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Today marks the return of London-via-Brighton indie duo Peggy Sue, made up of Rosa Slade and Katy Young, who have shared their first song in three years.

The pair have shared their new single ‘Slow Fade and on top of this have announced a headline London show at the Shacklewell Arms on December 2nd.

“Slow Fade is the first single from Peggy Sue‘s upcoming fifth album, due 2018. After a three year break, during which Rosa Slade and Katy Young have been performing with all-female singing group Deep Throat Choir, ‘”Slow Fade” is an apt comeback; a melancholy celebration of patience.

The track is a dreamy, melodic breakup song; one that lets you hang around lazily in the days when you aren’t ok yet. “Heartbreak takes ages” says Katy Young. “That’s kind of the best and the worst thing about it. I was pretty heartbroken and trying all these tactics to make it finish faster; going out, staying in, talking about it, not talking about. But at some point I realised that when I was ok again, it would be because the love was done. And so Slow Fade is about letting it take its time – partly because you don’t really have a choice and partly because a bit of me wanted to make that pretty sadness last as long as I could.”

Slow Fade‘ is the first single from Peggy Sue’s upcoming 4th album. Release date: December 1st


OUR GIRL – ” Normally “

Posted: November 23, 2017 in MUSIC
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The Normally EP, the follow up to their debut single Sleeper, was recorded in the Summer in one day with Steve Ansell of Blood Red Shoes.
“Lots of the songs are about emotional distance – not knowing what someone else is thinking, and how that can make you feel crazy. It can cloud my judgment to the point that shrugging it off as indifference is the easiest thing to do. Although it still reflects those feelings of self-doubt, Being Around is probably the most hopeful song on the EP. It focuses on the positivity in the relationships I have, and the gratitude and care I have towards those people for being who they are, and being there for me in the way they are,” explains frontwoman and guitarist Soph Nathan.


Nathan’s honest and personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals. You’d think Soph Nathan in particular might struggle to fit in allocated hours for napping these days; besides maintaining an outstandingly colourful shirt collection, and shredding guitars for The Big Moon, she also fronts ace trio Our Girl. Signed to Cannibal Hymns – the same Brighton label backing the likes of Dream Wife, Abattoir Blues, and Tigercub – the band specialise in inward-looking, complex meshes of haze. Our Girl’s latest, Being Around is their most ambitious yet. Our Girl have shared the stage with the likes of Sunflower Bean, The Wytches, and Dream Wife and head out in support of The Japanese House later this year.


Rough Trade Counter Culture 12 Inch Volume 1 (Sad Fuzz – Ty Segall Cover)

We are excited to announce the first in our new series of Counter Culture 12 inches. The concept is the same as our yearly Counter Culture compilations, however we aim to give you a taste of what we’re loving throughout the year, rather than just annually. Volume 1 features 4 female fronted bands that we LOVE. Includedis the Our Girl track with a Ty Segall cover. They take Sad Fuzz and give it a neat lo-fi reworking and make it sound like a female fronted version of the Libertines.  This is limited to just 500 copies worldwide. Pressed on solid white vinyl.

Includes unlimited streaming of Rough Trade Counter Culture 12 Inch Volume 1 (Sad Fuzz – Ty Segall Cover)


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White Room’s astonishing live show has transformed them into one of the country’s most sought after unsigned bands. With a flurry of labels on their trail, White Room have opted to sign to Deltasonic, and this relationship is already bearing fruit. Following a highly successful summer of festivals including IOW Y Not and Reading and Leeds, where they earned plaudits for their enigmatic and at times raucous live sets.

White Room say “We’re thrilled to be a part the Deltasonic family, joining a long line of great acts. Excited to evolve and grow in this new environment…”

New double EP ‘Eight’ is incoming, and it’s set to be something special, as the band explain: In ‘Eight’ we are offering a way to lose yourself; find an escape, and to embrace the intrinsic ability music has to take you away from the harsh realities of life…First, though, White Room want to showcase new double A-side single ‘The Blue’ b/w ‘Tomorrow Always Knew’.


It’s superb psychedelic pop music with a touch of dirt under its fingernails, the two songs show both sides of White Room’s lysergic vision.


Band Members
Jake Smallwood Vocals
Jacob Newman Guitar
Tristan Sava Guitar/keys
Josie McNamara Bass
Hen Sava Drums.

INHEAVEN – ” World On Fire “

Posted: August 10, 2017 in MUSIC
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With a recent amazing set at Glastonbury, Inheaven is taking the summer by storm. If you have not seen the four piece out of Brighton the you need too soon, they began this project in hopes of becoming more than just a band. They wanted to keep their creativity in sync and decided to make videos along with the music, adding a visual component to their sound. These videos caught the eye of a Strokes member, Julian Casablancas, who ended up producing their first single via his label Cult Records.

Inheaven began in 2017 by trickling out tracks from their upcoming self-titled debut. Their latest release, “World on Fire,” is the punk rock rally for women’s rights with its own anti-Trump themes. The name alone lets you know this is going to be a call to stand up for what you believe in. As Chloe Little (Vocals/Bass) sings, “My body’s mine, you have no say on any choice I make today.”

Inheaven’s summer continues with various festival dates including the NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August. They’ll follow up the summer with a full UK tour in support of their album which includes their biggest London headline show to date at the Scala. Something tells me this is a live show you won’t want to miss.


In his press note for Mercury Fountain, Stewart Lee (yes, that Stewart Lee) describes The Physics House Band as “sounding like vintage Seventies stadium-prog behemoth,


The Physics House Band. Impossibly youthful looking, and sounding like vintage Seventies stadium-prog behemoth, a Yes or a Rush, but stripped of any errors of taste and judgment, fed amphetamines, made ashamed of their record collections, slapped in front of the whole school, immersed instead in post-rock procedure and practise, and made to apply their obvious talent and ability to a more worthwhile end than their forebears.

Three years on here’s their second album, a super-dense sci-fi mindfuck of a thing, music scholarship charity case keyboards in combat with squally spacerock guitars, dub boom bass and multi-time-sig clatter; a territory staked out over mushrooms at break-time, on the top floor of the multi-story car park, overlooking the ‘70s Bauhaus shopping centre concrete functional fountain square, but now gone all Escher in the aftermath, like a black and white architectural schematic drawing dipped in tie-dye.

Mercury Fountain doesn’t stop, a twenty nine minute surge of tracks that it would be a crime to split apart, the kind of part work The Physics House Band’s progenitors aimed at but never quite produced, settling instead for gatefold sleeves that gave the illusion of structure and intent; a fulfillment of the Red-era King Crimson manifesto, channeled by boy-conduits that needn’t have even have known the source documents, learning their lessons instead from hints woven into the post-punk works of Radiohead, Tortoise, The Mars Volta and 21st century sub-krautrock.

Mercury Fountain loads you into a water canon and shoots you out through its intermingled opening tracks, the group finally allowing you a pause for breath at the half way point, during A Thousand Small Spaces; and then you’re kicked out of the airlock back into the Negative Zone again in Obidant, the laws of physics in reverse, Newton’s apples flying upwards past your grasping fists, your hair on end, arching to follow them, until you’re finally abandoned into the techtonic drift of Mobius Strip II.

Stewart Lee

The Physics House Band are:

Adam Hutchison
Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesisers, Organ, Vibraphone, Keyboards, Piano, Midi Programming

Samuel Organ:
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Organ, Synthesisers

Dave Morgan:

Raven Bush – Violin (6 & 8)
Biscuit – Flute (7)
Willy G: Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone (8 & 9)

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Dot To Dot Newcomers Yonaka have shared a new video for recent single ‘Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya’ along with details of a new headline show. The band will play London’s Borderline on 14th September following a summer of festivals including Citadel and Reading & Leeds.

The new clip for ‘Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya’ sees the band channeling their significant live energy with a creepy, hazy clip.

The band have already appeared at the likes of Download, Dot to Dot and The Great Escape this summer, and are gaining a reputation as a fearsome live band.

Band Members
Theresa Jarvis – Vocals //
George Edwards – Guitar //
Alex Crosby – Bass/Keys //
Robert Mason – Drums

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They come from the Brighton scene that seems to be spewing out exciting bands at a rate of knots and while they’re not alone in the ‘ballsy female vocals over shoegazey guitar’ category right now they do it very well and look set for big things.

Their new single ‘Hello Today’ is one of those songs that sounds strangely familiar, like it was playing in one of your dreams or something; perhaps it was one of the tracks that came on when you booted up Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 back in the day. Its sun-drenched, scuzzy guitars transport you back to a time when life just seemed a little easier, and that’s always a good thing.


The first fifty artists selected to play the festival for new music have been officially released and it is a positively sizzling gathering of talent. From post grunge quartet Goat Girl, to Icelandic hip-hop artist Sturla Atlas, post punk gang Cabbage and Swiss multi instrumentalist Sophie Hunger 2017 is going to be a great year for discovering new talent. The full list of artists announced to day is:


Remember, it doesn’t stop here though, we will be revealing a further 400+ acts who are set to join the bill on the biggest and best festival for new music in all of Europe.

Tickets have now SOLD OUT for our gigs on Tuesday 22nd November with The Age of L.U.N.A, Ray BLK & Miles From Kinshasa and James Hersey, Plaitum & IDER as well as our Thursday 24th November gig with Drones Club, Cabbage, Moses and Saint PHNX.

Limited tickets remain for all other gigs and at only £5 per gig


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Enter the White Room. Inside you’ll find a serrated blend of sky-gaze psychedelia and raucous distortion. “Think Too Much” is the first release from the Brighton based 5 piece since their debut EP ‘Fizzy Liquid’ which was released last September and was described by NME as ‘driving,distorted and pretty lawless’.So far this last year White Room have played to capacity crowds at The Great Escape,Live at Leeds and Dot 2 Dot amongst others, which has enhanced their already fierce live reputation.
“Think Too Much” echoes Temples stuttering approach and euphoric vibe,which will have you strutting side to side on the dance floor to the groovy rhythms. Look out world here comes White Room” 


“…riffs-to-the-front rock with a psychedelic tint” DIY Magazine.
White Room are definitely one to watch, and in lead singer Jake they have got a great young vocalist.”
“Driving,distorted and pretty lawless” .

White Room performing “Circles” at Sofar London on November 11th, 2016

Jake Smallwood Vocals
Jacob Newman Guitar
Tristan Sava Guitar/keys
Josie McNamara Bass
Hen Sava Drums.


Posted: January 13, 2017 in MUSIC
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“I tell you what I want, what I really really want. I’m gonna fuck you up!” scream this indie-punk Icelandic/Brightonian trio. This re-construction of the Spice Girls is true grrrl power.. Elsewhere, their cut ‘Hey Heartbreak’, taken from EP01, seems to reference ’70s new wave of Blondie and infuse it with fat glam rock riffs. It’s a potent combination that can’t help but endear millions to want to go and discover them live where they’ll be creating some riotous scenes. , longer version of a song that was previously on the Haus of Pins‘ cassette compilation MYTHS in primitive form.