NEW MUSIC: Total Rubbish – Honey Ryder

Straight out of the gate this one hits you with its widescreens wall of guitars that phaser and shimmer like a slow motion glitter explosion. Total Rubbish is an all-female trio from Philadelphia who claim they’re inspired by disappointing relationships, new beginnings, odd-end jobs, and their Chicago & California garage rock roots. You can hear everyone from L7 to The Primitives, Veruca Salt to The … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Total Rubbish – Honey Ryder

NEW MUSIC: Andy Bell (Ride) Releases Single From Debut Solo LP

Andy Bell hasn’t let a pandemic slow him down, after a productive few years with a resurrected RIDE. ‘Love Comes In Waves’ is the excellent first taste of his debut solo album The View From Halfway Down, due out on October 9th via Sonic Cathedral. Pre-order on Bandcamp The View From Halfway Down: 1 Love Comes in Waves2 Indica3 Ghost Tones4 Skywalker5 Aubrey Drylands Gladwell6 Cherry … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Andy Bell (Ride) Releases Single From Debut Solo LP

NEW MUSIC: Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

Brighton UK duo Chappaqua Wrestling make a bold dash for indie guitar heaven on their new single ‘Football‘. Chiming guitar chords ring out, stepping through a melody that conjures up the sound of New Zealand indie rock of yesteryear, the skewed pop-nugget quality of Sonic Youth’s most accessible moments and the melodic brilliance of Australia’s Underground Lovers. The jangle is balanced by a warm guitar … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

NEWS: Boris Announce New Album ‘NO’ and Release Single ‘Loveless’

Japanese genre-destroyers Boris return with a new album, NO, due out July 3rd, self-released on Bandcamp. Check out the searing, careening distortion punk-fest that is ‘Loveless’. A message from BORIS:  “International borders are ‘closed’ now.  All kinds of anxieties, fear, sadness, anger, and hatred have arisen to drive the world apart.Everyone is in a process of trial and error, doing what they can to live.The … Continue reading NEWS: Boris Announce New Album ‘NO’ and Release Single ‘Loveless’

NEW MUSIC: Kidsmoke – The Bluest You

North Wales’ Kidsmoke released their single ‘The Bluest You’ back in April and it’s a wonderfully bright and sparkling slice of indie guitar pop that billows and cascades on the back of a pliable rhythm section and guitars that aren’t afraid to hit the effect pedals and soar above the clouds. “This song is a live favourite of ours. It is a fly on the … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Kidsmoke – The Bluest You

NEW MUSIC: Koalra – Dear Daylight

Hailing from Chicago Illinois, Koalra cut some fine indie rock shapes on this single ‘Dear Daylight’. There’s the rough and tumbling guitars – part jangle, part visceral screes – post-punk rhythms and a voice that hollers and sings with a beautiful melancholic angst. It all fits together just right on the single, one of many great tracks on their EP Surprise Lights. Koalra call themselves … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Koalra – Dear Daylight

New Media – Tunnel Vision

New Media are an indie rock quartet from who channel a shoegaze sound reminiscent of Ride, the rhythmic influence of Manchester and the heavier guitar sounds of bands like The Cure. ‘Tunnel Vision‘, their second single of 2020, winds its way around knotty drums and guitars that squeal and squall, adding to the rising sense of tension before it jumps the tracks in the last … Continue reading New Media – Tunnel Vision

NEW MUSIC: Prudence – Heart Sways

Last year we shared Prudence’s track ‘Smile & Nod’ and now the Sydney artist has released his first 2020 single in ‘Heart Sways’. It’s got a wonderfully immersive, dream-like quality with gently propulsive bass and climbing guitars. Think Ariel Pink in a hazy dream sequence with an 80s dream-pop/post-punk band. It’s that delightful blend of simple pop and arthouse sophistication – blurred and stirred. Prudence … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Prudence – Heart Sways

NEW MUSIC: Strange Things – I Feel Fine

Strange Things from Vancouver, British Columbia recently released their Sunshine EP and one of its highlights is ‘I Feel Fine’, a tumbling cascade of distorted guitars and howled vocals that flies along on sustained notes of electricity and an endless groove. The heavier psych end of shoegaze is the order of the day here. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Strange Things – I Feel Fine

NEW MUSIC: Blue Canopy – Keys to The Garden

Blue Canopy, the moniker of Portland Oregon musician Alex Schiff, has recently released his debut EP called Mild Anxiety, featuring this track – ‘Keys To The Garden’, a shimmering slice of psychedelia with a hazy tropical bent. According to Schiff, ‘Keys to the Garden’ was written about the New York Knicks, cloaked with fantasy lore imagery. “At that point in my life, I knew that my … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Blue Canopy – Keys to The Garden

NEW MUSIC: Holy Wave – Escapism

Hazy, rolling sonic waves are the order of the day on this blissed-out new psychedelic track from El Paso TX band Holy Wave. It slowly builds, layer upon layer of chiming, effects-laden guitars and astral voices, droning and intoning as it heads skyward. ‘Escapism’ is the 2nd single off Interloper, Holy Wave’s fifth album, out July 3, 2020. You can also listen to the title … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Holy Wave – Escapism

NEW MUSIC: War Strings – Tragedy (Lovesong)

  Bittersweet swerving guitars and sonic verve are two of the defining aspects of War Strings‘ single ‘Tragedy (Lovesong)’. Think New Order, The Cure, Girls and the dense static and fuzz of Swervedriver all combine to form a transatlantic blend of angst and shoegaze. Tough and tender, the song is a gem of the kind that inhabits that sweet spot where melody meets melancholy. War … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: War Strings – Tragedy (Lovesong)