Hailing from the Leicester DIY scene, Kermes serve a healthy chunk of discord and clashing noise to suitably introduce ‘I Wanna Be Yr Sometimes’. It’s a frank opener to their debut album, ‘We Choose Pretty Names’, and it’s a precursor for the no holds barred, unreserved psyche that the quartet have built their record upon. …
The energetic indie-punks return with their second album Everything But The Here And Now. The album sees drummer Phoebe Cross taking on more vocal responsibilities; a great move by the band. Both Cross and vocalist Rich Mandell combine well together adding a new dimension to their songs.
“Life can give you lemons… Geowulf make bittersweet, fizzy pop with them. Geowulf’s debut album, ‘Great Big Blue‘ screams shimmering production, relatable words and contagious melodies. In a glisteningly sleek record, Geowulf dance in a deceptively dream-like state with the ironic merriness of Belle and Sebastian, clashing with the summery, whimsical reverberated sways of Beach House.“
Self Portrait is the aptly named debut album from Mr Yolk. The record is songwriter Samuel Jones looking inward, searching his vulnerabilities, humour and views. And the result is a record that is both personal and open.
‘Tell Me What You See’ opens us up to a whole new era of innovative, unconventional and pleasurably odd psychedelic rock. It’s evident through the band’s 13-track debut album that 31hours have established their position between afro-pop, space rock and the accompanying electronic and folk-like genres.
New Zealand quartet Yumi Zouma return with their enchanting second album Willowbank. The record is the follow-up to 2016’s debut Yoncalla, and it promises to further raise the band’s profile. The members of the band are spread out across the globe, but, during the Christmas holidays, Yumi Zouma returned to their native Christchurch to graft …
It felt like Oh Wonder made us wait for a lifetime for Ultralife since releasing their self-titled debut album two years ago, the release date was even pushed back an extra month! How dare they!
Jule Vera isn’t your usual Alabama band. There’s no slide guitar or bluesy riffs here. Instead, the quintet has looked out into the world for inspiration, settling on a sound that is unmistakably pop. Imagine if Taylor Swift and Paramore teamed up, then Jule Vera would be the result.
I actually only discovered Minnesota-based Hippo Campus through finding out Marsicans were heading on a tour with them earlier this year, and wow I’m pretty glad that the mighty Yorkshire foursome did. The brand new 13-track album ‘landmark’ is a celebration of complete summer-pop goodness from start to finish.
Yes yes yes, we know we’re an independent/alternative music discovery website but extraordinary talent needs to be recognised when it’s there and plain for everyone to see like Ed Sheeran is.