Just Listen: Ovvls – Original Sin

Ovvls Original Sin Words by Gary Lambert Original Sin, the first release from Ovvls‘ forthcoming debut album sees the electro-goth duo expand their musical horizons to show off a more psychedelic and cerebral style to their work. The gothic element of Ovvl’s sound seems to have matured into a tense, brooding horror film turning a … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Mysterines – I Win Every Time

The Mysterines I Win Every Time Words by Gary Lambert The latest single from Liverpool’s The Mysterines is a slice of rock n roll energy which symbolises the inexorable rise of the band.  Every time I hear Lia sing the title line I Win Every Time my mind sees the band dominating airwaves, charts, and hearts … Continue reading

Just Listen: PELA – Reverie

PELA Reverie Words by Danni King Following on from single South Of in June, electronic duo PELA (Hannah Coombes and Olly Shelton) have released their newest track, Reverie. Reverie offers a more upbeat sound, with a catchy rhythm taking hold from the start. The entire track glimmers with summer melodies, accompanied by Hannah’s clear, soothing vocals. Her vocals take … Continue reading

Just Watch: Maisie Peters – Sad Girl Summer

Maisie Peters Sad Girl Summer Words by Ashleigh O’Neill In response to her 2019 EP release Maisie Peters has returned with what I would say is her best track as of yet.  The title of Maisie’s latest single, Sad Girl Summer, suggests her usual emotional ballad style track that will tug on your heart strings, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death

Fontaines DC A Hero’s Death Words by Gary Lambert Fontaines DC pretty much came in as the champion in the 2019 Album of the Year contests with the overwhelming love for Dogrel; and it shows how much creativity and desire is flowing in the band that they have already announced their second album and launched … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: LIFE – Switching On

LIFE – Switching On Words: Amy Butcher Having been socially distancing for over two weeks now, I get so much joy when my favourite bands release new music as it’s something fresh and new in my day to day at home routine. When I heard LIFE had released a new single, I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life

The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life Words: Jim Mumby Leigh’s indie-pop flag wavers The Lottery Winners let loose a title track that evokes their much less optimistic perspective on life, than say the jazz-hop rhymes of Soul II Soul’s free spirited vision three decades ago. The times they have changed perhaps, however the … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Henry Jamison – I Forgot Myself

Henry Jamison – I Forgot Myself Words: Jim Mumby Ahead of the collaborative Tourism EP, Henry Jamison’s partnering with Darlingside unveils a tender introspection, recalling memories of a lonely existence and unlikely romance in forlorn situations, by side-stepping his life to realise those emotional struggles between denial and supposition of his subsequently failed relationship in … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow

Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow Words: Clare Hingley Stockton-on-Tees singer/songwriter Tom Joshua released his second single of 2020 Knock On A Hollow recently, another addition to his debut EP Undergrowth that’s set for release later this year. He has been in good company having worked closely with producer Cam Blackwood, who helped produce both of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Low Hummer – The Real Thing

Low Hummer – The Real Thing Words: Jim Mumby Synth-driven Low Hummer continue their forays into highly danceable electronic infused post-punk and under the production talents of Matt Peel, are rewarded with a third release that bolsters their presence amongst a wave of new artists surging from the Humber region. You’d be forgiven for assuming … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Charlie Cunningham – Climb

Charlie Cunningham – Climb Words: Nick Bewes There’s something very calming about listening to Charlie Cunningham’s music. It just floats over you like waves, relaxing you and putting you at ease. His two albums to date 2017’s Lines & 2019’s Permanent Way gathered good reviews and he’s getting ready to release a new EP which … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Marsicans – Sunday

Marsicans – Sunday Words: Sammy Sadler  After moping around the flat for the best part of two weeks due to the new social distancing measures, I’ve been in need of some bloody good music. So it’s with great pleasure that I’ve got something delightful for your eardrums! Cue the new release from my fave Leeds … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: VALA – Say You Want It (That Way)

VALA – Say You Want It (That Way) Words: Amy Butcher Manchester-based trio VALA continue to impress me with their addictive indie pop sound, and Say You Want It (That Way) is no exception. Now if you’re thinking this track is anything like Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way, you are very much mistaken. … Continue reading

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

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