1. Ninetails - Slept And Did Not Sleep // Reviewed by Jon Sidwell
"Slept And Did Not Sleep is gloriously experimental but still retains a clear melodic and accessible edge. Comparisons could be drawn with the likes of Wu Lyf, Foals, Late Of The Pier, and Everything Everything, but really Ninetails have their own independent sound. You'll pick up different things on each listen of this record making it a real joy for the ears every time. The potential for this band on a full length release is quite tantalising, as is the impact these songs must have on a live audience."
2. Wolf Alice - Wolf Alice // Reviewed by Jon Sidwell
"This debut self titled EP from Wolf Alice has a really strong 'feel good' quality to it, with plenty of summery vibes emanating throughout amongst a lush futuristic far away sound-scape . It's perfect for dipping in and out of as the dreamy folky pop songs carry you whether you'd like to go, almost catching you by surprise at how well put together, thought out, and open they are. It's a tantalizing glimpse at the potential this group clearly has, and we look forward to watching them develop over the time to come."
3. Salo - Salo // Reviewed by Clive Rozario
"Salò’s debut EP is certainly a necessary listen for any fans of the bands name-checked in this review. They have struck an ideal position between math-core experimentalism and melodic post-hardcore – all the while clinging onto a straight-up, hardcore-punk-rock essence, and even splicing some garage-y jangle into the guitars."
4. Samoans - Elevated Reflections // Reviewed by Jon Sidwell
"Samoans are a three-piece from Cardiff in Wales that have been on my personal radar since 2009-ish when I caught them playing the infamous Clwb Ifor Bach in the Welsh capital. Their style of math-rock inspired guitar music caught my attention straight away and I've been following them ever since. It has been somewhat of a wait then until 'Elevated Reflections', their debut EP to come out, however the wait has been more than worth it. The music is melodic, heavy in parts, but also tender too, with the standout track being 'Catamaran'."
5. Es Muss Sein - Es Muss Sein // Reviewed by Moker
"This simple record is nothing if not brave as Wilson’s self-indulgent approach to music may leave some frustrated. These three solemn songs could struggle for mass appeal as they are cyclical in nature, without the salvation of catchy hooks or crowd pleasing string accompaniments. Yet her basic – almost amateur – approach to writing and recording is her strength. In a genre full of cover songs and faux emotion here we are offered sincerity and truth on a plate with what feels like a healthy disregard for popular expectation. It’s refreshing."