Arrows Of Love

Arrows Of Love - Photograph by Stewart Bywater

East London collective Arrows of Love‘s sophomore album ‘PRODUCT’ is out now through I’m Not From London Records.

Following the recent releases of singles ‘Toad’, ‘Desire’, ‘Beast’ and ‘Signal (Redux)’, the album is receiving praise from the likes of The Independent, Noisey, The Quietus, DIY Magazine, Louder Than War and a tonne of international radio support.

“One of the most extreme and extremely enjoyable albums of the year.” – Louder Than War

“Brilliant, ferocious” – The Independent

Listen now on Spotify and look out for the limited edition 12″ vinyl release available on January 12th 2018 from select independent record stores.

 

Crosa Rosa

Crosa Rosa - Pantophobia

“When it comes to fusing styles, Crosa Rosa excel ahead of their contemporaries with relative ease. Drenched in feedback and psychedelic noodling, the trio also exude with the demeanor of whimsical slackers , a scrum of scruffy haircuts and slouched shoulders – an intriguing combination” – Gigwise (The best bands playing Reading + Leeds’ Introducing Stage.

“Nottingham three-piece Crosa Rosa were only conceived just over a year ago, yet already they’ve made their presence felt among the city’s live music scene. Fusing elements of halcyon era Sub Pop (Superfuzz Bigmuff/Bleach, you get the drift) with psychedelic surges akin to early Spacemen 3 or more recently The Wytches, their new self produced EP Pantophobia is one of the most exciting releases out there at the minute.” – Drowned in Sound

“This grunge psych three-piece have been making waves around Nottingham for a few months now. Debut EP Pantophobia came out last month, encapsulating everything that makes them such a breathtaking live experience. Get there early and see what all the fuss is about.” – Drowned in Sound (Dot to Dot festival guide)

“Crosa Rosa are an excellently named three piece with a penchant for high octane alt, grunge and psychedelic sounds which are sure to grab the attention of the crowd” – Nottingham Live

“Crosa Rosa the heavy addition to the BBC introducing stage at this years Y Not” – BBC Introducing

 


The Smears

The Smears

The Smears are a gang. Maimee V. Miss C and C Doll. Over the last 6 years, the Smears have come up writhing, twisting and seething from the underbellies of punk to make it something that’s quite their own.

Unashamedly influenced by the heavyweights of pop, punk and grunge, the Smears have stamped a stiletto heel right through the heart of it, added louder guitars, driving bass lines, pounding drums and venomous vocals.
Through out this time, the Smears have taken the UK by storm, never leaving an audience unsatisfied. Their fearless ability and unapologetic attitude grips the audience from beginning to end and leaves them begging for more.
With the imminent release of their album ‘Hell in High Heels,’ the girls are stepping it up a notch and are more than ready for it. Are you?

“The Smears are not for the faint hearted as they demolish any preconceived ideas you might hold about a ‘girl group’. The lyrics set the mind racing as rapidly as the beat fires up the adrenalin. Spiky, raw and irresistibly alluring; that’s what makes The Smears the hottest female group to come out of this Country .” Dean Jackson BBC Radio Nottingham

“Whisper it for the moment but the UK punk rock scene is currently at it’s healthiest for about three decades, and there’s not even a safety pin in sight or a jubilee on the horizon. Instead, the likes of Gallows, Lovvers and Nottingham all-girl trio The Smears are kicking up a whole different kind of fuss thanks to a combination of ballsy attitude, chaotic unpredictability and of course, a spittle drenched barrel of tunes.” – Drowned in Sound

“The Smears are by far the most exciting, raw and genuinely unrestrained punk band we currently have the pleasure of dealing with, and ‘Deliverance’ is their fiercest track so far. I used to be able to do a lot of stuff before they came along- sleep, blink, enter dark rooms… those days are gone.” – James Birchall Kudos Records

“The Smears are an upcoming tour de force in the Nottingham music scene. For some, being an all-girl punk group would perhaps be enough to make them stand out. With The Smears, however, add to this the fact that all three are highly attractive ladies who know how to rock and you start to understand why they regularly leave Notts crowds whooping and screaming for more.” Leftlion Magazine. Nottingham’s best alternative magazine

“‘The Smears will kick you in the teeth and rip your heart right outta your chest. Throw Patti Smith and the Shangri La’s into a blender with the Northwest ferocity of Mudhoney and you’re coming close…” – Sonic Dirt Records