LeftBank, a cosy jazz club tucked into Cheltenham Road, closed its doors in March. The club had been ‘struggling as a business before [the] crisis’ and felt that remaining open posed ‘too great a threat to public health’. This is unlikely to be the last pandemic related closure.
After 2018’s Joy as an Act of Resistance, some hailed IDLES as prophetic, era-defining greats. Unfortunately, Ultra Mono only highlights its own deficiencies in reminding the listener of the qualities of its predecessor.
There are a few things that Sea Girls enjoy; anthemic choruses, picking up girls in bars, and above all else, frustratingly addictive guitar riffs. Open Up Your Head features fourteen tracks that chronicle the tribulations of being in the limbo between adolescence and adulthood.