Drug Store Romeos discuss their shimmery springtime dream pop and unconventional guilty pleasures

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Soaked in pure airy vocals and synth-laden grooves, Drug Store Romeos craft a blissfully layered sonic dreamscape that’s awash in beautiful pastels. Owing to its introspective minimalism, it is the kind of slow-dance music whose ethereal wave lazily calms your soul. In 2020, the London dream poppers have released two new lush singles – ‘Frame… Read more »

Female Bands from Brighton that Fly the Flag for Women in Music

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Dream Wife Female bands from Brighton

Female bands from Brighton: Dream Wife (Photo Credit: Sarah Piantadosi) Underground has always been an advocate for women in music. Having already recommended some of our favourite female bands from Manchester, we’re heading to the south coast to explore the female bands from Brighton. From dream-pop darlings Fickle Friends to raucous punk band Pussyliqour, the… Read more »

Indie folk sister duo Xylaroo on documenting little moments that last a lifetime

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xylaroo

With the instinct and sensibility of a gifted storyteller, Xylaroo offer a beautiful array of slice of life stories in their songwriting. Have been performing together since they were children, Coco and Holly Chant are the perfect harmony on stage – the kind that exhilarates and comforts us like a delicate breeze entering a room…. Read more »

Get whisked away in Thyla’s soundscape of hazy dreampop on Everything at Once

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Thyla record store day 2020

Influenced by the likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors, Cocteau Twins and more, Brighton’s up-and-coming dream pop darlings Thyla find no trouble in creating waves of synth-laden tunes. By employing angelic vocals and beautiful guitar tones, their latest EP Everything at Once turns its soundscape into a kaleidoscopic whole. The opener ‘Two Sense’ washes… Read more »

Bedroom pop sweetheart Alien Tango walks us through his creative process prior to the release of his new EP ‘Friends!’

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Alien Tango

Packed full of raw passion and talent, the whimsical bedroom pop sweetheart Alberto Garcia (AKA Alien Tango) is one to watch out for in 2020. Raised in Murica, Spain and currently based in London, Alien Tango brings you some of the grooviest and tantalising DIY tunes – check out ‘Sexy Time’ where he was singing… Read more »

Brooke Bentham on juggling between two jobs, ghosting and 90s alt-rockers

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Brooke Bentham

English singer-songwriter Brooke Bentham (Photo Credit: Lauren Maccabee) Influenced by the likes of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten, English singer-songwriter Brooke Bentham and her human songwriting soon got put under the spotlight. With a bold and malleable voice, Bentham creates a riot of emotions with her truthful lyrics and heart-tugging folk notes. From the… Read more »

The Smiths: Ten songs to listen to for a trip down memory lane

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The Smiths

The short-lived yet famed British band The Smiths are loved by generations. Formed in Manchester in 1982, consisting of Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, the alt-rock band has released four critically acclaimed albums in three years. Despite Morrissey’s constant need to spark controversy, The Smiths remained a key influence on many alt-rock… Read more »