Rhys Buchanan

Boy Pablo – ‘Wachito Rico’ review: viral indie-pop star makes hay while the sun shines

Nicolas Muñoz's debut album proves he deserves all the praise he gets

Wallows – ‘Remote’ EP review: LA trio wear heartbreak well on slick lockdown collection

Wallows refuse to let quarantine eat into their thrilling formula of brash indie on the vibrant follow-up to last year’s debut

Ritt Momney: Salt Lake City’s lo-fi indie hero channels lockdown misery into spirited pop cover

The Utah indie project's cover of Corrine Bailey Rae’s ‘Put Your Records On’ was recorded to put a smile on Jack Rutter's face

Boy Pablo: “I’m just a normal dude that got lucky”

The bedroom pop sensation made it big overnight thanks to indie smash ‘Everytime’, but insists he has the drive to go the distance

Thurston Moore – ‘By The Fire’ review: love and healing from the Sonic Youth man

Thurston Moore has always been a man firmly occupied with the present. The seventh 'solo' album from the Sonic Youth founder is not only...

Courting: Unflinching social observations delivered with rampant sense of fun

The Liverpool four-piece are going studs-up on racism, hypocrisy and football culture with their fun and frantic brand of chaotic guitar music

A. Swayze & the Ghosts – ‘Paid Salvation’ review: Tony Hawk-approved world-weary garage rock

This debut might be dealing with a world at war with itself, but that’s not to say it won’t make you dance

Sprints: Dublin’s next no-fucks-given guitar heroes

When normality resumes Sprints look set to be the latest in line to burst out of Dublin’s thriving music scene

bdrmm live in Hull: shoegazers trigger all the senses in sweaty homecoming showcase

The shoegazers summon up a deeply emotive set to support Hull venues through the pandemic

Matt Maltese – ‘madhouse’ EP review: Delicate heartworn pop that exudes vitality

From leaving a major label to going viral on TikTok, it’s been a strange couple of years for Matt Maltese, but home-brewed EP ‘madhouse’ comes as his most assured work yet
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