LISTEN: Fräulein – ‘Mary’

Having been obsessing over Bristol duo Fräulein‘s last single ‘Drag Behind’ for the last few weeks, I was excited to hear that they have an epic new release.

Whereas ‘Drag Behind’ was focused lyrically on feeling out of place, new track ‘Mary’ is about faith, trust and power. Oozing a raw, grunge-infused sound and gritty energy, with shades of early Nirvana, the whirring twang of its stripped back riffs and sparse beats combine to create a swirling eerie aura, building to showcase the unique visceral growl of vocalist Joni.

I cannot recommend these two strongly enough and will continue to bang on about them with every new release – I really think they have something wonderfully nostalgic, yet ultimately unique, to offer. And, as soon as it is safe to do so, I cannot wait for them to blow us away live at one of our gig nights!

Listen to ‘Mary’ here:


Mari Lane

LISTEN: Nasty Little Lonely – ‘Glitter’

Industrial and sinister post-punk sounds collide in gritty yet sparkling style on Nasty Little Lonely‘s latest track ‘Glitter’. Hailing from the Bristol scene that recently spat Idles into the music world’s consciousness, the trio are inspired by the likes of MX-80 and have shared stages with The Wytches, Idles, Part Chimp, God Damn, Bo Ningen and Lydia Lunch.

Despite it’s glamorous namesake, ‘Glitter’ is a track drenched in introspection and anxiety, examining the mental strains of being a performer. It recounts the moments of exhilaration on stage that often come at the cost of a great deal of stress, and abrasively explores whether the highs would be as powerful without the lows.

The band are following the single release with a run of shows, performing alongside Evil Blizzard and at Wrong Festival. Check out the gig dates below and follow Nasty Little Lonely on Facebook for more updates.

UK Tour Dates 2018

10/2 – Underworld – London w/Evil Blizzard
31/3 – Wagon and Horses – Birmingham
5/4 – Heroes – Worcester
12/4 – The Windmill – Brixton

28/4 – Wrong Festival – Liverpool w/Future of the Left, Damo Suzuki, Gnod, Kagoule + More

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Nasty Little Lonely – ‘Ugly Vitamin’

Bristol Noise Rockers Nasty Little Lonely have released their belting new single ‘Ugly Vitamin’ via Liverpool based label Loner Noise, and it’s an incredible aural assault that seethes with menacing guitar riffs and filthy bass lines.

The band blend elements of industrial music and noise rock to create their dark and heavy sounds, and have supported the likes of The Wytches, Part Chimp, God Damn, Bo Ningen and Lydia Lunch. Recorded and Mixed by Wayne Adams of Death Pedals and Big Lad (formerly Shitwife), ‘Ugly Vitamin’ “bristles with muscular energy and a looming tension”.

Together, guitarist Ben Fisher, bassist Charlie B, and drummer Martin G perform with an intensity that has to be witnessed live in the flesh to be fully appreciated. Check out the new track below and follow the band on Facebook for future gig updates.

Kate Crudgington