The Constant State of shoegaze continues. For fans of: ‘Leisure’-era Blur; The Horrors Modern Indie music seems to be stuck in a constant unshifting state of wide-eyed shoegaze awe. Fitting, then, that Malka’s debut EP ‘The Constant State’ fits the typical mould of a shoegaze indie band.
Two Alt-Rock sounds united For fans of: Two Door Cinema Club; The Smiths; Jekyll The Wild, The Youth’s self-titled debut EP is alternative to its core, but in the midst of an identity crisis. Does it embrace the lighter and gentler side of alternative, the side that verges on dreamy shoegaze, or do they embrace the dirt and grit of the heavier side?
We’ll put our hands up and admit it right away; we’d never actually heard of Black Polygons until they were brought to our attention by Benin City when they unveiled their ‘Stay Positive’ demo last week. Turns out they’ve already produced two albums and an EP of their recognisable soundscapes, and they’re too cool to have a Facebook page. Well, who knew? ‘Agapanthe’ is the latest of these releases, a short ten minute EP of strange soundscapes that almost defy […]
The Albion are a Stoke based band with a very special talent. This talent stretches beyond their ability to nail an Alex Turner vocal style; they also have a strong sense of melody and know how to layer it into a variety of indie-rock tracks. ‘Young And Lost’ is the debut EP by the band, and it puts them ahead of many of their peers. ‘Illusions’ is arguably the EP’s most important moment. First impressions matter for new artists, and […]
Melodic metal outfit A Higher Demise are back with another music video from latest EP ‘The Doctor Will See You Now‘, for ‘All These Reasons‘. It’s the sort of brutal affair that we’ve all come to expect from the Kentish metallers, with a special focus on delivering ferocious screamed segments that are dripping with venomous angst. A song seeped in bitter emotion (well, what else do you expect from a song opening with “Is that the worst you can do […]
Beautifully crafted, smooth and sexy: Kate Miller is striding into adulthood and independence with new single, ‘Collar Up’. Creating an enormous sultry atmosphere from the start, this is an incredible introductory song to listen to should you not have listened to Miller before – you’ll be hooked from the very first bass flick. Gathering a nice balance between meaning, catchy repetition and general quirkiness, her vocals are just the tip of the musical iceberg. The dark tones to the track really […]
The spirit of the garage band is one that seems to get lost in the mass of bands emerging with high-production values and flawless recordings. Even emerging punk artists lose their essence to the idea that “if you don’t have good production, nobody will take notice“. In a refreshing change of pace, Suburban Radio’s ‘Step Out’ EP flies in the face of the overproduced ideology with a rough-edged recording style. It’s something as bold as this that can make or […]