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Al Horner

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Track Premiere - Menace Beach's Scintillating Scuzz-Rock Heist 'Lowtalkin'

In and out in two thrilling minutes, this latest track from Leeds racketmakers Menace Beach feels like a finely executed bank heist - detonating into life like TNT through a safe wall then careening away in a rush of shredding guitars and screeched backing vocals that wail like distant police sirens.


Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

The John Steel Singers 'Everything's A Thread' - Exclusive Stream And Track-By-Track

One of our favourite new bands, Aussies The John Steel Singers release album 'Everything's A Thread' next Monday (July 28) via Full Time Hobby, and we've got the whole thing to stream below. What's more, keyboardist/trombonist/vocalist Pete Bernoth has gone and written us a track-by-track too.


Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stream 'Pith', Courtship Ritual's Otherworldly New Album - NME Exclusive

Out digitally on July 22, Courtship Ritual's album 'Pith' should appeal to anyone who's ever been won over by Jenny Lee Lindberg's spidery Warpaint basslines, or the ethereal intensity of Cocteau Twins. The duo - Jared Olmsted and Monica Salazar - were featured on Godmode's superb Common Interests tape earlier in the year alongside Yvette and Shamir, and Nick Sylvester from the label helped them record 'Pith' at Brooklyn's Silent Barn and Sound City studios. Nick had this to say about them: "The th


NME Blog

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Single Premiere - Grubs, 'Dec 15' and 'Gym Shame'

New trio Grubs feature Owen Williams from Joanna Gruesome and although they say they're based in Bristol, they live as far apart as Plymouth and Cardiff ("Bristol is just where we practice," they tell us), meaning there's been a lot of train travel involved just to get things off the ground. Live shows have seen them throw in a cover of The Muffs' 'Sayin


NME Blog

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Track Premiere – Alvvays, 'Underneath Us'

Pick up this week's magazine and you'll read staffer David Renshaw chewing the fat with Toronto fivepiece Alvvays.

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