Just Listen: The Howl and The Hum – Human Contact

The Howl and The Hum – Human Contact Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve made no secret of my love for The Howl and The Hum so naturally the news of their latest single has had me squealing with excitement like the little fangirl I am.  Opening on a futuristic dull drone, Human Contact evolves into something a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Flyte – White Roses

Flyte – White Roses Words: Clare Hingley  White Roses is the first single of the year for Flyte and it possesses an extraordinary chilled melody from start to finish. With its poetic lyrics and romantic feels, you somehow find yourself swaying along without even realising. But deceptive of how this romantic scenario may be, you’re … Continue reading

Just Listen: Tundra – You’re Welcome

TUNDRA – You’re Welcome Words: Amy Butcher As someone new to the band Tundra, it’s safe to say I was transfixed from the first moment listening to latest single You’re Welcome. Opening with punchy guitar riffs and tight drum patterns, poignant vocals merge with the sounds to create the perfect grunge rock track. With a … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Clause – In My Element

The Clause – In My Element Words: Chloe Hyde Rising Birmingham Rock quartet The Clause prove they are completely, in fact, it in their element with their new single. In My Element boldly showcases the band’s passion for strong riffs and a tune which you can’t help but hum along to for endless days after … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: HEAVY HEART – CRY ICE

Heavy Heart – Cry Ice Words: Amy Butcher I first fell in love with Heavy Heart when I saw them open for Milk Disco some months back at London’s The Shacklewell Arms and they’ve continued to blow me away with their addictive rock sounds since. When the opening to Cry Ice began I was pleasantly … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sam Fender – Will We Talk?

Sam Fender – Will We Talk? Words: Amy Butcher It is no secret that we are one of the biggest fans, if not the biggest fan, of Sam Fender so when we heard a new single was being released we just had to listen straightaway. Taken from his debut album, Will We Talk? is another … Continue reading

Popped Round Up July 2019

The Round Up July 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Editor’s Pick Antidote – Life At The Arcade  After each of LATA’s releases I almost selfishly wish that it’s their last because I,  somewhat foolishly,  think that the next cannot get any better, but time and time again they pull it off and produce some absolutely top-class … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kashmere – Lucid

Kashmere – Lucid Words: Clare Hingley Stockport quartet Kashmere are back with a bang and they have come along way from their debut track in 2016 with Blow Your Mind. Furthermore, Lucid is the latest single from Joey, Freddie, Charlie and Andy that strikes with chilled vibes but with a twist of poppy melodies thrown in. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Only Sun – It’ll Be Alright

Only Sun – It’ll Be Alright Words: Amy Butcher Instantly opening with upbeat, jangly guitar melodies and tight drum patterns, Only Sun’s new single It’ll Be Alright truly makes you feel like everything will be alright. Short but sweet, for 2 minutes 45 seconds you’re transported to the perfect indie pop paradise – ideal for … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2019

Barn On The Farm 2019 5th-7th July 2019, Gloucester Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Every year without fail, for the past four years anyway, I have had a weekend in my diary that no one else is allowed to do anything important on – that weekend is Barn On The Farm weekend. It really has … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Tynemouth

Sam Fender Tynemouth Castle 11th July 2019 Words: Lauren Mellor Mouth of the Tyne Festival was the homecoming show every Geordie has been waiting for; Sam Fender returning to the North East with a headline show in his childhood home was one of the most heart-warming accomplishments for a musician you could hope to see.  … Continue reading

Live Review: The Wombats, Manchester

The Wombats Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 7 July 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I truly believe that Castlefield Bowl is the greatest music venue on earth. Seriously! If you can find a venue that combines wonderful sight lines in the amphitheatre, easy access and egress, a remake of a Roman fort, a river, trains, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – Affection

Amber Run – Affection Words: Elena Katrina Amber Run return with a cinematic masterpiece in new single Affection. As far as I am concerned this band is so underrated that it drives me crazy. With spectacular song-crafting skills and a delivery that can bring a person to tears. The single is an undulating track with … Continue reading

Just Listen: Larkins – Wallflower

Larkins – Wallflower Words: Elena Katrina With an enticingly haunting lyrical delivery and electronic beats and bleeps that push and pull, this latest single from Larkins is anything like its namesake. Wallflower is a track that pulsates and simmers; its guitar strings puckering and dissipating into the atmosphere while the bass trips the light fantastic … Continue reading

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