Articles by: Elvis Thirlwell

by 14 Mar 2022

Listen: Speedboat Share New Single ‘Sadie Grey’

Speedboat’s latest single ‘Sadie Grey’, glamorously spins itself right into your local New-Wave discotheque. There, Brighton brothers Johnny and Will Griffiths will indulge all ye olde Top Of the Pops fantasies; pin-up posters in glossy magazines, guest-lists for all the…

by 11 Mar 2022

Listen: Dog Share Their Debut Single ‘Beep! Beep! Honk! Honk!

Quibbles about congestion fees,  rear-views of Cyclists’ bums; Toyota Yaris engine rumbles; sampled evil cackles resounding to fade… These may seem like the madcap plans sniggered-up by schoolboys during lunch breaks. But in the hands of London newcomers Dog, they…

by 09 Mar 2022

Listen: For Breakfast Share New Single ‘Heavy Horse Museum’

Of the hearty casserole of post-rock bands already making hay in 2022, For Breakfast are the amongst the most fiendish.

by 04 Mar 2022

Listen: Krush Puppies Share New Single ‘Love Kills The Demons’

South London’s Krush Puppies, the latest signing to Holm Front, feel like the unwrapping of an intimate secret. With it’s mystifying blend of disparate genres, every fleeting second of  ‘Love Kills the Demons’ – the first tease of their upcoming…

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’,…