Review: Palehound – Black Friday

” And I’ve won over your mother, darlingAnd I’ve won over your sister, tooAnd I won over your father, darlingAnd I still don’t feel worthy of you “ – Palehound, ‘Worthy You don’t need distortion to be loud. You don’t need to scream to call for attention. You don’t need to physically attack someone to leave a bruise. Sometimes, it’s all in words, wrapped in … Continue reading Review: Palehound – Black Friday

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Video: Nnux – Pasos

Directed by Noah LePage and with art direction by Teruko Kushi, ‘Pasos’ finds Nnux in a strange place. Between climbing ruins and ghosts crawling up to her neck, the urgency of ‘Pasos’ pushes through digital landscapes of gold, where a search that seems never ending continues pulsing long after the search party has gone to another hill. The debut album by Nnux will come out … Continue reading Video: Nnux – Pasos

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Review: Minimal Animal – I thought that we’d be happy here

Nick Cox‘s pop sensibilities have never been a secret. From the harmonies and French pop halcyon days of Screaming Maldini, his previous band, to his current venture, Minimal Animal, he’s always had a knack for picking the right hook. One that will veer from your bog standard rock into fashionable pop music. I thought that we’d be happy here is a short trip through a … Continue reading Review: Minimal Animal – I thought that we’d be happy here

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Review: We Were Promised Jetpacks – The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream

It was November of 2009. A drizzle covered the dark skies of Sheffield. The Uni rag asked me to cover We Were Promised Jetpacks at The Leadmill and S.A.D. was affecting me. It’s hard being in a strange country, one you maybe didn’t belong in. The Flying Squad was yelling their lungs out, closing their set on a high note. Not much time passed and … Continue reading Review: We Were Promised Jetpacks – The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream

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Review: Baked – II

Is our current mindframe geared towards EPs and singles, not albums? Has our attention span been decimated by our bloody quest for likes, hearts, retweets, and emoji reactions? It’s a long discussion, man, and I wouldnae wish to bore you without inviting over for a fine brew. Today we have Baked on tap. Another blend from Casa de Exploding in Sound Records, this refreshing drink, … Continue reading Review: Baked – II

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My name is mud – Force Fest 2018

En principio, todo festival suena “bien”. Un pequeño resguardo del hartazgo que nos diluvia cada día en esta vida. ¿Acaso liberar todo el estrés acumulado en un concierto, del género que sea, no es una ocasión gozosa? En el caso del Force Fest, el gozo fue un pozo ciego. Se anunciaba como un festival con un line-up que le tiraba a la cartera de los … Continue reading My name is mud – Force Fest 2018

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The Friends of Batman – Pain EP

“Do you wanna get nuts? C’MON, LET’S GET NUTS.” – Michael Keaton, Batman 1989. A few days from Autumn and the ankle is acting up again. They say all your pains grow exponentially once yours 30s are finished and perhaps that old nugget is true. The bar lights are dimming, the floorboards are sticky like treacle with the bloodied remains of Stellas and Kronenbourgs, the … Continue reading The Friends of Batman – Pain EP

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Review: New Ghost – Burning Out EP

Remember The Fifth Element?If your memories are sketchy, there’s a sequence where Gary Oldman reasons that chaos and destruction are what fuel creation and prosperity. It’s a strange sequence that defines his character and manages to let the actor portray a pompous arms dealer whose ego seals his fate. He was right, though. Destruction does fuel creation and after the dissolution of Firesuite, a Sheffield … Continue reading Review: New Ghost – Burning Out EP

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Singles Round-Up: Firesuite, Car Crash Sisters, Kal Marks, Hookworms

Another week, another calamitous congregation of squiggly tracks that want to piqué your interest into bands that would very much like to friend up. Or at least get your ears for a few moments. Firesuite – Little Sacrifices An eerie sample from a lost cosmonaut sets the mood for the most recent music from Sheffield‘s always underrated, always unloved, always unparalleled Firesuite. Another slice of … Continue reading Singles Round-Up: Firesuite, Car Crash Sisters, Kal Marks, Hookworms

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Review: Matt Pond PA – Still Summer

Have you ever felt an artist belongs to a specific season of the year? We music reviewers tend to throw the “summery song” or “warm hit of the season” thing around from time to time, bestowing a weird blessing to the music that gets us to wear Birkenstocks, bad Acapulco shirts, and knock-off Ray-bans. Reviewing doesn’t pay. At all. Anyways, if we assume music reviewers … Continue reading Review: Matt Pond PA – Still Summer

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