Interview: Zuzu

Zuzu Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Zuzu is a pop star.  As I walked into Motor Museum Recording Studio in Liverpool on a grey winter’s day, it seemed as though the clouds were peeled back and the calendar spun through to June as the human ball of energy that is Zuzu came into view.  … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Lemon Twigs – No One Holds You (Closer Than The One You Haven’t Met)

The Lemon Twigs No One Holds You (Closer Than The One You Haven’t Met) Words by Jim Mumby The Lemon Twigs can do no wrong with a back-catalogue of releases already stamped with ’quality assurance’. Having one platform boot firmly in Old Texan Saloon Bar music and another high-kicking into the belly of 80’s American … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Ninth Wave – I’m Only Going To Hurt You

The Ninth Wave I’m Only Going To Hurt You Words by Jim Mumby Any of those smuggly-smirking melophiles with their highly systemised record collections will be left head-scratching before slowly reaching towards the ‘Dungeon-Synth/Post-Punk-Noir’ section, momentarily pausing with a mindset to edging The Ninth Wave ever closer to the ‘Angst-IDM/New Beat’ sounds of Confetti’s and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

Chappaqua Wrestling Football Words by Jim Mumby By honing their musical prowess, the guitar-focussed indie-rock soundscapes of recent times are a far departure from what I felt was flat-sounding four-track EP1.  It seems Chappaqua Wrestling have managed to shake off any influential contagions, to emerge unscathed and invigorated with a much more professional and richer sound of … Continue reading

Just Listen: K I T – Warm

K I T Warm Words by Gary Lambert The debut release of K I T does not feel like that of a singer trying to find his voice and feet.  Instead we are treated to a pop song that is rousing, mature, and sounds like the sort of track an artist would put out to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Another Sky – All Ends

Another Sky All Ends Words by Gary Lambert With the clock ticking faster towards the release of I Slept On The Floor, the long awaited debut album from Another Sky, we have one last treat to build the excitement in the shape of All Ends. Undoubtedly, All Ends is a classic Another Sky track that … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saint Saviour (w/ Bill Ryder Jones) – Home

Saint Saviour with Bill Ryder-Jones Home Words by Jim Mumby When needs be, Saint Saviour (Becky Jones) has the fortunate acumen to choose the perfect cohort, this time in an east-meets-west partnering with former touring companion Bill Ryder-Jones. An excerpt from the September scheduled album Tomorrow Again, the tenderly entwining vocals of Jones and Jones … Continue reading

Just Listen: Walt Disco – Hey Boy (You’re One of Us)

Walt Disco Hey Boy (You’re One of Us) Words by Gary Lambert Oh my! They have done it once more!  Walt Disco’s latest musical collage of theatricality, camp, aggression, and rock n roll, Hey Boy (You’re One of Us) is even more ambitious for me than the wonderful Cut Your Hair, yet still comes in … Continue reading

Album Review: The Silver Field – Sing High! Sing Low!

The Silver Field Sing High! Sing Low! Words by Julia Grantham I first met Coral – the woman behind the band name – on a crisp clear February evening back in 2019 on the outskirts of the city of York.  Our interview about her debut album Rooms (released on the O Genesis record label) was discussed, as was … Continue reading

Just Listen: hidden white noise – Hallelujah (Good Times)

hidden white noise Hallelujah (Good Times) Words by Gary Lambert Hallelujah (Good Times) by hidden white noise comes from their debut album Wake Up in the City and is an retro bluesy stomp-along which transplants their hometown of Leeds from West Yorkshire to Alabama. From the start, the band hit us with a riff that … Continue reading

Just Listen: LARRY PINK THE HUMAN – Purpose Built

LARRY PINK THE HUMAN Purpose Built There is something so pure and clean about Purpose Built, the latest release from LARRY PINK THE HUMAN, which turns the experience of listening to the track into something far more holistic.  It’s the smell of fresh bedding, the taste of a bright salad, and the feel of a … Continue reading

Just Listen: LibraLibra – Lonely Girl

LibraLibra Lonely Girl Words by Gary Lambert Lonely Girl, the latest banger from Brighton’s LibraLibra, is an exciting, intoxicating cocktail of rock and dance that will set you on edge like glugging Red Bull before riding a rollercoaster. A dark tale of the excitement and dangers of a world where you’re sold on the love … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ovvls – Original Sin

Ovvls Original Sin Words by Gary Lambert Original Sin, the first release from Ovvls‘ forthcoming debut album sees the electro-goth duo expand their musical horizons to show off a more psychedelic and cerebral style to their work. The gothic element of Ovvl’s sound seems to have matured into a tense, brooding horror film turning a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Magick Mountain – King Cobra

Magick Mountain King Cobra Words by Nick Jacques Slithering out of the murky depths of lockdown comes this debut single, King Cobra, from the Leeds power psych rock trio Magick Mountain. An engrossing, opening riff shifts swiftly into top gear and takes you on a potent and compelling ride into the psyche of what this band is all about. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Oh Wonder – Don’t You Worry

Oh Wonder Don’t You Worry Words by Ashleigh O’Neill Don’t You Worry is taken from Oh Wonder’s lockdown project, the beautiful Home Tapes.  Every single on this has been carefully produced and written in the duo’s home, which is the way in which they started their career in making music, but the fifth song released … Continue reading

Just Listen: Remi Wolf – Hello Hello Hello

Remi Wolf Hello Hello Hello Words by Claire Cook 2020 has seen Remi Wolf push out catchy tunes at an impressive rate. Hello Hello Hello, taken from her new EP I’m Allergic To Dogs, is a sass-fuelled anthem confronting a cheating lover playing with her feelings from across the coast. Calling out a certified gambler, Wolf … Continue reading

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