Telemonster – ‘For Someone Not So Old’

Telemonster has been around since 2010, created by cousins Ben VanderHart, on guitar and vocals, and Josh Barrett, on drums. They were then joined by bassist John-Michael Forman and pianist Dave Hess. The Chattanooga band released their album, ‘Introspecter, Pt. 1’, in January, and the latest single from the band, ‘For Someone Not So Old’, is out now.

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MOVING OUT IN ALL DIRECTIONS – Ummagma Cross New Frontiers On Third Album ‘Compass’

Vocalist Shauna McLarnon and multi-instrumentalist  Alexander Kretov could not have hit upon a more apposite title for their third album. Compass sees the Ummagma duo…

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CHAOS THEORY – Guitar Supremo Michael Ciravolo On Beauty In Chaos – The All Star Musical Collaboration Which Spawned ‘Finding Beauty In Chaos’ And New Re-Mix Album ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’

Born of frustration at the lack of space his guitar parts were getting on the last Human Drama record, Michael Ciravolo‘s Beauty In Chaos started as a…

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Raised On TV – ‘Caroline’

Raised On TV are an authentic garage band. Based in LA, they started in 2015 by brothers Keaton Rogers and Kacey Greenwood, they banded together with their high school friend, Ryan Weiss and soon realised their melodic fuzzed out tunes, which they were banging out in their garage, were really very good.

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Waterfall Wash – ‘Colors’

  From Nashville, Tennessee, Waterfall Wash are a four-piece fuzz pop act, whose sound blends lo-fi, and ambient white noise, with a more hi-fi…

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Brookhaven And Scatter Swept Collaborate on ‘Sawtell’

‘Sawtell’ is a new track set for release on February 15, and comes from the album, ‘Modern Remains’, by Brookhaven and Scatter Swept. Oakland…

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Julian Wa – ‘Bloom’

Julian Wa is from Queensland, Australia and makes very beautiful music, including the quite frankly gorgeous track, ‘Bloom’. B-side ‘Frankensteina’ is certainly worth a mention as well.

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Ocean Potion – ‘In The Grass’

Canadian duo Mike O’Brien and Jason Haberman, otherwise known as Ocean Potion, began to write and record together while on tour with their respective bands, Zeus, and Yukon Blonde.

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The Soft Underground – ‘Morning World’ Is A Post Punk Delight

The Soft Underground are from the outskirts of Manhattan, in New York City, but nevertheless are feted as modern successors to the bands of Seattle’s alt scene, from the 90s.

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MONO CLUB RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM – ‘SKY HIGH & SUBMARINE’

London six-piece band Mono Club will release their debut album ‘Sky High And Submarine’ on 30 March, through LGM Records.

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FAMILY TIES – Rose Berlin of Father-Daughter Duo SPC ECO On Working With Dad Dean Garcia and New Album ‘Calm’

Father-daughter combos are as rare as hen’s teeth in the music industry, but for London-based duo SPC ECO, it’s clearly a formula that works. The…

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Percolator – ‘Sestra’

Percolator, based in Dublin, Ireland, are a three piece group formed in 2009. With influences drawn from such diverse sounds as Krautrock, shoegaze, avant garde, experimental and prog rock, Percolator released their debut album, ‘Sestra’, in April this year. It’s out through Penske-Recordings, a Cork-based independent label which has also released albums from the likes of up and coming Irish bands including The Altered Hours and Magic Pockets.

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Lemonhaze – ‘Morning Sun’ Set For Release 30 October

Paisley band Lemonhaze started 2017 in a big way, supporting Paolo Nutini at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay event. Since then, they’ve recorded a new single, ‘Morning Sun’, and are about to embark on a Scottish tour. ‘Morning Sun’ is set for release on October 30.

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Pat Scarlett – ‘You Make It Alright’

Singer-songwriter Pat Scarlett has been compared by AudioFuzz to “a male Hope Sandoval” with his soft and subtle retro sound, which is very reminiscent of the synth sound of the 70s and 80s. His track, ‘You Make It Alright’ is laid back and downbeat, and is nearly impossible to pin to any particular decade in the last 40 years.

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INSTANT LAMA – Cocteau Twins Multi-Instrumentalist Robin Guthrie Re-Mixes New Ummagma Release

Canadian-Ukrainian space pop duo Ummagma have unveiled the new video for their collaboration with Cocteau Twins co-founder Robin Guthrie. Taken from their forthcoming LCD EP, Lama, features…

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Essentially Pop Meets: Telephone Explosions

While on her Irish Roadshow recently, Lisa spoke to Dolores and Adrian from Telephone Explosions, Maynooth, Ireland. Dolores Fogarty previously sang with Irish electro pop act, Hvmminbyrd, but has decided to form a duo with her partner Adrian Mee.

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