Remaining succinct across your body of work is a true art form. It allows the fat to be cut away leaving the firm meat of your creations to stand apart from the products of your peers. As a band yet to approach the half an hour mark for an album release, Joyce Manor are the kings of succinctness.
It's now four long years since Iron Chic unleashed their sophomore record 'The Constant One', but in that time their popularity hasn't waned. The band are back in the U.K. this week, for a brief tour which will hopefully offer the chance for the band to showcase some of their long-awaited new material for the first time.
Philadelphia's Mannequin Pussy recorded one of our favourite albums of 2016. 'Romantic' may be a cripplingly brief sonic adventure, but its brevity belies the breadth of coverage contained within the record's runtime. Sounding like at least five different bands, Mannequin Pussy cover more musical ground than most of their peers manage across an entire career.