Listen: The Pocket Rockets – ‘The End’

5,200 miles away from the headquarters of Forgotten City Records lies Los Angeles, home of the stars. And it’s also home to their latest signing and potential stars of the future, The Pocket Rockets. Made up of Ralph Blanco, Lyndon Miller and Chistepher Magallon, the residents of East LA specialise in up-front vocals, taut guitars…

Listen: GIVERS – ‘Growls’

When you’re making a cake you have to have all the ingredients in the right balance – too much or too little of any element and you’ll either be left with a nice smelling brown rock or a gloopy yellow mess. So sometimes when a band tries to experiment with different genres and throws a…

News… Alexei Shishkin Shares Title Track From New Album ‘Yucca Street’

Last year Portland-based singer-songwriter Alexei Shishkin released (the dog tape), a collection of tunes that was filled with slacker vibes that helped to navigate the troubles that come with a dramatic change of location and lifestyle. Only nine months down the line he’s already gearing up to release a new LP, and it’s already promising…

News… Sea Pinks Unveil New Track ‘Yr Horoscope’

Neil Brogan (formerly of Girls Names and CRUISING), Steven Henry (of Documenta) and Davey Agnew (of Newton Forest FC) got together one day and decided to start a band. That band became Sea Pinks. Two years ago they released a debut LP, Dreaming Tracks, and now they’re back with a brand new album with even…

12 Days of Christmas… ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ by Cowtown

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas! For 12 days up to and including Christmas Eve we’re sharing some tunes that’ll be helping you to get into the festive spirit and ranges from everything from pop to R&B, rap to punk rock. Enjoy! Can you count twelve? If the answer is yes then you’re officially more qualified…

News… Tiny Giant Share ‘Seeing Everything As Though It Is Real’

Chloe Alper has been on a voyage through all forms of rock (whether it’s riot grrl rhythms with Period Pains or heavy prog with Pure Reason Revolution) but perhaps touring with Charli XCX has given her the taste for pop music. Thus her latest project Tiny Giant – in which she’s teamed up with Grammy-nominated…

News… Hey Sholay Unveil New Single ‘Ribcage’

Hey, you want to know what’s mystifying? How Sheffield five piece Hey Sholay haven’t become as massive as their contemporaries The Maccabees. They make some truly sublime, slightly psychedelic pieces that are infectious and give Mr. Weeks and co a run for their money. But if you’re familiar with The Maccabees’ canon and not with…

News… VictoriaHume Shares The Title Track From New EP ‘Closing’

Most people would probably find moving house stressful enough. But moving country is a whole other ball game. English singer-songwriter Victoria Hume took the step of moving to Johannesburg and, while it mustn’t have been easy to move her life from one hemisphere to another, it did give her a burst of inspiration, one that’s…

News… Still Parade Shares ‘07.41’

Image: Tonje Thilesen Berlin-based Niklas Kramer, the mastermind behind Still Parade, has been experimenting with sounds that could compliment the band’s dream-folk sound for a couple of years and now, in the form of latest single ‘07.41,’ the fruit of that labour has well and truly ripened. Laced with a dash of funk and pop…