[Track Of The Day: Rival Schools “Wring It Out”]

  OH YEAH. Walter Schreifels and his crew of merry men are back and set to be bigger than a bread box with this first song from their forthcoming second album Pedals. This is the first bit of proper new tunage from the post-hardcore pioneers since 2001. Ten years. Thankfully, this ain’t no Chinese Democracy. … Continue reading

[Festival: Gaymers Camden Crawl 2011]

You would not have guessed it judging by the murky horrible murkiness going on outside right now (we’re currently under a duvet with the heater on full blast on account of succumbing to the general murk earlier on today), but festival season has only gone and crept up behind ya and about to take advantage … Continue reading

[Live: Les Savy Fav/Pulled Apart By Horses/Young Legionnaire (NME Awards Show), Heaven, 22/2/11]

First up to the batting plate is prolific new-ish post-hardcore threesome Young Legionnaire. Of late, the band have been seen getting cosy with one of the more open-minded and forward-thinking of the indies, Wichita Recordings, and count a couple of indie-stars in their ranks regardless; on frontman and axe duties is singer/guitarist from The Automatic, … Continue reading

[Track Of The Day: Dananananaykroyd “E Numbers”]

  Nothing new or even relatively buzzy in terms of fresh-on-the-scene about our track of the day this fine Friday afternoon. It’s even better than that. Everyone’s favourite Glaswegians Dananananaykroyd have simply uploaded a new tune from their forthcoming second long player. It’s given us that energy rush that we so richly deserve after a … Continue reading

[Track Of The Day: Beau & The Arrows “Fix”]

  Every so often – well, more like every day actually – we encounter stark and abrupt reminders that certain people were pure suckafools/foolish suckas for doubting us and a number of new acts at the time in the past. In a previous life, working for one of London’s many record labels, we kept a … Continue reading

[Live: Sparkadia & Alex Winston (NME Awards Show), New Players Theatre, 21/2/11]

The New Players Theatre is weird. Situated more or less directly opposite the Heaven nightclub, host to the ever-popular G-A-Y clubnights (although tonight they play host to another instalment of the NME Awards Shows, this time with Frankie & The Heartstrings), the layout of this somewhat pop-up concert venue is very much what you would … Continue reading

[Track Of The Day: The Collectable Few “Headstrong”]

Already well on their way to being deemed recipients of the highly-coveted “the band that came outta nowhere but blew everyone’s socks off” title of 2011, West Londonites The Collectable Few have so far managed to get picked up by Universal-owned artist management super-hulk 21st Artists, and score a single deal with the uber trendy … Continue reading

[Live: Tripwires, The Lexington, 17/2/11]

Nearly a year has past since we first got wind of Reading’s great hopes Tripwires. Admittedly, at the time, London was awash with numerous lo-fi acts (NME had yet to install the now-commonly used term chillwave), and having been sent on many-a-pointless mission to catch the forerunners of this latest emergent musical trend, perhaps we … Continue reading

[Live: Bebe Black, Lock Tavern, 13/2/11]

Sunday nights, it has been said (by us, mainly), are not amazing nights to catch gigs. Especially ones in tightly-packed venues with a shitload of people huddled in every nook and cranny,and where the DJ is playing extraordinarily loud (albeit very well-executed and pretty awesome) mash ups of Rihanna’s Live Your Life with Vampire Weekend’s … Continue reading

[Track Of The Day: Chappo “Come Home” (Mustard Pimp Remix)]

  We don’t usually go for remixes as a policy when it comes to selecting a brand new track of the day. With the exception of Jessie J (we were drunk, pissed off and desperate for people to read the blog at the time. We all make mistakes). But when this little beauty of a … Continue reading