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Magdalena Bay on “Mercurial World”

Jul 06, 2022

To paraphrase a popular meme: find someone who looks at you the way ascending synth pop duo Magdalena Bay gaze, doe-eyed-ly, at each other. More

L-E Talk Us Through Their Forthcoming Debut Album

Jun 15, 2022 Web Exclusive

L-E’s Bryan Serwatka talks us through their forthcoming debut album, while also sharing new single “Do You Want To Live?” More

Sinead O’Brien on “Time Bend and Break the Bower”

Jun 10, 2022 Web Exclusive

Irish poet, performer, and musician Sinead O’Brien seems to thrive on being her own agent of change. More

Bread Pilot on “New to You”

May 26, 2022 Web Exclusive

Bread Pilot’s new album New to You is indie rock at its most intimate and energized. From the nostalgic settings of the tracks to the emotional outpour in each song, to the interpersonal relationships of the group, it is a record of vulnerability and closeness. More

W.H. Lung on “Vanities”

May 05, 2022 Issue #69 - 20th Anniversary Issue

Formed around five years ago by vocalist Joe Evans and guitarist Tom Sharkett after playing in various bands together beforehand, Manchester-via-Leeds collective W.H. Lung are the sound of the future dressed as now. More

My Idea – Lily Konigsberg and Nate Amos on Their Formation and Debut Album “CRY MFER”

Apr 21, 2022 Web Exclusive

Lily Konigsberg has been kicking around as part of the NYC punk/no wave outfit Palberta for the better part of 10 years. She also recently released her first, and much more pop oriented, solo album (Lily We Need to Talk Now) late last year. Nate Amos is the musical mind behind the quickly rising synth pop duo Water From Your Eyes. He also records solo as This Is Lorelai, and in a prior life performed with his father’s bluegrass band. So how (and why) did these two find time to create yet another outlet for their musical musings with their new band, My Idea? More

Wet Leg on Their Self-Titled Debut Album

Apr 08, 2022 Issue #69 - 20th Anniversary Issue

Wet Leg, seemingly out of nowhere, gatecrashed 2021 when their hypnotic debut single, “Chaise Longue” (which at the time of writing has over 13 million streams on Spotify, with its video logging over three-and-a-half million YouTube views), became a cult underground smash. The follow-up, the equally enigmatic “Wet Dream,” consolidated Wet Leg’s position as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the UK in recent years. More

The Linda Lindas on Their Debut Album “Growing Up”

Apr 05, 2022 Web Exclusive

Everything might actually turn out okay. It’s a reckless thought nowadays, but more than anything else, The Linda Lindas give me hope for the future. Through its youthful, ebullient punk rock songs, the Los Angeles quartet of teens and tweens harness the enthusiasm of a heretofore voiceless generation that’s unable to vote and has spent the last two years locked inside away from friends. By singing about the things closest to home—cats, sure, but also personal experiences of racism and sexism, mental health, and growing up in lockdown—The Linda Lindas make striking comments about society. Their songs have the power to engender revolution, if not make us punch our fists in the air and feel alive again. More

Girls In Synthesis On Their Forthcoming Second Album

Mar 15, 2022 Web Exclusive

London-based trio Girls In Synthesis discuss their origins, lockdown, and forthcoming second album “The Rest Is Distraction” More