May 21st, 2020

Inhaler release new single Falling In

Posted on 21 May 2020 at 11:20am

Inhaler have released their new single Falling In, a song about, ‘the battles that we all have with our own ego’, according to frontman Elijah Hewson.

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Dream Wife share title-track of second album So When You Gonna…

Posted on 21 May 2020 at 10:03am

London trio Dream Wife have shared the title-track of their second album So When You Gonna… ahead of its summer release on July 3rd.

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Album Review: Sleaford Mods – All That Glue

Posted on 21 May 2020 at 7:59am

Dorian Lynskey’s excellent book 33 Revolutions Per Minute, which catalogues the history of song as a medium for protest, finishes in 2005 with Green Day’s American Idiot.

Around the time it was first published in 2011 you might’ve been forgiven for wondering where the next firebrand was coming from; with the music industry’s new digital economics and the Conservative government’s widespread axing of youth grants as just two contributory factors, by then few could afford to be musicians full time.

This distinct silence whilst the nation was placated with Mumford & Sons’ bourgeois neckerchief phoniness was broken by a duo who came so far from left-field that they at first seemed to be some kind of novelty act. Sleaford Mods presented themselves as the massively unfiltered voice of mid-life full sleeves and late forties coke bumps too many, unofficial spokesmen for a generation that grew up between hoodied slackers on one side and pompous Cruel Britannia fantasists on the other.

Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn understood anger and the performance of it, the former spittle flecking microphones whilst the latter cooked up uber-minimalist crap-hop beats and just pressed play. This compilation – described with typical lack of fuss as the pair’s ‘best bits, b-sides and unreleased fan favourites’ – covers a period in which they rose to prominence on an unlikely ticket, firing shots at the establishment, dead end jobs, self-righteousness and empty culture amongst many things, Williamson moving through various states from despair to apoplexy.

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Squid preview new double A-side vinyl single with Broadcaster

Posted on 21 May 2020 at 7:35am

Squid have shared the second part of the double A-side single which will be their first release on Warp Records when it gets a limited vinyl run from June 26th.

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Sundara Karma share three tracks from Ulfilas’ Alphabet sessions

Posted on 21 May 2020 at 7:01am

Sundara Karma have shared a trio of previously unheard tracks online.

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The National’s Matt Berninger announces debut solo album Serpentine Prison

Posted on 21 May 2020 at 6:33am

The National‘s Matt Berninger will release his debut solo album later this year.

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