ALEXANDRA LEAVING
Bite
An Exorcise in Anger (EP) 2024
The Shropshire singer takes her inspiration from the rather wonderful Leonard Cohen song of the same name


THE ANSWER
Put Your Money On Me
Sundowners 2024
A fine slice of fuzz-rock from Northern Ireland's Cormac Neeson, James Heatley, Micky Waters and Paul Mahon


BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
What Happened To You, Son?
2024
Our Scots indie-thinkers return


THE BLACK CROWES
Wanting And Waiting
Happiness Bastards 2024
The dark vultures return with their ninth studio album, and the first since they re-formed in 2019


THE BLACK KEYS
On The Game
Ohio Players 2024
The Ohio garage-blues-rock duo are Dan Auerbach (vcls, gtrs) and Patrick Carney (drms)


THE BLACK KEYS
This Is Nowhere
Ohio Players 2024
The Ohio garage-blues-rock duo are Dan Auerbach (vcls, gtrs) and Patrick Carney (drms)


BLEACHERS
Tiny Moves
Bleachers 2024
Bleachers is New York City alt-popster, Jack Antonoff


CAGE THE ELEPHANT
Neon Pill
2024
London-based CTE's Matt, Brad, Jared and Daniel are from Bowling Green, Kentucky


THE DANDY WARHOLS
The Summer Of Hate
Rockmaker 2024
Bring on the indie-pop darlings, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmstrom, Zia McCabe and Brent Deboer. This is their 11th album


FAT WHITE FAMILY
Work
Forgiveness Is Yours 2024
The Peckham alt-psyche-rockers are led by Lias Saoudi's vocals and Saul Adamczewski's guitar. Formed in 2011, this is their fourth studio album


FEEDER
Soldiers Of Love
Black / Red 2024
The Newport (South Wales) indie-rockers roll on with their first double album. Band leader, Grant Nicholas, says the decision to release the record as a double CD was to make it "almost like a musical production with an interval"


FEET
Sit Down
Make It Up 2024
The Coventry band's protest song is described by lead singer George Haverson as 'the triumphant parking of your derriere is an active form of protest against our capitalist overlords'


FONTAINES D.C.
Starburster
2024
Previously The Fontaines, this single follows three albums by the Dublin based band which comprises Grian Chatten (vcls), Conor Deegan (bass), Carlos O'Connell (gtr), Conor Curley (gtr), and Tom Coll (drms). The band got their name from a character in the movie 'The Godfather' called Johnny Fontane, a singer and movie star portrayed by Al Martino


GIRL IN RED
Doing It Again Baby
I'm Doing It Again Baby! 2024
Marie Ulven Ringheim in from Horten, Norway, and says 'I'm 20 and I make songs in my room'


HEARTWORMS
May I Comply
2024
Bring on London's Josephine 'Jojo' Orme


KEYSIDE
Nikita
Nikita (EP) 2024
The Liverpool band are big fans of fellow-Scouse bands, The Las, Cast and The Lightning Seeds. Continuing a fine tradition, then


LAD CLASSIC
Leone
2024
The boys standard haven't told us much about themselves, so...


THE LAST DINNER PARTY
The Feminine Urge
Prelude To Ecstasy 2024
The South London fivesome are Abigail Morris (vcls), Georgia Davies (bass), Lizzie Mayland (gtr), Aurora Nishevci (keys), and Emily Roberts (ld gtr). They are described as 'a phenomenally exciting new band', and - despite the hype - they are. They've been compared to Florence, La Bush, etc, so make up your own mind


LOVELORN DOLLS
A Heart Cries
Deadtime Stories 2024
The Belgian alt-rock duo are fronted by Kristell Lowagie's vocals, with Bernard Daubresse's programming


LUDWIG HART
Journey
Stay Young 2024
Sweden's Ludwig Schollin played ice hockey until he was 18. He's since become a consummate singer and songwriter. This comes from his third album


THE MAGIC ES
Consequence Of You
Junkyard Toybox 2024
The Norwich purveyors of all things catchy are Pete Thompson, Jasper Stainthorpe and Stuart Catchpole


MELANIE
Hurt
2024
Well, this is heartbreaking. If you thought Johnny Cash's cover of this Trent Reznor (NiN) masterpiece couldn't be beaten, then you may have to re-think. Melanie died on 23 Jan 2024


MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND
Shirl's Ghost
Shirl's Ghost 2024
Liverpool's Michael William Head has previously fronted Shack and The Pale Fountains


MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND
The Human Race
Loophole 2024
Liverpool's Michael William Head has previously fronted Shack and The Pale Fountains


MR BEN AND THE BENS
Listening Party
Small Wide World 2024
Lancaster's Ben Hall started this as a recording project in a barn in 2012 and released seven albums as Mr Ben. Now with chums Zac and Tom, he recorded this in Sheffield. Just for good measure, he is a now also a full-time potter


NITA STRAUSS
Victorious
The Call Of The Void 2024
L.A.'s Nita 'Hurricane' Strauss is a guitarist best known for her work with the female Iron Maiden tribute band, The Iron Maidens. She's joined on this track by Dorothy


NOVELISTME
Open Hearts (For Open Parks)
2024
Recording in London and Brooklyn, Andrew Price impressively reinvents distorted guitar rock. Well timed, too, as we head towards the third generation (mid-60s, 90s, 20s)


PEARL JAM
Wreckage
Dark Matter 2024
Eddie Vedder's Seattle heroes return with their twelfth album


SHED SEVEN
Let's Go Dancing
A Matter Of Time 2024
Good to see the thirty-year veteran band returning with a #1 album


TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
Happy Customers
2024
The N.I. indie-rock trio are from Bangor, County Down


VALLEY
When You Know Someone
2024
The Toronto alt-rockers have been going since 2016, but are no a trio comprising Rob Laska (ld vlcs), Alex Dimauro (bass) and Karah James (drms & harmonica)


WINNETKA BOWLING LEAGUE
America In Your 20s
Sha La La 2024
Why the name? The L.A. band's leader Matthew Koma says 'I'm on a bowling league in Winnetka, called the Winnetka Bowling League. You can put the rest together.' So, there you go