Post-Punk

RAYS – Drop Dead

Oakland, CA-based post-punk outfit RAYS will release their debut album s/t on March 31 via Trouble In Mind Records. On RAYS’ debut album the band spins eleven tunes of wiry, urgent post-punk, one foot planted firmly in the nihilistic apathy of 70 & 80’s punk (Wire, Electric Eels, Pere Ubu, Eno, Television The Fall), Australian… Read more »

Omni – Wednesday Wedding

Atlanta-based post-punk outfit Omni, featuring former Deerhunter/Balkans guitarist Frankie Broyles and ex-Carnivores members Philip Frobos and Billy Mitchell, will release their debut album Deluxe on July 8 via Trouble In Mind Records. In a similar way to the forthcoming album’s lead single, Afterlife, the group wear their influences on their sleeves on new single Wednesday Wedding…. Read more »

Omni – Afterlife

Atlanta-based post-punk outfit Omni, featuring former Deerhunter/Balkans guitarist Frankie Broyles and ex-Carnivores members Philip Frobos and Billy Mitchell, will release their debut album Deluxe on July 8 via Trouble In Mind Records. On the forthcoming albums lead single, Afterlife, the group wear their influences on their sleeves. The shaky post-punk guitars recall the likes of… Read more »

Eagulls – Skipping

Eagulls will release their sophomore LP, Ullages, on May 13 through Partisan Records. The forthcoming recorded was written and recorded in a converted Catholic church alongside producer Matt Peel, before being sent to London to be mixed by Craig Silvey (Portishead, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, R.E.M). The Leeds-based post-punk outfit have already previewed the… Read more »

VIDEO: Girls Names – Reticence

Belfast post-punk outfit Girls Names have shared the Matthew Reed-directed video for Reticence, the blistering opening track from their exceptional 2015 LP, Arms Around a Vision. A press release for the visuals explain that the video “explores the contrast between human form and machinery. It’s a duality mirrored in the track where dogged humanity and… Read more »

WALL – Cuban Cigars

Brooklyn quartet WALL will release their self-titled debut album on January 16 through Wharf Cat Records. Check out the jagged swagger of their brilliantly languid new track Cuban Cigars below.

Girls Names – I Was You

Belfast post-punk outfit Girls Names this week unveiled the final track off their forthcoming LP, Arms Around a Vision, due October 2 through Tough Love Records. I Was You acts as the mesmerising finale to one of the years most complete, and compelling new records. From the scintillating album opener Reticence to the rousing I… Read more »

VIDEO: Viet Cong – Bunker Buster

Taken from their excellent self-titled debut, Viet Cong drop the Yoonha Park-directed video for Bunker Buster. Yoonha Park gives the song a grainy, sci-fi treatment, taking influences from the likes of Wong Kar-Wai, Philip K. Dick, and Lars von Trier in his video for the song. Viet Cong is available now through Jagjaguwar.

VIDEO: Fake Palms – YTMATLDPH

Toronto four-piece Fake Palms dropped their excellent debut album last week on Buzz Records, and have just released the video for their latest single YTMATLDPH. The colourful visuals were directed by Maria Bui and David Missio, with frontman Michael le Riche explaining the song was inspired by a dream he once had where Brian Wilson… Read more »

VIDEO: Girls Names – A Hunger Artist

Belfast post-punk outfit Girls Names this week dropped the music video for A Hunger Artist, the incredible second single off their forthcoming third full-length album, Arms Around a Vision. Directed by Matthew Reed, the video is an homage to British music TV of the 70’s and 80’s. Reed explains, “The video is a homage to… Read more »