We kick off the year with our pick of the best new indie and alternative music on our monthly podcast.

Ex-Vöid have announced their debut album Bigger Than Before on Don Giovanni Records and Prefect Records and we have the lead single “Churchyard”.

One of our favourite new bands The Bug Club put out “Intelectuals (Money Version)” and The Wave Pictures tease their first album in four years with “Flight From Destruction”.

Parquet Courts release “Watching Strangers Smile” and we lift “Fatso” from the upcoming Warmduscher LP.

Hatchie returns with “Quicksand” and we have the fantastic “Figure Skater” from Charles Watson’s forthcoming album Yes and “The Reason” from Tigercats.

Pavement share the previously unreleased “Be the Hook” and Savage Mansion are back with “The Crucible” alongside Pictish Trail, Fluid Tower and NewDad.

Also on the podcast there’s Honeyglaze, Kindsight, Paolo Ruiu, Beneather, Sun June, Widowspeak and lilo.

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