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| By Andy Inglis

Listen: Thea & The Wild – Trains

Formerly fronting Oslo quintet Norma Sass, Thea Glenton Raknes returns with The Wild in tow, and where her previous band was all technicoloured pop, this sees Thea fuzz it up, dabbling with the Blues ever so slightly, but still retaining a throbbing pop heart at the core, keeping time with hand-claps, a growling kick-drum, layering the chorus [...]

| By Andy Inglis

Live Recommendation: Crunchy Frog Records’ Crunchy Club

They’ve had a summer break and now they’re back. Denmark’s Crunchy Frog Records present the fifth Cruncy Club at The Old Blue Last in London on September 25, starring the following fine, upstanding artists, and free entry… Thee Attacks Thee Attacks are four young men with lots of experience when it comes to touring the world, and now they’re [...]

| By Andy Inglis

Watch: Doffs Poi – Blue Sky

Norway’s Dayladore Collective just sent us the video for Doffs Poi’s new single ‘Blue Sky’, ahead of their eponymously-titled debut album, which should arrive before the year’s over. Less mathy than ‘Anyhow‘ from their previous EP (released on a poster, believe it or not), ‘Blue Sky’ is a delicate, tip-toeing, piano-propelled jazzy thing, allowing Mia Marlen Berg’s playful [...]

| By Andy Inglis

Live Recommendation: Okkultokrati

Remember Okkultokrati? Sure you do. Well they’re touring Europe with Black Tusk (US), including Manchester and London. July 8 – Germany Köln, MTC 10 – UK Manchester, Star & Garter 11 – UK London, Underworld 12 – Holland Amsterdam, Winston 13 – Germany Stuttgart, Juha West 14 – Germany München, 59 to 1 15 – Germany Berlin, Cassiopeia 16 – Czech [...]

| By Andy Inglis

Live Recommendation: Crunchy Frog Records’ Crunchy Club

Tonight, for those of you not on the way to The Great Escape, Crunchy Frog Records present their fourth and final leg of their shows at The Wheelbarrow in London. The label that brought you Junior Senior, The Raveonettes, 18th Dye and Heavy Trash are presenting the following fine, upstanding artists, and free entry… The Tremolo Beer Gut They love tremolo, they love [...]

| By Andy Inglis

Watch: Blackest Woods – Blackest Flora/Blackest Fauna

Oslo’s Black Hole Crew (Okkultokrati, Haust, Dark Times, Drugged SS) got in touch through a shadowy intermediary to hip us to a new video from Blackest Woods, celebrating the true spirit of the rural district the band grew up in, evoking ’90s Norwegian black metal and rubber-burning, the almighty flora and fauna of Telemark. As [...]