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Wesley Jensen & the Penny Arcade – Something New EP

Wesley Jensen & the Penny Arcade have crafted an ethereal retro fuzz pop record that throws us back to the glory days of 60s decorative and flowing music. While still managing a modern indie flair reminiscent of chart-toppers gone by.  Something New is just that, an EP with modern pop bangers with every track being […]

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Thyla – Blame

The moody sounds of Thyla are back and generating even more ‘The Cure’ vibes than before. They have come crashing into the music scene once again generating a very unique and punk-inspired soundscape which has come out of nowhere. Edging ever closer towards the forefront of emerging British indie music, Brighton’s Thyla has delivered another […]

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Helena Deans – Phobia

Back on the scene and jazzier than ever Helena Deans is back with a kick. And a mighty powerful drum kick at that. Having released her debut EP last December ‘The Gasoline’ she has been doing gig after gig all around central London being snapped up by many a pub, open mic night and bars. […]

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Plaza – In the Know

Plaza is back at it again releasing today a snarling new track, ‘In the Know’ after signing with indie label Clue Records. It’s the latest in a series of wild, biting post indie tunes all the way from Hartlepool. Plaza have been establishing and cutting their way slowly into the small seaside industrial town making […]

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Night Owls – Better With Age

Leeds trio Night Owls have thrown out another grunge pop track ‘Better With Age’ into the big wide socially critical world. This is their second punishing cut from their ‘Tragically Human’ EP due for release next month. The track is a whole heap of sounds all aiming for you to come away with a message […]

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Fiancé – Feverdream EP

Brand new and breaking the scene band Fiancé have released their brand-new EP right at the beginning of last month. After breaking onto the scene with their debut EP, Fiancé earned the Stereogum title, ‘Band to Watch’, and subsequent praise via NME.  On their new EP Feverdream the band sheds their skin dropping their bedroom […]

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GRDNS – Juniper

New kids on the block GRDNS are sweeping the Soundcloud streets with their new psych-rock track ‘Juniper’ which is the second cut from their upcoming EP out later this year via Dance To The Radio. Evolving from the largely forgotten and multi-cultural northern city of Bradford, the indie quartet ruptured onto the scene in February […]

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Hanging Valleys – Arion

Bringing themselves back into the musical game song by song Hanging Valleys made up of duo Thom Byles and Michael Phillips are back with a new track from their latest upcoming EP, ‘Arion’. The pair were drawn together through their love of soft rock, peanut butter and dreaming of bigger things as they set out […]

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Orchid Mantis – kulla sunset

Orchid Mantis is back with a brand-new dream filled album that has been in the works for over 2 years. The perfectionism behind the album led to a slow writing and recording process starting in 2015 and ending last year, 2017. With some tracks having been “conceived” around the same time as one of my […]

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TRASH – Bored

TRASH. A band mocked by many, even themselves a few times on Twitter, are no more. Announcing yesterday about the split on Twitter and their website they have decided to call it a day. The quartet have been together for four whole years dropping their debut EP back in 2015. This EP was followed up […]

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BOYS – Hollywood

Boys. Some think of their best friend and some think of them as a whole different species yet to be decoded, not these boys though. Dream pop quartet Boys release their luxurious new track ‘Hollywood’. Built with every element of a crafty indie track they wave into a more lo-fi and laid-back beach vibe with […]

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Ellie Occleston – Splinters

Ellie Occleston has just released her debut single at the age of 18. This North London newcomer is showing off what it means to create a haunting and evocative track with this being the first chapter in her prosperous singer-songwriter career. ‘Splinters’ has been years in the making building up the confidence and vocal technique […]

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Pale Waves – All The Things I Never Said EP

Manchester-based indie pop band Pale Waves have released their debut EP after weeks of hype and anticipation. ‘All The Things I Never Said’ is a real 80s indie mash that doesn’t really fit with their overall look and general aesthetic. But lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie has said that “I love a lot of ‘80s artists […]

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Hanging Valleys – Fortaleza

Back again with their chilling and peaceful ambient noises are Hanging Valleys. Fortaleza is the first single from their forthcoming second EP following on from their debut EP released last March. Fortaleza is Spanish for fortitude which in turn translates into the track which orientates around being strong. The idea of weathering storms and having […]

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Amethysts – Be There

Amethysts. They are pretty, purple and very sort after. This could also be said for the East Anglian duo Amethysts returning with their new single ‘Be There’. Having spent the second half of 2017 hidden away in their rural studio in the tranquil eastern countryside, Clarice and Simon who craftily make up the duo, have […]

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Llovers – Just Lust

Llovers released their first single of 2018 today ‘Just Lust’ it is a thought-provoking track examining perceptions within society and how the band feel disconnected with certain stereotypes within society today. Digging further into social issues, the band’s carefully nurtured lyricism really comes to the fore front in this track and with the calming vocals […]

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Pizzagirl – Favourite Song

Liverpool, the home of The Wombats, The Beatles, Circa Waves and Frankie Goes to Hollywood just to name a few. The great city is now home to, what seems to be a lo-fi pop take over with the likes of Pizzagirl’s debut release. Favourite Song is an infectious single that is a written invite into […]

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The Academic – Tales From The Backseat

The Irish music scene has kicked off the year with some good old indie rock with The Academic’s debut album being released last week. They have come storming into 2018 with their first full length release, Tales From The Backseat. Crammed with youthful power for the people of the world coming directly from rural and […]

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Lake Jons – Lake Jons

This week it’s a little sneak peek into Lake Jon’s self-titled debut album up for release next Friday via AntiFragile Music. Being their debut album there has been a lead up to the release of it via the only way modern music seems to do these days and that’s with several singles demonstrating the talent […]

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Sam Fender – Singles

Welcome to the new year! It is sure to be packed with new music to listen and look out for, so keep your ears pricked all year because there are some killer albums in the pipeline from some big names and some less known acts too. The year has already kicked off with the line […]

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Top 4 Songs – 2017

2017… the year that most things changed and not for the best. But hey that’s just my opinion, just another cynical millennial disgusted with the world in which I live; much like everyone else is. The world of music has evolved to bring people even closer together than it ever has before this year. With […]

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Porridge Radio – O. Christmas

Art is Hard Records is a small independent record label ran by two friends based in Bristol. Ever since starting out the label in 2010 they have been ending the year with a Christmas single and this year they have turned over to the help of Porridge Radio. In previous years they have worked with […]

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White Room – Eight EP

Back again are Brighton indie rockers White Room. The gang are here with a fresh new double EP entitled Eight full to the brim with fabulous tracks. Released via Deltasonic Records on 1st December it has already been acclaimed by many critics. DIY magazine claim it ‘Will sweep you off your feet and into the […]

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Helena Deans – The Gasoline EP

Helena Deans. A name you most likely haven’t heard of… yet. Being a music student living in London she has just released her debut EP entitled The Gasoline. This piece of musical work as been a long time coming from the singer songwriter originally from Denmark ever since she moved to London in September. Already […]

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Niterooms – Niterooms EP

Released just over a week ago is Niterooms self-titled debut EP. This young three-piece all the way from a small forgotten mining town in South Wales called Brithdir have such a creative out look on music. They use a whole heap of beats and synths to craft gloomy minimalistic experimental pop. Using pop as a […]

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