Just Watch: John Joseph Brill – A Place To Drown

John Joseph Brill Words: Elena Katrina The sounds of John Joseph Brill are no new noise to me, they’re rather a thing of comfort,  despite,  more often than not, the lyrical content is less comforting. Here JJB is joined with a female vocalist whose tone and notes are in total contrast to Brill’s give A … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bloxx – Curtains

Bloxx Words: Elena Katrina I admit, I never thought that I would fall in love with a song named after a household item such as Curtains, but Bloxx have done it. First listen I was in, fully in. Yes, I have made a full on commitment to Curtains and possibly a borderline blog crush is … 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 Watch: White Fever – Sands

White Fever Words: Elena Katrina Let White Fever slowly but surely weave their magic upon you with their new track Sands. It’s captivating in its delivery; with hypnotising layers of vocals and it’s atmospheric, drawn out soundtrack. There’s something a little eerie about the whole affair but I can’t keep myself from listening, over and … 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

Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – LOVE

Fond Of Rudy Words: Elena Katrina This latest single, Love, from Fond Of Rudy has darker sounds than we’ve been used to from this Brighton four-piece. It’s moody and  of a much slower pace. It’s electronic backing track is full of surprises and there’s actually a part of me that things this with an orchestra … Continue reading

Just Listen: Twin Kidd – Retrograde

Twin Kidd Words: Elena Katrina  The rain is falling hard outside and it’s dark and dank and all those other dreary words you shouldn’t be associating with August and my mood is shocking. What I need is something that can transcend all of this and lift my spirits. Thank goodness then for Twin Kidd and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Memory Foam – Flatsharing Is A Terrible Idea

Memory Foam Words: Elena Katrina We recently lost one of our beloved indie bands (The Maccabees) so any band that can help stuff the, now, gaping crevice of our jingly-jangly-indie-loving heart is alright by us – and Memory Foam do just that with their debut track Flatsharing Is A Terrible Idea. For a debut single … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Vryll Society – Shadow Of A Wave

The Vryll Society Words: Nick Jacques It’s not long to go now before The Vryll Society unleash their much anticipated debut album on us all. In the meantime lose yourself in this latest offering; a strident and expansive clanger of a song! Iridescent guitar licks wash over and combine with searing vocals about searching for … Continue reading

Just Listen: Psycho Comedy – The Hangman

Psycho Comedy Words: Rebecca Worthington Fast becoming one of the most electrifying bands coming out of Liverpool, Psycho Comedy were proud to present their latest offerings over at  The Shipping Forecast on Saturday. The five-piece provide you with a perfect opportunity to get wild and west. Their dark and disorderly new single, The Hangman, with its twisted guitars and raucous vocals, does indeed leave … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Trampolene

Trampolene Words: Leander Hobbs Talking poems, politics and Pete Doherty with Trampolene frontman Jack Jones They must put something in the water in Wales. How else do you explain the sheer breadth of musical talent that has rolled gently out of the valleys in the last 50 years?  Huge stars born and made by a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sam Valdez – Hours

Sam Valdez Words: Elena Katrina  From the first few notes of hearing Hours by Sam Valdez I was compelled to write about it. Hauntingly beautiful and striking vocals which are, at times, reminiscent of Lana Del Ray. Backed with a quietly atmospheric soundtrack which creates a feeling of unease with steady ripples and a uneasy … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Orielles – I Only Bought It For The Bottle

The Orielles Words: Charlotte Minett You know the feeling when you buy a drink with the sole reason being that is has a sick bottle and then you realise that it tastes shit, and if you’d have known that you’d have bought another? Well that is exactly what the Halifax trio, The Orielles’ new track … Continue reading

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