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Polartropica on the Challenges of Releasing a Debut Album During a Pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 Web Exclusive

For Ihui Cherise Wu, one of the leaders of Los Angeles’ emerging queer pop scene, Friday, March 13th, 2020, should have been a triumph. Her musical project, Polartropica, was scheduled to release its debut album, Dreams Come True. The following night she was set to headline LOVE IS GAY, the most recent installment of the touring, all-ages LGBTQ+ festival/fundraiser, at The Bootleg Theater. It was supposed to be the culmination of three years of hustling; of writing, recording, and releasing singles; of playing dozens of hometown-shows and touring the U.S.; of filming elaborate videos and constant, colorful social media promotion. Then, Los Angeles shut down.  More

Low Hummer on Their New Single “The Real Thing”

Mar 30, 2020 Web Exclusive

Low Hummer are celebrating signing to iconic Leeds, England-based label Dance to the Radio by dropping a brand-new video to their attitude laden synth-pop single “The Real Thing.” More

Sorry on “925”

Mar 25, 2020 Web Exclusive

Schoolmates Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen are the creative heart of Sorry, a band that are being lauded as one of the most exciting and innovative new artists to emerge from the flourishing London underground scene in recent years. More

Humanist – Rob Marshall on the Self-Titled Debut

Feb 26, 2020

Rob Marshall has been making music for the best part of two decades. Having cut his teeth with ambient shoegazers Lyca Sleep at the turn of the century, he's perhaps best known as being the guitarist in Exit Calm. More

Dry Cleaning on “Sweet Princess” and “Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks”

Nov 26, 2019

As South London continues to pump out angular post-punk bands with all the regularity of a vending machine, such a well-populated landscape doesn't afford much room for differentiation. It's telling then that Dry Cleaning stand out effortlessly.  More

The Soft Cavalry – Steve Clarke and Rachel Goswell on Their Self-Titled Debut Album

Oct 24, 2019 Web Exclusive

The Soft Cavalry is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Steve Clarke and Rachel Goswell. The latter perhaps better known for her work with Slowdive, Mojave 3, and Minor Victories while the former has played bass and sang backing vocals in a number of bands (including Ricky Gervais/David Brent's Foregone Conclusion) as both a full time member and session musician. More

Penelope Isles on “Until the Tide Creeps In”

Aug 07, 2019 Web Exclusive

Brighton based four-piece Penelope Isles are one of the hottest acts to emerge from the UK scene this year. Formed by brother and sister duo Jack and Lily Wolter who originate from the Isle of Man, and completed by rhythm section Becky Redford (bass) and Jack Sowton (drums), Penelope Isles have already spent the first half of 2019 playing a staggering number of shows across the globe while amassing a legion of devotees in the process. More

Stella Donnelly on “Beware of the Dogs”

May 10, 2019 Web Exclusive

Gathering her voice between intermittent coughing fits and sniffles, Stella Donnelly apologizes for being sick for the interview, wishing that she were more readily able to express herself.  More

Young Jesus on “The Whole Thing Is Just There”

Apr 22, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

The welcoming of the new incarnation of LA-via Chicago quartet Young Jesus to the current scene blatantly devoid of a presence such as theirs didn't come without some book cover judging.  More