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This industrial noise punk duo are flanked by a group of people in Hazmat suits as they play (really loud) space anthems akin to Death From Above, The Chemical Brothers and Nine Inch Nails. Their live shows are like the soundtrack to the end of the world, offering a weirdly upbeat and eccentric experience that is a chaotic, but always enjoyable, assault on the eyes and ears.

“A no-holds-barred aural assault of Anarchic Electro Psych Punk Noise that is something like Death From Above and the Chemical Brothers’ bastard offspring”

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Brighton-based quartet (formed by Milo and Max, previously of Morning Smoke) released their melancholy, dream-shoe-gaze track ‘Mistress’. Potential to exceed Morning Smoke if they can up their profile.

Brighton dream pop/shoegaze band Method Actress have premiered their catchy debut single “Mistress“.
The song was recorded and mixed by Theo Verney.


MINT – ” St Oxford “

Posted: January 2, 2018 in MUSIC
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Receiving recognition from Radio X, BBC Introducing, the Grimsby band had the support of This Feeling this year and played festivals such as Isle of Wight, Y Not and Reading before ending with single ‘St Oxford’.  The band keep the momentum going with this new single and along with live favourite ‘St Leonard’. The band have bagged support from lots of blog sites plus combined with a live show that’s one of the best in the country for an emerging band, Mint are very much ones to watch. As soon as possible.


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London-based four-piece playing scuzzy/swirly indie pop. Words and music by Model Railway Exhibition, except track 4, words by Model Railway Exhibition and Vanessa Cazorla.


Model Railway Exhibition is: Alex Bird (vocals, guitars), Stuart Harrison (guitars), Yashin Kemal (bass, guitar), Alex Walker (drums).


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Welsh band Estrons have released their blistering new track “Cold Wash”, which you can listen to . The track is taken from their AA side single featuring BBC Radio1 favourite “Glasgow Kisses”.

Fronted by Taliesyn Kallstrom, the band have a fierce command on record and are apparently even better live. Catch them live at The Cookie Leicester  2nd October



Following an especially successful 2015, British surf pop trio, The Orielles, are ready to bring the same romancing of ears and imagination to this year with the seriously tantalising Jobin EP. Consisting of three slices of the band’s increasingly acclaimed blend of sultry melodies, bewitching harmonies, and feverish flavours bound in lo-fi beauty, the EP beguiles and inflames the senses whilst hinting that 2016 can be just as big if not greater in the band’s emerging history as its predecessor.

The Orielles began early 2013, the result of a house party and the creative uniting of sisters Esme and Sid Hand-Halford and friend Henry Wade. It was not to be an immediate launch into active duty as the girls only began learning their instruments from that point but with inspirations coming from riot grrrl and California surf bands, the Halifax trio were soon working on songs and honing their creative exploration. Since then, well-received tracks and releases has reinforced their rising reputation as a live proposition with 2015 especially potent as The Orielles drew big doses of acclaim at festivals such as Dot To Dot, Live At Leeds, and Liverpool Sound City as well as their individual shows.


orielles art_RingMasterReviewWith a UK tour in motion and a host of other events lined up, the band is set to be as busy as ever with the strong potential of greater success and praise heading their way just taking Jobin as a cue. It opens with its title track grabbing ears with an instant bait of crisp beats from Sid and the siren-esque lure of Henry’s seductive grooves. Their winding tendrils continue to entice and vein the rhythmic potency of the song, Esme’s bassline as captivating and alluring as her magnetic vocals and the surrounding celestial harmonies. The melodic character of the song has a House Of Love hue to its tempting with a psych rock flavouring only adding to the overall richness and raw yet elegant climate of the spellbinding track.


Twin Freaks is equally as compelling as it settles into a sweltering landscape with thick shadows to its evocative tone and inventive depth. Led by the almost flirtatious stroll of bass, there is an immediate infectiousness which is keenly shared by the vines of surf rock enterprise cast by Henry and the siren-esque quality of the vocals; both resonating in ears and memory as potently as the virulent charm and touch of the song.

The EP closing Sliders is the most feisty and energetic of the three tracks with tenacious beats and a vivacious energy stoking its melodic fire and anthemic gait. There is a punk rock scent to its revelry too, a touch of eighties band the Mo-dettes joining hues reminding of bands like The Raveonettes and Throwing Muses though being organically cultured in surf rock, the song emerges as something openly distinct to The Orielles.

Robed in discord tinged melodies, equipped with vociferous guitar, and basking in soaring harmonies, Jobin is a release which truly lingers in the memory. It is the persistent bringer of great pleasure and a strong nudge to pay close attention to the continuing and enthralling emergence of The Orielles.

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The Jobin EP was released April 1st via DIY label Art is Hard Records.

Vanishing Twin began life as a solo project for Orlando.   After releasing a concept cassette on her own label The Re-Alignment of Magnetic Dust (RAM), and playing the songs with different musicians. Gradually the band formed into a formation of people who all shared similar taste and similar ideas, and in the process the sound became much bigger than Orlando as it incorporated these different musical personalities. So with that the band chose a new name and a new identity.

With influences too many to name. There are a few vinyl lovers in the band – with collections of interesting and obscure music from all over the world. We have a deep love of library and soundtrack music that heavily influences our sound and approach, but equally they are interested in Latin jazz, outsider pop, African funk, minimal classical music, industrial, no wave and other intriguing cocktails of sound.


The live show is all about conjuring magic, about casting a spell, and opening a door into another world for a brief time. The visual is an important part of the whole picture for us – the creation of a complete entity.
Vanishing Twin sounds like oblique pop, lost soundtracks, radiophonic experiments and eternal juju.


The album was recorded and produced with Malcolm Catto at his studio Quatermass Sound Lab. The Band didn’t do many takes, just went for the right performance and atmosphere. Then took the recordings away to experiment with overdubs and effects before bringing them back for mixing.