Just Listen: Cape Cub – Moonglow

Cape Cub – Moonglow Words: Samantha Sadler North East-based Cape Cub have been turning heads for a while now and with good reason! Their uplifting indie pop tracks have raked in millions of Spotify plays and their live shows are packed out with adoring fans.  Having started as a solo project by frontman Chad Male, Cape … Continue reading

Just Listen: Luna Bay – Silence

Luna Bay – Silence Words: Luke Pettican  Luna Bay’s four previous releases have earned them an ever-growing legion of devoted fans, who adore their ability to craft impossibly catchy indie-pop tunes, crammed with personality and exuberant energy. Much like their live sets, ‘Silence’ is crammed to the brim with endless energy and exhilaration. The track feels … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend)

Marsicans – Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend) Words: Samantha Sadler I’m a huge fan of Marsicans so I was really excited when their new track Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend) landed in my inbox.   The Leeds quartet have been turning heads on the indie-pop scene over the past year with their catchy lyrics and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Estrons – Lilac

Estrons – Lilac Words: Nick Jacques Following on from the previous impressive efforts of Glasgow Kisses and Strobe Lights, more heart-on-a-sleeve, adrenaline-fuelled punk-pop is served on a plate yet again from Cardiff’s hottest talent Estrons. The dynamics of their latest release, Lilac,  are expertly executed. Their trademark “give and go” chorus hollers and relentless razor-sharp … Continue reading

Listen: Kid Cupid – Better

Kid Cupid – Better Words: Nick Bewes When a new band come along they always get compared to another band that are already well known, as a reference point for music fans who might be interested. I know this because I do it! Kid Cupid are being likened to Sohn, Oh Wonder & London Grammar, … Continue reading

Just Listen: GRDNS – Roulette Love Gun

GRDNS – Roulette Love Gun Words: Samantha Sadler Bradford psychedelic outfit GRDNS have released their new track ‘Roulette Love Gun’ and if you’re a fan of Tame Impala, you’re going to love this. Brimming with hazy beats and atmospheric vibes, ‘Roulette Love Gun’ starts off as a chilled out banger but soon transforms into an … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – Hot Mess

Saltwater Sun – Hot Mess Words: Nick Bewes I was a big fan of Reading five-piece Saltwater Sun’s last single The Wire earlier this year so I was looking forward to hearing what came next. And I’m not disappointed. Hot Mess is anything but a mess. In fact it shows a different side to the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Jade Bird – Furious

Jade Bird – Furious Words: Gary Lambert  I’m thinking of taking up smoking just so that I can have the full benefit of listening to this sultry piece of Americana in the dark whilst nursing heartbreak with whisky on the rocks.  Whilst Jade Bird is a highly spoken about British talent, I could comfortably imagine … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chloe Pitchford – Horoscopes & Cigarettes

Horoscopes & Cigarettes Words: Nick Bewes Chloe Pitchford is a new name to me. And to the music scene in general. Apparently, she is a well known name on the Open Mic circuit and eager to get up, sing and play her guitar at any given opportunity. And on this evidence, her audience should enjoy … Continue reading

Just Listen: Orchic Collective – Otherside

Otherside Words: Samantha Sadler  Irish indie-pop outfit Orchid Collective have been turning heads in their home country and are now set to release their new single ‘Otherside’ on the 1st June. Having toured relentlessly across Ireland in 2017, as well as making their debut UK appearance at Y Not festival, the quartet have attracted attention … Continue reading

Just Listen: KOYO – Jettisoned

KOYO Words: Samantha Sadler I was lucky enough to catch KOYO at Live at Leeds earlier this month and I’ve had my eye on them ever since. As a big Radiohead fan these are right up my street, combining progressive-rock with experimental electronic vibes. Latest single Jettisoned explores “themes of rejection and paranoia” according to the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – Imagination

Imagination Words: Samantha Sadler Indie-pop outfit Fond of Rudy are back with new single Imagination and it’s oozing with nostalgia and 80s dance vibes.  The four-piece had a busy 2017 after picking up support from BBC Introducing London and Amazing Radio with their previous singles To Be Mine and Say Something and they are back on the festival circuit … Continue reading

Just Listen: Laurel – Lovesick

Lovesick Words: Samantha Sadler  London-based artist and producer LAUREL has released new single ‘Lovesick’ ahead of her debut album DOGVIOLET due out on 24th August. An exploration into the emotional complications of love, DOGVIOLET was written by Laurel locking herself “away for periods of time in order to capture the true mania that comes from love; although … Continue reading

Just Listen: Heavy Rapids – Stuck With

Stuck With Words: Gary Feeney  We’ve been big fans of Heavy Rapids’ distinctive brand of garage rock ever since their first appearance on our pages back in 2016 under their old moniker, The Telermen. In the months and years since then, the quartet have been steadily developing their style, crafting a sound that combines musical … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Waves – Kiss

Kiss Words: Samantha Sadler The gothic-pop quartet Pale Waves from Manchester are about to embark some huge global dates including a support slot with CHRVCHES in America and festival dates in Japan, Spain and Belgium amongst others. But before all of that, they’ve released their new single Kiss and I was a huge fan from … Continue reading

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