WRKHOUSE – Getaway
Edge of Arcady
by heyrichey
1w ago
Photo: press shots If you like a sure and certain ominous, dark groove with your course, fuzzy guitar and celestial synths, then WRKHOUSE are the lads you’ve been waiting ever patiently for. Their debut single ‘Getaway’ sees them bringing the aforementioned elements, topped off with a treacle-smooth, soulful melody, not unlike Manchester electronic-pop maestros Hurts with a grittier, more abrasive edge. Having discarded a previous moniker (Lewys) and spent three years touring their rejuvenated wares across the width and breadth of the UK, the North Wales foursome appear to have conjured up en ..read more
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Grace Calver – Will U Be Mine?
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by heyrichey
1w ago
Photo: @daisylolastudio Essex multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and all round DIY popstar Grace Calver’s musical oeuvre to date has been bursting with forlorn, yet still seriously catchy, bubblegum tunes mulling over a dysfunctional love life, but with new single ‘Will U Be Mine?’ it seems the skies are getting brighter as she turns up the sun, the performer beckoning us into her “Crush Era” with a single she describes as ‘the cheesy one’. Photo: @northacrejake And if by cheesy she means astoundingly upbeat, still obsessing over boys (this time tinged with much more hopeful shades than d ..read more
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The Tropicanas – Thoughts Inside Your Head
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by heyrichey
2w ago
When creating rock’n’roll music you have a few choices: you can have your music reflect the warts and all world you live in or you can fuck off the world you live in and create your own day-glo paradise. West Lothian quintet The Tropicanas opt for the second route, which is the reason why ‘Thoughts Inside Your Head’ sounds as if it was written for the gleaming Pacific sun more than their bracing Scottish homeland. A potential song of frustration and crossed wires uses that same alchemy to turn misunderstanding into awe and wonder for whatever thoughts are going through their lover’s mind, st ..read more
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Stone Deaf – What Good Is Sorry?
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by heyrichey
2w ago
Photo: @stonedeaf.uk Swansea newcomers Stone Deaf have come stampeding out of the starting blocks since their formation less than 12 months ago, and their second single, ‘What Good Is Sorry?’, is an absolute turbo-charged, blues-rock tinged, beast of a tune, bursting with fragments of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s mean americana and Dirty Pretty Things scuzzed-up indie. Photo: @stonedeaf.uk Distorted guitars and insistent drumming surge alongside singer Mike Pole’s incensed vocal drawl, right on up to the lyrically economical yet hideously tasty chorus – because, when a melody’s this beefy, th ..read more
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Carpark – Happy On Mars
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by heyrichey
3w ago
When we used to wonder if what we don’t have would be better than what we do we used to pose the question: “is the grass is greener on the other side of the fence?” but Carpark have updated the conundrum for the post-Elon Musk, AI-loving, solar system colonialist era, on their latest ethereal dream-pop single, enquiring instead: “Do you think you’ll be happy on Mars?”. The third track from their forthcoming ‘Born To Be Average’ EP (low-key relate), and a more sedate offering than the brasher, harder tracks we’ve already heard, ‘Happy On Mars’ has the London three-piece in reflective mode, le ..read more
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SAHAJi – Future In The Sky
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by heyrichey
1M ago
Japan’s love of British rock’n’roll has long been a trope, but the traffic has largely been one way, with planes and planes of young guitar slingers heading east from the UK to make it big but far fewer Japanese songsters getting to make the trip in return. Enter brothers Shotaro and Youshiro Nishida, better known as SAHAJi, and their insanely powerful new single ‘Future in the Sky’. Finding robust inspiration in their Mancunian Gallagher brother counterparts, the first release from the singer and guitarist siblings’ debut EP has prodigious guitar solos, an outrageously singalong chorus full ..read more
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Real Farmer – The Straightest Line
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by heyrichey
1M ago
Dutch DIY-punk noisemakers Real Farmer’s second single on Strap Originals is a gloriously ramshackle vitriolic sideswipe at the self-righteously sober. Preaching from the viewpoint of the victoriously misanthropic, ‘The Straightest Line’ uses razor sharp guitar lines, breakneck drumming and frontman Jeroen Klootsema’s Joe Strummer-like vocal bark to put forward the well considered case of the highly productive, super-functioning and intentional wreck-head. As far as prickly, catchy, punk rock statements go, the second track to be taken from the Groningen group’s upcoming debut LP ‘Compare Wh ..read more
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Foxxglove – The Chaos EP
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by heyrichey
1M ago
Photo: @triggerhappycreative Tales abound through folklore and mythology of the equally deadly and healing powers of the Foxglove flower, some claiming the appearance of the plant in the wild is a sign that fairies are close, others believing throwing the leaves about infants cradles will protect them from getting bewitched, the destruction of the flora considered universally unlucky. The science-based view of the Foxglove flower is just as remarkable as, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, it is cultivated for it’s attractive flower spikes, contains poisonous cardiac glycosides which ar ..read more
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AIRFLO – Swansong
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by heyrichey
1M ago
Photo: Yushy On The Run Drifting in with dreamy strumming and gentle vocals, we presumed at first that Bristol and Newport’s AIRFLO had gifted us a charming little acoustic number for their second single. As we sat and listened, however, it became searingly obvious that ‘Swansong‘ is a bit more of a hefty, profound beast than its tender opening chimes portray. The indie four-piece craft an empathetic, soulful message to a former lover alongside swooning guitar, a brittle tune and audibly aching vocal. But when the outpouring of indomitable affection ceases a whole powerful wall of sound comes ..read more
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Midding – And Then, They Sing
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by heyrichey
1M ago
“Heaven is this place” croons Midding singer Joe Woodward, enigmatic and barely audible beneath layers and layers of sludgy beats, mesmerizing keyboards and possibly some guitar (we can’t hear any but he’s strumming on one in the video so we suspect it’s in the mix there somewhere), doling out celestial overtones to some already intensely other-worldly, shoegaze artistry. The Cardiff-based quartet formerly known as Clwb Fuzz maintain the lo-fi grunge melody of their prior incarnation on ‘And Then, They Sing’, along with earlier single ‘Anything (Until You Sleep)’ but, frisky under their new ..read more
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