Just Watch: Trudy & The Romance – The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen

Trudy & The Romance – The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen Words: Megan Berridge Have you ever had that feeling listening to music and it just provokes some kind of transcendental emotion? It really moves you? Well, Trudy And The Romance do that for me. They really make me yearn for that thing that makes the world go … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ten Eighty Trees – Lip Service

Ten Eighty Trees – Lip Service Words: Sammy Sadler I first heard Ten Eighty Trees back in 2018 when I interviewed them for a North East-based magazine and I was instantly hooked by their nostalgic rock and roll vibe. New single ‘Lip Service’ is another anthemic hit with thick guitar arrangements, explosive drums and foot-stomping beats. Grungy and boisterous … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rozi Plain – Conditions

Rozi Plain – Conditions Words: Nick Jacques  On the latest offering of Rozi’s upcoming album ‘What A Boost!’ she continues to tug our strings and leads us to nod our heads in admiration. We have the gently swaying rhythms of ‘Conditions’ to lose our weary souls in. This further justifies the attention which Rozi has been … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Someone Else For You

Talkboy – Someone Else For You Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Leeds band Talkboy apparently is their love song. However, don’t go thinking that this is going to be a slow love song, because it isn’t. Kicking straight off with a fine vocal performance from Katie Heap, this is two and half minutes … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sugarspun – Never Grow OId

Sugarspun – Never Grow Old Words: Sammy Sadler As a Cumbrian at heart, it’s so lush to see local talent going places and that’s definitely the case for five-piece Sugarspun. I’ve been listening to music from frontman Jamie McGraw and guitarist Steven Dixon for a little while now when they’ve brought things out here and there, but … Continue reading

Live Review: Ten Tonnes, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Ten Tonnes The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 31st January 2019 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Well I was not expecting a gig like this from Ten Tonnes. Admittedly, I’ve only seen him perform at festivals and in support slots, but for his sell out night at The Deaf Institute in Manchester, the mixed audience I associate … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rosie Carney – Zoey

Rosie Carney – Zoey Words: Julia Grantham When my good friend Elena got in touch and suggested I review this track, ‘Zoey’ by Rosie Carney, I said yes before even listening to it; such is our friendship. Moreover, Elena hadn’t asked me to review anything specifically, in years and so I felt it was time: … Continue reading

Just Listen: Henry Jamison – American Babes

Henry Jamison – American Babes Words: Rachel Allen I found myself humming a chorus continually today, rolling over and over in my head like a car wheel turning round and round. Poetic I know (!), but the only fitting why to describe a chorus belonging to a guy called Henry Jamison, whose track ‘American Babes’ … Continue reading

Feature: Independent Venue Week 2019

Independent Venue Week 2019 Words: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert, Samantha Saddler  Photos: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert Tim Burgess  – Phase One  If ever there was a way to kick off our celebration of Independent Venue Week well this was it, with one of my most favourite people ever; Tim Burgess. Leading a band “The Any … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ex:Re – Romance (6 Music Live Room)

Ex:Re – Romance Words: Rachel Allen The melancholic beauty of Elena Tonra’s vocal cannot be denied during her latest project, this time a separate creation to the lead vocalist’s band Daughter. The single ‘Romance’ from her new solo album shows this off in all its multifaceted layers, and in particular, during her live rendition of … Continue reading

Album Review: Queen Zee – Queen Zee

Queen Zee – Queen Zee Released 8th Feb 2019 Words – Nick Jacques  The first thought that came to me when I saw a picture of this band was “erm, they’re from Liverpool??” because they really don’t look like they are, but in a good and positive way, obviously. Queen Zee look like they have … Continue reading

Just Listen: Make Friends – Drop Naked

Make Friends – Drop Naked Smooth moves, smooth tones and a catchy as hell melody. The first time I Make Friends single Drop Naked, I literally said out loud “you wish” at some of the lyrics. It made me smile and then I fully got involved – ok not fully! But I couldn’t help fall … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Mother

The Amazons – Mother   Fucker. Right, now that’s out of the way…. as in every time Matt sings it, that’s what I shout afterwards. It seems entirely appropriate to be honest (not to Matt!) but for the song. In true Amazons style, their new single Mother thrashes around and lashes out not caring who … Continue reading

Just Listen: Animal Bar – I’ll Wait

Animal Bar – I’ll Wait Words: Elena Katrina  There is something kind of rough and ready about Animal Bar’s latest single I’ll Wait but they have got inside my head after only one listen – the guitar loop took me in and wouldn’t let me go. I wasn’t instantly hooked though. It’s a track of two … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lucia – Blue Heart

Lucia – Blue Heart Words: Rob Connor Whoever was the inspiration for Lucia’s new offering, “Blue Heart” clearly has a lot to answer for, but thankfully this track is one of the better byproducts of the situation. Whilst the lyrics are of a questioning manner initially, it ramps up through the emotional gears and becomes a … Continue reading

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