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: Tom Grennan – This Is The Place

Tom Grennan This is the Place Words by Gary Lambert It took The Hollies just one look, but for me it was five seconds.  Five seconds of Tom Grennan‘s vocal and I had to stop what I was doing and message my Popped-boss to reiterate a point she already knew.  This is the Place needs … 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

Just Listen: DOLL – Dress Code

DOLL / Don’t Open Love Letters – Dress Code Words by Gary Lambert Stop!  Take a deep breath.  Take another one just to be sure.  You are going to need to follow this routine every time you listen to Dress Code such is the intensity of the dark alt-pop groove.  Opening with a fun synth … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Honey – Set Me Free

Pale Honey –  Set Me Free Words: Clare Hingley Even the first note in this song makes you think you’ve gone back in time to the 1980s and dancing along to the likes of Walk Like An Egyptian by Bananrama. Gothenburg duo Nelly Daltrey and Tuva Lodmark make up Pale Honey. These ladies have released … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saytr Play – Honest Man

Saytr Play – Honest Man Words by Gary Lambert I love Manchester’s Saytr Play from the power, fun, and compassion their live show produces, and I’m absolutely buzzing to say that new single, Honest Man, captures all of this and more in its three minutes forty seconds. From the opening ARGHH! shouted by the band … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Hollow Spheres

Talkboy – Hollow Spheres Words: Nick Bewes Hollow Spheres is the third track that I’ve reviewed this year by Leeds band Talkboy and each track, Someone Else For You in February and Wasting Time in April, have shown what a great band they are by offering something different each time. Unlike the previous tracks, Hollow … Continue reading

Just Listen: Only Sun – I Can’t Stand It

Only Sun – I Can’t Stand It Words: Amy Butcher After a successful festival run this summer and a highly anticipated headline tour including a sold out Camden Assembly show, 2019 has been a great year for Only Sun so far. The High Wycombe based five-piece are back with another corker of a single ‘I … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Pale White – Swim For Your Life

The Pale White – Swim For Your Life Words: Ashleigh O’Neill  The Pale White are back with their new single ‘Swim For Your Life’. Sticking to their indie, rock vibe, but straying away from the heaviness of their later releases, they have injected a whole load of energy and enthusiasm into this single. It still … Continue reading

Just Listen: Electric Enemy – Save Me

Electric Enemy – Save Me Words: Amy Butcher Opening with melancholic guitar melodies and singer Jim’s impressive vocals, Electric Enemy have returned with another fantastic single following debut ‘Climb’. What I like about the four-piece is how they bring together addictive, finessed melodies with impactful lyrics and ‘Save Me’ is a prime example. Speaking on … Continue reading

Just Listen: Corella – Come Around

Corella – Come Around Words: Amy Butcher   After seeing Corella support Larkin’s at Colours Hoxton , I’ve been hooked on their serene, jangly guitar sound. ‘Come Around’ is a refreshing track from start to finish, and is a somewhat familiar yet new sound from the 4 piece.  Opening with fast, repetitive drum beats and … Continue reading

Just Listen: October Drift – Forever Whatever

October Drift – Forever Whatever Words: Amy Butcher  After falling in love with their last single ‘Losing My Touch’, you can imagine my excitement when October Drift unveiled they were releasing their debut album AND the title track of the album ‘Forever Whatever’. From the lyrics to the melody, this single has a finessed mesh … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Lottery Winners – Hawaii

The Lottery Winners – Hawaii Words: Elena Katrina This isn’t at all what I remember from when I saw The Lottery Winners play live back in May this year. To be fair that’s maybe because what I remember the most was their lead singer being unsure if he was a stand-up comedian or lead singer … Continue reading

Just Watch: Stereo Honey – You Are A Monster

Stereo Honey – You Are A Monster Words: Elena Katrina    Oh, Stereo Honey you make my ears so damn happy. You Are A Monster‘s opening moments are like something you’d hear in the ominous score of a thriller movie. It sets the scene perfectly for this tensely phrased track. It’s not long until we’re … Continue reading

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