New Music – Scott Lavene ‘The First Time’

Scott Lavene makes music that gets the hair on the back of your neck in standing ovation. It’s electric anticipation, it’s the fear of the come up. It’s poetic and anarchic. It’s light hearted and heavy. It’s light and dark. It’s mischief and it’s honest, it’s the trickster raven with wisdom to share but he…

New Music – OCTAVIO The Dweeb ‘Slow Drag’

Slow Drag begins with the fuse lit, you can hear it hissing as it slowly approaches the explosive centre. When it finally ignites it is truly a thing of beauty and the soul, hip-hip, and pop sensibilities of the song all combine into the firework of the chorus. The track starts off with the slow…

New Music – Hot4Robot ‘Blue Screen’

The groove saunters in with an easy boogie before the slightly unhinged lyrics and electronic discordance fuzzes up the edges of this non-stop cosmic rollercoaster jam. The sound at first feels familiar but this experimental jazzy little prog acid trip continues to morph and evolve diving deeper and deeper into the blood soaked mindset of…

New Music – Odd Numbers ‘The Golden Eire Tapes Vol. 1’

From the Emerald Isle comes the sparkling green jewel in the crown of the indie and alternative hip hop scene. Featuring a choice selection of different voices and styles from all over Ireland spitting over the delicious beats laid out by producer and mastermind Odd Numbers, this is a little taste of something magic. Odd…

New Music – This Summer ‘Cantus #9’

Cantus #9 begins by banging on the door with the crisp rattatattat of the drumbeat, before exploding through them with a truly monstrous guitar riff. The song has this dark and clawing energy that broods underneath a punchy and precise production that creates a sound that is as unforgettable as it is powerful. This Summer…

New Music – Lauran Hibberd ‘Bleugh’

Pop music is a funny thing, there are few artists that manage to dance within the very strict structures and expectations of the genre to create something truly unique. Lauran Hibberd manages to do exactly that with a witty and poetic deconstruction of a toxic relationship channelled into a punk-fused ode to self-fulfilment. It begins…

New Music – Bad Sauna ‘Kaikki Kotona’

It begins with a joyful little guitar lick that just happily skips into the listeners headspace. It’s playful and memorable enough on its own but when the rest of the explosive soundscape joins in it morphs into the raw and powerful backbone of the track that leaves a growling echo in the eardrum. This is…

New Music – The Bawl Slant ‘Save Me’

From out of the mists of this jagged toothed soundscape comes this colossal voice weaving a mythic melody that drags the listener deeper and deeper into the forest. It’s a raw sound that buzzes and cackles around the edges, distorted and devilish. It’s loud, it’s unapologetic, and it’s very very cool. The track starts with…

New Music – The Deans ‘Collide’

When the different strings of the sound all pull together and coalesce for the first time, a fire of nostalgic bliss is ignited in the listener familiar with the influences. It is all the best parts of the indie explosion that saw bands like The Strokes and Interpol dominating the radio airwaves. Yet while it…