Interview: St. Buryan

Newcastle five-piece St. Buryan released its latest single, “Giving In”, on Friday, February 8. The track is thrilling and packs a bit of a punch with a heavier sound than the band’s previous work, though it is still familiar. It’s the first of three singles to be released under Sound-Hub Records, and we got the chance … More Interview: St. Buryan

EP Review: Tiger Mimic – Elephant Skeleton

Even as an unsigned indie group, Tiger Mimic‘s sound on their debut EP, Elephant Skeleton, is unforgettable. The alternative rock music contained in its five tracks is modern, cool and nothing if not unique, and it is more and more enthralling as each second passes. The music on Elephant Skeleton shifts with every song, but it all nestles … More EP Review: Tiger Mimic – Elephant Skeleton

Album Review: Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies – Room To Grow

Roughly three and a half years after their previous release, Toronto folk-pop band Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies released Room To Grow on October 4, 2018. It’s an eight-track, 28-minute folk-pop album, and although the first song is a light introduction to the rest of the record, the six-piece band quickly shows the depth of their … More Album Review: Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies – Room To Grow

EP Review: The Bascinets – 378 Vol. 1

Just before a lineup change as drummer Trevor Joellenbeck joined The Bascinets, the Columbus indie-rock four-piece recorded a new jangle-pop EP, titled 378 Vol. 1. Dropped in July, the five-track record fits perfectly with both its summer release and these rainy almost-fall days; the bright guitar melodies are just sunny enough to blow away the fog. Read more: … More EP Review: The Bascinets – 378 Vol. 1

Album Review: Bad Bad Hats – Lightning Round

Released earlier this month on Afternoon Records, Bad Bad Hats’ latest record is a whirlwind indie pop narrative of independence and dependence in relationships. It is only the band’s second release, but already, they sound confident and bold, mixing gritty elements with smooth synth melodies effortlessly. Frontwoman Kerry Alexander’s vocals are soft and sweet and … More Album Review: Bad Bad Hats – Lightning Round