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Just Listen: Goat – Alarms

Goat Words: Nick Jacques Alarms is the latest offering from the much liked Swedish psychedelic collective GOAT. Blending tribal beats, spaghetti western themes with mantra-like harmonies and blissed out guitar licks that are satisfyingly familiar but at the same time completely different to lots of other music around at the moment. They seem to live … Continue reading


Just Listen: Get Inuit – Teriyaki

Get Inuit Words: Georgia Mae Blackman Get Inuit really have a passion for creating noisy and messy beats and sounds, it comes naturally to them and new single Teriyaki is another winner. Its’ jam packed full of messy riffs and pop-punk like vocals which really give them an edgy sound. Delivering chaotic guitar sounds at … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Red Rum Club – Everybody’s Friend

Red Rum Club Words: Gary Lambert Red Rum Club have shown they can compose a song that mixes the darkness of the unhappiness of the soul, with a tunefulness that is loved by radio. In fact, it doesn’t take a musical Egghead to spot that Everybody’s Friend is inspired by Echo and The Bunnymen. However, … Continue reading


Just Listen: LVL UP: Hidden Driver

LVL UP Words: Nick Jaques Having just signed to the legendary Sub Pop label, LVL UP’s  latest album, Return To Love could be the calling that you are looking for. The first single Hidden Driver is a little nugget filled with cool slacker vocals, measured fuzzy guitar licks and clattering drums that combine to produce … Continue reading


Album Review: Black Foxxes – I’m Not Well

I’m Not Well Released 19th August 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Welcome to The School of Black Foxxes. First year is a study in American rock 1991-2010 in the form of debut album I’m Not Well. Whilst this three piece are from Exeter in the sleepy south-west of England, their musical sound is very much from … Continue reading


Just Watch: Sloes – Young

Sloes Words: Elena Katrina Sloes have gone and done it. They have caught me off guard, with super sharp harmonies and a track which keeps my heart pounding just that little bit faster with the racing and ever soaring pace. Just when I thought I couldn’t love it any more they almost kill me off … Continue reading

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Festival Preview: Electric Fields

Electric Fields 2016 26th – 27th August – Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfriesshire Words: Gary Feeney Final tickets available HERE Stay in touch: Website // Facebook // Twitter Despite Scotland’s thriving live music scene, it would be fair to see that it’s under-served on the festival front with only T In The Park and Belladrum in the way … Continue reading

Just Watch: Jamie T – Power Over Men

Jamie T Words: James Booton After making his fans wait a good five years between his 2nd and 3rd albums, Jamie T is back after just two, with brand new music and a brand new feel. The rumours of a new album from the thirty-year-old sent the likes of twitter and Facebook into madness and now … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Jack Garratt – BYSKB v2v2 (demo)

Jack Garratt Words: Lauren Grigor One of my absolute faves, Jack Garratt, can he do no wrong? Following his massive debut album Phase earlier this year, numerous UK/EU tours and playing the biggest festivals this summer, BYSKB v2v2 (demo) is the Jack Garratt I signed up for; fantastic flawless production, a modern electronic sampling style that feels graceful … Continue reading

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Mini Album Review: Alphaduka – Alphaduka

Alphaduka Words: Gary Lambert Sometimes there are just phrases in press releases that grab you. “This newly formed three piece / bowling team” was one of them. Straight away I thought I would give Alphaduka a listen if nothing else. I was thankful for that phrase by the end of this six track mini-album. This … Continue reading


Festival Preview: Leeds Festival 2016

Leeds Festival 2016 TICKETS ON SALE HERE Facebook // Twitter // Website  Words: Elena Katrina   As our “great” British summer draws to a close our festival season feels as though it’s naturally winding down – only it’s not, it’s actually gearing up and Leeds Festival is not only the biggest festival on our festival … Continue reading


Album Review: All Tvvins – IIVV

IIVV Released on 19th August 2016 Words: Gary Lambert With the exception of The Strypes, my record collection has been somewhat devoid of music from Ireland over the last few years. Whilst you associate Irish music with the traditional guitar sound, this album gets as far from that as possible. From the opening xylophonic summery … Continue reading


Album Review: Natalie McCool – The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown Released 9th September 2016 Words: Elena Katrina I was already in love with Natalie’s vocal and her songwriting style long before I got to meet her.  Watching the way she has developed as an artist over the past two years has been an eye opener. Having spent some time with her too … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Rifles – Big Life

Big Life Released 19th August 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Just over a year ago, The Rifles commemorated the tenth anniversary of their debut album No Love Lost with two shows at London’s Electric Ballroom venue, and as I sat on the plane down to the first of them (yes, I am that big a fan…), … Continue reading


Just Listen: Trails and Ways – My Things

Trails and Ways Words: James Booten The appealing laid back California pop of Trails and Ways has gained them an abundance of followers in the 4 years since their debut 2012 EP. After the success of their first album, Pathology the four piece have returned with a brand new single My Things, still strutting their trademark chilled, … Continue reading

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