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Singles That Mingle 20230328

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Singles That Mingle 

By Captain Stavros 

His Lordship

‘All Cranked Up’

Out now via Psychonaught Records

Does what it says on the tin, two-piece rock outfit touring this April.



‘Nothing More Nothing Less’

Protagonists out March 31

Can you imagine if bands could give birth to baby bands? IST IST would be an early ‘00s child of Interpol in that case.


Angelica Rockne

‘White Cadillac’

The Rose Society out May 5 via Loose Records

Angelica’s music sounds like warm coffee in a conservative on a slow morning.



‘Flood Into’

Break! out now via Section 1 Records

Another slowburn masterpiece



‘Berlin 87’

Silver Haze out May 5 via Sacred Bones Records

I’m somehow hooked to this track that sounds like it’s lost the will to live.




Blondshell out April 7 via Partisan Records

Full disclosure, didn’t take at first. Got distracted and opened up another tab for a few minutes while it played in the background, it stuck.




5K out March 31 via Winspear Records

Never fails to hit the mark.


London Brew

‘Raven Flies Low’

Brew out March 31 via Concord Jazz Records

Great textures and flow.


Kate Davis

‘Long Long Long’

Fish Bowl out March 21 Via Anti

A really inviting tune.


Alice Low


Transatlantic Sugar out April 21

A great tune for the Headwig II OST with Bowie undertones.


The Reds, Pinks & Purples

‘The Town That Cursed Your Name’

Tough Love out March 21

Inoffensive tunes for when your parents are over.




An Inbuilt Fault out May 5 via Partisan Records

New to our ears but hummingly appealing.


The Murlocs


Calm Ya Farm out May 19 via ATO Records

Best song you could ask for to wake up to.



‘Days Move Slow’

Lucky For You out June 2 via Sub Pop Records

It’s got that sound that Hole sorta had, ‘90s vibes.



‘3D Country’

3D Country out June 23 via Partisan Records

This smooth track by Geese is migrating your way.


Lea Sen

‘Luv Him (About U)’

You of Now PT 2 out April 21 Via Partisan Records

Honestly, I was distracted while previewing but it demanded my attention and got it.


Aluna & Tsha

‘Killing Me’

Not usually our format but you can’t knock a banger, killing me? More like killing it.




Ecstasy of Ruin out April 28 via Tough Love Records

This track, like the band's namesake, is limitless.


Egyptian Blue


This is our first introduction to Egyptian Blue, and a favourable one at that. Check ‘em out at the Oslo next week if you’re about.


Moor Mother

‘We Got The Jazz’

Jazz Codes Deluxe out May 19 via Anti- Records

A mashup of styles and lyrics that hold their own.



‘On Drugs’

That’s Life out now via Wichita Recordings

Great hook.









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Singles That Mingle


Top new tunes curated by our sommelier of singles, Captain Stavros

Sam Burton


What’s great about this song is that it’s got infinite juxtaposition appeal.




‘Post History’

Ecstasy of Ruin out February 28 via Tough Love Records

Wow, from the ruins of civilisation, please enjoy with our compliments.



‘Come Home’

Natural out May 12 via City Slang

Wow, wee, NSFW (or your mind).


Death Valley Girls

‘Island in the Sky’

Island in the Sky out February 24 via Suicide Squeeze Records

Signature sway coming your way.



‘A Trumpet On The Hillside’

Why Not Now? out April 14 via Tough Love Records

A morosely jaunty tune, what’s even happening here matey? Unnervingly interesting.


Frankie Rose

‘Come Back’

Love As A Projector out April 10 via Night School Records

Feels like a song I’d Shazam.


Teenage Dads

‘Midnight Driving’

Midnight Driving out March 3 via Chugg Music

Full disclosure I didn’t get 10 seconds into the song before recommending it because of Halloween intro with Pinfinger Krugarage. Click at your own peril muhah ah ah aaaaaaaaaah.


Sorry Girls

‘Prettier Things’

Bravo! out June 2 via Arbutus Records

I’m listening to this and thinking, ‘would recommend’, and have done so already. Sorry, you’re getting in late and we’re all out of the good crisps.




Soup’s on! Till the break-of-dawn.


Snow Ghosts


The Fell out now via Houndstooth Records

If the XX were re-incarnated I suppose.


Sam Akpro


Arrival out April 12 via Fair Youth Records

It’s got chops I’ll tell ya what.



‘Lose You’ (Feat Soccer Mommy)

Out Now via Sub-Pop Records

The buddy up you never knew you’d always want to see happen!


Lunar Vacation

‘Only You’

Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp out now via Keeled Scales Records

Smooth as silk.


Dream Wife

‘Hot (Don’t Date a Musician)’

Social Lubrication out June 9 via Lucky Numbers Music

Strum left.


Django Django

‘Complete Me’ (Feat Self Esteem)

Off Planet out June 16 via Because Music

Wow, what a pivot for DD.


Index For Working Musik


Dragging The Needlework For The Kids At Uphole out now via Tough Love Records

It reminds me of a broken watch a time traveller would wear. I have no idea where my mind’s gone. Sorry. It’s a good track though!



‘The Idle Motion’

EP1 out April 7

Weird AND wonderful.


Kate Davis

‘Call Home’

Fish Bowl out March 24 via ANTI

Can you imagine calling home and being put on hold to this? A future I’m totally ready for.




5K out March 31 via Winspear

Barrie consistently hits the mark from different directions.





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