Reset – Marriott (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although Marriott bases his sound on some classic and timeless urban styles, Reset proves that he is also an artist very much working in the here-and-now. The beats are drawn from skittering trap sonics, tracks such as Friend Zone cocoon themselves in R&B vibes and Cityscape owes as much to a soul groove as it... Continue Reading →

C.O.W. – Headst!cks (reviewed by Marcus Kittridge)

This is a no nonsense anti-establishment band that put their uncomplicated stripped back folk/punk heritage badge front and centre. They deliver their brand of political tirades, kick-back ballads and ECO homilies with an up-tempo, danceable verve and vigour. Where does this recording sit? Well, I would most like to see this band after caning the... Continue Reading →

Bristol’s Modesty Blaise present ‘And The Lights Went Out All Over Town’ and first album in 20 years

Bristol-based Avant indiepop outfit Modesty Blaise present 'And The Lights Went Out All Over Town', the closing track on ‘The Modesty Blaise’ LP, the band's first album since emerging from a 20-year hiatus. This track presents a vision of a dystopian present, rather than future, and an indictment of how the military/industrial complex has led us all to the point of ecological... Continue Reading →

First Nations indiepop artist Madisyn Whajne presents ‘Save My Heart’ from debut LP

Toronto-based First Nations singer-songwriter Madisyn Whajne presents 'Save My Heart' from her debut record 'Save Our Hearts', along with video produced by Bobby Bulat. Both invigorating and bittersweet, Whajne demonstrates resilience and survival in the face of pain and heartbreak. This long-player was recorded live to tape with Montreal super-producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, The Barr Brothers) and Shae Brossard (Bahamas, The Dears)at Montreal’s famed Hotel2Tango... Continue Reading →

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