Listen: Dream Wife – ‘Hey Heartbreaker’

So a couple of weeks ago we missed the boat a little. It was Valentine’s Day, it was a Sunday, and yeah, we kind of missed that really awesome cover that Dream Wife did of Peaches’ ‘Fuck The Pain Away.’ Sorry about that (though it is amazing, so you should still check it out). To…

Listen: Coves – ‘You’re Evil’

We don’t really think that we’re evil. In fact, we’re pretty sure we’re far from being evil. Coves vocalist Beck Wood explained to the Line of Best Fit that this track is about taking potshots at “people that I used to know who shat on my dreams or were two faced.” That’s not us: we…

Watch: Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘Deep Six Textbook’

First, a public service announcement: we really wouldn’t recommend eating your grandma. That’s bad advice and will see you breaking a few laws. Luckily, we genuinely don’t believe that Norwich teenagers Rosa and Jenny, the duo behind Let’s Eat Grandma, would eat their grandparents. But perhaps if we were living in a post-apocalyptic world where…

Listen: Keiandra – ‘Icing Sugar’

Next month Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Keiandra will be releasing her much-anticipated debut EP Empty Palaces and will be playing her first show with a full band. Hurrah! In the run up to its release, she’s also shared her latest single, ‘Icing Sugar.’ Now, don’t let the sickly-sweet opening line of ‘Icing Sugar’ put you off; yes,…

Listen: Ladada – ‘New Psych’

Multitasking. Some are good at it, some not so much. Virginia Beach musician Josiah Schlater is pretty good at it though. His project Ladada is just one of a couple he’s got on the go, and it allows him to indulge in a bit of DIY kind-of punk that’s fun and full of beans. His…

Watch: Samantha Durnan – ‘I Was Wrong’

It’s been a bit of a massive twelve months for the North East’s Samantha Durnan. Already boasting an enviable list of support slots for the likes of Ed Sheeran and Beverly Knight, and being played on Radio 1, the singer-songwriter has shown a maturity beyond her years with her country-tinged tunes that are catchy but…

Listen: Crescendo – ‘Softly’

We’ve got to hand it to Los Angeles dreampop outfit Crescendo. They’ve mastered the art of naming a song so you know exactly what it’s going to sound like. The hazy guitars and reverb-laden characteristics of shoegaze mean that there’s always a least a tinge of fluffy comfort in the layers of swirling sounds the…

Listen: Tiny Deaths – ‘The Gardener’

Image: Zoe Prinds Split between Minneapolis and Brooklyn, the duo behind Tiny Deaths have been busy making brooding and atmospheric indie that often soars in the stratosphere. So it’s maybe a bit surprising to anyone familiar with their work to find that their latest offering, ‘The Gardener,’ is a bit more restrained affair that drifts…

Listen: A Festival A Parade – ‘Where’s The Treasure?’

For anyone who’s been hanging around the Newcastle music scene, mumblings of a certain kind-of supergroup might have hit your ears. A Festival A Parade are made up of singer-songwriter Joe Allan, Reece Spencer of post-punk outfit Shades, former drummer of Schultz Liam Tellum and bassist and one half of promoters Beyond the Wall Ollie…

Listen: Great Pagans – ‘Call of the Void’

Back in 2014 Brighton-based quartet Great Pagans released their debut LP Cupid In Error and it was a stabbing and often euphoric little indie rock record. A couple of years down the line and they’re starting to tease more new music, including ‘Call of the Void’ (which is coming out on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, possibly…