Just Listen: Trampolene – Beautiful Pain

Trampolene Words: Leander Hobbs Beautiful pain, the new single from Trampolene, is just that; painfully acute, beautifully executed.   Music has undergone somewhat of a technical revolution over recent years as both new and established artists fight to create their niche in a market that is over-inflated by product-pop. Now and then though a band just brings out a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wolf Alice – Yuk Foo

Wolf Alice Words: Leander Hobbs If you’re looking for a good dollop of attitude and high-octane, tongue-in-cheek ranting then you can’t go far wrong with Yuk Foo, the sublimely bitchin new single from Wolf Alice.  The title alone is enough to engender a wry smile, which then turns into a knowing guffaw as the single bangs into action in all its explicit glory. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Johnny Kills – Let’s Talk About Me

Johnny Kills Words: Gary Feeney Although they’ve been around for a year or so and have a few demos to their name, Johnny Kills have only just released their debut single, Let’s Talk About Me, and it’s well worth the wait. Clocking in at under 3 minutes, Let’s Talk About Me is a fast, frenzied … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fickle Friends – Glue

Fickle Friends Words: Elena Katrina One of the things that I love about Fickle Friends isn’t just their uplifting musical vibes, which are an instant party in bag, but the lyrics and the way they manage to just capture a story, which so many “pop” songs just don’t really do. And let’s be frank here, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Tom Walker – Blessings

Tom Walker Words: Nick Bewes I’m not going to mess about here, I love this song. The title track from Tom Walker’s recent five track Blessings EP has a chilled vibe to it, while showcasing his brilliant voice. The track is superbly produced by Jim Abbiss who has worked with Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and Kasabian … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pleasure House – Mind Control

Pleasure House Words: Leander Hobbs If the recent global political climate has got you wondering whether Jack Nicholson was right in A Few Good Men then you aren’t the only one.  Pleasure House’s new single Mind Control attempts to take on the establishment albeit with a song that is a bit more lemonade than gunpowder. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haarm – Endangered Species

Haarm Words: Nick Bewes When I was listening to the latest track from Liverpool three-piece HAARM, my girlfriend said something very interesting – she couldn’t make any comparisons to any other band. And as always, she’s right! Endangered Species is about learning to treasure and appreciate those who are still with us and not taking … Continue reading

Just Watch: RedFaces – Wise Up

RedFaces Words: Gary Lambert If I had not seen RedFaces in action, I would be starting conspiracy theories of them being a cartoon band or Milli Vanilli for the modern era. I mean it is not right that a band can drop Wise Up as their second ever release and it sounds such a perfect … Continue reading

Just Listen: Yonaka – Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya

Yonaka Words: Nick Bewes One of the most annoying things I’ve heard this year was the gent from Kasabian saying that ‘Our new album is about saving guitar music from the abyss’. Well, young man, it doesn’t need saving thank you very much and here is a prime example. The new single from YONAKA – … Continue reading

Just Listen – Annabel Allum – Eat Greens

Annabel Allum Words: Gary Feeney Singer-songwriter Annabel Allum has come a long way musically since the release of her first track, Foxes, surfaced back in 2017. A haunting folky number, Foxes was a clear sign of the now 20 year-old’s talent, but since then she’s undergone a distinctive transition towards being one of the most … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sundara Karma – Explore

Sundara Karma Words: Elena Katrina I’m so excited to get my grubby ears on the new track from Sundara Karma and when I say new I mean new, this one’s not on the album or anything! Explore has the usual killer guitar hooks and continues to showcase Oscar’s very easily identifiable vocal. The track has … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haim – I Want You Back

Haim Words: Elena Katrina  I can’t believe it has been four years since Haim came into my life and pounded my ear drums with their debut album, and I did let them pound my ears pretty hard. Now they’re back and it looks like they’re all set to do exactly the same thing! New track … Continue reading

Just Listen: Honey Lung – Sophomore

Honey Lung Words: Rebecca Worthington Following the launch show earlier last week at Camden Assembly, hotly-tipped  Londoners Honey Lung have released their third single Sophomore and it’s a scuzzy explosion of shoegaze-grunge riffs, with a heavy pop-punk influence. Unlike last release Something, which, we first discovered at Popped Music through Flying Vinyl, Sophomore verges into … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ardyn – Together

Ardyn Words: Nick Bewes Ardyn are a new name to me but one I will certainly be keeping an eye out for in the future. Brother and sister duo Rob and Katy Pearson have spent the time since releasing their EP the Valley writing and recording and they return with the first single of the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Birdsworth -Treat You Good

Birdsworth Words: Elena Katrina The infectious drum beats that come to play on Birdsworth’s latest single Treat You Good were the first thing that caught my attention, then on further listens the ooooohs got me too and well then I was hooked. Although the track is just over 3 minutes long I feel like it … Continue reading

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