• Interview: We chat to Meatraffle about South London, 6Music and revolution.
  • Premiere: Madonnatron give us the video to new track ‘Tron’
  • Premiere: The Death of Pop release video for new one ‘Breathing’ and announce UK tour!

Interview: We chat to Meatraffle about South London, 6Music and revolution.

13 Jul 2017

For a band so seemingly fixated on meshing the ridiculous with grim reality, the air of authenticity that surrounds Meatraffle is striking. Cutting through the pretension of the music industry with the harsh grace of a soldering iron running through butter, these original South London revolutionaries provide an antidote to the cynical, social climbing ambitions… Read more »

Premiere: Madonnatron give us the video to new track ‘Tron’

11 Jul 2017

Within press generated music scenes, there’s always a desire to ascribe a certain kind of magic to a group of bands, to give their very existence a kind of mysticism. The so-called “South London scene” is just that, and if one of those Brixton Windmill-frequenting bands were to possess a kind of otherworldly, quasi-spiritual power… Read more »

Premiere: The Death of Pop release video for new one ‘Breathing’ and announce UK tour!

04 Jul 2017

The Death of Pop are a London-based quartet, whose shimmering music is self described as ‘janglegaze’, a mixture of the chiming jangle-pop of The Smiths or the C-86 bands, and the hypnotic swirl of shoegaze. Their music sees the marriage of ethereal guitars, sun-kissed vocals, and lilting melody lines that wouldn’t be out of place… Read more »

First Listen: Baby Strange bring us brand new track ‘Young Team’

30 Jun 2017

Glasgow’s lineage of musicians, from The Pastels to Orange Juice, all seem to adhere to the same rulebook, boldly entitled, “speak your mind”. Perhaps it’s the certain hardened appearance of the city which directly influences their sound or the opinionated nature somewhat entrenched in its roots. Either way, Baby Strange make it clear that they… Read more »

Sleeves: Wesley Gonzalez

15 Jun 2017

The resurgent re-arrival of vinyl upon our shelves is pleasing beyond the magic plastic disc. It means we can make that extra connection with the bands we have placed our faith in and investigate their minds. We may no longer be within a time where artwork dictates our purchases, but the art that accompanies our… Read more »

Watch: LICE release magazine parody video for ‘The Human Parasite’

15 Jun 2017

Bristol based band LICE have made a name for themselves over the past twelve months with their own brand of riotous depravity. A group not afraid to thrust guttural, misanthropic social commentaries out there for the masses to consume, their latest track and its accompanying video is one shuddering sigh of frustration and despair at… Read more »

Who Are You? an interview with IDLES

05 Jun 2017

Within the pages of Issue Twelve you’ll find a section dedicated to introducing the most exciting bands within the UK and abroad, a section that asks these bands to briefly introduce themselves and the music they make. This Introduction has a purpose, to set your mind, fingers and ears to work as you hunt down their… Read more »

So You’ve Registered to Vote? We speak to bands about the Snap Election

26 May 2017

So you’ve registered to vote, what now? A snap election has been placed upon us. You’re now expected to scroll through snap manifestos and promises you’re talking yourself into believing. The importance of young people voting is one that has been spoken of by many and by this point, those that intend to vote or… Read more »

Interview: We speak to Eat Fast as we build up towards the release of their new EP

15 May 2017

With a name that suggests they gobble their food, EAT FAST are also not stopping for breath as they tear out of the North East at a ferocious pace. The band were formed after frontman Adam Pearson and guitarist John Edgar returned home to Newcastle after a spell in Edinburgh, where Adam had been writing… Read more »

Interview: we chat to Hoops about their new record ‘Routines’

09 May 2017

On Range Life, Pavement sang of skating through the summer night, the suburbs stretched and ripe: “Out on my skateboard / The night is just hummin’ / And the gum smacks are the pulse / I’ll follow.” Though Hoops’ sound couldn’t be further removed from their Stockton predecessors’, it’s the same wide-eyed willingness to follow… Read more »