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 »

Ever heard of…. SU TISSUE

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The first instalment in our series investigating overlooked or obscured figures in musical history examines the enigmatic Su Tissue of LA post-punkers Suburban Lawns. Often lamented as the pinnacle of post-punk amnesia; the incendiary absurdity of Suburban Lawns was all but neglected were it not for an enduring curiosity concerning the “disappearance” of Su Tissue,… Read more »

Comic books and absurdist language: introducing the strange world of CALVA LOUISE

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An amalgamation from three corners of the world uniting in a frenzy of sonic fuzz and rock glitches, Calva Louise are as diverse as their far-flung birthplaces. Citing absurdist literature and the experimental films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Calva Louise continually absorb influences, assembling songs layered in inspiration, looping riffs and spirited vocals. Harnessing the lockdown… Read more »

STRANGE BONES: A powerhouse of ferocious vigour, Strange Bones discuss their debut album

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Brought up on a parental influence of punk, the Bentham brothers have kept musical vitriol in the family in the form of Strange Bones. Sounding as if hardcore punk was pummelled through a warped lens of distorted vocals and acid drum and bass, Strange Bones converge The Cramps and The Prodigy in a heady experimentation…. Read more »