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90s indie rock

The West Midlands era fusionists, Three Mile Island, triumphed once again in ‘Sidearm’s House of Games’

What do you get if you mix 70s rock with Americana and add a dash of brashy and swaggering 90s Britpop? Hit play on the latest single, Sidearm’s House of Games, from Three Mile Island and find out for yourselves.

The uniqueness of the sonic imprint is far from the only achievement in this minefield of indie rock hooks, which proves how tight the West Midlands-hailing prodigal sons are despite their influential differences – each element gets room to breathe and transcend into something completely new in the release that proves that time isn’t always linear; multiple eras can exist cohesively under the sonic duress of those talented enough to amalgamate them.

Having garnered attention on BBC Sounds and Planet Rock Radio, ‘Sidearm’s House of Games’ is a testament to the band’s skill in crafting songs that are not only enjoyable but also resonate with a deep understanding of rock’s evolving landscape. It’s a compelling addition to the indie rock genre, highlighting the band’s potential to leave a lasting impact.

Sidearm’s House of Games is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast  

E.L. Davis gave us a ‘Window to the World’ that we want to look through with their latest alt indie rock single

E. L. Davis

Ahead of the release of their 6-track EP, Stars We’ve Never Seen, E.L. Davis has given a taste of their elevated existential angst with the standout single, Window to the World.

With the nuanced 90s indie rock vibes mixed in with the post-rock atmosphere of the single that proves how far we’ve come since Bono reigned supreme, Window to the World is simultaneously a nostalgia hit and a way to find contemporary resonance in a time of scarcity of it.

From the very first lyric, the all too relatable disillusionment and cynicism take hold before Window to the World turns into a stormer of an alt-indie rock hit that could easily fill a stadium and command the audience.

Window to the World will officially release on April 29th. Check out E.L. Davis here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The 90s indie rock icons Airbus return with their third studio album, ‘You’.


If you paid attention to the UK rock scene in the 90s, you might already be acquainted with Airbus who are set to release their psychedelically sweet third studio album, You, via Spira Records.

The album unleashes singles penned and recorded back in the 1990s; the band lifted the audio from master tapes using a 24-track 2-inch tape machine to keep the warm analogue glow of the original recordings. Short of hopping in a TARDIS and pushing your way to the front of the crowd when Mazzy Star performed at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to transport yourself back to the 90s.

If you can imagine what an aural cocktail of The Zombies, Elliott Smith and the Beatles would sound like, you’ll get an idea of the dreamy, colourful accordance that is weaved in the standout single ‘I’. Reminiscences aside, the band’s masterfully melodic presence on the airwaves once more is a breath of fresh kaleidoscopic air. The lead track carries that dreamy feel of wholesome wild abandon that most have forgotten how to offer in the 21st century.

Airbus’ upcoming album is due for release in September 2021. You can check out the band on Spotify, Facebook and YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

I Had A Dream: Andy Mison wants to feel the vibration on ‘Sell It To Me Slowly’

Taken off his debut eleven-track collection of 2020-made songs called ‘Fergus Circuits‘, Andy Mison shows us what the game is all about on ‘Sell It To Me Slowly‘.

Andy Mison is a likable and well-respected Canberra, Australia, indie singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer. He is a confident man who loves to makes those happy funky retro-electro tunes, to help take our minds off the seriousness of this quickly crumbling world.

With a succulent mixture of 80s new wave, 90s indie rock, EDM sounds and pure pop beats to stack your plate full of tasty treats to nibble on heartily, Andy Mison kindly cooks us up this is a meal music box for the ages, that will have you stuffed like a chicken wing as you sing along full as a cucumber.

The unique vibe has you feeling so alive and has you thinking deeply, of this consumer-based world that has you buying everything in sight if you are not careful. His outlook is on point and the flourishing sounds has your pulse racing and your head nodding, all the way through.

Sell It To Me Slowly‘ from Australian retro-electronic maestro/producer/multi-skilled master Andy Mison, shows us his incredible thirty years experience with a thoughtfully funny but truthful single. He kindly tells us that we need to slow down before making big purchases. Life is too short to regret those big moves after all.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen