Saturday, 26 September 2020

Talkboy - Stupid Luck

Leeds-based outfit Talkboy returned on Friday with their joyous new single Stupid Luck. Unveiled as the lead single to their upcoming EP, the band's production gets a shiny new overhaul as their continually maturing songwriting picks up pace through woozy melodies and driving percussion all the time matched by their infectious energy. Speaking about the new single ‘Stupid Luck’, the sixtet added: “As a group of people we love to push the blame around and look for excuses –trying to find little life get-out clauses that justify our existence as big kids. Birthdays are beginning to become things that are scary events where you realise maybe stuff hasn’t turned out quite how you planned. That being said, I think it’s good to remember although that may be the case and that being driven is important for sure, being able to realise how lucky you are is too”. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Talkboy is Katie Heap (vocals), Calum Juniper (vocals), Tim Malkin (guitar), Charlotte Jones (keys), Tom Sargent (bass), Jake Greenway (drums)

Live Dates
10thFeb –Gullivers, Manchester
11thFeb –The Grace, London
12thFeb –Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
6thAug –Bingley Weekender


Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Vistas - Comfort

Following on from their recently shared single Stranger and in the wake of their highly acclaimed debut album 'Everything Changes in the End', Scotland's Vistas return with yet another bonus effort in the form of Comfort. Expecting nothing less from the trio, once more we're treated to their big energy, convulsive basslines and catchy melodies all neatly packaged together in to a 3 minute pop perfected masterpiece. Take a listen for yourselves below.

March 2021
18 - Barrowlands, Glasgow,
19 -  Riverside, Newcastle
20 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
21 - The Fleece, Bristol
22 - Heaven, London
24 - O2 Institute, Birmingham
25 - Manchester Academy, Manchester,


Friday, 18 September 2020

HYYTS - Lonely People


Glaswegian pop duo HYYTS return ahead of the weekend with their euphoric new single, Lonely People. Fitting for a time where social distancing has become the norm, the pair's latest effort is drenched in sonically pleasurable sounds as the track slowly emerges from its unassuming shell towards its powerful crescendo. Speaking about the single, singer Adam says: “Lonely People is about growing up and realising that you should always leave yourself open to be hurt because any kind of happy life needs some sadness in it. It’s better to feel anything than nothing. It’s a coming of age song and basically a wee bit of advice I wish someone had given me when I started going out and getting full of booze and drugs.” Take a listen for yourselves below.


Thursday, 17 September 2020

Sunflower Bean - Moment In The Sun

New York trio Sunflower Bean have returned with their first new single of 2020 unveiling the euphorically pleasing Moment In The Sun. With our winter slowly creeping in, it's something we cling to with every dying breath and Julia Cumming, Nick Kivlen, and Jacob Faber know this all too well as they make us come to the realise the important little things in life. “‘Moment In The Sun’ is about finally recognizing what is important in one’s life, the people you decide to spend it with,Sunflower Bean explain of the track. “All of these things we distract ourselves with, the never-ending mountain of career climbing, the pursuit of financial success, and the hope that after all that trying you could finally be cool. All of that is meaningless in comparison to one great day, hour, or moment with someone you really love.” Take a listen for yourselves below.

Photo credit: Andy DeLuca & Sarah Eisman


Wednesday, 16 September 2020

LANY share a new track today, “cowboy in LA”

Taken from their forthcoming new album 'Mama's Boy', due out October 2nd on Polydor Records, Los Angeles-based trio LANY share their latest single today, “cowboy in LA”. Featuring a plethora of fragmented pop ideas, the track continues their theme of love-lorn, heartfelt lyrics set across an ignited backdrop of infectious melodies and gleaming production. "Someone asked me where I was from and somewhere, out of my spirit, I just said ‘Man, I’m from Oklahoma!’ It was a weird sense of pride, to be from the middle of nowhere,” Paul says of the realization that he needed to look to the country’s heartland for this album’s inspiration. Thematically mama’s boy is a sweeping tribute to home, heritage and Americana filled with songs that highlight what’s “symbolic of being an American kid” today." Take a listen for yourselves below.

'LANY—Mama’s Boy Tracklist'
1. you!
2. cowboy in LA
3. heart won’t let me
4. if this is the last time
5. i still talk to jesus
6. paper
7. good guys
8. sharing you
9. bad news
10. when you’re drunk
11. anything 4 u
12. sad
13. (what i wish just one person would say to me)
14. nobody els


Monday, 14 September 2020

Hoofa - Brother

Having already made it a hat-trick of releases, London-based duo Hoofa return with their fourth in a series of five singles, unveiling the wonderful Brother. Filled with jangly guitars and upbeat melodies the track takes an self-reflective look at family life transitioning through the years. Alan explains in greater detail; “Brother is an introspective song about looking back at growing up with siblings. Like most, James fought and argued with his brothers, and they often fell out about minor things, but despite it all they’ll always be his brothers. The song’s verses are from different sections of James' childhood - fighting and breaking bones in the earlier years and then playing silly games to keep yourself busy when you can't sleep at night and sharing a bunk bed, to growing apart whilst at university and then leaving the country.” Take a listen for yourselves below.


jimi somewhere - Jesus (feat. Kacy Hill)

Taken from his debut LP, 'Nothing Gold Can Stay', due out November 13th, Norwegian-based artist Jimi Somewhere has shared his latest single Jesus. Featuring Kacey Hill the track follows suit of his recent EP with another multilayered, polished pop masterpiece. In his own words, Jimi Somewhere says this of his new single,“'Jesus' is a song about a lot of different things, but overall it’s about frustration & feeling lost. I grew up Christian, but as I grew older I felt that my faith was more based on routine and tradition than personal belief. Slowly I fell out with the church, but I still felt like every time I did something that didn’t align with the values I grew up on, it would affect my life in a negative way. So, I’ve been trying to find the balance there. I really think regardless of faith and what you believe, we all can learn from Jesus. To accept everybody, be honest, be open, love everybody & bear no judgment. The church itself also often seems to forget that part.” Take a listen for yourselves below.


Friday, 11 September 2020

Colouring - Fading

Having long instilled the confidence to instantly publish all they record here, London-based outfit Colouring today return with their latest, immaculate effort, Fading. From its airy choruses, to the track's underpinned euphoric sensibilities, Fading furthermore showcases the band's ingenious talents for crafting beautifully crafted pop music. The band explain: "This song has been through many different incarnations over the past few years so it’s a special feeling to finally have this one out. Thanks to all who have helped along the way get it here and to all of you for listening to Colouring, I hope this one brings you something x‬" Take a listen for yourselves below.