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Articles by: Alex Mistlin

by 22 Mar 2019

Listen: The New Consistent releases ‘Individual Social Accounts And Commentary’ EP and walks us through it

For The New Consistent’s Ben Ramsay, making music is a constant battle against the “shit swimming around his head”. And while his debut EP, ‘Individual Social Accounts And Commentary’, predominantly wrestles with the teenage themes of heartbreak and overthinking, there’s…

by 09 Jan 2019

Watch: Sleaford Mods release ‘Kebab Spider’ from new album ‘Eton Alive’

Sleaford Mods are back with a song built around a bassline so Madchester that it sounds like a grim take on the Happy Mondays. The duo’s music is simple. Frontman Jason Williamson delivers politically incendiary lyrics over sparse, industrial beats…

by 20 Nov 2018

Listen: The New Consistent release second single ‘3 Years’

Ben Ramsay, the man behind Worcester’s The New Consistent, is determined to make it.  “My boss at work asked what I’m gonna do now I’ve finished college and I looked him dead in the eye and said “I’m gonna make…

by 08 Oct 2018

Listen: The Starlight Magic Hour return with debut EP ‘The End of the Party’

Although they haven’t been together long, The Starlight Magic Hour have attracted a great deal of attention for their genre-defying depictions of ne’er-do-well wastrels. And while their penchant for NSFW lyrics makes them fitting signees to London label ‘Permanent Creeps’,…

by 31 Aug 2018

IDLES open doors to their ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ exhibition in London

Beginning yesterday and ending today (30-31 August), Electric Gallery in Shoreditch plays host to Bristol punks IDLES and the artwork they feel best encapsulate the themes, ideas and ethos of their new album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ (Out today). The…

by 29 Aug 2018

Review: Slaves – Acts of Fear and Love

On the release of their debut album- ‘Are You Satisfied?’ – Slaves were confronted with a strange degree of attention for a punk duo from Kent. It mainly concerned their explosive live shows and shrewd ability to cover some of…

by 13 Aug 2018

Listen: Honkies release ‘Kicking and Screaming’ & announce UK tour

South London reprobates Honkies are back with a new single, ‘Kicking and Screaming’, that showcases their country-infused punk sound. The song is the first single from an as yet unnamed EP, that will be released via Permanent Creeps Records in…

by 08 Aug 2018

Listen: Worcester’s The New Consistent release Swim Deep produced debut single

The West Midlands city of Worcester has produced some famous exports through the years, B-Town heroes Peace were formed there, Swim Deep’s Austin Williams heralds from the city and now we have another young talent, The New Consistent, showing that Worcester is more…