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…

Watch: Transfigure – ‘Fields’

Image: Conor Hancock Sometimes when contemporary music is described as being ‘a bit 80s’ it’s meant with a little bit of malice, like there’s something a bit cheesy going on under the synth sheen. Well there’s nothing cheesy about Newcastle darkwave duo Transfigure, who have a sound that late-80s Depeche Mode would be proud of…

Watch: Lunacre – ‘Shit Picasso’

British indie-electro quintet Lunacre released their EP Troupe last year and it’s filled with slightly creepy, semi-experimental songs that got under your skin with their wealth of ideas and some truly infectious moments. After a fair bit of teasing, the animated clip to accompany ‘Shit Picasso’ is finally here and as all the trails suggested,…

News… Mind Enterprises Shares “New” Track ‘Girlfriend’

Yes, there’s a reason for those curious little quotation marks in the title of this article. Mind Enterprises, the project of Italian-born and London-based musician Andrea Tirone, is gearing up to release debut album Idealist in February, and has been sharing a steady stream of tracks in the run up to the event. But his…

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…

News… Safari Gold Share New Single ‘Tide’

The 1975 are perhaps one of the hottest bands in Britain right now, so it’s no wonder that there’s been a slew of groups attempting to replicate their infectious indie pop formula. But to say that Cardiffians Safari Gold are just an imitation is seriously unfair. Yeah, their previous single ‘Howl’ was a bit of…

An Interview With… Naives

Thanks to some pretty impressive support slots for the likes of Mystery Jets and Friendly Fires, as well as a run of infectious synthpop singles, London-based trio Naives have set themselves up as ones to watch for 2016. They recently released their latest single ‘No Way,’ a harsher-sounding slice of electro that showed there was…

12 Days of Christmas… ‘Christmas Wrapping’ by Massa Confusa

Image: Katy Blackwood 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! So it’s five days in to our quest for alternative Christmas…

News… Taffy Trouble Share New Single ‘Backseat Driver’

Remember how amazing Tom Tom Club were? That style of sing-speaking with a perfect pop background is always a good antidote to some of the more mundane aspects of daily life. Like driving. Driving is pretty boring really isn’t it? London duo Taffy Trouble – made up of friends Alex and Ella – are trying…

News… The Clear Share Video For ‘Love Internationale’

We’re big fans of Sheffield trio The Clear. And that’s not just because they’ve developed an excellent brand of off-kilter pop and Americana in their music, but because on the couple of occasions we’ve chatted to them about their music they come across as a genuinely nice bunch who have the most wonderful ideas underpinning…