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Girls Names – Karoline

Girls Names release their new album Stains on Silence on June 15 via Tough Love Records. Pre-order here. Following 2015’s exceptional Arms Around a Vision, and the parting of drummer Gib Cassidy just over a year later, the Belfast band suddenly found themselves facing down a looming void. “There was a finished – and then aborted – mix of the album,… Read more »

Girls Names – 25

Girls Names release their new album Stains on Silence on June 15 via Tough Love Records. Pre-order here. Following 2015’s exceptional Arms Around a Vision, and the parting of drummer Gib Cassidy just over a year later, the Belfast band suddenly found themselves facing down a looming void. “There was a finished – and then aborted… Read more »

CYMBALS – Where Nothing Can Be Defined

CYMBALS, the London-based duo of Jack Cleverly and Dan Simons, today shared Where Nothing Can Be Defined, the latest single from their second album, Light In Your Mind, out August 25 on Tough Love Records. Jack Cleverly, one half of CYMBALS, says of the song: “The song was written on an acoustic guitar, very quietly,… Read more »

Video: CYMBALS – Decay

CYMBALS have unveiled the video for new single Decay, shot during the winter months in a number of British seaside towns, including Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Southend. Director Matthew Reed says of the video, “When I first heard ‘Decay’ I immediately saw images of a coastal town: overcast, wintry and out of season. Jack and… Read more »

CYMBALS – Decay

CYMBALS, the London-based duo of Jack Cleverly and Dan Simons, return with a newfound strength after a series of personal challenges on their second album, Light In Your Mind, out August 25 on Tough Love Records. It’s their first new material in two years, and the follow-up to the acclaimed debut LP The Age of… Read more »

David West – Dream On Dreamer

David West will release Peace Or Love, the follow-up to his 2015 cassette release Drop Out Of College, on August 5 thorough Tough Love Records.

VIDEO: Communions – Forget It’s A Dream

Copenhagen-based post-punk quartet Communions have shared the stark, black-and-white visuals for latest single Forgot It’s A Dream. Directed by Nikolaj Møller, the track is the opening number on their newly-released Communions EP. ​”​The video is about ​the special time and years around being a teenager​ growing up and becoming an adult. Around the innocent years… Read more »

CYMBALS – Erosion (Official Video)

CYMBALS reveal the trippy video for their most recent single, and possibly my favourite tune off their phenomenal debut album, Erosion. The London four-piece have a really exciting impression of electronic/indie/pop but on Erosion I think they sound better than ever before. This track is fresh, vibrant and catchier than any of the “music” lurking… Read more »

Cymbals – Winter ’98

London art-pop outfit CYMBALS have shared a new track from their forthcoming new album, The Age Of Fracture. Winter ’98 is the albums opening track, and it’s a clear indication of just why CYMBALS are widely regarded as one of the most intelligent and adventurous pop bands around. The Age Of Fracture will be released… Read more »

CYMBALS – Erosion

The fantastic CYMBALS are streaming the first track from their forthcoming new album The Age of Fracture, which will be released January 27. Erosion is a shimmering slice of electro-pop/post-punk, that finds the London four-piece sounding at their very best. Along with Brokens Bells’ upcoming After The Disco, I’m going to tip The Age Of Fracture as one of… Read more »