The Lonely Wild - Snow

When I started watching the new video for Snow, the opening track to The Lonely Wild's 2015 album Chasing White Light, I knew that I had to add one more to my fuzzy list of...

Ski Lodge - Heaven is Now

For Heaven is Now Ski Lodge make the transition from mid-to-late 80s indie pop to a slightly earlier new wave period in the same decade. While the guitar owners union might gently weep at such...

Palm Honey - Bewitched

Like a swirly lollipop or a stick of rock with one more colour than you expected, Bewitched melds pinches of psychedelia with strands of indie rock and bakes a sweet confection out of the resulting...

Naives - No Way

At the end of a year of festival slots and tour support, and ahead of their debut EP due out next year, Anglo-French synth pop trio Naives have revealed their latest single, No Way.

Strange Talk - When It Feels So Good

When It Feels So Good is a shining, pumping, pulsating dancefloor moment with its eyes and mind on the past and its ears very much in the future.

The Lonely Together - Congregation

I want to somehow convey here the idea that Congregation, the new single from The Lonely Together, sounds and feels so very of its place (that place being Scotland) and in many ways strongly reminiscent...

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie - The Indie Vigil 12

'Week #12 of The Indie Vigil brings you more greatness, old, borrowed and new. This week we have tracks from The Wonder Stuff, Longpigs, and The Sherlocks.'

Field Music add US tour dates, announce Commontime preorder

Having recently shared The Noisy Days Are Over, the first track from their forthcoming fifth album together, Field Music's Brewis brothers have now made the album available for pre-order and added US tour dates to...

Turin Brakes - 96

'There was much excitement last week among Turin Brakes fans, when the band dropped a teaser video online with the hashtag #TBLostProperty. Then, this week, they announced a new album, Lost Property, and a new...

Turin Brakes Interview - Olly Knights talks about new album "Lost Property"

Back in June I left you in suspense with just a few choice questions that I had selected from an interview I had done with Olly Knights from Turin Brakes. Well, the time has come...

Super Subs Week 5

Inspired by a survey I took earlier, I bring you a final six music submissions for Super Subs Week, with each described in three words.

Cheatahs - Mythologies

In its first incarnation, shoegazing scarcely existed as a scene outside its own bubble. Now it's undergoing a great renaissance, and Cheatahs are one of a clutch of new bands taking it, and you, to...


Six spooky sounds for Halloween, featuring: Bauhaus, The Dream Syndicate, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Screaming Lord Sutch, Baron Daemon, and entire town's worth of spooks...

Super Subs Week 4

I have six more music submissions for you right here, ranging from folky singer-songwriterness to alt-rock, to blues rock, to 80s-style pop goodness.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie - The Indie Vigil 11

'Week #11 of The Indie Vigil brings you more greatness, old, borrowed and new. This week we have tracks from New Order, Flaming Lips, and Alt J'

Super Subs Week 3

We're already just over / just under the half-way mark in Super Subs Week, depending on whether you count the weekend as a subset of or adjunct to the week. Either way the prime music...

Super Subs Week 2

Music submission week, aka Super Subs Week, aka Hidden Wonders Week, aka Just Great Music That You Might Otherwise Miss continues with this, very much its second instalment.

Super Subs Week 1

Kicking off Super Subs Week, our first round-up of music submissions brings you tracks of awesomeness from Apeman, Bri Clark, Forebear, Freak Static, TeethOfWolves, and The Cold Bones

Distant Sun - Calling Out

Norwich's own four piece indie rock band Distant Sun have been hard at work since forming in early 2010. Their second album 'Reverse the Ending' is due for release next month and the lead single...


'Not only have you been granted an extra hour, you also get a bonus Six Picks this week: six songs about time travel to enjoy again, and again, and again...'