Le Beaubo – Ishmael

Formed in 2022 and quickly gaining a reputation for their inventive brand of groovy psychedelia Le Beaubo are, I’ll freely admit, a band I’ve not entirely got on the occasions I’ve caught them live, but still I was looking forward to hearing what they sounded like on record as they dropped debut single, Ishmael through... Continue Reading →

Metallica – Lux AEterna

I’ve said it before but whenever thrash titans Metallica emerge from their Californian HQ with new music its worthy of note, even if their track record in recent years hasn’t exactly been spectacular, and that’s just what they’ve done this week with the surprise release of new single Lux Æterna along with announcement of a... Continue Reading →

Coastal Fire Dept – Gouge Away

There’s no denying that Coastal Fire Dept have had one of the most sustained runs of releasing new music of any band I can remember in the Channel Islands with a string of singles, EPs and a debut album over the last couple of years to rival anyone and now they’ve started their next cycle... Continue Reading →

China Aster – If I Could Dance

A decade ago, when this blog first launched, China Aster was a name you may have seen appear on a reasonably regular basis being a young three or four piece indie band and now, after a lengthy break, it’s something of a surprise and a pleasure, to say they have returned with a new single... Continue Reading →

WAXX! – Rabbit Hole

I first heard about Norwich based band WAXX! when former Lord Vapour guitarist and Guernseyman, Henry Fears, joined their ranks and now, as they’ve been announced to play the 2022 Vale Earth Fair, I thought I’d take a look at their latest single, Rabbit Hole. A nice blues riff kicks things off before a dose... Continue Reading →

Hallan – Sich Übergeben

After a debut EP last summer, Portsmouth based band Hallan are back with a new single that’s already being lauded by the likes of Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music, Sich Übergeben. Released through Nice Swan Records, Hallan are very much joining in the ongoing post punk revolution that seems to be washing over post-Brexit, post-pandemic... Continue Reading →

Phoebe Over – The Ick Factor

A year ago Jersey singer-songwriter Phoebe Over dropped her debut single, an acoustic version of her song Rehab (not to be confused with other songs of the same name), and then, in terms of recordings at least, seemed to go a bit quiet. While she has spent the last year making regular live appearances, particularly... Continue Reading →

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