Just Listen: Tom Grennan – This Is The Place

Tom Grennan This is the Place Words by Gary Lambert It took The Hollies just one look, but for me it was five seconds.  Five seconds of Tom Grennan‘s vocal and I had to stop what I was doing and message my Popped-boss to reiterate a point she already knew.  This is the Place needs … Continue reading

Just Listen: Stanleys – A Better Life

Stanleys A Better Life Words by Gary Lambert Stanleys are a band who must be drinking liquid confidence every time they go into the rehearsal room.  Every time I see or hear the band it is like they have taken two steps forward when one would suffice.  Their latest release, A Better Life, is a … Continue reading

Just Listen: October Drift –

October Drift Oh The Silence Words by Nicholas Jacques Touted for great things this year, October Drift emerge out of the new year slumber to deliver the new single, Oh The Silence, from their upcoming debut album Forever Whatever, due for release on 25th January 2020. On this evidence their sound is perched firmly in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wyldest – Alive (Redream)

Wyldest – Alive (Redream) Words: Gary Lambert Once again, the Redream version from Wyldest has knocked ball out of the park. This time Alive has been given the treatment ahead of March’s release of Redream Chaos. Opening up with some synth action a lot more reminiscent of the original release, quickly we are taken to … Continue reading

Just Listen: DOLL – Dress Code

DOLL / Don’t Open Love Letters – Dress Code Words by Gary Lambert Stop!  Take a deep breath.  Take another one just to be sure.  You are going to need to follow this routine every time you listen to Dress Code such is the intensity of the dark alt-pop groove.  Opening with a fun synth … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Honey – Set Me Free

Pale Honey –  Set Me Free Words: Clare Hingley Even the first note in this song makes you think you’ve gone back in time to the 1980s and dancing along to the likes of Walk Like An Egyptian by Bananrama. Gothenburg duo Nelly Daltrey and Tuva Lodmark make up Pale Honey. These ladies have released … Continue reading

Just Listen: Brooke Bentham – Perform For You

Brooke Bentham – Perform For You Words by Gary Lambert Brooke Bentham only came to my attention recently when she opened for Sam Fender on his recent tour, but the quality of her work in that set took me to searching out more tracks.  With perfect timing, Perform For You is her latest release, and … Continue reading

Just Listen: JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time

JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time Words by Amy Butcher Following the release of their third album The Ceiling, the indie rock trio are back with intrinsic, warm single Anyway, Now’s Not The Time.  Opening with jangly melancholic guitar melodies, they are soon joined by subtle drum beats, clever bass lines and singer Conor’s … Continue reading

Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Heaven

MarthaGunn – Heaven Words by Amy Butcher Ever since I saw MarthaGunn at Bushstock festival this summer, I’ve been obsessed with the way they bring together old school 70s rock and fresh, modern melodies to create a truly fantastic sound. When announcing their new single ‘Heaven’, I couldn’t wait to listen – it’s another groove … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saytr Play – Honest Man

Saytr Play – Honest Man Words by Gary Lambert I love Manchester’s Saytr Play from the power, fun, and compassion their live show produces, and I’m absolutely buzzing to say that new single, Honest Man, captures all of this and more in its three minutes forty seconds. From the opening ARGHH! shouted by the band … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – Mouthbreather

Saltwater Sun – Mouthbreather Words by Gary Lambert I have an admission. I fell in love with Mouthbreather from the moment I saw the title in an email. Thankfully that immediate hit of sneering retribution is not undeserved as Saltwater Sun provide us with another example of their collective ability to interweave the pop vocal … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Hollow Spheres

Talkboy – Hollow Spheres Words: Nick Bewes Hollow Spheres is the third track that I’ve reviewed this year by Leeds band Talkboy and each track, Someone Else For You in February and Wasting Time in April, have shown what a great band they are by offering something different each time. Unlike the previous tracks, Hollow … Continue reading

Just Watch: Easy Life – Nice Guys

Easy Life – Nice Guys Words: Amy Butcher  Leicester based five-piece Easy Life have given us a groovy, serene indie hip hop track ‘Nice Guys’, it’s everything I could want and more. Following the release of their single ‘Earth’ this summer, I’ve been dying to hear more from, in my opinion, one of the best … Continue reading

Just Listen: Only Sun – I Can’t Stand It

Only Sun – I Can’t Stand It Words: Amy Butcher After a successful festival run this summer and a highly anticipated headline tour including a sold out Camden Assembly show, 2019 has been a great year for Only Sun so far. The High Wycombe based five-piece are back with another corker of a single ‘I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bleanavon – I Want You

Bleanavon – I Want You Words: Ashleigh O’Neill ‘I Want You’ is the opening track to the Blaenavon’s much anticipated second album ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’. The single seems to be a song sharing love but with a nod to heartbreak too. The beat starts off steady but picks up, evolving into an uplifting, … Continue reading

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