Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – The Wire

Saltwater Sun Words: Elena Katrina  The return of Saltwater Sun feels long over due but oh so worth the wait. Newest single The Wire takes a look at hard hitting subjects without it sounding overly dark musically – though that bass line certainly has it’s place rooted there. Shimmery guitar riffs and swirls meet up … Continue reading

Just Listen: Red Rum Club – Calexico

Red Rum Club Words: Elena Katrina If Arctic Monkeys tripped over and got in a tangle with a Marichi band … was my initial thoughts, but it’s much more than that. Red Rum Club have been impressing me (and many others) at various venues in Liverpool for some time now and it’s about time they … Continue reading

Just Watch: DMA’S – In The Air

DMA’S Words: Caleb Curtis DMA’S are going from strength to strength. After a hit debut album Hill’s End in 2016, the Australian three-piece treated us to a brand new single back in late 2017 with Dawning. It marked an evolution of their sound, but one that was very much grounded in familiarity. This statement remains … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Novocain

Bloxx Words: Elena Katrina  For such a young band Bloxx seem to already have a bit of a drug problem… single Coke, was one of our tracks of 2017 and new single Novocain is looking like already being one of our tracks of 2018. What can you do eh? This is a band who are … Continue reading

Just Watch: Keir – Night and Day

Keir Words: Elena Katrina I had to take a double check that I was listening to the right song when I put this on. I don’t remember Keir sounding like this at any point, not live, not in his previous singles and I have loved all of that and I have to say …. I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Wake Up Freya

Masicans Words: Joe Cockburn Marsicans have hit our ears once more with a fresh tune in time for their headline tour next month, but this one is different. The Leeds quartet have had us falling head over heels for their upbeat, indie pop with a grungey twist, but new single Wake Up Freya is way … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sea Girls – Heavenly War

Sea Girls Words: Elena Katrina  The first few times I heard Heavenly War, the new one from Sea Girls,  I was a tiny bit nonplussed to be honest. Then every time it came on my playlist I found that I was wanting more, I found I was humming it all the time, tapping it out. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dantevilles – Blackjack

Dantevilles Words: Julia Grantham Blackjack is the latest single for Manchester Indie pop four-piece Dantevilles. With similarities to contemporary Stockport band Blossoms, and perhaps even the Courteeners too, it is clear that Dantevilles are fans of baggy, Indie, shoegaze, and yet they take these genres into 2018 in their own, fresh way. This band deliver … Continue reading

Just Listen: PLYA – Adrenaline

PLYA Words: Nick Bewes One of the great things about music is that rush you get when you hear something special for the first time. That happened to me when I heard the single Adrenaline from PLYA. Which is the follow up to last years Thinking of You. The trio of Julia Sykes (vocals), Kris … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Girls – Back Of Your Car

Swimming Girls Words: Nick Bewes Picture the scene. The sun is shining, you are driving on a open road with the stereo blasting feelgood tunes, and you have a smile on your face. This is where the new single Back of Your Car from Bristol four piece Swimming Girls will transport you. The band apparently … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Come & Talk

Cassia Words: Joe Cockburn It feels like summer is back as feel-good afro-rock trio Cassia share the third and final single of their Movers & Shapers’EP. Following belters Sink and Out Of Her Mind, Come & Talk completes the three-track release which the band will be promoting through their upcoming UK tour. An incredibly busy … Continue reading

Just Listen: Indoor Pets – So Soon

Indoor Pets Words: Joe Cockburn Formerly known as Get Inuit, Indoor Pets are the same members, with the same songs, just a new name, and their first release under this new guise shows that they bring with them the same lovable brilliance. Fresh from support slots with The Big Moon and Ash, the Kent four-piece … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dahlia Sleeps

Dahlia Sleeps Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes there are songs which reach deep inside and grab you emotionally. Blackout by Dahlia Sleeps does just that – it’s a sync dream and I feel sure it’s going to end up being used on something spectacular and propelling them into the stratosphere. Where, I might add, they rightly … Continue reading

The Orielles – Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)

The Orielles Words: Charlotte Minnett From the first twang of the protruding bassline and the jingle of the retro-esque lead guitar you will know straight away that this is The Orielles’ new single and if you don’t where on earth have you been? As soon as I saw the word ‘disco’ in the title I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Frills – We Can Be Friends

Frills Words: Elena Katrina A Soundcloud Stumble is going to become my first review of 2018 and I’m thrilled that it is – because I love a good “SS”.  Brooklyn’s Frills have a touch of the Vampire Weekend’s about them and I’ll be honest  it was that light and bouncy feel that grabbed me. The … Continue reading

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