Broken Hearts via Broken Islands

One of the most affecting albums you'll hear all year, Broken Island's debut long-player, Wars, is a magical combination of jagged guitars, trip-hop-esque beats and golden vocals. Hailing from Vancouver, remote even by Canadian standards, they combine the flag-waving gloom of Joy Division but with a Sigur Ros level of ethereal orchestration and ambition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PSVcOc8aUs

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Oceans Of Noise, A Tide Of Riffs, Melodies and Power

  Breakthrough band Oceans Of Noise are now on the path to victory with the first battle ending in the triumphant release of a brand new self titled EP. Currently based in Turkey, Oceans Of Noise have been over here in the UK to promote their music as well as perform at the OMEARA in …

Five O Five: ‘Where They Bring Sophie’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfD8KpzoVag It's rare that you hear of a decent indie band from Italy, but with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes and The Libertines as their fountains of inspiration, Five O Five have hit audiences with their new single 'Where They Bring Sophie' and accompanying video. At only 18 years old, the …

Irish duo Hudson Taylor return with ‘Feel It Again’

Brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor delighted fans last Friday by dropping the lyric video for their latest track ‘Feel It Again’. Their debut album Singing For Strangers came out in 2015 to an overwhelming positive reaction from fans and critics alike; with their headline show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire selling out, despite the show preceding …

Whiskey-fuelled garage rockers Albino distil Doors-influenced folk-rock sound with new single ‘Belinda’

Labelling themselves as ‘London’s greatest alcoholic garage rock band’, four piece folk-rock band Albino are releasing their latest album, Night At The Chemist, from which their new retro-infused single, ‘Belinda’, is taken. The music video’s stark lego formation juxtaposes brilliantly with the vintage rock sound; a refreshing mix of modern visuals with a sound of …

Mollie Marriott announces release date for debut album ‘Truth Is A Wolf’

The rock and roll artist has finally revealed the date of Friday 3rd November 2017 as the release of her long-awaited debut album, Truth Is A Wolf. Having already teased fans with the soulful sounds and sights of her ‘Control’ music video just over two months ago, anticipation is quickly building to hear a more …

REVIEW: Declan McKenna’s ‘What Do you Think About The Car?’

Eighteen year old singer-songwriter Declan McKenna’s debut album What Do You Think About The Car? displays incredible depth and social commentary for a musician so young. One of Declan’s early releases ‘Brazil’ became his breakout song, aged just fifteen, gaining traction because of its exploration of corruption in international football. A lot of McKenna’s original …

Drunk driver tragedy spawns emotional indie-pop EP from Brighton’s own Luna Blue

Brighton’s own funk-rock band, Luna Blue, sourced inspiration for their highly emotional debut EP after the best friend of one of the band was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2015. The talented four piece put their creative talents together, writing the song ‘Welcome Home’ in dedication to their friend. The song was performed …