We're a day late again. We're sorry, Mondays appear to have been a bad idea for us. Tuesdays however, during the England match; they're fine!
We'll cut straight to the chase here.
Alvarez Kings - No Resolve
by Braden Fletcher
Post Favourite Worst Nightmare, it's seemed almost impossible for Sheffield acts to catch a good break. Alvarez Kings however have powered through and stayed true to themselves. A string of great singles attached to EPs has made them a consistently entertaining force and fresh off the Warped Tour in both America and Ally Pally, the indie-rockers have treated us with this offering; their new single No Resolve. It's softer than their previous material, delicate and intricate, but it offers a huge amount of back-weighted power. 2014 may well, finally be their year. We'll be keeping a look out.
Nick Mulvey - Nitrous
by Braden Fletcher with help from Miles Joshua Groce
We should listen to our university radio stations more because, as much as the big time stations matter to music, it's at the grassroots that music means the most. Miles Groce presents a show called the Bare Necessities on Liverpool John Moores' own Looprevill Radio. It's on Tuesday evenings, usually when I'm building this playlist. He introduced me to the sounds of Nick Mulvey with this track and it's been stuck in my head ever since. Listen in when you get a chance.
Yearbook - Art Studentby Josie Faulkner
Hampshire alt-rockers Yearbook have been gaining momentum in the past year, after touring with the likes of The Xcerts and about to embark on a European Christmas tour. Their track, Art Student was released earlier this year and is punchy, witty, and sarcastic as hell, and bound to remind you of someone too-cool-for-school living in a town not so far from you.