“I was feeling pretty good about everything so I just made stuff that made me happy.” That’s what songwriter Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings has to say about their new album Hear And Nowhere Else (out now on Wichita), and more music should come from such a happy place. Not that it’s all grins and rainbowsContinue reading “Cloud Nothings – Now Hear In”
When an email subject line says ‘scouse skiffle’ you know you’ve got to open it. Welcome The Incredible Magpie Band. All the obvious influences are there – The Las, The Coral, Captain Beefheart and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (although it’s Liam who has supported the band online and instore at Pretty Green) – butContinue reading “The Incredible Magpie Band”
Three minutes of fuzzy frantic frustration from tripartite shoegaze supergroup White Sands. Formed of Conan Roberts (Mazes), Sophy Hollington (Novella) and John Arthur Webb (Male Bonding). The Wait is one of three tracks on their debut 7″, and sees the band members take influences from their other projects, but heighten the intensity, the burn and theContinue reading “White Sands – The Wait”
Proof that beautiful songs are not always born in the most beautiful places, Hull based La Bete Blooms have released Wishing I Could Kill, just over four and a half minutes dreamy glistening pop a la The Cure, The Pixies and contemporaries The Pains of Being Pure of Heart. Tossing hi hats that quiver gently asContinue reading “La Bête Blooms – Wishing I Could Kill”
In the mood for some soaring and soothing epic songs that take you on an intense emotional trajectory, leaving you feeling wrought but content afterwards, written, produced and played by some of Brooklyn’s most talented? Well here are The Antlers, with Palace, from their fourth studio album Familiars, out on Transgressive on June 16th.