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Brighton’s ‘Winter Gardens’ sign to Austerity Records

New independent label ‘Austerity Records’ have signed their first artist, ‘Winter Gardens’, a four piece from Brighton. Taking influence from 80’s post-punk, Factory, Postcard, 4AD, Creation era bands, Winter Gardens have developed their own ‘dream punk’ sound, all the ethereal haze of shoegaze and dream pop with the energy of punk. Over the past six months Winter Gardens have managed to secure support slots for … Continue reading Brighton’s ‘Winter Gardens’ sign to Austerity Records

Chicago’s Olivia Hudson releases debut album ‘The Ninth House’

Olivia Hudson’s debut album ‘The Ninth House’ is on the face of it an unassuming offering.  Here is where it draws its strengths.  Hudson has written a thoughtful album peppered with autobiographical nods and situational conversations.  Hudson’s raw talent shines throughout ‘The Ninth House’, a collection of catchy, ethereal tracks. ‘The Ninth House’ tracks the year from the beginning of 2017 to the end.  A … Continue reading Chicago’s Olivia Hudson releases debut album ‘The Ninth House’

London King releases new single ‘Half the Wolf I Know’

‘Half the Wolf I Know’ starts unassuming with a backdrop of synth, a simple premise before the curtains are drawn to reveal the catchy chorus.  The track comes into its own as it progresses, layered and varied towards the penultimate chorus.  I can hear MGMT, LCD Soundsystem, Kate Bush and Lana Del Rey in there but the sound is distinctly belongs to London King. London … Continue reading London King releases new single ‘Half the Wolf I Know’

Lido Pimienta signs to ANTI- Records – re-issues the award winning ‘La Papessa’ on vinyl

FEMINISTRY IS HERE exhibiter Lido Pimienta signed to ANTI- Records earlier this year.  December 7 saw the re-release of ‘La Papessa’, now on LP.  The Polaris Music Prize winner, dubbed “the future of Canadian rock and roll” by The Globe and Mail, should be incredibly proud of this earth shattering album.  It certainly deserves a re-release and you can now own a slice to add … Continue reading Lido Pimienta signs to ANTI- Records – re-issues the award winning ‘La Papessa’ on vinyl

Top 10 albums of 2018

Charismatic Megafauna – Semi-Regular Wacky London three-piece meld syncopation, synth and shopping all rolled up in a brain fart of anti-establishment zeal.  Probably not one for your Mum; an album to make you think on. 2. Colour Me Wednesday – Counting Pennies in the Afterlife Sophomore album from West London DIY feminist punks.  Jangle pop tackling serious issues with aplomb. Turn ‘Sunriser’ up to eleven … Continue reading Top 10 albums of 2018

Big Joanie release debut album ‘Sistahs’

Big Joanie describe themselves as being “like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and riot grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis.”  Their debut album ‘Sistahs’ is an absolute triumph.  It’s a sophisticated offering, deliciously cool with sprinklings of Nirvana, Joy Division and Sigur Ross.  Debbie Harry vocals, call back, poppy tracks sit alongside the thoughtful and moody.  Springy pop numbers Token and How Could You … Continue reading Big Joanie release debut album ‘Sistahs’