Articles by Charlie Gardner
“You know sometimes you just need to shut down the chatter in your brain and let yourself do what you’re doing. I’m so proud to release this song today but mostly I’m glad I wrote it when I did.”
Like classic CBGBs proto-punk transplanted to rain-drenched Scottish streets. . .
A triumph of febrile imagination, ‘Apricot’ proves to be far more inspiration than perspiration. It’s not only tangerines that dream. . .
To celebrate her first new album since 2010, we asked Anna Brønsted to share several albums that have proved hugely influential on her during her long hiatus.
Sophia Space Agency (Melpomeni Kermanidou) is a vocalist, keyboard player, composer, producer, sound artist and performance artist.
Cull Portal is an exploration of modal harmony and improvisation, extrapolated over the course of eight tracks. Woozing analog synths, grand piano, string section, live drums and Jeremy Rose’s tenor sax set the tone for this spiritual jazz/ electronic release.
London indie-rock band Plastic Barricades is back with a new single ‘Second-hand Dreams’ on August 17. ‘Second-hand Dreams’ explores the world where we are always on a cusp of a better life, but never quite there. . .
Envision yourself in the exact place where you belong. ‘Nocturnal’ is a song about the time that you steal for yourself. It’s about friendship, and about fully submerging yourself into experiences.
20 years after the band’s last proper album Alter was released on Sub Pop — with the catalog number Sub Pop #666, no less — Pleasure Forever returns with a new mini-album titled Distal. It’s as hard to characterize as it’s always been.
Just released, William the Conqueror’s fourth album finds the indie-rock trio firing on all cylinders as Joseph confronts the thin line between creativity and madness, inspired by compassion for the real-life angels of the world. Ruarri’ Joseph’s compe …
Turn To Earth, sure. . . but keep your head in outer space!
After a triumphant performance supporting Guns N’ Roses at Hyde Park, The Dust Coda have just released their third album, Loco Paradise, via Earache Records. The new album has been receiving rave reviews to date and is packed with a raw energy and fire …
Spits Milk spit out the fantastic Hells Lapels one day early and just for us!
Steve Moore (Zombi, Lovelock) and Overcalc (Nick Skrobisz of Multicult) take the road less traveled on Calyx, an exploration of synth and psychedelic guitar. Developed from alternating vantages, these recordings feature collaborative, reinterpreted, and original works by both artists, resulting in an uncanny and bold tapestry
Peaky Blinder of a Vid-AI-o from the noisy Brummy Strummer’s forthcoming album Hell’s Lapels via Cruel Nature Recordings.
The Parisian post-rockers dive live into a Slint-tinted Seine. Enjoy the ripples. . .
Post-it Note Post Rock from a band you can’t forget. . .
Cult of Lilith frontman, Mario Infantes, talks triple-covid, tattoos and turbulent minds as she shares his thoughts about his first solo album.
The chill and trance legends celebrate their new album ‘Seeker’ and share four albums that have hugely influenced their unique soundscapes.
On Antidote to a Turbulent Mind, Mario Infantes, has painstakingly crafted a record of synth soundscapes that brings the listener on a voyage deep into the mind of the artist.
This mystical Milano foursome has been building sonic bridges between the cosmos and what we can call reality for a decade now, and this new offering cements their reputation as one of Europe’s most bedazzling purveyors of neo-psychedelia.