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SINGLE: No Names / No Flags – Kermes

In just the few months since their debut EP first appeared, Leicester hopefuls Kermes have already grown. New single ‘No Names/No Flags’ takes the twinkly guitar lines from before and lets them float...

INTRODUCING: Big Joanie

In 1977, a zine called Sniffin’ Glue from South London depicted an illustration saying ‘this is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band.’ Nearly forty years later, three black...

INTRODUCING: Sky:Lark!

Play it loud lads. Few vocal lines are to be heard throughout Sky:Lark’s ‘LP2’, and the ones that can are barely audible. They prefer to simply express themselves through big, meaty riffs. Tense...

INTRODUCING: Kermes

Kermes describe themselves as ‘captivating’ and ‘sparkling’, and as someone who wants to write about bands for a living it’s comforting to find one that does the job for you. In the...

SINGLE: Not a Reason // Gang

‘It's mostly about irrational thoughts overcoming reason, how damaging a lack of logic can be, and the frightening realisation that nothing really has a reason.’ Eric Tormey’s description of his...

INTRODUCING: Commiserations

When you think of a house band, you tend to think of some sterile, ‘funky’ dad-rock band taking up space in a too-friendly pub, or maybe you just think of The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy...

INTRODUCING: Malportado Kids

The Malportado Kids have chosen to decorate both their Facebook and Bandcamp page with the all-capitals quote from the late, great Paul Robeson that reads ‘THE ARTIST MUST ELECT TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM OR...

Introducing: Exploded View

Sometimes the best stuff comes out of strategic planning, sometimes the best stuff comes out when no one’s looking. For a band built on spontaneity, Exploded View sure have had been working their way up...