Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley (aka White Fence) comprise the oddball project Drinks, which put out another record earlier this year. It reminds me of another experimental pair from a few months ago who called their record The Drink, and rumor has it, their other moniker used to be a specific brand of drink before they censored themselves as ********. Both are unusual LPs … Continue reading

Arthur King Offshoot Trio Releases a Focused New Video Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  In a word, the new King Ming work is focused; there is little to distract us from steady drums, interjecting horns, and a solitary melodic guitar. As if an overt reference to themselves, the visuals for “Lingam” are similarly restricted. Read more.  Peter Walker, David Ralicke, Danny Frankel | listen to King Ming … Continue reading

Bird-watching with Pizzagirl ahead of his debut EP release Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Part bird-watching anthem, part despondent bedroom pop jam, the latest cut from Pizzagirl is simply put, a delight. The Liverpool-based musician is a one-man operation, with 19-year-old Liam Brown handling all the production and press photos taken by his mum (and credited to pizzamum). Without anyone to … Continue reading

Cloud wallows in sensitivity while celebrating life on Plays with Fire

Photo Credit: Carson Lund Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  When you play with fire, you’re supposed to get burned. But what if you’re careful with fire? Even when handling flames with your most serious demeanor, it’s still possible to get hurt. At least, that’s what can be learned from Cloud’s sensitive and joyous new album. On the band’s nine-track effort titled … Continue reading Cloud wallows in sensitivity while celebrating life on Plays with Fire

Shifting, wavy melodies are squeezed into Jon Coyle’s new solo DIY ditty, “Chazy.” He’ll be putting out an EP featuring this and “Fun & Levitating” will drop later this month, with all proceeds going to the National Organization for Women. Keep an eye on his Bandcamp page for updates.  Continue reading