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  1. Words: Ellie Ward 

    South London outfit Margot dropped new single 'In Your Palm' last Friday, along with an animated video directed by Jenny Wright.

    The track is taken from their debut EP, 'Margotzeko', which follows on February 7 2020.

    The dreamy, mellow track sees the band’s usual fusion of hazy neo-psych, dream-pop, replaced with a late-night smoky romanticism.

    However, as with all Margot’s songs, there’s a much deeper social-political undercurrent. 'In Your Palm' is also a reflection on disillusioned teachers, as frontman Alex Hannaway expands:

    “It’s about a teacher feeling that their job to teach is becoming untenable due to the outsourcing of schools to corporations driven solely by profit.”

    Margot have announced a date at London's Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney for their EP Launch on February 7 2020.

  2. Words: Sam Geary 

    The Chicago 'sad-surf' rockers Beach Bunny have just released 'Ms. California', the second single from their forthcoming debut album 'Honeymoon', out February 14 2020 on Mom+Pop.

    The song from the four-piece fronted by Lili Trifilio, sees them contrast an upbeat, rapturous melody with lyrics filled with complicated envy. The song is paired with a video directed by Matt Gehl from Everybody's Baby that follows Beach Bunny on a bad day.

    “‘Ms. California’ tells the story of someone who is secretly in love with a person who is in a relationship and wishes that they could be their significant other," explains Trifilio. "I wanted to write a song that captured the frustrating and feelings of jealousy and bitterness - something many of us have experienced.”

    Listen now.

    Live dates

    FEBRUARY 2020
    16 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
    22 Chicago, IL - Metro
    28 Austin, TX - Barracuda
    29 Houston, TX - The Secret Group
    01 Dallas, TX - Ruins
    03 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
    04 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
    05 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
    07 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
    09 Portland, OR - Polaris Hall
    10 Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
    12 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
    13 Denver, CO - Lost Lake
    27 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
    28 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
    29 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
    31 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

  3. Words: Sam Geary 

    New single from Glasgow rock trio Twin Atlantic, 'Barcelona', is a mighty hola from their upcoming fourth album 'POWER', dropping on January 24 2020 via Virgin EMI.

    “This is a love song about being in a film loop - a kaleidoscope of ideas and memories and the first song I've tried to write in a vignette style like this," says vocalist Sam McTrusty on the swellimg four-and-a-half minute follow up to recent single 'Novocaine', the band’s first new music in three years.

    "It’s inspired by the unusual arpeggio mono synth part we fell in love with at the opening of the track. It sounds like a mistake and reminded me of when you would see old movie projector reels glitch and fail. It's romantic and cinematic. It makes fun of love but also puts it up high on a pedestal.”

  4. Words: Sam Geary 

    Self-produced by vocalist and jeys player Rebecca Lucy Taylor, Self Esteem, is new festive ode, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Work Email’.

    The wry, sad Christmas song provides an alternative take on the holidays, reflecting on the stress of the festive season.

    "I’ve always been into writing sad Christmas songs as deep stans will know - and that desire has apparently not left me," she says. "This was in my head as soon as I had decided to write something ‘Christmassy’. Because Christmas for me is more frustrating and difficult than any other time of year, I feel like it illuminates everything that might not be ok and makes it double not ok.

    "A goal of mine is to one day enjoy it like a normal person, but I wanted to write a song for fellow people who cope with life by working and creating and moving forwards - the enforced stillness of Christmas can be so triggering. Also I referenced The Darkness in the studio which is a first and potentially not the last."

    Tune in.

    Live dates

    18 Laylow, London
    19 Picture House, Sheffield
    20 YES, Manchester

  5. Words: Sam Geary 

    Sad Boys Club unveil their second EP today, the elaborately titled 'Four Shades of the Transitional Phase'.

    The four-track record, produced by the bassist, Pedro Caetano Leite, includes previous drops, ‘Dead Fridays’ and ‘Kukachu’, with new numbers, ‘666’ and ‘Swoon’.

    “The title really tells you what the EP is 'concerned' with," explains singer Jacob Wheldon. "I’m wary of reducing it further than that. Half explores my personal experience of loss and anxiety, an absence of direction maybe, and the other half deals with the profound affection I have recognized for the people who supported me through that time.

    “I think it’s an optimistic record. I hope people find reason to see it that way.”

    You can catch Sad Boys Club live at Colours in Hoxton, London for their EP launch show tomorrow, December 7. Meanwhile, take a listen to the record in full below.