Posts by Gemma Samways (@gemtriesharder)

LA Priest

GENE Domino
Porridge Radio

Rising: Porridge Radio

Porridge Radio have always been lo-fi by necessity, now they’re learning to embrace pop’s potential

Squid Parallax

Squid: Something in the water

Audacious and eccentric, Squid are part of an exciting new wave of British alternative rock

Tei Shi - La Linda

Tei Shi

La Linda Downtown Records
Biig Piig © Oscar Eckel

Biig Piig: Together, apart

After a nomadic upbringing in Ireland and Spain, Biig Piig found her home, and her sound, in south London

Rising Cuco

Rising: Cuco

A unique voice in the world of bedroom pop, Cuco has found a global fanbase with his sunny but sad take on the genre

BEA1991 Brand New Adult Review


Brand New Adult BEA1991

Nilüfer Yanya

Miss Universe ATO Records


Sasami Domino
Empress Of © Daniella Zumaran

Empress Of brings hyperactive energy and heart-on-sleeve emotion to London

Chats Palace, London 20180928
© Ellis Scott

The Breeders: Together Again

The Breeders were integral to the 90s alternative scene, but then they stalled. Now, fresh from their first album release in a decade, they talk drugs, reunion tours and the slow decline of the music industry

St. Vincent

Masseduction Loma Vista
© Teddy Fitzhugh

The Inquisitive Mind of John Maus

The confounding musician searches for meaning with his first album in six years. We caught up with Maus, after a brief disappearance, to talk Screen Memories

Slowdive interview

Slowdive: Teenage Dreams Recovered

Savaged by the music press the first time around, Slowdive return on a wave of anticipation. We check in with a band relishing some overdue recognition

Preoccupations: regroup and forge forwards

FKA Viet Cong, the Canadian post-punk antagonists tell Gemma Samways about summoning strength from turbulent times