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New Band Of The Day 97: Subsonic Eye

08/14/2017 10:59:57 AM

“The moon is dead and I swear I saw the seaweed leaves and skyline skyscrapers“ Who: Wahida (vocals, synthesizer) – Daniel (guitar) – Bo (guitar) – Spencer (bass) – Lucas (drums) What: Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Small Country Blues Where: ...

Dearly Beloved – ‘Admission’ | Track by Track

08/14/2017 09:07:36 AM

Admission is out now. For me, mainstream rock seems a bit stagnant at the moment. The alternative choices are stellar. Insightful and hooky. But the mainstream ain’t in good nick. Hopefully Toronto’s Dearly Beloved can help remedy that ...

How slot machines celebrate musical greats

08/09/2017 06:12:38 AM

We’re betting a fair majority of adults have set foot in a casino or have enjoyed a flirt with fruit machines at some point in their lives. We also bet that anyone who’s been to a casino will be all too familiar with the ethereal, cheery ...

New Band Of The Day #96: Montrose Man

08/08/2017 12:39:52 PM

Debut Album Lazy Looker is out now. Who: Mat Haywood, Meg MacDuff, Eric Kratz. What: Alternative rock / grunge. (FFO: Hole, Bikini Kill, riot grrrl) Where: Chicago, IL. Why: What we’ve got here is a trio that takes the snotty and punchy vocals ...

Nadia Reid Interview: “In a small way I’m envious of those that work 9 to 5”

08/08/2017 11:56:07 AM

Nadia Reid is touring Europe for August / September. Last year, New Zealand singer / songwriter Nada Reid dropped her second album Preservation. Minimal, vulnerable, and yet absolutely strong and defiant, the album is a cathartic and hypnotic ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 06 Aug 2017

08/08/2017 09:09:49 AM

Check out Dorney’s website. Oddisee: The Iceberg [Mellow Music, 24/02/2017] More R&B than hip-hop; plenty on the rhythm side, little on the blues, the way it should be. In fact it powers through the underlying blues with what we’re forgetting ...

5 Songs We Loved This Week | 28th July 2017

08/04/2017 08:46:37 AM

This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them. Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week. Trumans Water – ...

New Band Of The Day #95: Lindenwood

08/04/2017 08:44:40 AM

New album Steady Lives is out now. Who: Jason Marquez – Guitars/Vocals, Tani Cariño – Guitars/Vocals, Just Tan – Bass, and JR Jabla – Drums. What: Emo / post hardcore. (FFO: Fucked Up, Touché Amoré, Sorority Noise) Where: Philippines ...

Baker Island – ‘Write Home’ | Overblown Video Premiere

08/04/2017 06:42:25 AM

Second album Restless Legs out on 25th August through Philophobia Music Newcastle based noise pop quintet Baker Island have been busy the last few years. They’ve released three singles and their debut album Bobby Hundreds, played at Indietracks ...

Interview: Ghost Babes Records – For the Love of Compilations

08/04/2017 04:11:02 AM

Discovering a label like Ghost Babes Records is one of those unique pleasures in a music lover’s life. The thirst for new music is hard to quench but the sheer volume of it thrown at music obsessives can be hard to swallow. Praise be that ...

shed. – ‘shed.’ | Track by Track

08/03/2017 10:25:00 AM

Shed. is out now via Cast Off Records. With the ability to go from painstakingly sad to powerfully uplifting at the drop of a dime, shed. has carved out their own place in the math drenched emo niche. Clean-ish guitars noodle and glide through ...

New Band Of The Day #94: Spotlights

08/03/2017 04:39:54 AM

New album Seismic is out October 6th via Ipecac Recordings. Who: Sarah Quintero – Bass/Guitar/Vocals, Mario Quintero – Guitar/Synths/Vocals, and Chris Enriquez – Drums. What: Self labeled as dream sludge. (FFO: Deftones, Nothing, metalgaze) ...

Eraser TV – ‘Buzzfeed Depression Quiz’ | Overblown EP Premiere

08/02/2017 12:15:48 PM

Buzzfeed Depression Quiz is out now. As they are co-founders of DIY LK, Limerick’s DIY music collective along with Cruiser, Anna’s Anchor, Casavettes and Static Vision, we’ve been waiting a long while for alternative rock/noise trio Eraser ...

The Lowdown on Subterreanean Music Festival, Cambridge

08/02/2017 10:14:46 AM

The Cambridge Corn Exchange is going to transform into an sll-day music festival on September 23rd 2017 with an entirely subterranean and rock line-up. Aimed at music fans of all ages the inaugural Subterranean Music Festival will see three ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 30 Jul 2017

07/31/2017 15:28:39 PM

Check out Dorney’s website. Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life [Polydor, 21/07/2017] Crooners are normally as real as they come. The music is also trying to suggest that, and I believe her. No-one is below her in the artiste-fan paean of “Groupie ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #20 – Shopping “Restraining Order”

07/25/2017 08:23:46 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 July 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Let’s all go Shopping at Indietracks! This can mean one of two things at the festival. First of all it can mean the merchandise tent where you can swap money ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 23 Jul 2017

07/24/2017 09:30:27 AM

Check out Dorney’s website. 21 Savage: Issa Album [Slaughter Gang/Epic, 07/07/2017] From last year’s exhibitionist approach on the Metro Boomin collaboration in Savage Mode, which was laughably and exhaustively fraught with the gangsta ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #19 – The Just Joans “#notaplug”

07/24/2017 06:40:49 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 July 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Everywhere. That’s where us Scots get when it comes to festivals. A few years back at my first visit to Indietracks I go straight to the bar and accidentally ...

Artists From Ireland #2: Terri Hooley

07/20/2017 07:14:45 AM

Who punched John Lennon, won the ultimate compliment from Kurt Cobain, founded a seminal record label and legendary record shop on the most devastated half-mile of Europe, and never made a bean from any of it? Terri Hooley is your man, and if ...

Basement Revolver – ‘Agatha’ EP | Track By Track

07/19/2017 11:16:16 AM

The Agatha EP is out 21 July It is true that there is not much particularly musically revolutionary about Hamilton, Ontario alternative rock trio Basement Revolver. But that’s really not the point. The music is the perfect foil for the delicate, ...

HUMANITIES: 5 Things That Inspired ‘Drone War Nil’

07/19/2017 10:55:25 AM

The Human Sun split with fellow Toronto band Low Sun is out now via Art of the Uncarved Block. Pummeling its way through gargantuan riffs, throat ripping vocals, and enough melody to keep the whole thing from descending into cacophonous chaos, ...

New Band Of The Day #93: Lots Holloway

07/19/2017 10:22:53 AM

Who: Lots Holloway What: Alternative pop (FFO: Foxes, Wolf Alice) Where: London, UK Why: Offering up worldly lyrics and interesting textures, Lots Holloway is a singer songwriter whose aim is to make people think. From her first single ‘World ...

GUTTFULL – ‘#notallmen’ EP | Track by Track

07/19/2017 10:15:12 AM

#notallmen is out on July 20th. Since releasing their explosive debut single ‘Arsehole’, GUTTFULL have been on a mission to turn heads with their brand of snarling punk-rock. Taking shots at Donald Trump as your introduction to the world ...

New Band Of The Day #92: Great Grandpa

07/18/2017 10:51:39 AM

New album Plastic Cough is out now via Double Double Whammy. Who: Alex Menne – Vocals, Pat Goodwin – Guitar and Vocals, Dylan Hanwright – Guitar and Vocals, Carrie Miller – Bass and Vocals, Cam LaFlam – Drums and Vocals. What: Alternative ...

Dina Maccabee: 5 Things That Inspired ‘Go Ahead’

07/18/2017 09:38:16 AM

New album The World Is In The Work is on the way. Every so often we like to mix things up here on Overblown and stray a bit away from fuzzy, feedbacking guitars and aggression. Today, our detour from anger is San Fran native dina Maccabee and ...

Tulipomania – ‘Don’t Be So Sure’ (Seahawks Remix) | Overblown Video Premiere

07/18/2017 08:35:20 AM

‘On the Outside / Don’t Be So Sure (Seahawks Remix)’ out September 15th. A pensive and emotional track, the Seahawks remix of Tulipomania’s ‘Don’t Be So Sure’ is an ethereal beauty. Combining melancholic, swirling synths with delicate ...

The Creative Process Podcast – Ep. 3: Beach Fossils

07/17/2017 13:52:14 PM

New album, Somersault, is out now via Bayonet Records. After nearly ten years exploring their own brand of dream pop, it is safe to say that New York’s Beach Fossils have become stalwarts of the scene. On June 2nd the group released their ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 16 Jul 2017

07/17/2017 12:16:01 PM

Check out Dorney’s website. John Mayer: The Search for Everything [Columbia/Sony, 14/04/2017] Frivolous and inoffensive in music as always and occasionally (only that) in prose but with something in there for the listening—nothing sage-like ...

Ultrviolence -“Let You Down Slow” | Overblown Video Premiere

07/17/2017 11:15:52 AM

Canadian dark wave trio Ultrviolence returned with a dark and brooding release in May with the Forty Knives EP released via the excellent Vancouver label, Northern Light Records. Five tracks of intensenly crafted post punk soundscapes, guitar ...

Top 10 Japanese Albums Of 2017 (So Far)

07/17/2017 07:37:14 AM

Another year, another collection of music that challenges, reinvents, and glows from the forever musically restless Japan. Though it was defined primarily by the long overdue return of many of it’s greatest musicians, and works by it’s most ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #18 – Cowtown “That’s a Horrible Question”

07/17/2017 06:08:10 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 July 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Let’s talk compilations. Every year Indietracks releases a charity compilation with a track from pretty much every band on the line up. Every year without ...

10 Things Not To Miss At Townlands Carnival 2017

07/17/2017 05:52:02 AM

Townlands runs from 21st to 23rd July. Multimedia and cross genre. That seems to be the mantra of the diverse and eclectic Townlands Carnival that has run since 2015 at Leades House in Macroom, Co Cork. An admirable goal that aims to break down ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #17 – Mammoth Penguins and Friends: “Awkward Dancing”

07/14/2017 08:45:12 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 July 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. I’ve said it before and I’l say it again. Indietracks Festival is put together by a team of volunteering heroes all working extremely hard to bring us the ...

Grej – ‘Part 3’ | Overblown Video Premiere

07/13/2017 10:56:00 AM

So it would seem we are having an adventurous day today. After posting our picks of the best hip hop albums of the year so far earlier, we’re now premiering this slice of avant garde, rhythmic, and hypnotic percussion. Built from traditional ...

New Music: Somehow – ‘While The Days Go By’

07/13/2017 07:32:11 AM

New Album Hidden Memories out now on Toolong Records. Monotony. Something that afflicts us all. We’re ornery creatures, and even in this, the most wonderful time to be alive (in the West at least), we get a bit out of sorts. For me, that’s ...

New Band Of The Day #91: Melt Downer

07/13/2017 05:59:30 AM

Self titled debut album out now via Numavi Records. Who: Wolfgang Möstl, Mario Zangl and Florian Giessauf. What: Alternative rock/noise rock (FFO: Mudhoney, Girl Band, METZ) Where: Vienna, Austria. Why: Imagine for a moment that a trio of ...

Sukh – ‘Flight’ | Overblown Video Premiere

07/13/2017 05:21:01 AM

New album Galactic Love Machine out soon Teaming up with John Simm (Cleft) and the Manchester String Quartet, Manchester based singer/songwriter Sukh has dropped his latest single ‘Flight’. Combining a strong melodic sensibility with a deft ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #16 – Pillow Queens: “Free Irish Passports”

07/12/2017 13:38:54 PM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Well this is convenient. Just as I start writing this intro I notice that Pillow Queens song ‘Rats’ has been named BBC 6 Music Recommends Song of the Week. ...

Top 10 Hip-Hop/Grime Albums Of 2017 (So Far)

07/12/2017 13:22:23 PM

Who knows where hip-hop or grime is going these days. It seems like the two genres are pulling themselves apart. Some dive further into the genre’s elements of aggression, and hedonism, and some recede even deeper into the genre’s history ...

New Band Of The Day #90: nhomme

07/12/2017 13:18:42 PM

Debut single ‘??’ is out now. Who: Bass/Vocals: ???, Guitar: ????, and Drums: ??. What: Emo/math rock (FFO: Something between At The Drive-In and American Football) Where: Tokyo, Japan. Why: It is the juxtapositions I enjo

New Music: Gnarkats – ‘Something To Say’

07/12/2017 05:38:29 AM

‘Something To Say’ is out now. As you are probably well aware, we love fuzzed up guitars over here at Overblown. Luckily there’s an abundance of such in Ireland at the minute. One such proponent of this wash of noise is Belfast’s Gnarkats. ...

How Stormzy kickstarted the grime genre

07/11/2017 05:30:25 AM

Whilst the likes of Ed Sheeran and Adele once again show us that bland music is one of the safest ways to dominate the airwaves, it’s nice to see how Stormzy has proven that innovative music and chart success don’t have to be mutually exclusive. ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 09 Jul 2017

07/10/2017 17:39:30 PM

Check out Dorney’s website. Algiers: The Underside of Power [Matador, 23/06/2017] In this differing approach to subverting post-punk by the mostly-Atlanta, Georgia industrial group, Franklin James Fisher and band lay out this not-so-gospel ...

The Creative Process Podcast – Ep. 2: Washed Out

07/10/2017 13:49:17 PM

New album, Mister Mellow, is out now via Stones Throw Records. There’s no way I could describe Washed Out’s music better than the description on his Facebook page. Washed Out is Ernest Greene, a young guy from Georgia (via South Carolina) ...

Black Mekon – ‘No Prom’ | Overblown Track Premiere

07/07/2017 05:57:05 AM

New LP One In The Hate will see worldwide release on August 25th via PNKSLM Recordings. Birmingham based lo-fi blues punks Black Mekon don’t mess about on new track ‘No Prom’. Thundering out of the gates with roiling fuzzy guitars, raunchy ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #15 – Schande: “My Mom Says We’re Cool”

07/06/2017 11:33:52 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. I auditioned to join Schande recently because my dream is to play in a band who’re playing at Indietracks. I sailed through the musical part of the audition. ...

New Band Of The Day #89: The Magnapinna

07/06/2017 11:26:57 AM

New two track release ‘Hashtag’ out this autumn. Who: Members: Edmund Blunden – Drums / Vox, Christian Carley – Keys / Noise / Vox, Daniel Howard – Guitar / Vox, Michael Jordan – Bass / Vox ———— Contributors: Alexander Hayes ...

New Band Of The Day #88: Shrike

07/05/2017 09:00:39 AM

Debut single ‘Dawn / ????’ is out now. Who: Ryosuke Itamochi and Yuko Amada. What: Shoegaze/noise pop (FFO: My Bloody Valentine, NOTHING, Kinoko Teikoku) Where: Tokyo, Japan. Why: As we should all know, shoegaze is a pretty big thing ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #14 – Luby Sparks: “First time outside Japan”

07/05/2017 04:43:28 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Part of the charm of any festival worth it’s salt is the opportunity to discover new bands combined with screaming along to bands that you already love. This ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 02 Jul 2017

07/03/2017 15:04:16 PM

Check out Dorney’s website. BROCKHAMPTON: SATURATION [BROCKHAMPTON Records (self-released), 09/06/2017] Demanding respect before track one and before it’s even warranted, this hip-hop conglomerate works on so many levels. The production ...

Pattern Language Interview: “I was holding my breath the whole time”

07/03/2017 14:55:02 PM

Total Squaresville is out now via Happy Robots Records. Last month, Colorado based synthwave producer Pattern Language released the retro and seductive mini album Total Squaresville. Drawing on the work of krautrock legends like Kraftwerk and ...

The Creative Process Podcast – Ep. 1: Buzz Osborne of The Melvins

07/02/2017 21:02:59 PM

New album, A Walk With Love And Death, is out July 7th via Ipecac Recordings. Simply put, The Melvins are legends. Since forming in 1983 in Montesano, Washington they have released an astounding 25 studio albums with a 26th, A Walk With Love ...

Sun Rose – ‘Smirk’ | Overblown Track Premiere

07/02/2017 10:34:52 AM

Sun Rose, who are signed to Last Night From Glasgow, release their new song ‘Smirk’ accompanied by a video which contains images of members of LNFG after the band asked them to send random face snaps. Take a look and a listen and hear what ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #13 – Milky Wimpshake: “Where’s Me Jumper?”

06/30/2017 05:38:46 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Fair to say that Milky Wimpshake are definitely no strangers to Indietracks. As we speak they’re currently in the middle of a U.S. tour where they’re playing ...

Is the traditional cigarette burning away?

06/30/2017 05:35:50 AM

For decades, smoking has been seen as cool – a symbol of rebellion, and at the same time, something that epitomises style and affluence. Despite crackdowns on advertising, cigarettes have managed to cling on to this image for a long time, ...

5 Songs We Loved This Week | 30th June 2017

06/30/2017 05:14:48 AM

This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them. Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week. Deer Scout – ‘Sad ...

Rose Hotel: 5 Things That Inspired ‘Honestly’

06/29/2017 08:09:18 AM

Full-length out this summer via The Fir Trade Records There’s a lilting and resigned sadness to ‘Honestly’ from indie rock singer/songwriter Rose Hotel. It’s in no rush in the song with a charmingly simple chord progression and slide ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #12 – Suggested Friends: “The Crowd Swoons”

06/29/2017 07:04:07 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. I’m suspicious. A pattern is emerging and I’m going to hire a private investigator to look into collusion amongst bands on the Indietracks line up. In interview ...

New Band Of The Day #87: Idan Altman

06/28/2017 14:22:28 PM

Who: Idan Altman! Record producer by day, music experimentalist by night. What: Ambient folk (FFO: King Creosote, Sufjan Stevens, Pink Floyd) Where: Berlin, Germany. Why: This one from Berlin musician/record producer Idan Altman is a slow ...

Clonmel Junction Festival Interview: “Something completely different.”

06/28/2017 08:24:51 AM

Clonmel Junction Festival 2017 takes places from 03-09 July. This is pretty special. The Clonmel Junction Festival could be the most diverse and innovative festival in Ireland. Based on the theme of the ‘Black Sheep’, this year’s festival ...

New Band Of The Day #86: Charmpit

06/27/2017 08:04:58 AM

New EP Jelly out on July 14th via Keroleen Records. Who: Bass ~*~ Anne Marie, Guitar ~*~ Rhianydd, Drums ~*~ Alex. What: Lo-fi pop punk (FFO: The Lemonheads, Martha, The Spook School) Where: London, England. Why: It has been a bit raucous ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #11 – Frankie Cosmos: “We Love Bee Gees”

06/27/2017 04:37:57 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Without spoiling the surprise of this Indietracks interview it appears Frankie Cosmos from New York City have never had the pleasure of visiting Derbyshire ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 25 Jun 2017

06/26/2017 13:20:56 PM

Check out Dorney’s website. Bad Breeding: Divide [La Vida Es Un Mus, 07/04/2017] Even the most brutish of cacophonies needs a sinew of gloss from time to time. This is so badly engineered—more than produced—the sinew it’s devoid of is ...

Two Inch Astronaut Interview: “This one is definitely poppier”

06/26/2017 09:56:42 AM

Can You Please Not Help is out now via Exploding in Sound Records. Can You Please Not Help, the new album from Maryland alternative rock/post hardcore trio Two Inch Astronaut has made it into high rotation in my car’s CD player. A fairly rare ...

Bear Worship – ‘WAS’ | Track by Track

06/26/2017 06:20:56 AM

WAS is out now. What drew me to Ireland alt pop solo project Bear Worship were two things. The wonderfully hopeful and positive nature of the music, and how elements of a wide variety of music are deftly melded together within the conconction ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #10 – Cola Jet Set: “Break a Leg”

06/26/2017 06:05:13 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. About 20 years ago I bought a 7? single by a band called Los Fresones Rebeldes in a shop in Barcelona. I knew nothing whatsoever about the band or the record ...

5 Songs We Loved This Week | 23rd June 2017

06/23/2017 08:47:58 AM

This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them. Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week. Surburban Haze – ...

Lardo – ‘Sinking’ | Track by Track

06/23/2017 05:46:01 AM

Sinking is out now. Coming across with a more restrained and rhyhtm based brand of noise rock than is typical are Chicago trio Lardo. Sinking is the group’s second album and it seamlessly combines noise influenced guitar work, thundering bass ...

New Band Of The Day #85: tunic

06/23/2017 05:23:02 AM

New EP Boss out independently on July 21st. Who: Rory Ellis – bass, Sam Neal – drums, and David Schellenberg – vocals, guitar. What: Noise punk (FFO: Girl Band, METZ, The Jesus Lizard) Where: Winnipeg, Canada. Why: This coarse and violent ...

The Heavy Blinkers – ‘In The Morning’ | Overblown Track Premiere

06/22/2017 09:48:17 AM

The reissue of The Night And I Are Still So Young is out soon on Label Obscura. This is a gem. Straddling the middle ground between The Beach Boys and The Carpenters, this early 00’s gem from Canadian orchestral pop group The Heavy Blinkers ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #9 – Garden Centre: “Rotterdam Pinger GABBA Version”

06/22/2017 08:54:34 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Energy drinks. What’s your favourite song about them? I reckon mine is probably Sonic Youth’s ‘Red Bull in the Heather’ or perhaps Frankie Goes to ...

KILL WEST – ‘Gush’ | Overblown Album Premiere

06/22/2017 08:46:43 AM

Gush is out on 23 June via Stolen Body Records. Hailing all the way from the Argentianian capital Buenos Aires, psych rock quartet KILL WEST are a formidable beast. Crafting a sound that drones and swirls with the best that psychedelic rock ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #8 – Skinny Girl Diet: “Link Ray to Beyonce”

06/21/2017 07:19:37 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. ‘THIS IS A NO MACHISMO ZONE, IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT FUCK OFF’ says the blurb on Skinny Girl Diet‘s Soundcloud page. They should fit in very nicely in ...

Parsons Rocket Project – ‘Exit Launch’ | Overblown Video Premiere

06/20/2017 10:02:19 AM

Self titled EP out August 11. It’s quite an accomplishment to create something that sounds both fresh and familiar all in one. But that’s what Atlanta-based quintet Parsons Rocket Project have achieved. ‘Exit Launch’ is the first single ...

New Band Of The Day #84: Sobs

06/20/2017 09:08:01 AM

Debut EP Catflap out 23 June. Who: Celine Autumn, Jared Lim, & Raphael Ong. What: Indie-pop (FFO: Liza Phair, Frankie Cosmos, Alvvays) Where: Singapore. Why: Combining the lilting and vulnerable vocals of CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry with an ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #7 – Milk Crimes: “Dancing On My Own”

06/20/2017 06:28:38 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. In 2017 Milk Crimes bring their brilliantly brash punk to Indietracks for the first time. However, it’s a little known fact that they take their name from ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 18 Jun 2017

06/19/2017 17:41:14 PM

Check out Dorney’s website. Alfa Mist: Antiphon [self-released, 03/03/2017] Reluctantly traversing through some drecks on YouTube, I accidentally stumbled across this not-so-contemporary contemporary jazz. Regulated, perpetually-unobtrusive ...

New Band Of The Day #83: Foster Parents

06/19/2017 11:23:32 AM

New album Grim out now via Qiii Snacks Records. Who: Gregor and Jon. What: Instrumental math rock (FFO: American Football (sans vocals), This Town Needs Guns (sans vocals)) Where: Shanghai, China. Why: Intricate and hopeful but with a tinge ...

Flemmings – ‘The Rats Are Back’ | Overblown Video Premiere

06/19/2017 05:29:20 AM

New EP Heads & Tails is out 29 June via Odd Boz Records. London punk quartet Flemmings are back and they’re not taking any prisoners. ‘The Rats Are Back’ is classic, short assault of politically charged punk. We’re delighted to premiere ...

New Music: Mookhi – ‘Lacunae’

06/19/2017 03:55:06 AM

Check out the throwback video below. Did you know that the word ‘lacunae’ means ‘an unfilled space; a gap’. Specifically in a manuscript. This latest track from producer Mookhi, certainly feels like it fills a emptiness. Sporting a stacatto ...

My Favourite Things – ‘A Little Closer’ | Overblown Video Premiere

06/19/2017 03:41:57 AM

New album I Fly, Because I Can is out July 14th. Remember those rare occasions when Darcy would sing a song on a Smashing Pumpkins album? She had the most delicate, dreamiest voice. I always wished she sang more tracks. That’s why I was so ...

War Brides – ‘Regrets’ | Track by Track

06/17/2017 12:00:55 PM

Regrets is out now. So, obviously, a war bride is a woman who married military personnel in times of war or during military occupations of other countries. Fun fact, there were an estimated 350,000 war brides who married American service men ...

5 Songs We Loved This Week | 16th June 2017

06/16/2017 12:31:38 PM

This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them. Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week. Pole Siblings – ‘It ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #6 – Martha: “Channeling Susanna Hoffs”

06/16/2017 09:16:12 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. It’s gonna feel like a huge celebration when Martha take the stage for their headline slot at Indietracks. By the time they get there the band will have been ...

New Music Video: Sextile – ‘One Of These’

06/16/2017 08:38:38 AM

New album Albeit Living is out July 14th via Felte. Looks like L.A. based industrial tinged post punks Sextile are on the way back with a new video and a new album. The album will be their second, following A Thousand Hands which was released ...

Deleter – ‘Meaningless Chants’ | Track by Track

06/15/2017 06:11:26 AM

Meaningless Chants is out now. Earlier this year Minneapolis’ Deleter brought their 21st Century Mission of Burma flecked post punk back with their latest EP Meaningless Chants. A vigorous and enraged assault, it is a formidable addition to ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #5 – TeenCanteen: “Don’t Leave Me This Way”

06/15/2017 04:34:54 AM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. Weather. The scourge of every UK festival. At Indietracks I’ve baked in glorious sunshine where the entire site just seems to glow. I’ve also witnessed ...

Ratboys Interview: “Touch the huge humanity that’s everywhere.”

06/14/2017 03:16:45 AM

New album GN out June 30 via Topshelf Records. It should hardly be a surprise at this stage, but Boston independent label Topshelf Records sure know how to unearth a gem. GN will be the second album on Topshelf from post country group Ratboys. ...

Indietracks 2017 Interview Series #4 – Chorusgirl: “It’ll be beautiful”

06/13/2017 12:25:08 PM

Indietracks runs from 28-30 JULY 2017 at Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, UK. It’s extremely rare for any moments of sadness to come out of a weekend at Indietracks. Last year that did happen when news came out that Fortuna Pop were ...

Via: Barvikha – ‘Chengdu’ | Overblown EP Premiere

06/13/2017 12:20:18 PM

Chengdu EP is out on June 16th. So according to Wikipedia. Chengdu is a sub-provincial city which has served as capital of China’s Sichuan province. It’s known as the home of the giant panda, one of the rarest animals in the world. Belfast’s ...

Live Gallery: Eddie Vedder @ The Marquee, Cork 11 June 2017

06/13/2017 04:42:07 AM

I don’t know what to say. That could quite possibly be the greatest gig I’ve ever been to. My sister cried during two songs. She told me that she hadn’t realised how much she had grown up with Eddie and how pivotal his songs are in her ...

New Music: Wolf Alice – ‘Yuk Foo’

06/13/2017 03:45:55 AM

New album Visions of a Life due on September 29th. Having brought out one of the most talked about albums of 2015 in My Love is Cool, London alt-rockers Wolf Alice appear to have been teasing us on Facebook over the last couple of weeks with ...

Live Review: Divide and Dissolve @ Bohs Bar, Dublin 1st June 2017

06/13/2017 02:59:22 AM

Divide and Dissolve are a punk act from Melbourne Australia with the explicit political purpose of decolonization. They were booked to play a gig in the Bohs Bar in Phibsboro, Dublin on Friday June 1st. I was also booked to DJ the end of the ...

Live Review: Aldous Harding @ Broadcast, Glasgow 25th May 2017

06/13/2017 02:47:50 AM

It is a full room, sold out in fact and let us begin by getting the elephant in the room out of the way. I had heard murmurings of Aldous having performed her song Horizon on The Jools Holland show just a couple of days before. The song was ...

Dorney’s Weekly Album Capsule Reviews | 11 Jun 2017

06/12/2017 17:41:42 PM

Check out Dorney’s website. The Afghan Whigs: In Spades [Sub Pop, 05/05/2017] In this semi-jam-like session, these grounded space-rockers care about the rock tradition enough in keeping it ambiguously indecipherable in lyrics of love which ...

Star Tropics – ‘Another Sunny Day’ | Overblown Video Premiere

06/12/2017 10:34:55 AM

New album Lost World out July 7th via Shelflife Records. You know when you’ve had a super shitty day? You’ve spilled your coffee all over your shirt, locked yourself out of the car and the house, and also managed to piss off those closest ...

Live Review: Eddie Vedder @ Point Theatre, Dublin 9th June 2017

06/11/2017 08:56:30 AM

When you walk out on stage and get a standing ovation from 10,000 people before you’ve even begun, it’s hard to imagine that not playing tricks with your mind. With an exceptionally reverent audience, sparse lighting (bar for arms-raised-in-a-v ...

Fraidycat – ‘Other Better Places’ | Track by Track

06/11/2017 04:42:56 AM

Other Better Places is out now. As far as I’m concerned there’s not much better than lo-fi, vulnerable, alt rock. So this autmatically means I love New York trio Fraidycat and their debut album Other Better Places. It’s an infectiously ...

Grand Pricks – ‘En Fliqué’ | Overblown Track Premiere

06/09/2017 09:21:54 AM

PolarPricks EP, a split 10” of Grand Pricks and Polarnecks, will be out on 13th July via Gold Mold Records. Hailing from Glasgow, Grand Pricks are pretty mad for a thick and emotive sound that tends to sit somewhere between Weezer and ...

5 Songs We Loved This Week | 9th June 2017

06/09/2017 07:54:11 AM

This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them. Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week. The Washboard Abs – ...