Posts by Gemma Samways (@gemtriesharder)

Erika de Casier

Sensational 4AD

Dry Cleaning

New Long Leg 4AD


Super Monster Saddest Factory
Pume Blue In Praise of Shadows

Puma Blue

In Praise of Shadows Blue Flowers Music

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

The Big Moon:
All Friends Here

In between roars of laughter, the hyped four piece talk stage invasions, super soakers, and a mutual love for Mellow Magic with Gemma Samways