SXSW With: Only Girl

Only Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I discovered Only Girl a few years back and I don’t really recall where or how, I just know that her vocal was mesmerising. Not long after I managed to see her play to a very small group of people at a very small and very wonderful independent … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – The Wire

Saltwater Sun Words: Elena Katrina  The return of Saltwater Sun feels long over due but oh so worth the wait. Newest single The Wire takes a look at hard hitting subjects without it sounding overly dark musically – though that bass line certainly has it’s place rooted there. Shimmery guitar riffs and swirls meet up … Continue reading

Live Review: Pale Waves – Liverpool

Pale Waves Studio 2, Liverpool, 24th February 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It’s still absolutely baltic outside and there was a tiny part of me who really wanted to stay in the warm but the pull of not just one, not just two even, but three, great bands all playing the same line up … Continue reading

Just Listen: Red Rum Club – Calexico

Red Rum Club Words: Elena Katrina If Arctic Monkeys tripped over and got in a tangle with a Marichi band … was my initial thoughts, but it’s much more than that. Red Rum Club have been impressing me (and many others) at various venues in Liverpool for some time now and it’s about time they … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cosmo Sheldrake – Wriggle

Cosmo Sheldrake Words: Nick Jacques With a name that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Douglas Adams Novel, the same thing could be said about his music too. Wriggle is the first single off Cosmo’s anticipated debut album The Much Much How How and I. Sheldrake’s music with its whimsical charm and looped arrangements … 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 Listen: Cape Cub – Come Around

Cape Cub Thrilled to be sharing Cape Cub’s brand new single, Come Around. In part because we’re working with him on a show next week and in part because it’s just another example of how singer-songwriter Chad can put together a heart wrenchingly emotive story with captivating melodies and really nice clean production. This is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Novocain

Bloxx Words: Elena Katrina  For such a young band Bloxx seem to already have a bit of a drug problem… single Coke, was one of our tracks of 2017 and new single Novocain is looking like already being one of our tracks of 2018. What can you do eh? This is a band who are … 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 Listen: Island – Ride

Island Words: Elena Katrina It isn’t just that Island vocalist Rollo has a mega distinctive voice that makes every Island song instantly recognizable, it’s everything; the song structure, the guitars, the pacing, the waves upon waves of shimmery goodness that sweeps over you from the get go. So you can say it’s safe to say … Continue reading

Album Review: The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life Released 9th January 2018 Words: Caleb Curtis There’s few bands out there who fronted the post-punk movement in the 2000s and are still around to tell the tale. The Wombats can boast this feat, however, with the release of their fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life landing … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Wake Up Freya

Masicans Words: Joe Cockburn Marsicans have hit our ears once more with a fresh tune in time for their headline tour next month, but this one is different. The Leeds quartet have had us falling head over heels for their upbeat, indie pop with a grungey twist, but new single Wake Up Freya is way … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sea Girls – Heavenly War

Sea Girls Words: Elena Katrina  The first few times I heard Heavenly War, the new one from Sea Girls,  I was a tiny bit nonplussed to be honest. Then every time it came on my playlist I found that I was wanting more, I found I was humming it all the time, tapping it out. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dantevilles – Blackjack

Dantevilles Words: Julia Grantham Blackjack is the latest single for Manchester Indie pop four-piece Dantevilles. With similarities to contemporary Stockport band Blossoms, and perhaps even the Courteeners too, it is clear that Dantevilles are fans of baggy, Indie, shoegaze, and yet they take these genres into 2018 in their own, fresh way. This band deliver … Continue reading

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