Dear office reluctants, After a brief hiatus, that grew into an extended holiday, and then span idly out of control into a full-on sabbatical, the quiff – catching the scent of gigs in the air – is back: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/75Fbr7iIloTF89MzbgPUb3?si=109b29ee48974f33 This latest batch of off-kilter brilliance covers our autumn listening and features a whole bevy of... Continue Reading →
Dear fellow travel timers, Without further ado, we’re pleased to proffer the B side of May’s playlist featuring the lackadaisical anguish of Sunderland’s brutally lofi Roxy Girls; the meandering, woozy detours of Spanish duo Family Time and the deliciously delicate vibes of Brooklyn’s GIRL SKIN. As if "Overgrown", one of the Quiff's favourite... Continue Reading →
Emerging at the forefront of an impressive throng of new bands cutting up the airwaves in South Wales, TJ Roberts draw on playful, sardonic Americana and add a twist of tear-stained soulfulness to create their own compelling concoction. The Quiff is delighted that they're the latest rising stars to give 3 Sounds & A Round... Continue Reading →
The Quiff has been stumbling from one month into the other like tumbleweed through a timeless ghost town. Toggling between invincible stasis and futile movement, he finally found himself painting this beautiful still life – a composition of the most mesmerizing and appeasing colours, so full-bodied he had to divide it into two. Side A... Continue Reading →
We are together in our isolation watching the newsreaders sat two metres apart We are together listening to our leaders scrabble for purchase trying to look as if they're in control We are together standing in line anxious and scared and stern and judgemental covering our faces and washing our hands because we are together... Continue Reading →
Half asleep, Staring at the ceiling Thoughts tangled up, atrociously painful They are all stranded Stranded at sea Floating like a life ring on a chain A musical marvel from the Austrian indie Klezmer kings' latest album Draußen im Kopf. It's one of last year's hidden gems and can be streamed here.
Brighton-based, soulful indie playthings Nature TV have been releasing their vignettes of beautiful heartbreak into the wild for almost 2 years now. With a dash of dark wit and more hooks than a Peter Pan convention, once you've heard them they're impossible to shake. The Quiff is a massive fan and is delighted to join... Continue Reading →
Greetings connected disconnects, If you’re missing the intimate smoky sweat of the venue, fear not, we’re back with another collection of the beautiful new. The last thing we got to before the doors closed was the album launch show for Leed’s finest post-punk radicals Mush. New single, Existential Dread, is the perfect aperitif to a... Continue Reading →
My favourite daydream is the one where I just keep driving, as if we can outrun the rules. Time slowing with the changing scenery. Forever a cheap trinket held in the palm of your hand. Two of Houston's finest deliver a slice of heaven.
Greetings soul sisters and brothers, It’s been a little while since we were last here but, don’t fear, the months have been suitably wasted, decadently wallowing in melancholic bliss, ragged raucous glory and slinking, sinking disquiet. Between the steady old hands of Bonny Light Horseman and Africa Express lies a cavalcade of spectacular new... Continue Reading →