Just Listen: Cassia – Small Spaces

Cassia – Small Spaces Words: Daniel Burton Cassia started making music in an indie bar in Barbados ……. sorry that isn’t true, but this is exactly what they make you think the more and more you listen to them. As soon as the first riff hits your ears, it sends you straight to paradise. If … Continue reading

Just Listen: Foals – On The Luna

Foals – On The Luna Words: Megan Berridge ‘Antidotes’ was the first CD I ever bought for myself. Yeah, my mum had got me the ‘Pop Party’ and Kylie Minogue albums before, but that was the first album I spent my own money on. It’s a very personal thing for me. The first band I … Continue reading

Just Watch: Trudy & The Romance – The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen

Trudy & The Romance – The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen Words: Megan Berridge Have you ever had that feeling listening to music and it just provokes some kind of transcendental emotion? It really moves you? Well, Trudy And The Romance do that for me. They really make me yearn for that thing that makes the world go … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ten Eighty Trees – Lip Service

Ten Eighty Trees – Lip Service Words: Sammy Sadler I first heard Ten Eighty Trees back in 2018 when I interviewed them for a North East-based magazine and I was instantly hooked by their nostalgic rock and roll vibe. New single ‘Lip Service’ is another anthemic hit with thick guitar arrangements, explosive drums and foot-stomping beats. Grungy and boisterous … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rozi Plain – Conditions

Rozi Plain – Conditions Words: Nick Jacques  On the latest offering of Rozi’s upcoming album ‘What A Boost!’ she continues to tug our strings and leads us to nod our heads in admiration. We have the gently swaying rhythms of ‘Conditions’ to lose our weary souls in. This further justifies the attention which Rozi has been … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Someone Else For You

Talkboy – Someone Else For You Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Leeds band Talkboy apparently is their love song. However, don’t go thinking that this is going to be a slow love song, because it isn’t. Kicking straight off with a fine vocal performance from Katie Heap, this is two and half minutes … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sugarspun – Never Grow OId

Sugarspun – Never Grow Old Words: Sammy Sadler As a Cumbrian at heart, it’s so lush to see local talent going places and that’s definitely the case for five-piece Sugarspun. I’ve been listening to music from frontman Jamie McGraw and guitarist Steven Dixon for a little while now when they’ve brought things out here and there, but … Continue reading

Live Review: Ten Tonnes, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Ten Tonnes The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 31st January 2019 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Well I was not expecting a gig like this from Ten Tonnes. Admittedly, I’ve only seen him perform at festivals and in support slots, but for his sell out night at The Deaf Institute in Manchester, the mixed audience I associate … Continue reading

Just Listen: Henry Jamison – American Babes

Henry Jamison – American Babes Words: Rachel Allen I found myself humming a chorus continually today, rolling over and over in my head like a car wheel turning round and round. Poetic I know (!), but the only fitting why to describe a chorus belonging to a guy called Henry Jamison, whose track ‘American Babes’ … Continue reading

Feature: Independent Venue Week 2019

Independent Venue Week 2019 Words: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert, Samantha Saddler  Photos: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert Tim Burgess  – Phase One  If ever there was a way to kick off our celebration of Independent Venue Week well this was it, with one of my most favourite people ever; Tim Burgess. Leading a band “The Any … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ex:Re – Romance (6 Music Live Room)

Ex:Re – Romance Words: Rachel Allen The melancholic beauty of Elena Tonra’s vocal cannot be denied during her latest project, this time a separate creation to the lead vocalist’s band Daughter. The single ‘Romance’ from her new solo album shows this off in all its multifaceted layers, and in particular, during her live rendition of … Continue reading

Just Listen: FEHM – Blue Hour (Nothing Lasts Forever)

FEHM – Blue Hour (Nothing Lasts Forever) Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve pretty much been in love with FEHM since I first heard them last year and I actually put them in my ‘Ones to Watch in 2019‘ picks at the start of January. I think it’s their similarities to Joy Division and New Order that really drew me in … Continue reading

Live Review: The Howl and The Hum

The Howl and The Hum The Cluny, Newcastle, 24th January 2019 Words and photography: Sammy Sadler In my relationship, I’m usually the one who recommends the new artists/bands to listen to. Submerging myself in new music on a daily basis means I’m more than happy to get home and tell Jim what he should be … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rozi Plain – Symmetrical

Rozi Plain – Symmetrical Words: Nicholas Jacques  This is a lovely taster from Rozi Plain’s upcoming album ‘What a Boost’. Distinctive guitar tones hover and bounce off a rhythmic drum beat in a languid fashion whilst Rozi’s voice is calm and restrained. There is an alluring pattern with the guitar playing and this enables the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saint Agnes – Welcome to Silvertown

Saint Agnes – Welcome to Silvertown Words & Photography: Gary Lambert It is in my self-inflated opinion that Saint Agnes are the most exciting, edgy, dirty rock’n’roll band in the UK at this moment in time. And the good news is that the release of the title track of their newly announced debut album (due … Continue reading

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