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

Guest Blogger: Fairhazel

Fairhazel The latest signing to the Communion Music label’s singles club is Fairhazel and as he made an impression on us with his 7X7 single we thought we’d find out how the US has made an impact on him by inviting him to do a unique blog post to tell us, and you just how … 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: Island – Ride

Island Words: Elena Katrina It isn’t just that Island vocalist Rollo has a mega distinctive voice that makes every Island song instantly recognizable, it’s everything; the song structure, the guitars, the pacing, the waves upon waves of shimmery goodness that sweeps over you from the get go. So you can say it’s safe to say … Continue reading

Album Review: The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life Released 9th January 2018 Words: Caleb Curtis There’s few bands out there who fronted the post-punk movement in the 2000s and are still around to tell the tale. The Wombats can boast this feat, however, with the release of their fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life landing … Continue reading

Album Review: Hookworms – Microshift

Microshift Released: January 2018 Words: Mike Freeman Despite a disastrous flood that wrecked their studio, the morale of the Leeds-based psych-rock band, Hookworms, prevailed and led them to create a diverse and energising third album, sure to entertain from beginning to end. Hookworms have knocked many bricks from their usual wall-of-sound aesthetic, allowing the vocals … 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

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