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: Cape Cub – Searchlight

Cape Cub Words: Elena Katrina Cape Cub has a wonderful way with words, something he just doesn’t ever seem to fall short on. What he also has, in new track Searchlight, is something quite dark and haunting in his vocal. This track feels more laid bare than some of his other singles such as All … Continue reading

Just Listen: Luna Bay – Little Amsterdam

Luna Bay Words: Luke Pettican Since the release of their first track Colours in 2016, Luna Bay have gone from strength to strength. Anticipation was high for their new release, Little Amsterdam, and  it is a track that certainly delivers. Featuring the witty playful lyrics and joviality that they’ve become known for, the song is … Continue reading

EP Review: Will Joseph Cook – If You Want To Make Money

Will Joseph Cook – If You Want To Make Money Out Now Words: Luke Pettican A mere 6 months after the release of his excellent debut album Sweet Dreamer, Will Joseph Cook is back with a bang with three song EP If You Want To Make Money. After his magnificent debut filled with a plethora … 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

Festival Review: Ritual Union 2017

Ritual Union 2017 21st October 2017, Oxford Words: Nick Jacques Prior to reviewing the brand new 1 day festival Ritual Union I had never been to Oxford so I was really intrigued to see what the music and venues had in-store for me. Wandering through these historical streets paved in prestigious academia, for a moment … Continue reading

Live Review: Public Service Broadcasting – Manchester

  Public Service Broadcasting Manchester Academy 16th October 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Support band Palace, with their distinctive blues sound, have long been championed by Popped Music. The London four-piece played songs from their stunning debut album, So Long Forever, released at the end of last year. Amongst these were the album’s title track with … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Orielles – Let Your Dog Tooth Grow

The Orielles Words: Joe Cockburn Following a jam-packed summer of festivals, heavily-tipped Halifax trio The Orielles have returned to our ears with latest single Let Your Dog Tooth Grow. Their third release since signing with the brilliant Heavenly Recordings, this latest dreamy, upbeat surf-pop toe-tapper is their first since announcing the completion of their debut … Continue reading

Just Listen: Etches: Human Façade/ My New Empire

Etches Words: Elena Katrina Etches return with a fabulously chilled out double A-Side of Human Façade/ My New Empire here and what a treat they are. From the blissfully bubbling opening of Human Façade to the darker meanings behind the track. It’s a really cleverly penned lyrically and I feel like the band continue to grow and … 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

Album Review: King Krule – The Ooz

The Ooz Released October 13th 2017 Words: Mike Freeman King Krule’s new album release, The Ooz, is a compelling genre mish-mash of stripped-down instrumentals and abrasive yet heartfelt vocals quite like nothing you’ve ever heard. Archy Marshall’s first release in three years under this particular pseudonym builds on the grittiness and complexity of his last … 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 Listen: Devon – Weirdo

Devon Words: Gary Feeney Gloucestershire singer-songwriter Devon is nigh in impossible to find online at the moment, but on the strength of his debut single Weirdo, that situation is going to change very soon. A quirky affair, it’s an instantly addictive track which is in turns an anthem for outsiders and a casual dismissal of … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool

Dream Wife The Magnet, Liverpool, October 12th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Graham Smilie I’m a bit older than the kids at gigs today, so I don’t know if they have scrapbooks and memory boxes. But if they did (and I’m sure at least the quirky ones rebelling against social media will have), this gig … Continue reading

Live Review: Pale Waves – Manchester

Pale Waves Sound Control, Manchester 18th October 2017 Words & Photos: Tara Atkinson To look at them you’d think Manchester quartet Pale Waves were an up and coming punk band, you’d be surprised if you walked past the sold out Sound Control on Wednesday night to hear beautiful indie waves streaming through the doors. Having … Continue reading

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