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Watch this! Pleasure Venom: Hive – exclusive video premiere"
Pleasure Venom are our new favourite post-punk band from Austen TX, as evidenced by today’s video premiere for their ferociously inviting single, ‘Hive’. Driving punkrock beats, gnarly guitars, righteous vocals, DIY video = perfection. Pleasure Venom have it all in spades, and they’re bringing it to our shores this autumn … stay tuned for news of a UK tour […]
I, Doris: ‘The Girl From Clapham’ – the Squeeze classic from her point of view"
Ever wondered what the story of Squeeze‘s classic ‘Up the Junction’ might look like from her point of view? London’s I, Doris are here to tell you. The band are releasing today (fittingly, International Women’s Day) their debut single, ‘The Girl From Clapham’ – a loving, fuzzed-up tribute to the original song, with a poignant […]
Women to the front: Gigs around the UK to celebrate International Women’s Day"
It’s International Women’s Day this Friday, 8th March, and what better way to celebrate the musical sisterhood than by attending one of the many gigs happening up and down the UK, powered by awesome female musicians. Here’s my top picks. Belfast 8 March @ Oh Yeah Music Centre Northern Ireland is currently the least woman-friendly […]
Weekend Recovery: Bite Your Tongue – video premiere"
Weekend Recovery are one of the hardest working garage rock bands on the UK DIY scene – seemingly constantly on tour, based between Leeds and London, and relentlessly driven by the prolific powerhouse that is singer-songwriter-guitarist Lori Janey. Their stonking new single and its ‘Prime Suspect meets the Suicide Squad’ video are out tomorrow, and […]
ILL: 10 question interview"
Manchester’s ILL are blazing a feverish trail through the UK DIY punk scene right now. Their debut album We Are Ill made them instant faves of all the best blogs, bagged them a BBC 6 Music live session with Marc Riley, and won them the LOUD WOMEN 2018 HERcury prize. Their prognosis for 2019 appears to be chronic as the band […]