Past Releases

Little Boots "Tomorrow’s Yesterday’s"

“Arriving seven years after ‘Working Girl’ – Little Boots’ most recent LP and the second to be released on her independent label On Repeat Records, after 2013’s ‘Nocturnes’ – the album was conceived during a time of global uncertainty and one that saw singer-songwriter Victoria Hesketh facing a situation that rings true to many worldwide – out of work with an abundance of time on her hands. 

‘Tomorrow’s Yesterdays’ sees the hitmaker return to her roots, self-penning and producing the majority of the record’s 11 tracks from her parents’ home near Blackpool in the north-west of England, where she started out her career on YouTube, sharing videos of herself performing and developing a devout fanbase that has stuck with her for over a decade.”

Retro Pop Magazine

Drug Church "Hygiene"

Drug Church is a band without fear. For the past ten years, the Albany and Los Angeles-based five-piece have been staunchly creating their own singular path in making distinctly outsider music that’s somehow at once welcoming and instantly satisfying. The band’s songs revel in sonic contradictions, seamlessly combining crushing aggression with bulletproof hooks, while the lyrics unflinchingly explore life’s darkness and discomfort with sardonic wit—and without judgement. On Hygiene, their impending fourth full-length, Drug Church is as uncompromising as ever, and it has resulted in their boldest set of songs to date. Drug Church are still demanding that the listener comes to them, not the other way around, and with Hygiene, they just might. 

Hygiene is in fact an incredibly appealing album despite being difficult to categorize—or perhaps because of it. Recorded with producer/engineer Jon Markson and clocking in at a lean 26 minutes, the record makes it abundantly clear that Drug Church aren’t content to rest on their laurels. Across ten strikingly dynamic songs, Nick Cogan and Cory Galusha alternate between massive riffs and some of the most unexpectedly melodic guitar playing that has ever touched Drug Church’s music, while Chris Villeneuve and Pat Wynne’s rhythm section unflaggingly shakes the ground. The band’s foundation in hardcore still provides plenty of stagedive-inspiring energy, but even Patrick Kindlon’s signature roar has taken a tuneful turn with layered vocals, raw harmonies, and cadences hooky enough to have listeners shouting along after one listen. 

Dead Tooth "Pig Pile"

Dead Tooth‘s music reminds us of if you could compress a packed DIY space into an .mp3 (perhaps a .wav if you’re a snob). Each fuzzy, cigarette stained riff is that sweaty somebody crashing into you, spilling their beer, and then calling you a loser for wearing pastels to the basement show (maybe that only happens to us). While intense, there’s a reason we keep going back to those shows, there’s something beautiful in it’s vulgarity – The same can be said for Dead Tooth. Their new EP Pig Pile offers a downright nefarious collection of tracks. Often reminiscent of garage revivalists like The Spits or Oblivians, the cadre of scruffy Brooklyn dwellers also manage to take detours into art-rock and post-punk. Check out Riverboat if you enjoy monolithic waveforms, and Nightmare America if that story about being called a loser at a punk show resonated with you.

Just Friends "HELLA"

“The modern musical landscape doesn’t really have a space in which to neatly deposit Just Friends. They’re an eight-piece with dual male and female vocals, bringing in a blend of funk-rock, hip-hop and pop-rock, not only with an angle that feels distinctly synonymous with the DIY scene, but also the pull to have two individual guest appearances from Lil B himself on this very album. This is not a ‘normal’ band on their face, but that’s exactly what’s so intriguing about them when the music on HELLA is this irrepressibly simple. In no way is that meant as any sort of slight either; across a wide variety of tones and instrumental angles, Just Friends have put together a true testament to a ‘less is more’ ethos, with pop hooks for days wrapped in a warmth that can only come from a band having just the best time making music.”

The Soundboard