A propulsive, synth-driven sonic exploration: Calva Louise on multi-media, graphic novels and their forthcoming EP POPURRÍ

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Calva Louise

Calva Louise (Photo Credit: Chris Driver) Deliciously snappy melodies with a loud bang, Calva Louise have introduced a heavy streak of blistering electro-pop-rock with their latest single ‘POP(urrí)’. Since their first EP Rhinoceros, the trio has established a pattern of high-octane anthems sung in half Spanish and half English, precisely combined to create a mildly… Read more »

Bands from Glasgow: Pop rock darlings and post punks that need to be on your radar

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Lucia & the Best Boys bands from Glasgow

Glasgow, the cultural hub of Scotland, the city where largely recognised bands such as Primal Scream and Simple Minds originated. From the theatrical-pop aesthetic of Walt Disco to Chvrches’ ingenious mix of synth-pop and indie, the Scottish city is home to a wide range of talent. Check out these bands from Glasgow  Lucia & The… Read more »

Music video premiere + Q&A: The Mysterines discuss ‘I Win Every Time’ and being brought up on The Strokes

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THE MYSTERINES

Fierce and uncompromising, Liverpool’s rising stars The Mysterines have been attracting a great deal of attention since their debut EP Take Control released in 2019. The band’s rising profile is down to their impressively engaging live performance, as well as the fuzzy and visceral energy that they bring to the table. The indie rock duo… Read more »

Manchester’s post-punk outfit Document on The Smiths, synthesisers and Call of Duty

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Document

With a riotous blend of scratchy guitar riffs and bellowing vocals, Manchester’s post punks Document are doing their hometown proud with their recent EP release A Camera Wanders All Night. Influenced by 70s and 80s indie pioneers such as The Fall and The Smiths, Document shine with their thrilling post-punk stomps, shouty vocals and sharp… Read more »

The Slow Readers Club: Aaron Starkie discusses new album and measuring success and failure

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Aaron Starkie The Slow Readers Club

Hailing from Manchester the Rock ‘n’ Roll factory, The Slow Readers Club have solidified themselves as the alternative rock stalwarts. Before it all began, vocalist/keyboardist Aaron Starkie and bassist James Ryan were in a band named Omertà. When it came to an end, the two of them brought in Aaron’s brother Kurt Starkie on guitar… 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 »

Dublin post-punk band Odd Morris on being honest and their latest single ‘Cold Water’

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Odd Morris 2 (Jack Martin)

Odd Morris (Photo Credit: Jack Martin) Renowned for its ferocious, outspoken and ever-expanding post-punk scene, Dublin has been merrily preoccupied with the desire to ignite the post-punk revival scenes. Sharing the same rehearsal space with their city peers/post-punk sensations Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital, Dublin post-punk quartet Odd Morris have slowly but surely caught… 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 »