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

Just Listen: Francobollo – We’re Dead

We’re Dead Words: Rob Connor  As with their last single Hoo Haa, Francobollo’s new single We’re Dead is instantly identifiable and familiar as a ‘bollo track but has built on their winning formula to bring a more nuanced and commercial edge. The track opens with a brilliant discordant riff that would not sound out of place on … Continue reading

Just Listen: Yonaka – F.W.T.B.

F.W.T.B. Words: Lauren Grigor  Oh. here. we. go. Yonaka is no longer a band in their infancy; yelling from the sidelines while the adults are doing all the talking – they are here to stand up for themselves and get what they want. As a ‘call to arms’, FWTB is a song that will make … Continue reading

Just Listen: A Festival, A Parade – Cold Shower

Cold Shower Newcastle alt-rockers A Festival, A Parade have recently released their new single Cold Shower and if you’re looking for something rebellious, you’re going to love this. Immediately kicking off with raw, piercing riffs and crashing drums, Cold Shower immediately reminds me of the opening of The National’s Turtleneck meets Biffy Clyro. A pulsating, … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Old Pink House – Jaded

Jaded Words: Samantha Sadler  Cosmic-pop The Old Pink House are arguably one of the most talked about acts on the North East indie music scene at the minute. Vintage-stained psychedelic instrumentals and eloquent lyrics dominate previous tracks from the quartet and I’m pleased to see they’re sticking with this in their forthcoming EP.   Latest … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sea Girls – Too Much Fun

Sea Girls Words: Elena Katrina Sea Girls return with their heady cocktail of dusky vocals, foot-stomping, sing-along chorus and upbeat melodies. All things that never fail to awaken my ears or my want to dance. Too Much Fun continues to provide proof that this is a band who know exactly how to pen a tune to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – White Lines

White Lines Words: Rachel Allen Eliza Shaddad was, shamefully, a name I had not come across before, but once I heard the hauntingly beautiful vocals of this ‘Alternative Folk’ beauty I was hooked. Her new single, White Lines, taken from her upcoming album, Future, drew me in straight away; with its funky driving bass line and its … Continue reading

Just Listen: The RPMs – Let Things Happen

The RPMs Words: Orla Joyce Brighton five-piece, The RPMs, have just released their new single, Let Things Happen, which was exclusively played on Radio One last night on Huw Stephens’ show. Never failing to impress, The RPMs have combined their timeless infectious rhythms and intricate melodies to produce yet another wonderful, upbeat tune that we … Continue reading

Just Listen: FEVA – Makin Waves

FEVA Words: Samantha Sadler  I was lucky enough to catch FEVA recently at Stockton Calling and I’ve totally fallen in love with them. Latest single Makin’ Waves is a lush rowdy number as dynamic, crashing cymbals meet infectious riffs to create an anthemic track about how “loving ain’t for us all.” Bursting with energy and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Zoey Lily – Last Goodbye

Zoey Lily Words: Elena Katrina We haven’t seen the last of the 3-minute pop song and Zoey Lily show’s us that it doesn’t have to be sugary sweet and full of “personality”. Her latest single Last Goodbye is full of melancholic echoes and a dark sorrow washes over it. Miss Lily has a distinctive vocal that … Continue reading

Just Listen: Our Girl – I Really Like It

Our Girl Words: Samantha Sadler One of the best things about summer, aside from the glorious weather, is the multitude of sun-kissed tracks that sprawl out across the season. I’m not talking about the huge dance anthems – I’m referring to those breezy, mellow tunes that are the perfect soundtrack for driving along dusty roads. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haarm – Box Of Bones

Haarm Words: Nick Bewes Haarm are fast becoming one of my favourite bands. With every release, they surpass what they have done before. With their latest track Box of Bones, the trio have produced an uptempo tune with catchy instrumentation while retaining their signature sound with the duel vocals of Chris McIntosh and Jen Davies … Continue reading

Just Listen: Suzi Island – Show Me The Way

Suzi Island Words: Elena Jimenez Who doesn’t love a track you can stop or clap along to? I certainly love it and Suzi Island’s Show Me The Way certainly ticks those boxes. This duo mixes acoustic guitars, electronic bits and bobs alongside their complimenting vocals. The sum of their parts brings a track to give … Continue reading

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