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PWR BTTM – ‘Pageant’

‘Pageant’ is the gloriously defiant follow up to PWR BTTM’s debut album ‘Ugly Cherries’. Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce continue to empower with rock anthems that chart the fears and joys of life as queer-identified individuals. PWR BTTM are the bright beam of optimism and pride that many are searching for in a

Friday 17 February 2017

PWR BTTM empower with punk anthems

PWR BTTM just released ‘Big Beautiful Day’, the first single taken from their upcoming second album ‘Pageant’. It’s a bold power punk anthem, glitter explosion and celebration of queerness. Tired of dealing with the results of fragile masculinity, they’re determined to inspire self-confidence and validation. So, “make their lives

Tuesday 14 February 2017

PWR BTTM announce new album, ‘Pageant’

Queer punks PWR BTTM have announced details of their highly anticipated second album, ‘Pageant’. The record will be released on the 12th May through Polyvinyl Records and Big Scary Monsters. You can preorder it here. To accompany the announcement of ‘Pageant’, the band have also unveiled a new single from the album

Monday 23 January 2017

Who Loves You – ‘Green & Tangerine’

Noisy emo/rock duo Who Loves You are tackling difficult things with their debut EP ‘Green & Tangerine’ but, as disheartening as it is to hear them lamenting missed opportunities and navigating despondency, it’s not all bleak. Who Loves You gather strength over the eight tracks and anxious melancholy gives way to optimism.

Thursday 19 January 2017

Breaking Binaries With The Spook School

The Spook School have something important to say. Their latest album ‘Try To Be Hopeful’ celebrates diversity and breaks down gender binaries. This is high energy, infectious, queer pop punk at its finest. I picked up the record when I saw them supporting PWR BTTM in Brighton and haven’t stopped listening to

Sunday 13 November 2016

Sløtface – ‘Empire Records’

‘Empire Records’ is the new release from Norwegian punk rock four-piece Sløtface – and it shows their creativity flourishing. Littered with nostalgic pop-culture references from ’90s flick Empire Records to Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, the EP acts as a vivacious ode to record shops and celebrates music as a form

Wednesday 02 November 2016

I’m Glad It’s You – ‘The Things I Never Say’

‘The Things I Never Say’ is an intimate and carefully crafted release, one which encourages introspection and reflection. This deeply personal debut album from ’90s inspired alternative rock four-piece I’m Glad It’s You shows their creativity flourishing. Poignant retrospection, stark emotional catharsis and heartfelt lyrics make this an incredibly

Friday 30 September 2016

Signals Midwest – ‘At This Age’

After eight years as a band, Signals Midwest are hitting a pivotal moment in their lives. Confronted by the inevitability of change and the fleeting present, they’ve turned to retrospection to produce one of their most mature and nostalgic releases yet. The prospect of change can be daunting, and

Saturday 17 September 2016

Pastel – ‘Eyelids’

San Francisco four-piece Pastel have impressed with their self-released debut EP ‘Eyelids’. By blurring individual musical components they’ve created a nebulous shoegaze dream pop sound that washes over you like waves of euphoric nostalgia. It’s the perfect counterpart to a glowing evening – layers of mellow riffs soaked with

Tuesday 08 March 2016

All These Years – ‘Pull It, Tug It, Love It’

The UK pop-punk scene is thriving right now, which is great news for smaller bands such as All These Years. Last year saw a constant stream of new bands surfacing and attempting to revive the scene and achieve the same success as bands like The Wonder Years, Basement and