Thought Bubble – Around

It seems like an age since I heard from our good friends at Dirty Filthy Records. It’s been awful quiet without them around. But what’s this? A new release? Huzzah!! It’s something a bit different this time. DFR are heading into electronica with English duo Thought Bubble and their new album Around. Thought Bubble areContinue reading “Thought Bubble – Around”

Crome Yellow – No Friends or Mirrors

As the summer draws to a close, I was on the hunt for some new mellow tunes to chill out to. I didn’t have far to look. Waterford’s Crome Yellow have released an album that has been practically glued to my turntable since it arrived from the label. No Friends or Mirrors is their secondContinue reading “Crome Yellow – No Friends or Mirrors”

Paper Birch – morninghairwater

Paper Birch have just released their stunning debut album, morninghairwater on vinyl via Reckless Yes. It was written under lockdown between May and June 2020. A fervent correspondence of lyrics, ideas and sounds between musicians Fergus Lawrie of cult band Urusei Yatsura and Dee Sada of NEUMES/An Experiment on A Bird in The Air Pump.Continue reading “Paper Birch – morninghairwater”

White Flowers – Day by Day

After three exquisitely crafted single releases in ‘Night Drive’ and ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Within a Dream’, Preston’s White Flowers finally release their debut album, Day by Day. White Flowers is made up of Katie Drew and Joey Cobb who together weave the most wonderful soundscapes blending post-punk, goth, dreampop and shoegaze in their ownContinue reading “White Flowers – Day by Day”

Un.Real – Islands

Close observers of the shoegaze scene will have picked up the last two singles from Puerto Rico’s Un.Real. “Blue Garden” and “Lovely One” heralded a band arriving fully formed and ready to conquer the world. The band have had an ever-evolving list of members around main man Gardy Perez-Ruiz. With influences ranging from The CureContinue reading “Un.Real – Islands”

Fallen Arches – Pen to Paper

This is one waaaaay overdue blog. Little over three years ago I promised to meet up with West Coast of Scotland singer songwriter Colin Bell to talk about his album Pen to Paper. That never happened. I still don’t know why to this day but sitting here now listening to the album I am regrettingContinue reading “Fallen Arches – Pen to Paper”

Hadda Be – Wait in the Dark

Ahead of the April release of their debut album Brighton’s Hadda Be are back with an incendiary new single and video. Last month we looked at their ‘Another Life’ single which we loved. This track ratchets the tension and pace up another level. ‘Wait in the Dark’ really lives up to the title. It isContinue reading “Hadda Be – Wait in the Dark”