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

Just Listen: The Kairos – Teetotal

The Kairos Teetotal Words by Gary Lambert In a passive aggressive world there are few things more politely damning of a band or a tune than when you say “well they sound a bit Oasis”. However, when I text someone to say “it sounds like an Oasis B-side circa 1994-97” then it’s a completely different … Continue reading

Just Listen: Love Fame Tragedy – Please Don’t Murder Me (Part 2)

Love Fame Tragedy – Please Don’t Murder Me (Part 2) Words: Sammy Sadler I’m not exaggerating when I say that I feel like I’ve been a fan of The Wombats forever. They were the first band I had an A1 poster of on my wall and the first band I rushed to every tour date … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lauran Hibberd – Bang Bang Bang

Lauran Hibberd Bang Bang Bang Words by Ashleigh O’Neill Indie pop queen Lauran Hibberd returns with her new anthemic single ‘Bang Bang Bang’. It is frantic, fun and catchy, much like her previous releases. The fast-paced drum beat and guitar-heavy verses over Lauran’s lively vocals creates a typical poppy sound, fitting in with the sound we … Continue reading

Just Listen: Vistas – Sucker

Vistas Sucker Words by Ashleigh O’Neill The Scottish trio, Vistas, have returned with the first single, Sucker, setting the sound for their long-awaited debut album which is set to be released later this year. The love song repeats about being ‘head over heels in love’ and ‘I’m a sucker, I’m fool and I’m in love’. The … Continue reading

Just Listen: Peaness – Kaizen

Peaness – Kaizen Words: Clare Hingley Rewind back to Chester, 2013 and Peaness were just beginning their journey down the indie-pop paved road. Jess (bass/vocals), Rach (drums) and Balla (guitar/vocals ) have released their latest single Kaizen, taken from the Japanese word meaning ‘change for the good’. This song is a fun, upbeat, very poppy vibe … Continue reading

Just Listen: Stanleys – A Better Life

Stanleys A Better Life Words by Gary Lambert Stanleys are a band who must be drinking liquid confidence every time they go into the rehearsal room.  Every time I see or hear the band it is like they have taken two steps forward when one would suffice.  Their latest release, A Better Life, is a … Continue reading

Just Listen: October Drift –

October Drift Oh The Silence Words by Nicholas Jacques Touted for great things this year, October Drift emerge out of the new year slumber to deliver the new single, Oh The Silence, from their upcoming debut album Forever Whatever, due for release on 25th January 2020. On this evidence their sound is perched firmly in … Continue reading

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