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

Festival Review: Festival No.6 2017

Festival No.6 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington For the sixth year running, the peculiar, pastel-coloured village of Portmeirion, home of the 1967 TV Series The Prisoner, transformed into the bijou beauty that is Festival No.6. This idyllic, Italianate village sits on the southern shores of Snowdonia, providing an undulating backdrop of exquisite hillside and sandy coastlines. … Continue reading

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

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 Watch: Josh McGovern – The Devil Below Me

Josh McGoven Words: Elena Katrina Josh McGovern has a vocal that makes me want to weep. It’s so rich, like the plushest of velvets, and he knows exactly how to use it.  He knows when to reach just deep enough for an edge and when to hold and expand the note to bring you to … 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 Watch: Rews -Shine

Rews Words: Elena Katrina I’m a big fan of duos, especially those who, like Rews (and The Pearl Harts), who manage to make a sound much bigger than their parts. Shine is the latest offering from Rews and it hammers itself into your subconsciousness – with those riffs playing on a loop long after the … 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 Watch: Cristobal And The Sea – Steal My Phone

Cristobal And The Sea Words: Elena Katrina Get involved and jump aboard – Cristobal and The Sea are one of my favourite producers of kooky vibes and new single Steal My Phone does not disappoint! They come along ever so often and sprinkle chunks of happiness all over me with their abundance of joyous sounds. … 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 Watch: The Big Moon – Pull The Other One

The Big Moon Words: Elena Katrina It goes without saying that The Big Moon’s Pull The Other One is no new tune to us, it is, however, one of my faves. Sultry and slow in the majority of it’s vocal delivery with an abundance of teasing harmonies. The video though is another glimpse into the … Continue reading

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