Monthly Archives: August 2012

New: Hold Your Horse Is – Frimley

Strung out loosely along the Surrey/Hampshire border there’re all these sleepy towns where not a huge amount ever seems to happen. One course of action is to hunker down in leafy Farnham with a bunch of cold stubbies, tell yourself isn’t-it-lovely-and-besides-it’s-not-Aldershot and live vicariously through other people’s noise. Unhappy with or unaware of this option, […]


By Rob Hollamby
on 28th Aug 2012
in Music

New: Moses Gold – Powder And Blood

Manchester stands head and shoulders above the rest of the UK in so far as new music goes, yet there’s an underlying feeling that the Northern city almost needs a martyr; a icon to stand for what they believe in and to pour their heart over the downtrodden streets. While he may only have two […]


By Josh
on 24th Aug 2012
in MPfree

Video: Nude Beach – Walkin’ Down My Street

Channeling the spirit of Springsteen and 60’s beach-pop, Washington D.C. trio Nude Beach released on of the essential records of 2012 in the form of II. Chaotic, frenetic and unashamedly catchy, they’re a band that are nigh on impossible to not love, as shown by the new video for recent ‘single’ Walkin’ Down My Street. […]


By Josh
on 23rd Aug 2012
in Music

New: Young Montana? – (ina)whurl(d)

After several months of having to endure the torment of only one ipod earphone working, it’s rather fitting that on the day I splash out on a snazzy pair of Sennheiser’s, both Gold Panda and Young Montana? drop new tracks. Two of the finest producers when it comes to visualizing intricate, vivid soundscapes, as Gold […]

Introducing: Sore Eyelids

“Shoegazing was originally a slag-off term. My partner, who was the guitarist in Moose, claims that it was originally leveled at his band. Apparently the journo was referring to the bank of effects pedals he had strewn across the stage that he had to keep staring at in order to operate. And then it just […]

New: Gold Panda – Trust

From the sounds of this new cut from Gold Panda, he’s been digging hard on Flying Lotus recently, with Trust showcasing the UK beatmaestro’s most choppy production to date. Far less hook based than his debut LP, Trust is taken from his as yet untitled forthcoming EP, and was premiered on Mary Anne Hobbs’ show […]

New: Southern Shores – New Love

Having impressed with their debut EP The Atlantic, Canadian duo Southern Shores are set to return with a new seven track release titled New World, out 2 October. First cut to be taken from said EP is the luxuriously vibrant New Love, showcasing the eclectic range of influences that make up their sound. Check it […]


By Josh
on 21st Aug 2012
in MPfree

New: Orange Red – Crush

When it comes to dreamy shoegaze inspired pop, Scandinavia seems to have the entire genre pretty locked down. Whether it’s the long, cold, dark nights or the constant state of intoxication many of their inhabitants are in (I’m looking at you, Norway), Northern Europe does wallowing and languid better than any other part of the […]

Interview: Y LUV

Y LUV are a funny bunch, as you’ll see reading on, but there’s nothing laughable about their music. Merging ‘Hot Fuss’ era Killers with the Edge’s enveloping melodies, this Californian five-piece (Freddy, Sam, Marcello, Evan and Luke) sat atop the Hype Machine chart when producer Gazzo decided to remix their track ‘Never Touch the Ground.’ […]

Interview: Two Wounded Birds

“All the records I love are analogue recordings. Digital sucks the life out of records and you miss out. It’s all sleek and slippery and feels like there’s a sheet of glass between the music.  We make rock ‘n’ roll music. I don’t like to put a tag on it but that’s how I see […]