on Sunday, July 15, 2018
Words: Saam Das


The gestation of self-proclaimed 'nerd disco' group International Teachers Of Pop has been somewhat of an atypical one - for example, announcing a prominent support slot for Roisin Murphy's Somerset House gig in London this weekend without having released any music online. But now debut single 'Age Of The Train' has officially been unveiled.
on Thursday, July 05, 2018
Words: Saam Das


We wrote about Northern outfit Mi Mye many years ago, as they collaborated with Whiskas from the dearly departed ¡Forward, Russia! and Russell from The Research, and we're pleased to hear that they're still plugging away. Indeed, beautiful new track 'Ok So' suggests they're perhaps better than ever.
on Saturday, June 30, 2018
Words: Saam Das


Attention may be starting to move towards the best tracks of 2018 thus far, but we thought that before entertaining that option, we'd look back at some of the best songs you might have missed from 2017. Stellar tracks like 'Don't Kill My Vibe' from new Scandi star Sigrid and 'Love' from the evergreen Lana Del Rey could have appeared but their popularity means that we've decided to focus on some potentially overlooked gems instead.
on Monday, June 25, 2018
Words: Saam Das


It may be patronising to immediately draw upon Ukranian teenage artist Akine's age but it is from a position of awe and sincerity - at just seventeen years old, and having written the track at thirteen, she's made quite the opening salvo with the ominous 'Pray For The Prey'. Listen to the track and watch its official video below.
on Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Are You Listening? Festival @ various venues across Reading, 29 April '18 // Words: Saam Das


Are You Listening? Festival took over Reading for the sixth time in 2018, growing in reputation and attendance for its biggest and arguably best outing to date. One of the chief beneficiaries of the success of the event is the festival’s official charity partner, Reading Mencap. Here’s how the day went for us and some of the bands that graced Reading with their presence:
on Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Words: Saam Das


"Why does the new St. Vincent track sound a bit like Robyn, LCD Soundsystem, and Fischerspooner all at the same time?", I hear you quietly ask, just before you've lost yourself in its utter brilliance. Well, I suppose you'd look no further than its two main actors - Annie Clark whose existing 'Slow Disco' has been given a masterful tweak by the prodigiously talented Jack Antonoff of Bleachers.

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