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: Stanleys – Measured in Gold

Stanleys Measured in Gold Words by Gary Lambert Once again with Measured in Gold Stanleys, these proper nice lads from Wigan, have managed to hit the bullseye.  Following on with the motif of A Better Life with an unassuming, sweet and completely loveable slice of guitar pop. It is quite special how the music of … 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

Just Listen: Prima Queen – Brownstone

Prima Queen Brownstone Words by Gary Lambert If you have a ticket for The Big Moon’s Walking Like We Do tour, I would recommend that you get in the venue early in order to catch the tour support, Queen Prima.  The young, London-based band are the ideal act to warm you up with their sweet, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saytr Play – Future

Saytr Play Future Words by Gary Lambert Manchester’s Saytr Play are one of those acts who never seem to make a mis-step.  Whether it is their breathless, dramatic live show or indie bop after indie bop they release, it’s all bang on target.  Latest track Future is no exception. Reminding me of Brett Anderson’s vocal … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Coming Up Short

Bloxx Coming Up Short Words by Gary Lambert It has officially started. The build up to Bloxx‘s debut album begins with the release of Coming Up Short. Like everything else Bloxx have released it’s an absolute banger, but this is a slight change from the quiet-LOUD-quiet-LOUDER format that Bloxx have had us fall in love … 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: Bad Sounds – Permanent

Bad Sounds Permanent Words by Amy Butcher My first experience with Bad Sounds was a couple of years ago when their track ‘Are You High?’ came on shuffled by Spotify during my commute to work and I haven’t looked back since!  As soon as I knew they were releasing their EP Escaping from a Violent Time, Vol. … Continue reading

Just Listen: HAARM – Dahlia

HAARM Dahlia Words by Gary Lambert Over the last decade we have seen a shift in pop music as we have left saccharine, brightly coloured, teen-and-younger focused pop acts behind.  Instead we have icons like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Dua Lipa to name but three creating wonderful music that appeal to all age groups … 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: Tundra Love – Usurper

Tundra Love Usurper Words by Amy Butcher After hearing their last single Mind’s Eye, I was blown away by the sheer power in both the music and lyrics of Brighton based 4-piece Tundra Love. So you can imagine when I heard they were releasing Usurper as their next single, I was pretty excited. There’s something about the … Continue reading

Just Listen: APRE – Your Heart’s Like A Jungle

APRE Your Heart’s Like a Jungle Words by Amy Butcher Do you ever find a band that you’re just dying to share with everyone you know? That was me the first time I heard APRE’s ‘Come Down’. They were unstoppable in 2019, and they’re just as unstoppable this year. Every track they release is equally as good … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – Same As You

Eliza Shaddad Same As You Words by Amy Butcher Having never listened to Eliza Shaddad before, upon hearing Same as You for the first time, I pondered why I had not listened to the London based dreamy rock artist. Following the release of her EP Sept – Dec, this track combines Shaddad’s soft soothing vocals, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Easy Life – Dead Celebrities

Easy Life Dead Celebrities Words by Amy Butcher When I first heard Easy Life we’re dropping an E.P. I couldn’t contain my excitement. Having loved their single ‘Earth’, I’d been itching for more intoxicatingly chill vibes I get when I listen to their music.  ‘Dead Celebrities’ opens with static sound as singer Murray’s vocal and … 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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