Who: Brix & The Extricated What: British post-punk band, formed in 2014 in Manchester, by ex-Fall members Brix Smith Start and Steve Hanley. See live: 28 February 2019 – The Mash House, Edinburgh Like: @extricated Continue reading B for Brix & The Extricated
I have all these great chats with my girlfriends about our experiences of being a woman. They are utterly tragic and hilarious in equal measure. I started writing because I wanted to share them. So, why did I call my writing project Halopygian? Google and spell check ask me: Did you mean: callipygian? Well, kind of. Callipygian is a rare adjective to mean ‘having well-shaped buttocks’, just … Continue reading The politics of my big bum
The ever sequinned Bugeye never fail to disappoint. Their signature look of eyes painted onto eyes makes them look other worldly and empowering. Latest offering, single ‘Disco Dancer’ is released today and it’s cracking! Produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Placebo, Stereolab) this track does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s reminiscent of that New York sound, like Chicks on Speed meets The Rapture. … Continue reading Bugeye release new single ‘Disco Dancer’
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
Who: Argonaut What: London-based alternative DIY punk rockers See live: 15 December – Birds Nest, London Like: @argonautband Continue reading A for Argonaut
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’
You made it! Here, to the first post on our brand spanking new website, Halopygian Music! We thought you’d like to know why on earth we exist… From experience, we know there are a ton of blogs and music mags out there on t’internet. However, there are only a handful who cover music made by non-white-cis-male acts. Most of them are covering the same old … Continue reading Hey there!