Gracing the airwaves again is Catalan, the new-ish project by Axis Of bassist Ewen Friers. We spoke to Ewen last July, where he gave us the low-down on his new venture, and featured them here with the jaunty pop-rock of Alive.
Happy Accidents – Everything But The Here and Now
The joyful and raucous noise of Happy Accidents is the kind of adrenaline shot we all need at the moment in these testing times. Hailing from the big smoke, this London trio comprised of Rich (guitar & vocals), Neil (bass) and Phoebe (drums & vocals) have crafted an album that will pique the interest of those involved in the dizzying fracture of the DIY punk rock scene.
Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Five years since Celebration Rock and there’s murmurings in the Japandroids camp. If you think about it though, this is a band that have been on tour for years, then they go into the studio, lay some tracks down, maybe have a few months off to let the ringing in their ears die down a bit, then BANG! Here’s the new record. So, it’s really not that long – we all need a rest, don’t we?