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John Calvert

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

 
London Newcomers Riddles Tear Through Another Slice Of Twisted Stoner Rock, 'Wizards Of War' - Listen

If Lemmy dabbled in acid, Mötorhead might have sounded a bit like London stoner-metal maestros Riddles, whose new double A-side 7'' single 'Psychedelic Power Engine Iron Claw Thunder Mistress' (Metal much? Now THAT's a title) offers a diesel-spitting hog-ride straight through the doors of perception (man!), hurtling through punk, doom and flamboyant NWOBHM influences at 180mph.

 

Rhian Daly

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

 
Manchester Newcomers Spring King's 'They're Coming After You' EP Is A Fun, Frenetic Indie Rush - Listen Now

Manchester's Spring King release a new EP - the follow-up to last year's 'Demons' - next week and it shows a new side to the group. Though 'They're Coming After You' opens with two tracks that race through fun and frenetic indie, it's what follows that shows new layers to singing drummer Tarek Musa's gang. 'Early Bird' is a sweet, swooning cut that offers to take the object of Musa's affections "on the run", while 'In All This Murk And Dirt' is a lot more chipper than its title suggests, bouncing pianos leading echoing, infectious vocals. Listen to the EP in full below.

 

Lisa Wright

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 
La Priest Interviewed: 'I Hope My Music Encourages People To Get Carried Away With Their Imagination'

The artist formerly known as Sam Dust, frontman of Late Of The Pier, now lives in Wales, where he makes escapist, experimental pop as La Priest. Lisa Wright joins his congregation In the middle of an isolated field just outside Welshpool, in a village he calls Fairy Canary, lives Samuel Eastgate – the genre-melding electronic fantasist behind La Priest. Eastgate moved to Llanfair Caereinion (as it’s actually called) around six months ago, because having two-legged, non-feathered streetmates was limiting his creativity.

 

Rhian Daly

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015

 
Premiere - Gengahr Deliver A Silky, Romantic Rush On 'Heroine'

They've been teasing us with their blend of beautifully tender lyrics and sultry guitars since uploading a handful of demos late in 2013 but now comes the real thing. North London quartet Gengahr are readying their debut album, 'A Dream Outside', and it promises to be one of 2015's most quixotic releases.

 

Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015

 
Listen As Cornwall’s Lost Dawn Channel Marc Bolan And Ex Hex On Their Debut Album

It’s been almost a year since Falmouth band The Black Tambourines ushered in a new wave of acts based in and around Cornwall’s artsy, dilapidated warehouse scene. Alongside them were The Red Cords and Lost Dawn, whose self-titled glam-heavy album we’re premiering below. As an album it’s got as much in common with the last Ex Hex record as Marc Bolan et al, with riffs coming left, right and centre. Key track ‘Count On Me’, meanwhile, playfully recalls early, pre-fame Supergrass.

 
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