personal rather than political preference (and an inclination… Read more »

The poetry and possibility of SINEAD O’BRIEN

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The lilting, spoken songs of poet-performer Sinead O’Brien are meditative in both senses of the word. Simultaneously hypnotic and pensive, to listen to O’Brien’s musical offerings is to be immersed in her malleable vocabulary of Irish inflections and swelling instrumentation (courtesy of Julian Hanson and Oscar Robertson.) With a work ethic centred around fluctuation and… Read more »