Best Coast’s 2010 debut was a wonderful incursion into sunny- side-up, scuffled Californian indiepop. For its follow-up, the LA duo enlist(...)

It’s lunchtime on a sunny London weekday. At St Pancras station, crowds rushing to catch their trains mingle with tourists soaking up the sights an(...)

If Le Galaxie had a euro for every time they’ve been described as “the best live band in Ireland”, they’d be lounging on a beach in Malibu, sipping(...)

Mew have never taken the easy route through a song. In fact, the Danish rockers – purveyors of idiosyncratic indie-rock with elements of prog,(...)

Stornoway have always infused their songs with references to nature, largely thanks to lead singer Brian Briggs’s degree in ornithology. (...)

The Hard Ground are nothing if not ambitious, releasing their second album in three EP-packaged instalments instead of going the traditional r(...)

In recent years, Ham Sandwich’s most-asked question has shifted from “What’s with the name?” to “Where’s your third album?”. The Kells ban(...)

Duncan Wallis (second from left) of Dutch Uncles describes their new album as like ‘Grace Jones fronting Talking Heads’

Weirdos. Oddballs. Eccentrics. When it comes to his band Dutch Uncles, Duncan Wallis has heard it all. It’s meant in the most complimentary manner,(...)

Stefan Murphy is a man who knows about the hardships of being a musician. The Dubliner’s ups and downs have been plentiful, but his defian(...)

A band unabashedly in thrall to all things 1980s, Little Xs for Eyes make no bones about their influences. As with their 2011 debut S.A.D.(...)