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Articles by: Elvis Thirlwell

by 28 Jul 2022

Listen: Sons of Ivaldi Share Debut Single ‘Where My Babe Goes’

A new project from Sam Goater (Ugly) and Halden Cook, Sons of Ivaldi place themselves as some sort of Electro-Elder Scrolls Alt-pop, alchemised in a Rivendell mountain gorge. Sending folk music into lightspeed, the duo are on a heaven-sent quest…

by 27 Jun 2022

Review: Speedboat Release Their New EP ‘Better Men’

They say you should never judge a second Speedboat EP by its cover, but a fruitful glimpse at the artwork adorning “Better Men” – released on 0800 Moshi Moshi Records – charmingly foretells the lustrous treats lying in wait. Nakedly…

by 08 Jun 2022

Listen: London’s Ugly Return With New Single ‘I’m Happy You’re Here’

After what feels like an age, London’s Ugly return with defiant new opus ‘I’m Happy You’re Here’.

by 01 Jun 2022

Listen: Henry Carlyle Shares New Single ‘A Bigger Splash’

David Hockney-referencing, ‘A Bigger Splash’ is the second solo effort from Orielles/Splint axe-wielder Henry Carlyle.

by 31 May 2022

Listen: Montreal Art Punk Outfit La Sécurité Share New Single ‘Try Again’

Featuring movers and shakers from across the Montreal underground, ‘supergroup’ La Sécurité divulges second outing, ‘Try Again’.

by 25 May 2022

Listen: Dog Share Their Latest Single ‘Daddy Got Pony’

Focusing a Fat Whites-ish brain-crawling unease, Dog’s latest vignette chronicles a certain ‘Daddy’, whose ‘baby’ rejects his gift of  ‘pony.’  For sure, it’s simple enough as songplots go, but ‘Daddy…’ is  generously slaked with a mystifying, oozing sliminess. The track…

by 25 May 2022

Review: For Breakfast Unveil Second EP ‘Trapped In The Big Room’

Trapping the wonderland majesties of Maurice Ravel’s interludes, inside a psychedelicious post-whatyamacallit fever-dream, For Breakfast’s follow up to 2020 ‘Songs in the Key Of O’, presents gripping reformulations and eclectic confoundments. Recorded in a decommissioned air base in Suffolk –…

by 10 May 2022

Listen: Opus Kink Share New Track ‘Dog Stay Down’

Announcing their debut EP, ‘Til the Stream Runs Dry’, released via Nice Swan Records on 17th June, Brighton’s Opus Kink serve up its third tease with ‘Dog Stay Down’. Punctured by troglodytic grunts and groans, ‘Dog Stay Down’ unloads a…

by 27 Apr 2022

Listen: Park Motive Share New Single ‘Undark’

Park Motive release their circuit-board-curdling single ‘Undark’, via Bristol’s Spinny Nights. “I have seen the beauty in decay”. This is the key refrain which Park Motive’s brain-centre Sam Herschmann, croaks and caterwauls in chamber-chilled vaults of ‘Undark’. It’s a fitting line…