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

Album Review: Queen Zee – Queen Zee

Queen Zee – Queen Zee Released 8th Feb 2019 Words – Nick Jacques  The first thought that came to me when I saw a picture of this band was “erm, they’re from Liverpool??” because they really don’t look like they are, but in a good and positive way, obviously. Queen Zee look like they have … Continue reading

Just Listen: Make Friends – Drop Naked

Make Friends – Drop Naked Smooth moves, smooth tones and a catchy as hell melody. The first time I Make Friends single Drop Naked, I literally said out loud “you wish” at some of the lyrics. It made me smile and then I fully got involved – ok not fully! But I couldn’t help fall … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Mother

The Amazons – Mother   Fucker. Right, now that’s out of the way…. as in every time Matt sings it, that’s what I shout afterwards. It seems entirely appropriate to be honest (not to Matt!) but for the song. In true Amazons style, their new single Mother thrashes around and lashes out not caring who … Continue reading

Interview: Indigo Velvet

 Indigo Velvet Words: Sammy Sadler I caught Indigo Velvet at Kendal Calling last year and I’ve been a fan of their vibrant, sunkissed indie-pop ever since. They are quite literally what I would call “the perfect festival band” – at Kendal Calling the rain started to pour and they brought so much sparkle and infectious energy … Continue reading

Just Listen: Animal Bar – I’ll Wait

Animal Bar – I’ll Wait Words: Elena Katrina  There is something kind of rough and ready about Animal Bar’s latest single I’ll Wait but they have got inside my head after only one listen – the guitar loop took me in and wouldn’t let me go. I wasn’t instantly hooked though. It’s a track of two … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lucia – Blue Heart

Lucia – Blue Heart Words: Rob Connor Whoever was the inspiration for Lucia’s new offering, “Blue Heart” clearly has a lot to answer for, but thankfully this track is one of the better byproducts of the situation. Whilst the lyrics are of a questioning manner initially, it ramps up through the emotional gears and becomes a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Julia Bardo – Desire

Julia Bardo – Desire Words: Rob Connor With an opening cymbal crash, Julia Bardo introduces herself to my ears and I’m instantly smitten. ‘Desire’ is a track about restlessness and wanting change, which is something that definitely resonates in the first few weeks of January. To quote Coughlins Law in the movie Cocktail, “Everything else is … 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

Popped Round-up January 2019

Popped Round-up January 201 Words: Daniel Burton  !Editors Pick! Jade Bird -I Get No Joy Following on from her huge hits Uh Huh & Lottery in 2018, Jade Bird kicks off 2019 in similar fashion with I Get No Joy. This track comes with a similar style to Love Has All Been Done Before, with … Continue reading

Just Listen: Anteros – Drive On

Anteros – Drive On Words: Rob Connor If you aren’t aware of Anteros, where have you been hiding? After a string of critically acclaimed E.P.s and singles the hype train for this band has already left the station and is gathering pace. So here is the first track from the debut album and ‘Drive on’, … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Mysterines – Bet Your Pretty Face

The Myserines – Bet Your Pretty Face Words: Gary Lambert With an intro that modernises the legendarily aggressive guitar riff from Helter Skelter, ‘Bet Your Pretty Face’ manages to go straight from your ears, down, up and back down your spine. This is the type of song that is made for going wild when listening … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Night Cafe – Endless Lovers

The Night Cafe – Endless Lovers Words: Daniel Burton ‘Endless Lovers’ is yet another release that has The Night Café’s signature sound stamped all over it. From the very first second the guitar kicks in, the sound is instantly recognisable and you know you are in for 3 and half minutes of pure bliss. This … 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

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