Articles by: Elvis Thirlwell

by 25 Feb 2022

Listen: Just Mustard Share New Single ‘Still’

Post-punk? Post-Rock? Dundalk’s Just Mustard are Post-Everything. Released via Partisan Records, ‘Still’ fetters a ‘pop song’ inside bludgeoning amplified abstractions.  Wishing, in their own words, “the listener to feel like they’re on a train going through a tunnel”, these erstwhile…

by 17 Feb 2022

Listen: Tapir! Share Debut Single ‘My God’

South London’s answer to the Temptations, Tapir!’s folk-spun debut purrs with a magical, amorphous nostalgia. Like the celluloid of an earthy indie-reel it says, “Take five, put your feet up by the fire, and let me romance you across the…

by 16 Feb 2022

Listen: Opus Kink Share New Single ‘I Love You, Baby’ And Announce Debut EP

Arriving in the Valentine’s Day afterglow, via  Nice Swan Records, Opus Kink’s latest single (and dedicated set opener) ‘I Love you, Baby’ succeeds, because it bottles their rambunctious concert frenzy so faithfully. To begin with, this deftly arranged sub-three minute…

by 02 Feb 2022

Listen: Personal Trainer Share New Single ‘Key Of Ego’

Beamed fresh from their Amsterdam base, trusty collective Personal Trainer deliver their latest crazed and theatrical bombast with new single ‘Key of Ego’.

by 19 Jan 2022

Listen: English Teacher Share New Single ‘A55’ and Announce Debut EP ‘Polyawkward’

An intimate study of that gnawing post-inebriant affliction –  some call it ‘Hangxiety’, others, aptly, ‘The Fear’ – English Teacher’s latest single, ‘A55’, accompanies the announcement of their debut EP, ‘Polyawkward’ Flaxed as ever in Lily Fontaine’s sticky syllables, ‘A55’,…

by 14 Jan 2022

Review: VLURE – Euphoria

A three-act goth-rave melodrama steeped in the club-culture of its native Glasgow.

by 09 Nov 2021

Listen: Leeds’ English Teacher Share New Single ‘Good Grief’

The crinkle-cut Yorkshire tongue of English Teacher’s Lily Fontaine versifies a puckish satire on the pitfalls of the Track and Trace system