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Track Premiere: Brothers Water – Quick & Clean

Brothers Water Brothers Water’s newest track Quick  & Clean is reminiscent of some of the best 80s alternative rock but with more of a pop sensibility, especially in the chorus. The track reminds me of a cross between White Lies, Joy Division and The Courteeners. It’s fast paced with a vocal delivery style which I … Continue reading

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Album Review: Wild Nothing – Life Of Pause

Life Of Pause Released 19th February 2016 Words: Sion Ford Under the guise of Wild Nothing, Jake Tatum has earned himself a reputation as an innovator of sorts. Known for bringing a distinctively different sound to his songwriting, the production of Wild Nothing’s releases are of a quality that most people aspire to, and this … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Lake Komo – Resurrect

Lake Komo Listen to Resurrect here: Lake Komo come whizzing around the corner with a track that’s both thumping and melodic with their new single Resurrect. Without shame it knocks on the door until you let it in; a real grower. LIVE 9th Feb – Java Lounge Live, Sheffield 10th Feb – Oporto, Leeds 11th … Continue reading

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Just Listen: The Lumineers – Ophelia

The Lumineers The long awaited return of The Lumineers sees them come back with a short folky tale of love and woe in their new single Ophelia. There’s no distinct change of sound that suggests their new album will hold any surprises but you never do know. There’s a fantastic boogie woogie influenced piano part … Continue reading


Just Listen: Cinema – Move On

Cinema With it’s Bollywood infuse percussive opening, Birmingham’s Cinema instantly gain your attention on their new track Move On. It’s the chorus though that wins it for me – the falsetto in particular. There’s also the, dare I say it, donk-like note that chases throughout the track. It’s the boss, the one constant. I thought … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Clean Cut Kid – Pick Me Up

Clean Cut Kid It’s been a fun ride watching Clean Cut Kid smashing it left right and centre. A pleasure to have been at their first live show in Liverpool (actually their every gig in Liverpool), watching them grow a bigger and bigger fan base. They follow up their last single, Runaway, with a new … Continue reading


Just Watch: Dazes – The Family

Dazes It’s been over a year since I last wrote about North London band Dazes and it’s no wonder I found something about their  brand new video for The Family, so familiar. The band have been keeping a low profile by all accounts but now seemed poised to pounce with their powerfully psychedelic infused sound. … Continue reading

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Live Review: Ovvls, Liverpool

Ovvls Scandinavian Church, Liverpool, 29th January 2016 Words & Photo: Elena Katrina Oh the blundering oaf I was as I tried, unsuccessfully, to sneak into a pew at the Scandinavian Church in Liverpool midway through the first song of Ovvls’ debut live show. Hopefully I didn’t ruin it for anyone or the band and I … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Eliza Shaddad – Wars

Eliza Shaddad Oh Eliza Eliza Eliza, one of my favourite tracks of 2015 now has a video meaning we get to share the song all over again. Eliza Shaddad’s  magnificent track Wars made an instant and very big impact on me upon first listen last year, you can read how I felt back then here … Continue reading

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Just Listen: John Joseph Brill – False Names

John Joseph Brill I’ve had the absolute pleasure of 5 minutes in this man’s company as well as seeing him live and hearing his debut track way ahead of ever getting it in my inbox from a PR company. John Joseph Brill has a voice that more than matches his stature and appearance: manly and … Continue reading

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Live Review: Daughter, Liverpool

Daughter 02 Academy, Liverpool, 22nd January 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones I was surprised when it was announced that Daughter would be playing Liverpool O2 Academy on their first tour to introduce to the world their sophomore album Not To Disappear. This was not because they are not suitable to Liverpool, but rather … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Catholic Action – L.U.V

Catholic Action Words: Gary Feeney It seems like Catholic Action have been playing in and around their native Glasgow for ages now, garnering a reputation as a must-see live act in a local scene that is as high in standard as it is in variety and depth. As such, it feels a little strange that … Continue reading


Just Listen: Marsicans – Arms Of Another

Marsicans I have come to the conclusion that people who are banging on about a lack of guitar music have no idea what they are saying. I say this because there’s loads of it and some of it is fabulous. Some of it is scuzzy rock n roll influenced, some of it is shoegaze psychedelia … Continue reading


Just Listen: Fatherson – Lost Little Boys

Fatherson Fatherson are back with their first new track of 2016. And they bring with them their full arsenal of musical weapons. Lost Little Boys is an indie rock track which is destined to put them on the map. One of our ones to watch this year, besides us banging on about them for years, … Continue reading

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Video Premiere: Robbie Cavanagh – Which Way To New York

Robbie Cavanagh I have already had the pleasure of watching Robbie Cavanagh perform live and I did so enjoy it so when he got in touch to offer the premiere of his newest video for single, Which Way To New York, I jumped at the chance. Which Way To New York sees Robbie pulling at … Continue reading

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