Just Listen: Oya Paya – Put My Record On

Oya Paya Words: Elena Katrina Oya Paya have been on our radar for a while but their latest single Put My Record On is the one that’s really done it for us and we’ve caught the OP bug! Sultry and yet punchy vocals are a strong feature and I love the use of bird song … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cape Cub – Searchlight

Cape Cub Words: Elena Katrina Cape Cub has a wonderful way with words, something he just doesn’t ever seem to fall short on. What he also has, in new track Searchlight, is something quite dark and haunting in his vocal. This track feels more laid bare than some of his other singles such as All … Continue reading

Just Listen: Luna Bay – Little Amsterdam

Luna Bay Words: Luke Pettican Since the release of their first track Colours in 2016, Luna Bay have gone from strength to strength. Anticipation was high for their new release, Little Amsterdam, and  it is a track that certainly delivers. Featuring the witty playful lyrics and joviality that they’ve become known for, the song is … Continue reading

EP Review: Will Joseph Cook – If You Want To Make Money

Will Joseph Cook – If You Want To Make Money Out Now Words: Luke Pettican A mere 6 months after the release of his excellent debut album Sweet Dreamer, Will Joseph Cook is back with a bang with three song EP If You Want To Make Money. After his magnificent debut filled with a plethora … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Orielles – Let Your Dog Tooth Grow

The Orielles Words: Joe Cockburn Following a jam-packed summer of festivals, heavily-tipped Halifax trio The Orielles have returned to our ears with latest single Let Your Dog Tooth Grow. Their third release since signing with the brilliant Heavenly Recordings, this latest dreamy, upbeat surf-pop toe-tapper is their first since announcing the completion of their debut … Continue reading

Just Listen: Etches: Human Façade/ My New Empire

Etches Words: Elena Katrina Etches return with a fabulously chilled out double A-Side of Human Façade/ My New Empire here and what a treat they are. From the blissfully bubbling opening of Human Façade to the darker meanings behind the track. It’s a really cleverly penned lyrically and I feel like the band continue to grow and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Headclouds – Seen It Before

Headclouds Words: Gary Lambert As the mornings get darker and the days get colder, it is a sweet treat to have the release of Seen It Before by Headclouds reach our ears. Without being obvious and overly joyful, there is a relaxed summer vibe as the effected vocals attempt to send a summer breeze down … Continue reading

Just Listen: Devon – Weirdo

Devon Words: Gary Feeney Gloucestershire singer-songwriter Devon is nigh in impossible to find online at the moment, but on the strength of his debut single Weirdo, that situation is going to change very soon. A quirky affair, it’s an instantly addictive track which is in turns an anthem for outsiders and a casual dismissal of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – To Be Mine

Fond Of Rudy Words: Elena Katrina After having a wee breather of a track in their last single, LOVE, Fond Of Rudy return to their more up beat roots with new single To Be Mine. Drenched in synths and a heavily influenced 80s vibe – in the best way possible, the single is beautifully produced … Continue reading

Just Listen: Plaza – Speak It

Plaza Words: Gary Feeney Following a busy summer of support slots and festivals appearances including acclaimed sets at Reading & Leeds, PLAZA have just released their latest single, Speak It, and it’s yet another epic from the Hartlepool quartet. Featuring a thunderous intro, the song gives way to a haunting guitar line which reverberates under … Continue reading

Just Listen: Honey Lung – Stuttering Mind

Honey Lung Words: Rebecca Worthington After their recent headline slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds, Honey Lung return with their latest dreamy offering Stuttering Mind. Previous single Sophomore was a huge hit with us a Popped Music, and the latest release from the London quartet is no different. Wispy, melancholic vocals … Continue reading

Just Listen: Johnny Kills – End Game

Johnny Kills Words: Gary Feeney Returning with their second single in just over as many months, Johnny Kills have delivered another belter in the shape of End Game . Displaying the same knack for killer hooks and melodies which made their previous offering, Let’s Talk About Me, a real stand-out, End Game opens with a … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Insomniac Project – Give U

The Insomniac Project Words: Gary Feeney Since The Insomniac Project first appeared on these pages with their brilliant single, Vacillation, the Glaswegian outfit have went relatively quiet, focussing their energies on writing and recording new songs with only the odd foray into the live arena during their hibernation. Following a recent appearance at ButeFest, however, … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – Hey You

False Advertising Words: Elena Katrina Manchester’s False Advertising return with brand new single Hey You and with it they continue to show us all exactly why they’re one of the hottest new bands to keep your eyes and ears on. With a full dollop of 90s grunge and a serious melody that grabs you in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Outlya – Howl

Outlya Outlya add another slice of indie pop perfection to their collection with their latest single Howl. The band had one of the biggest crowds when we caught them at Barn on The Farm earlier this year and it’s easy to see why. They bring a shimmering disco party vibe to everything they touch, no … Continue reading

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