Just Listen: False Advertising – Hey You

False Advertising Words: Elena Katrina Manchester’s False Advertising return with brand new single Hey You and with it they continue to show us all exactly why they’re one of the hottest new bands to keep your eyes and ears on. With a full dollop of 90s grunge and a serious melody that grabs you in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Tapes – Alison

Swimming Tapes Words: Elena Katrina Swimming Tapes release their latest EP, Soft Sea Blue, this Friday and from it they’ve just shared the track Alison. With lashings of sun-drenched jangling guitars this is a track that is warming and heady on the melody. Another fine example of the musical delicacies that Swimming Tapes put forward … Continue reading

Popped Playlist: #012

Popped Playlist #012 With more minutes of music coming in than hours available in the day to listen to and share there’s only one way forward: A collection of our favourite tracks that hit our ears each month. Some that have already featured on Popped and plenty that just we ran out of time for … Continue reading

Just Listen: Outlya – Howl

Outlya Outlya add another slice of indie pop perfection to their collection with their latest single Howl. The band had one of the biggest crowds when we caught them at Barn on The Farm earlier this year and it’s easy to see why. They bring a shimmering disco party vibe to everything they touch, no … Continue reading

Just Listen: Otherkin – Come On, Hello

Otherkin Words: Elena Katrina And they’re back – our fave Irish rockers, Otherkin release their brand new single Come On, Hello and it’s yet another banger. There’s no pretending to be anything but what they are: full on indie rock. They ooze it with every riff, with every thump of the drum and with every … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haarm – Valentine

Haarm Words: Nick Bewes HAARM’s last single Endangered Species was a thing of beauty, one of my faves of the year so and the band return with a new track Valentine, which is more upbeat, like previous singles Foxglove and In the Wild than the subdued Species. Jen Davies shares vocal duties with Chris McIntosh … Continue reading

Just Listen: Banfi – June

Banfi Words: Elena Katrina Banfi’s lead vocalist Joe has a really interesting tone to his vocal, it’s unlike almost anything I’ve heard before. Here in their latest single June it’s perfectly encased in a pulsating soundscape that builds and builds to their, fast becoming, signature swirl. Banfi are one of my favourite acts in the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Shiners – Just Got Paid

Shiners Words: Elena Katrina If I close my eyes  when listening Just Got Paid by Shiners I’m not entirely sure what year it is, let alone what decade. Take a massive leap back into the 90s with me folks – this has early Blur written all over it (personally, early Blur is my fave Blur) … Continue reading

Just Listen: Estrons – Glasgow Kisses

Estrons Words: Nick Jacques The Welsh rock band of the moment Estrons are back and yet again, they want to take your pulse up a few beats. They conjure that up here in impressive fashion. Following on from their sucker-punch of a single Strobe Lights comes the more abrasive sound of Glasgow Kisses. The riffs … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – Alaska

Amber Run Words: Elena Katrina Amber Run return with their latest single Alaska released on September 22nd. The band are heading out on an autumn tour next month and this single gives you some idea of just how stripped back their sound can go – though I’m not anticipating their set will feature too much … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Too Good

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been asking myself questions…. like where has all the time gone in which I should have shared this song! I might be stealing half the lyrics for this review but Marsicans have got me caught in a dream with their new single Too Good. It really is too good as … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Waves – Television Romance

Pale Waves Words: Elena Katrina  It’s interesting to see how far Pale Waves have come over the last 12 months or so – their brand new single Television Romance sounds as if they’ve been having out with The 1975, which is no bad thing but their live performances have always been more grungy than poppy. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Henry Jamison – Sunlit Juice

Henry Jamison Words: Elena Katrina  When I leave it to the team to write all the posts (because I’m busy doing the general admin and organising which takes up way too much time) then songs like this get missed because it’s not a slap in the face nor is it by a buzz band. Henry … Continue reading

Just Listen: Motherhood – Save Me

Motherhood Words: Elena Katrina Motherhood are a band who aren’t looking to hide their pop sensibilities behind any kind of essence of cool, edgy, whateverness…. and that’s because they don’t have to. They ooze cool all over the shop with their latest single Save Me. Upbeat melodies and plastered with electronic 80s vibes that hop skip … Continue reading

Just Listen: SeaWitches – Absolve

SeaWitches – Absolve Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool’s  SeaWitches return with an inspired new track in Absolved. Vocals and music that moves in sultry waves and ripples throughout. There is also some really interesting guitar and bass work, which, for me, is tinged with an rich intercontinental flavour. Absolved is probably my favourite ever of theirs. … Continue reading

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