Daisychain explode onto the scene with stylish single ‘Stay’
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by Ben Coley
1w ago
If the Stone Roses or The Smiths are your tonic, congratulations… you’ve got yourself a new band to champion! If you’re starting a new band, it’s tough! First, figure out how to be ‘unique’, decide who plays what, and perhaps – most crucially – find a sound that works. In the case of daisychain, they’re building on the tried and tested sounds of their Manchester forefathers (The Smiths, Stone Roses), and it really works! The Mancunian four-piece were founded by childhood friends Lissy Nicholson (lead vocals, guitar) and Joe Bryan (drums). With Lewis Jeffrey (guitar) and Harris Briggs (bass) co ..read more
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Friday Pilots Club deliver dance floor-ready alt rock anthems
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by Alex Pearson
2w ago
Crammed with irresistible grooves, big riffs and even bigger choruses, Friday Pilots Club are soon to be your new favourite band. Formed in 2017 as a duo of vocalist Caleb Hiltunen and bassist Drew Polivick, the Chicago-based combo has grown in recent years to include guitarists Sean Burke and James Kourafas and drummer Eric Doar, whose contributions propelled the band forward. The five-piece has just released new single ‘We Don’t Wanna Talk’ which is taken from their forthcoming debut album Nowhere, out May 9th. Hitting you with Nothing But Thieves-esque sounds and gripping riffs, the single ..read more
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Lauran Hibberd delivers powerful second album ‘Girlfriend Material’
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by Alex Pearson
2w ago
The second album from Lauran Hibberd, Girlfriend Material sees the power-pop queen grow as she tackles love, loss and heartbreak.  Now more confident and comfortable in the language of songwriting Lauran Hibberd shares her 12-song manual on making the perfect girlfriend in under an hour. It builds on her impressive debut album ‘Garageband Superstar’  Opening with the emotional single ‘i suck at grieving’ all about the loss of her dad. The song is a slow burn with Lauran’s delicate vocals and acoustic guitar before erupting into the full entourage of the band behind her. It’s a powerf ..read more
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MELTS mesmerise you with glitchy psych-rock
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by Alex Pearson
3w ago
Glitchy psych-rock and post-punk rockers MELTS are brewing up a storm in their hometown of Dublin and are back with new single ‘Waves Of Wonder’.  Comprising of Robbie Brady, Hugh O’Reilly, Gaz Earle, and Eoin Kenny, MELTS spent the last two years touring their celebrated debut album Maelstrom across Europe, the UK, the US and Ireland.  ‘Waves Of Wonder’ is a blast of techno-infused dance beats and ethereal vocals similar to the likes of Interpol. Clattering drums and throbbing synths the track builds to an entourage of instrumentation. It explores how the ripples of human connection ..read more
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Friedberg blends alluring pop sensibilities with post-punk and alt-rock
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by Alex Pearson
3w ago
Armed with spirited alt-rock and gripping guitar riffs the sound created by London-based outfit Friedberg feels familiar, yet like nothing you’ve heard before.  Originally from Austria in 2019, Anna Friedberg (writer, vocals, guitar, cowbells and percussion) is joined by Emily Linden (guitar, vocals), Cheryl Pinero (bass, vocals) and Laura Williams (drums). Now residing in the UK’sd capital, the band are looking to make their mark on the booming music industry.   Blending post-punk and alt-rock Friedberg have just dropped new single ‘Hello’, the first instalment of their debut a ..read more
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Pillow Queens drop soft rock single ‘Like A Lesson’
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by Alex Pearson
1M ago
Acclaimed Irish indie outfit Pillow Queens share their new 90s-soft rock-inspired single ‘Like A Lesson’.  The new release is part of the band’s forthcoming triumphant third studio album Name Your Sorrow is due out April 19th. ‘Like A Lesson’ explores longing for intimacy and a desire for closeness as well as the fears and insecurities that come with sharing one’s self. On the raw subject matter, the band says the track dives into, “The notion of finding safety and comfort in the presence of love of limerence is emphasized, contrasting with the paralyzing fear of making mistakes or ruinin ..read more
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English Teacher release intoxicating single ‘R&B’
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by Ben Coley
1M ago
Leeds indie stalwarts, English Teacher, have become something of a staple in the UK indie scene. It’s hard to refute their rise, in the past couple of years they’ve completed sold-out UK and US headline runs, supported Paolo Nutini (heard of him?), been named as ‘Official Independent Venue Week Artist Ambassador’ for 2024 and debuted on ‘Later With…Jools Holland’ – as you do. It’s English Teacher’s wonky post-punk tunes delivered with a cool-as-you-like attitude that’s got them this far – and with the band’s latest offering, ‘R&B’, they’ll go much further. In typical unashamed style ..read more
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The Cheap Thrills craft a bitter-sweet indie beauty 
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by Ben Coley
1M ago
Beaming guitar parts and deft melodies sit front and centre on The Cheap Thrills’ latest release.  The rapidly rising Liverpudlian four-piece have released their debut EP ‘Mind Metro’ which includes the latest single ‘Calypso Blue’.  Having formed in a Walton basement in 2010, Lewis Pike (vocals /guitar), Anton Eager (drums/percussion), Terry Eaves (guitar/keyboard/synth) and Callum Fitzpatrick (bass), continue writing indie-rock that transcends their modest beginnings.   Supporting Circa Waves, the DMA’s and The Night Café doesn’t come about by accident, right? It’s no surprise ..read more
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The long-awaited return for Catfish and the Bottlemen is over with ‘Showtime’
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by Alex Pearson
1M ago
The long-awaited return of Catfish and the Bottlemen is here and they’re back with anthemic new single ‘Showtime’.  Frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Van McCann appears to be the only member left in the band with the announcement of the new release which was teased with cryptic messages plastered around the streets of Manchester.  ‘Showtime’ is the first track to be released from Catfish and the Bottlemen‘s soon to be announced fourth studio album, but more on that will be revealed soon.  Revered for their incendiary live performances, the release of ‘Showtime’ is m ..read more
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The Manatees at their best with new EP ‘Different State Of Mind’
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by Alex Pearson
1M ago
Southampton’s rising rock stars The Manatees release their best work to date in the form of EP Different State Of Mind.  The five-track coming-of-age EP showcases the band’s progression and musicianship as the trio turn to their most experimental phase yet.  The EP gets off to an impactful start with last year’s single ‘Buttercup’; a darker, electrifying anthem with hints of Nothing But Thieves all about tensions that can arise in a romantic relationship. Moving swiftly into ‘Get What You Want’ it’s a deeply infectious earworm abundant with vigorous guitar hooks textured with climati ..read more
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