Waxahatchee – The Dirt

Sadly, Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, had to pull out of her Wichita birthday show at Islington Assembly Hall earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get our fill of punchy rawness, unsettling guitar and powerful lyrics. New single Dirt is one of the most upbeat from recent album Ivy Tripp, butContinue reading “Waxahatchee – The Dirt”

Cheatahs – Sunne EP

Sunne,the new EP from Cheatahs, is quite a triumph. Four tracks of exquisite craft, stitched intuitively together like the glow of twilight. There’s a blissed out feeling to proceedings, a hazy ambience that nonetheless chugs along with fever and tenacity. Thick clouds of fuzzing guitars are the cloth onto which soaring melodies are sewn, the whirrs ofContinue reading “Cheatahs – Sunne EP”

Girlpool EP

As the melodies drag and the chords are played with melancholy I’m transported back to sulky teenage days and dreams in the distance that seem to be drowned in bleak skies. Ominous tones and unsteady notes ring out from Girlpool, the LA duo comprised of Cleo Tucker (guitar) and Harmony Tividad (bass), whilst the twangingContinue reading “Girlpool EP”

Cloud Nothings – Now Hear In

“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”

Wichita is 10!

Ten years is a long time in the music industry. Ten years is an even longer time to remain successful in the music industry, but that‘s exactly what Wichita Recordings have done. Wichita have become one of the most influential labels around, having a roster of artists including The Cribs, Bloc Party (and now Kele),Continue reading “Wichita is 10!”