Apostille is a man who's torn through enough sound/systems to know the difference between gesture and meaning. Alongside running his own acclaimed DIY record label NIGHT SCHOOL RECORDS , Glasgow native, Michael Kasparis has spent the last few years making forays into the realm of hardcore punk with his groups Anxiety and The Lowest Form.
BAMBOO, the ongoing project from Nick Carlisle *of Peepholes, Don-t Argue( and Rachel Horwood *of Trash Kit, Halo Halo( announce their second studio album, The Dragon Flies Away. Vivid and deeply poignant, Bamboo-s music locks into a magnetic attraction between Horwood-s flawlessly resonant folk cadence and Carlisle-s pristine synth production. annya' opens the album in reflective mood with Rachel's mournful vocal and echoing banjo that gets swept up by flourishes of percussion and synth/flute vistas. lways Running' follows, living up to its name with its propulsive beat and plucked rhythm, building to a chase for Rac... + INFO
Pressed on 180/GRAM VINYL, this is an irresistible album by a UK punk- indie band embracing the ramshackle, instant and fun.A recurring theme on the album is an investigation of the creative act itself. What does it mean to make things_ Does it matter if those things are ignored or forgotten_ Why be in a band at all_ What are the problems with the Genius narrative_ Is it ever ok to use animals in your art_ In the face of a weird world getting ever weirder what role does art play, if any at all_The Jury is out on whether Dog Chocolate is a self/help band or an ideologically foggy protest band, but in just under 25 minu... + INFO
Snack Fans is comprised of 14 bite-sized nuggets high in salt and sugar content. The sound is a shabby, fast, over-excited ball of wet fur falling down the stairs, knocking over plant pots along the way and staining the carpet. With an average song time of 2 minutes, Dog Chocolate are on to the next treat before fully digesting the last. Chewing up bits of punk, post-punk, noise and pop, Matthew and Roberts guitars race around each other like wasps, pitch-shifting and phasing all over the place while Jonos rolled-up-newspaper drums chase them round the room. Andrews occasional impressionistic keyboard flourishes add f... + INFO
Self/described as melodic/punk and drone/pop, on debut album anishing Ritual' they strike from bare, menacing punk to harmonious post/punk to blisteringly fast garage/pop to ponderous instrumental, showing not only their overlapping music tastes, but also how the band has gained broad influences over the years representative of the diversity of the UK DIY scene from Joey Fourr to Good Throb. Calleja's lyrics are sparse narratives> a love song for a twin consumed in the womb, the stalking of a doppelganger, a rallying cry against the lack of belief in women's ability to be artists, a tongue/in/cheek look at jealousy an... + INFO