Being near-dead from Bluesfest we’ll keep it brief. Eight incredible tracks from Soccer Mommy, Goat Girl, The Voidz, Tancred, The Lemon Twigs, Crocodylus, Belly and Dag. Click, play and enjoy.
SOCCER MOMMY COOL (FAT POSSUM/INERTIA)
‘Cool’ slipped past by on Sophie Allison’s latest album Clean, but this clip confirms that she can turn out a straight-ahead rocker without losing any hint of cathartic edge.
THE LEMON TWIGS – TAILOR MADE (4AD/REMOTE CONTROL)
The Twigs do The Stones (!)
TANCRED – REVIEWS (POLYVINYL)
Jess Abbott’s words paint a surreal image of emotional desolation and of the mundane.
THE VOIDZ – PERMANENT HIGH SCHOOL (CULT RECORDS)
Feels that way sometimes doesn’t it Jules?
BELLY – STARS ALIGN (INDEPENDENT)
Alternative rock is such a stomach-turning tag but if there’s an artist that’s touched upon those disparate moments which are loosely collected as it’s greatest moments it’s Tanya Donelly.
DAG – COMFORT ZONES (BRUIT DIRECT DISCS)
His name is Dusty and he’s one criminally underappreciated songwriter.
CROCODYLUS – MY LOVE (INDEPENDENT)
New year same great garage.
GOAT GIRL – THROW ME A BONE (ROUGH TRADE/REMOTE CONTROL)
These Londoners' self-titled LP is going to be something else!