Category Archives: Love Buzz

Listen to ONLY SIBLING

New York four-piece Only Sibling are serious about this. Frontman Alex Basovskiy holds a degree in finance but has turned his back on a potentially lucrative life in suits to pursue what he calls a bone-deep love of music. “There’s an intangible feeling that I get from playing music that I’m constantly chasing,” he says. “Even though it causes conflict […]

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Listen to LOOSELEAF

Despite their name, Looseleaf are damn tight. The Essex-based four-piece have only been around for a couple of years but play their emotional alternative rock like seasoned professionals. Grey and Overgrown by Looseleaf The emotions they’re expressing feel fitting for times like these too- sadness, frustration, fighting apathy, and finding strength. The band released their debut EP, ‘Grey and Overgrown’, […]

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Listen to KIDBUG

Does this count as a supergroup? Does it matter? Because while Kidbug contains erstwhile members of Swans, Best Coast, Eerie Wanda, and Dumb Numbers (with guest drums by Dale Crover, as you do), the best thing about them is a rare and intangible ingredient… Love! Singers/guitarists Marina Tadic and Adam Harding initially met to record Christmas songs for their label, […]

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Listen to LØE

LØE play instrumental math rock, but that doesn’t mean the Leeds outfit don’t use words to communicate. Their debut self-titled EP, released back in January, is peppered with samples. Neatly employed snippets of great speeches and world events enhance the band’s mission “to capture and reflect triumph, heroism, anguish and struggle throughout society.” LØE – EP by LØE They use […]

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Listen to GHOST WORK

Such pedigree here! Ghost Work is the new band from former members of Seaweed, Snapcase, Milemarker, and Minus the Bear. And if that’s not intriguing enough without hearing a note then you’re probably on the wrong website. The end result, though, doesn’t really sound like any of those bands. Anyone familiar with vocalist Aaron Stauffer’s previous work with Seaweed and […]

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Listen to GANSER

At a time when it sounds like a ton of punk bands have started gazing at their shoes, Chicago quartet Ganser feel like a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Blending lean, frantic guitars with a wall of noise, the steadfastly DIY outfit’s 2018 debut, ‘Odd Talk’ was a signal flare. They have fleshed out their sound with […]

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Listen to OVERSIZE

Oversize are brand new. But despite the fact that the Bristol four-piece only played their first show at the end of last year, they already feel like the realest of deals. Chains by Oversize While still honing their sound, they’ve tapped into a rich seam of sun-baked, alt-rock energy. Their first single was a peachy indie throwback (with visuals to […]

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Listen to FRIEND/ENEMY

Friend/Enemy aren’t strictly a new band. They released their debut album, ’10 Songs’, way back in 2002. But they fell dormant soon after and while the members have been very busy elsewhere, it’s been radio silence ever since. That is, before suprise-releasing a second full-length just last week. HIH NO/ON by Friend/Enemy About those members. Friend/Enemy is yet another project […]

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Listen to GOLD CAGE

Gold Cage feel like they’ve come out of nowhere. It might be that the LA-based trio have only been around for a couple of years with just one record under their belts- a self-titled full-length released through Felte Records last month. Social Crutch by Gold Cage Or it might be that no one saw them coming through the haze. See, […]

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Listen to SEAXES

They pronounce it “Saxes”. But whichever way you say the name of this barnstorming Chicago-based duo, they sound brilliant. At times simmering with rage, at times fully boiling over, they play fast but not really loose, wild-eyed but wicked smart. Their self-titled debut EP, out this week, is essential listening for fans of Shellac, These Arms Are Snakes, and Coliseum. […]

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