Copy Haho - Copy Haho
Copy Haho’s solitary single and subsequent debut EP in 2007 announced them as a band very much worth keeping an eye on. A young bunch from Stonehaven who sculpted that perennial Scottish trait of discontent, and small town discontent at that, into a flickering wall of intricate guitar lines and stuttering drums propelled by Joe Hearty’s downtrodden but strangely optimistic observations on life,...
Young Circles - Love Hitch
After the release of their phenomenally good debut EP back in January, of which you can hear more about in my interview with them here, Florida trio Young Circles are prepping their full length introduction. The first two tracks from Jungle Habits, which is due out around August, have been uploaded to the groups bandcamp page and is a heck of a teaser. The second track ‘Love Hitch’...
David Newlyn - Too Late In The Wrong Rain
The artwork for David Newlyn’s latest album is a perfect indication of the sounds within, like that image it is desolate and cold, seemingly abandoned but with lingering feelings of warmth or nostalgia that seeps in from under the surface. The tracks here often consist of little more than a solemn piano line, occasionally adorned with field recordings, yet hold a remarkable depth of...
King Post Kitsch - The Party's Over
One of the most noticeable things about The Party’s Over is the quality of the songwriting, far from the transient bandwagon jumping of many debut releases these days, the songs here hark back to a time of substance over style. To call King Post Kitsch‘s debut album a classic would be hyperbolic to say the least, but the craft of the songs do make it a very promising debut. KPK is the moniker...