Slothrust are incredibly difficult to pigeonhole on record and their live experience is equally eclectic. With such a wide spectrum covered across emotive and clashing guitars, they're a perfect choice to join Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra on one of the band's largest tours to date.
It’s hard to deny the fact that Los Campesinos are one of the most innovative British bands of the last decade. While they’re widely known for their anthemic singles soundtracking beer adverts and football coverage, there’s a much greater depth to their material than catchy melodies and well-timed ‘woos’.
Chicago’s The Orwells burst into the public consciousness with 2012’s fantastic ‘Remember When’; a fantastic debut which, despite the reflective title, was very much a forward-facing album. They’re now five years down the line and the music industry is a very different place. Despite the passage of time, the band are still criminally underrated.
It's taken half a decade of being a band, but Priests have finally unleashed their debut album. 'Nothing Feels Natural' is the sound of at least ten bands finding their feet in a cacophony of brooding noise. While lazy categorisation might fall under the 'punk' banner, there's just as much of the jazz and funk worlds about this eclectic debut.
Boston’s Slothrust have that rare knack of being able to stitch together their varied influences to craft an altogether different sound. Across their existing studio catalogue they’ve covered a range of genres (often even within the same song) and the hotchpotch of inspirations are somehow joined together to create something joyously unique.
For two countries with so much in common, the filtering through of Australian music to British audiences has been an historically laboured affair. That's why Gang of Youths are celebrating a number one album on the other side of the world but they're still treating us to the kind of intimate venues most could only dream of.