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Catholic Action – Doing Well

‘Hi Ciarán, Hope you’re well’ – I’ve read these words more than my own name at this point thanks to endless press releases so when someone asks if I’m ‘Doing Well‘ there’s a wee shudder down the back of my spine because I think I’m about to hear some god-awful music. However, on this occasion…

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Young Native – From The Flat

DIY is in and it doesn’t get much more homemade genius than Young Native. These boys are stupidly talented both live and on the record – as their brand spanking new EP proves. It sees them get more London than Sadiq Khan, filthier than the crazy cat lady from The Simpsons and getting lyrics flowing better than…

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Annabel Allum – Rich Backgrounds

This landed on my proverbial plate with a note saying that Annabel Allum has already had strong comparisons to Courtney Barnett. Yep. They’ve nailed that one. This has all the charm of the Aussie smart-arse but with a proper London (alright, Guildford) charm that makes my Essex roots find their way into the forefront of my mind…

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Soffía Björg – Johnny

I got suckered in by the warmth of the bass, then I stayed because everything else was just as beautiful. The latest sounds from Soffía Björg are some of the most intriguing I’ve come across as – by doing what seems like nothing at all – she’s able to draw out more emotion than even the…

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Shambolics – Love Collides

Fife lads Shambolics have churned out a right corker in new track ‘Love Collides‘ – a frenetic concoction of sweeping psychedelica and dreamy rock ‘n’ roll that’ll have you pouring a Jack Daniel’s and getting your arse down a This Feeling club night in no time. They’re a quartet very much stamping their mark as…

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Girl Ray – Stupid Things

Oh just shut everything else in the world up and listen to Girl Ray already. Seriously, anything around you that’s making even the faintest noise turn it off or throw it out the window because you can’t let even the tiniest thing mess with how ludicrously good this tune is. If you’ve listened to this talented bunch…

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Phobophobes – The Never Never

Never be afraid to try something new, you might just like it. A good place to start might just be this new corker from Phobophobes because they’ve managed to mix a dollop Fat Whites in with some old school prog, a bit of Franz Ferdinand and god knows what else to create a track so kaleidoscopically…