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Track of the Day #862: Jaws The Shark – Loose Change

London based Jaws The Shark are back with yet another cathartic banger, this time in the form of ‘Loose Change‘. It’s a grunge-y track that’s ferocious, in-your-face and relentless from start to finish. ‘Loose Change’ is a raw track that borders on euphoric in places. ‘Loose Change’ also features Elliot Rawson of Yak on drums. […]

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Instrumental: Anti-Douleur – Beyrouth

This piece of instrumentation comes from saxophonist, drummer and guitarist Anti-Douler, a band who have never played in a room together thanks to 2020 being, well, 2020. ‘Beyrouth‘ is a free improvisation, narrative jazz piece that is about the Libanese capital city. It’s an intense piece of music that starts off with more relaxed saxophone […]

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An Interview with ABH Promotions!

Over the past few weeks Portsmouth’s ABH Promotions have been announcing gigs anticipating the imminent return of live music in June. The last year has been tough for live music, but pre-pandemic, local promoters, including ABH Promotions, had been bringing some of the best acts to Portsmouth. Going to gigs at grassroots venues put on […]

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Track of the Day #861: Hive Society – Opaque

Brighton based Hive Society recently returned with their latest single ‘Opaque‘ and it’s a haunting, yet dreamy track in an unsettling way. The track builds modestly and it’s serene for the most part. In true Hive Society fashion, ‘Opaque’ is a sublime offering, yet this time, it’s slightly darker. Hive Society are set to headline […]

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Instrumental: glasscleaner – Your Words Are Good (III)

‘Your Words Are Good (III)‘ is the third of three tracks under the same name from Joshua Tree based producer glasscleaner. This angular, jaunty piece of wonky instrumental music is brimming with bleeps, buzzes and interlocking melodies. ‘Your Words Are Good (III)’ is a clunky but vigorous piece of experimental music with a huge amount […]

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Discover: Vilde – Holograms

This laid-back track comes from wandering musical project Vilde. ‘Holograms‘ is a track taken from Vilde’s forthcoming EP ‘Talking To Strangers’ that was written in Stockholm and it’s an easy-going track that drifts along in a nonchalant manner. It’s a mellow, atmospheric indie-pop offering that’s packed full of warm synths and charming vocals. Speaking of […]

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Instrumental: Nous Alpha – Fox Hollow

This experimental electronic track comes from Nous Alpha, a collaboration between composers and producers Christopher Bono and Gareth Jones. ‘Fox Hollow‘ is a track that twists and turns for its duration switching between dream-like and nightmare-ish. It starts with static noise and unnerving sounds before the lucid melody that comes in which is a complete […]

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Instrumental: VIQ – Unravel

This ambient, electronic instrumental piece of music comes from Paris based VIQ! ‘Unravel‘ is yet another summery track from the music producer who has a knack for creating tracks that are inviting and full of good vibes. It’s a melodic track with a warm bassline that keeps the more ethereal side of the track grounded. […]

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Track of the Day #860: Harvey Dormer – Habits

This dark, moody track comes from London based artist Harvey Dormer‘s latest EP ‘Songs For Parties’ which was released last month. ‘Habits‘ is a track that develops modestly, for the most part, around monotonous and sometimes fuzzed-out rhythms. The track becomes quite epic towards the end, becoming more intense as it develops subtly into something […]

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Track of the Day #859: Lunar Intruder – Angel

Lunar Intruder are a New Zealand based band and they’ve just released their brand new single ‘Angel‘. It’s a very mellow offering that develops into something quite epic mid-track, whilst still having an effortless demeanour. ‘Angel’ is an airy, atmospheric track with hints of post-rock and elements of shoegaze thrown in for good measure. Listen […]

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Discover: Boxteles – D’You Mind?

This fun track comes from West Yorkshire based Boxteles! ‘D’You Mind?‘ is a brash, indie-rock track that’s not only a banger, it also has a charming side. It’s super catchy too, so you’ll definitely be singing along to this before long. I can only imagine how well ‘D’You Mind?’ would go down live. Speaking of […]

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Track of the Day #858: Jeen – Better Drugs

Toronto based Jeen recently returned with this punchy, riff-filled track ‘Better Drugs‘, the latest cut from her forthcoming album ‘Dog Bite’ which is set for release in October 2021. It’s a fuzzy offering with epic parts but it’s a melancholy track at heart. The distorted warmth ‘Better Drugs’ has hooks you in and makes it a […]

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Instrumental: Jesse Beaman – Dancing with Ghosts

Austin, Texas based musician, multi instrumentalist and composer Jesse Beaman returned today with this first offering from his forthcoming album ‘Mira’ which is set for release in July. ‘Dancing with Ghosts‘ is an ambient, melodic instrumental track that starts off with swampy synths that are accompanied by atmospherics as the track builds. It’s a subtle […]

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Discover: Dutch Wine – Whisky

This punchy slice of indie-rock comes from Glasgow based Dutch Wine. Their latest track ‘Whisky‘ has hints of post-punk influences strewn through the track and it’s a somewhat dark offering with a captivating bassline. It’s an indie-rock track at heart though and it definitely has its catchier moments. Speaking of the track, guitarist Christopher Devine […]

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Track of the Day #857: Hallan – Orwell’s Idyllic Future

Today Portsmouth based Hallan have returned with their latest banger and also their best track yet. ‘Orwell’s Idyllic Future‘ is the band’s heaviest offering so far, it’s distorted, in-your-face and attitude-filled. Remember when I referred to one of Hallan’s previous singles ‘Habit‘ as mosh pit fuel? Well ‘Orwell’s Idyllic Future’ blows that out of the […]