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Celebrate our 12th birthday with a brand new compilation album featuring some of the region’s most exciting artists and bands – all for free! Head to our Bandcamp site to grab your free copy, and read on to find out what inspired the artists behind this year’s compilation…

Combining sugar-coated noise with Sean Dodds’ uncanny way with a hook, Baker Island‘s Doomed Howard is the kind of seemingly effortless gem more established acts would offer their limbs for. One of many highlights from last year’s sterling Philophobia Music LP Restless Legs, it’s a golden snapshot of our dearest, most irreverent fuzz pop favourites.

“Doomed Howard features backing vocals from Life Model’s Sophie Evans.” Sean explains. “The person in the song is seen as a joke to those around him – however, those around him are self-satisfied dickheads. He won’t bother with them again. The verses started out as attempt to write a Devo-esque song. We failed.”


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