Sun Industries – Shiver (single) (Ignition 45s)

Be intrigued. Be very intrigued. The press release that accompanies Sun Industries’ debut single says “Sun Industries was founded in the early 21st Century by a secretive alliance of individuals with an interest in… Continue reading

The Vaccines – Come of Age (album) (Columbia Records / SONY)

Forming in 2010, the West London quartet quickly rose to the attention of critics and listeners seemingly out of nowhere even selling out their first ever London show with members of Franz Ferdinand,… Continue reading

Momentform – Yearn (EP) (New Ideals)

New Ideals is a new label founded with a collective belief that music should “provoke austere feelings of love and discomfort”. The label’s debut release comes in the form of a cassette tape;… Continue reading

Cold Pumas – Persistent Malaise (album) (Faux Discx / Gringo Records / Italian Beach Babes)

Only weeks after reviewing the single “Fog Cutter” (read review), it’s like Christmas has come early with the arrival of Cold Pumas album, ‘Persistent Malaise’. Following a handful of 7” releases over the… Continue reading

Torches – Someone Needs A Ritual / Wolves (single) (Heart Throb Records)

“Someone Needs A Ritual” is the second single from London five piece Torches, which follows the success of their debut single “Sky Blue & Ivory”, which was released in July. More immediate, poppy… Continue reading

Archive – Hatchet (single) (V2)

London’s Archive, formed by Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths in 1994, may be megastars in Europe but elsewhere it has been a source of frustration and certainly nothing to do with the quality… Continue reading

Dot Dash – Winter Garden Light (album) (The Beautiful Music)

‘Winter Garden Light’ is the second album from Washington, D.C. quartet Dot Dash who feature ex-members of Julie Ocean, The Saturday People, Youth Brigade, and Modest Proposal; drummer Danny Ingram even spent time… Continue reading

The Death Rays of Ardilla – Diamonds / Daggers (single) (self-released)

Whatever is in Sheffield’s water, I want some.  Joining the ranks of other great Sheffield acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, and Artery is The Death Rays of Ardilla, a psychedelic… Continue reading

Savages – I Am Here (EP) (Pop Noire Records)

‘I Am Here’ is a four track live EP from new and hotly tipped London post-punk act Savages  recorded on their recent UK sold out tour with fellow newcomers, Palma Violets (read our… Continue reading

Cold Pumas – Fog Cutter (single) (Faux Discx / Gringo Records / Italian Beach Babes)

Cold Pumas are a Brighton, UK based post-punk trio and following a slew of 7” releases over the past few years, “Fog Cutter” is the first taste from the band’s upcoming album, ‘Persistent… Continue reading