Just Listen: Estrons – Lilac

Estrons – Lilac Words: Nick Jacques Following on from the previous impressive efforts of Glasgow Kisses and Strobe Lights, more heart-on-a-sleeve, adrenaline-fuelled punk-pop is served on a plate yet again from Cardiff’s hottest talent Estrons. The dynamics of their latest release, Lilac,  are expertly executed. Their trademark “give and go” chorus hollers and relentless razor-sharp … Continue reading

Just Listen: Jade Bird – Furious

Jade Bird – Furious Words: Gary Lambert  I’m thinking of taking up smoking just so that I can have the full benefit of listening to this sultry piece of Americana in the dark whilst nursing heartbreak with whisky on the rocks.  Whilst Jade Bird is a highly spoken about British talent, I could comfortably imagine … Continue reading

Just Watch: DMA’S – In The Air

DMA’S Words: Caleb Curtis DMA’S are going from strength to strength. After a hit debut album Hill’s End in 2016, the Australian three-piece treated us to a brand new single back in late 2017 with Dawning. It marked an evolution of their sound, but one that was very much grounded in familiarity. This statement remains … Continue reading

Just Watch: Keir – Night and Day

Keir Words: Elena Katrina I had to take a double check that I was listening to the right song when I put this on. I don’t remember Keir sounding like this at any point, not live, not in his previous singles and I have loved all of that and I have to say …. I … Continue reading

Just Watch: Fil Bo Riva – Head Sonata (Love Control)

Fil Bo Riva People can write and sing great songs but add an extraordinary vocal and the whole thing takes on another dimension. For me Fil Bo Riva has this something something to his vocal which lights up a part of my heart. There’s several notes within this single, Head Sonata (Love Control), which just … Continue reading

Just Watch: Meadowlark – Pink Heart

Meadowlark Words: Elena Katrina Meadowlark return with new track Pink Heart and with it a new video. The video is a love letter to the band’s 5 years together. It follows them on tour, chilling, in the recording studio and is a great insight into the duo’s dynamic that is rarely seen. Pink Heart continues … Continue reading

Just Watch: Hudson Taylor – Run With Me

Hudson Taylor Words: Emily Leonard After last years release of the long awaited comeback single Feel It Again, Irish modern day folk, pop duo Hudson Taylor begin 2018 on a high by presenting us with a new single Run With Me. The song is a happy go lucky, infectious slice of melodic magic, producing an … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tom Grennan – I Might

Tom Grennan Words: Elena Katrina Tom Grennan brings us another hint as to what his debut album, Lighting Matches, is going to be like with new single I Might. Just when I was starting to feel almost desperate to hear something else from him, he delivers… Merry Christmas indeed. Tom Grennan was my most listened … Continue reading

Just Watch: Marsicans – Throw Ourselves In

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes there are no words, sometimes there is only laughter and smiles and that’s the case with the new video for Throw Ourselves In by one of our faves… Marsicans! OK so obviously the first watch was the time for no words and laughter and smiles the second, third and fourth … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Wild Things – Loaded Gun

The Wild Things Words: Elena Katrina The Wild Things are coming for you and they’re latest track Loaded Gun is loaded with with 60s vibes and a hell of an infectious melody. From the opening guitar/drum stomp you’ll be held hostage. The sweet but sassy vocals hold no prisoners either, I can imagine this one … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chloe Howl

Chlow Howl Words: Caleb Curtis It might be titled Do It Alone, but between its infectious synths and warm bass licks, Chlöe Howl’s new track will leave you longing to be on a dance floor along side your mates. The British singer-songwriter’s accent shines through her roaring voice, boasting an impressive range that she doesn’t … Continue reading

Just Listen: Headclouds – Seen It Before

Headclouds Words: Gary Lambert As the mornings get darker and the days get colder, it is a sweet treat to have the release of Seen It Before by Headclouds reach our ears. Without being obvious and overly joyful, there is a relaxed summer vibe as the effected vocals attempt to send a summer breeze down … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tom Walker – Leave The Light On

Tom Walker Words: Elena Katrina Tom Walker has been one of my firm favourite singer song-writers for the past 18 months and his recent singles have seen him being propelled further and further into the public’s sight. Latest single Leave The Light On brings even more pop and urban sensibilities into play and a production … Continue reading

Just Watch: Mono Club – Memory Critical

Mono Club Words: Elena Katrina I have to admit that I haven’t really got the foggiest what is going on in the video for Memory Critical from Mono Club, but what I do know is this is a damn fine tune. The children’s cheer that opens it, a really attention grabbing beginning. The thing that … Continue reading

Just Watch: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

Suzi Wu Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been a bit obsessed with Suzi Wu since her debut Teenage Witch etched itself into my subconscious and has lived there, creeping me out, for a good few months. I all but jumped up and down when I accidentally had a meeting with one of her team last week … Continue reading

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