[song] M(h)aol – Therapy

Having teased us already with the punchy single “Asking For It”, Ireland’s five-piece M(h)aol share another stunning cut “Therapy”.

M(h)aol live in Milan’22

It is taken from the group’s upcoming and highly-anticipated album Attachment Styles, set for release on February 3, and described as a record about social connection, queerness and healing. It follows their acclaimed debut EP Gender Studies, released back in 2021.

Describing the new song, vocalist Róisín says: “I wanted to write Therapy as a light-hearted addition to the album, dealing with a very real subject matter. It came from a conversation I had with a friend who was talking about a loved one not turning up to therapy, even though they were why she was in therapy, and I was thinking about people in our lives who are the reason we go to therapy and how we can often heal in spite of them”.

Listen below and pre-order the LP here.

[album] GRMLN – Dark Moon

GRMLN, the solo musical project of Yoodoo Park, returns with the new album Dark Moon, released on Spirit Goth Records (and available on a limited edition baby pink tape).

The artist continues with what he does best — creating melancholic and nostalgia-tinged indie rock/bedroom pop. It is not groundbreaking or wildly new in the genre, but not many artists operating in this field are so prolific and both consistently good at the same time.

Check it out below and purchase the record here.

[song] Pale Blue Eyes – More

Last year UK trio Pale Blue Eyes released their outstanding LP Souvenirs (via Full Time Hobby) and now they are following it up with the brand new single “More”.

It continues exactly where the band left off on their album and provides some extra of what they do best — krauty and dreamy shoegaze pop music for our listening pleasure.

Stream below and get the track here.

[video] Pynch – 2009

In need of a new favourite band for 2023? Look no further! England’s Pynch will release a debut album, Howling at a Concrete Moon on April 14. Co-produced by Andy Ramsay of Stereolab it would be out through Chillburn Recordings and is available for pre-order now.

Having spent the past four years building up, playing shows, working on their sound and releasing a couple of brilliant singles (including a sold-out 7″ collaboration with Speedy Wunderground), the four-piece is finally ready to give the world their first full-length.

Along with an announcement they have also shared a music video for one of the album tracks, a nostalgic and anthemic “2009”. It features various footage of the group and was shot on Super 8 and directed by Spencer and Scott Enock of the band.

Watch it below.

[song] SLUG – Instant Reaction

Sunderland-based artist Ian Black aka SLUG is sharing his brand new single “Instant Reaction”, which serves as the latest taster of his forthcoming LP Thy Socialite! It follows the previously released tracks “Casual Cruelty” and “Cut of Your Jib” and proves to be a truly instant hit — big, fun and masterfully arranged.

Speaking of it, Ian says: “Lyrically, “Instant Reaction” is a call against laziness and inaction. The World is not your mam and dad, it doesn’t pick you up and wipe your nose. It doesn’t care. Things don’t happen instantly because you ‘want’ it to or because it ‘should’. Thanks for listening to my motivational speech”.

The record would also be the first release on the Brewis brothers’ (Field Music) label Daylight Saving Records and will be available on LP, CD and limited edition Dinked version (signed print, hand numbered and on brain surgery red vinyl).

Listen below and pre-order the album here.