Described as “confrontational, cold-hearted and brilliantly unnerving” by NME, Glasgow trio Baby Strange are bringing their grungy take on indie to Birmingham’s The Sunflower Lounge.
If it’s true that listening to just the right record at just the right moment can psychically transport you to some other time and place, then Charly Bliss—an NYC band responsible for having crafted some of the finest guitar-crunched power pop this side of an old Weezer record with a blue cover—can pretty much turn any space into an adult-friendly version of your old teenage bedroom, a candy-scented safe space for extreme fits of happiness and angsty teen-level explosions of romantic ennui.
Ghetto-Dubsters Bootleg Rascal, from Sydney and Gold Coast, are masters of hip-hop infused jams and sonic brews: blending infectious alternative rhythms with exquisitely raspy vocals. The reprobates that make up Bootleg Rascal, as dodgy as the name suggests, include Carlos, Jimmy, and Jack.
Wesley Gonzalez has announced details of his debut solo record Excellent Musician, which will be released 30th June 2017 on Moshi Moshi Records.
London-based artist Tom Speight recently released ‘The River’, the first single from Tom Speight’s new EP My My My.
Beginning as the result of a chance, shoeless acid-trip chance meeting, Dead Pretties were soon to gravitate around their one common interest of making music. Dropping out of their respective musical colleges at 17 and instead adopting London’s smaller, more ramshackle venues as their musical institutions of choice, the three-piece soon set about making noise together wherever and whenever possible.
Rising Welsh alt. rock band Estrons have unveiled the brand new video for latest single ‘Strobe Lights’. Shot in one take at the band’s own rehearsal space in Cardiff – the video nods to the caustic track content: a reflection of jealousy and personal conflict.
It’s been a lively ride for London 4 piece Island who announced themselves with debut EP Girl at the back end of 2015 which saw debut single ‘Stargazer’ hit no. 7 of the UK Spotify viral chart. After just a handful of shows, the band headlined 800 capacity Scala last November and more recently took the step up to Heaven, the target venue for the top crop of major label guitar acts launching their debut albums.
Distorted, childlike, energetic, excitable, mischievous; quite simply Francobollo is everything you ever wanted for Christmas, but were too afraid to ask.
Some artists go on feeling like secrets long after they’ve started being told. Leif Vollebekk, who released his third album in February 2017, is one of these treasures. Born in Ottawa in 1985, he taught himself music using instruments inherited from his grandfather: harmonica, guitar, piano, an old fiddle.