Close your eyes and think of Ireland. The stereotypical soundtrack probably doesn't include racous guitars, yet that's exactly what continues to spill from Dublin and the surrounding areas at the moment. Despite some of the best new music in the world calling Ireland home, it's undoubtedly Sprints who lead the way.
When False Advertising readied 'Brainfreeze' way back on the other side of the global pandemic, it was easy to dismiss the hype; three more Manchester youngsters donning guitars and attempting to follow their heroes into the world of anthems and glory. What emerged from the dry ice was a glorious slice of melody...
'Sometimes it feels like everything is working against you. After years of hard grind, touring relentlessly with sweaty headline shows, winning over fans in vast support slots for bands like Touche Amore and releasing a stunning array of catchy singles, Gender Roles built up to the release of their stunning debut album, 'PRANG'.
Liverpool's Pizzagirl burst into our 2019 pre-COVID world in style with their technicolour debut (the appropriately named) 'First Timer'. With dashes of disco and glorious choruses, it was a slice of anthemic pop which gave a nod to the past while thrusting itself, and us, into the future. As we rejoin Pizzagirl for album...
London's JOHN keep things simple on the surface; a duo who use their sticks and strings to carve out a cacophony for anyone who wishes to lend their ear. Sitting beneath their simplicity though is a symphony of subtlety and a glorious complexity which has led to their recently-released third album attracting more...
Nottingham's Do Nothing have positioned themselves front and centre in a blossoming community of punk-infused guitar music which is steadily producing some of the most exciting live shows in basement venues up and down the country. After a (further) enforced break, they are back out on the road to finish their...