Great Britain is in mourning this weekend, as tomorrow marks the end of one this country’s greatest – if not shortest lived – doctrines; Eat Out to Help Out.
Yes, it didn’t entirely make sense for the government to pays for our Wagamamas whilst the NHS is in turmoil. And the whole practise was essentially a means of using the discount-hungry (and regular-hungry) working classes as a canary down the mineshaft of Corona’s nuclear winter.. but XL Dominos were available for under a tenner and, for that, we are eternally grateful.
The end of this half-price scheme will most likely see many of us return to a humble, restaurant-less existence, with the occasional echoes through our high streets of “Fucking hell, I forgot Nandos was £15”.
It’s literally just chicken, chips and bottled sauce.
Mac DeMarco // Skyless Moon Demo
In the month that he was supposed to headline Green Man Festival, Mac has consoled us with the release of his Here Comes the Cowboy Demos – every cloud, eh? MG
Angel Olsen // (We Are All Mirrors)
Another artist who is releasing an alternative version of a 2019 masterpiece is Angel Olsen. These stripped-back tapes from Angel’s album sessions is great reminders of how talented she is. MG
Bad Nerves // Electric ’88
East London’s Bad Nerves bring a British touch to the American-dominated Powerpop genre. With their debut album due sometime before Christmas, now is the time to jump on board. MG
Girl in Red // rue
Marie Ulven Ringheim has grown beyond measure since releasing her debut ‘i wanna be your girlfriend’ two years ago. weaving minimalist verses through balls-out epic choruses; ‘rue’ shows Girl in Red at her best. MG
Keep Dancing Inc // Silent & Satisfied
A track that has everything. Keep Dancing Inc are the French outfit who are extracting the crispness of 80s electro and giving it an indie edge. ‘Silent & Satisfied’ is the coolest track we have heard in ages. MG
Divino Niño // Made Up My Mind
Alternating between English & Spanish, Chicago’s Divino Niño create spacious psych-pop that is impossible to pin down. ‘Made Up My Mind’ also features instrumental aid from fellow Chicagoan Will Miller of Whitney fame. MG