First Signs of Love No. 196. AFFAIRS

Half way between Elbow and New Order, it’s fitting that AFFAIRS hail from Manchester.  The melancholic alt-electro quintet have just released their third single in quick succession following the releases of ‘Blood Science’ and ‘Brothers’. Their latest single, ‘Play’, has been produced by Ed Buller who has previously worked with Suede, Pulp, and The Courteneers. AFFAIRS

First Signs Of Love No 131. Of Empires

There is an intensity and insistence about Of Empires, that makes them hard to ignore. When they sing this week’s First Signs Of Love featured track ‘I Want You To Get Mad’ it feels like genuine provocation, and surely all great music should provoke a response. This is a band who are here to make an

Band Of The Week. Morning Smoke

Beautifully bleak and energetically euphoric this is Morning Smoke. Morning Smoke consists of four young men, who together, create music that is cultured beyond their years. Though budding in both age and experience, Morning Smoke have already been named the band to watch in 2014, by Art Rocker magazine. The Brighton based quartet have described

FSOL 49. Your New Antique ‘Chemistry’

YNA are a Yorkshire based alt-indie outfit who were founded around members Jay and Rob who met while studying music met at University back in 2007, but things started to truly take shape when Chris & Ben were recruited as the new rhythm section in 2011. Last year YNA released two singles, the first release was