JUST LISTEN: LIFE – Switching On

LIFE – Switching On Words: Amy Butcher Having been socially distancing for over two weeks now, I get so much joy when my favourite bands release new music as it’s something fresh and new in my day to day at home routine. When I heard LIFE had released a new single, I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life

The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life Words: Jim Mumby Leigh’s indie-pop flag wavers The Lottery Winners let loose a title track that evokes their much less optimistic perspective on life, than say the jazz-hop rhymes of Soul II Soul’s free spirited vision three decades ago. The times they have changed perhaps, however the … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Henry Jamison – I Forgot Myself

Henry Jamison – I Forgot Myself Words: Jim Mumby Ahead of the collaborative Tourism EP, Henry Jamison’s partnering with Darlingside unveils a tender introspection, recalling memories of a lonely existence and unlikely romance in forlorn situations, by side-stepping his life to realise those emotional struggles between denial and supposition of his subsequently failed relationship in … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow

Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow Words: Clare Hingley Stockton-on-Tees singer/songwriter Tom Joshua released his second single of 2020 Knock On A Hollow recently, another addition to his debut EP Undergrowth that’s set for release later this year. He has been in good company having worked closely with producer Cam Blackwood, who helped produce both of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Sean Christopher – Indigo Blue

Sean Christopher – Indigo Blue Words: Nick Bewes I’m not sure whether it’s the current situation we find ourselves in, but I’ve started to listen to a lot more calmer and sedate music recently. And that includes Indigo Blue, the new release from Sean Christopher. His voice is just sublime, it’s so warm and calming.  … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Low Hummer – The Real Thing

Low Hummer – The Real Thing Words: Jim Mumby Synth-driven Low Hummer continue their forays into highly danceable electronic infused post-punk and under the production talents of Matt Peel, are rewarded with a third release that bolsters their presence amongst a wave of new artists surging from the Humber region. You’d be forgiven for assuming … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Charlie Cunningham – Climb

Charlie Cunningham – Climb Words: Nick Bewes There’s something very calming about listening to Charlie Cunningham’s music. It just floats over you like waves, relaxing you and putting you at ease. His two albums to date 2017’s Lines & 2019’s Permanent Way gathered good reviews and he’s getting ready to release a new EP which … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: VALA – Say You Want It (That Way)

VALA – Say You Want It (That Way) Words: Amy Butcher Manchester-based trio VALA continue to impress me with their addictive indie pop sound, and Say You Want It (That Way) is no exception. Now if you’re thinking this track is anything like Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way, you are very much mistaken. … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: SYFTA – Breathe

SYFTA – Breathe Words: Amy Butcher Widnes four-piece SYFTA have released strong debut single Breathe – a loud track packing a powerful punch. Launching straight into invasive vocals and brash drum beats, the song is intense from the start until it reaches the chorus before dropping into a serene silence as vocalist Harry sings Breathe; … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Glass Peaks – Never Really Left

Glass Peaks – Never Really Left Words: Amy Butcher Kent band Glass Peaks have released one hell of a corker in new single Never Really Left ahead of their Debut EP It’s Raining On The Wrong Side of The Window out in May. A commentary on the toxic landscape social media has become, the trio … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender 2020

Neighbourhood Weekender 2020 Words: Elena Katrina & Gary Lambert PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter When Neighbourhood Weekender has launched two years ago as a big boy version of Neighbourhood Festival, it turned into one of the surprise highlights of our Summer. Last year a bigger group … Continue reading

Live Review: Dollie Demi – Manchester

Dollie Demi Manchester, The Castle Hotel, 14th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert So what did you do on Valentine’s Day?  Something romantic?  Something deliberately and unashamedly fun and cheesy?  Or did you go to a gig on your own because watching a three bands in a classic gig venue is undoubtedly how … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Heart of Darkness

The Amazons Heart of Darkness Words by Gary Lambert Released as part of The Amazons’ Expanded Edition of Future Dust, Heart of Darkness is the sound of a rock band preparing for the days when arenas and stadiums welcome them with open arms. When you listen to Heart of Darkness, you might want to do … Continue reading

Just Listen: Zuzu – Skin and Bone

Zuzu Skin and Bone Words by Gary Lambert Liverpool’s emo-pop princess Zuzu seems to be at it again with yet another wonderful pop song that combines the emotional nudity of one of my counselling sessions with the singalong fun of a kitchen disco. In comparison to her other output, on the first listen it seems … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talk Show – Banshee

Talk Show – Banshee Words: Amy Butcher Ever since I heard Fast and Loud I have been shamelessly addicted to Talk Show and their intriguing sound. What I love about this band is their way of performing their songs live in such a way that feels like the raw recording yet is elevated to another … Continue reading

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