Just Watch: Banfi: Never Really Cared About You

Banfi Words: Nick Jacques  Never Really Cared About You has vocals and music styles that are wedged firmly between that of Bombay Bicycle Club and Alt-J – the vocals are smooth and reflective, the drums and guitar dynamics play out in a measured but expressive fashion. The single’s accompanying video also makes for immersive viewing … 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 Watch: Fil Bo Riva – Head Sonata (Love Control)

Fil Bo Riva People can write and sing great songs but add an extraordinary vocal and the whole thing takes on another dimension. For me Fil Bo Riva has this something something to his vocal which lights up a part of my heart. There’s several notes within this single, Head Sonata (Love Control), which just … Continue reading

Just Watch: Meadowlark – Pink Heart

Meadowlark Words: Elena Katrina Meadowlark return with new track Pink Heart and with it a new video. The video is a love letter to the band’s 5 years together. It follows them on tour, chilling, in the recording studio and is a great insight into the duo’s dynamic that is rarely seen. Pink Heart continues … Continue reading

Just Watch: Hudson Taylor – Run With Me

Hudson Taylor Words: Emily Leonard After last years release of the long awaited comeback single Feel It Again, Irish modern day folk, pop duo Hudson Taylor begin 2018 on a high by presenting us with a new single Run With Me. The song is a happy go lucky, infectious slice of melodic magic, producing an … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tom Grennan – I Might

Tom Grennan Words: Elena Katrina Tom Grennan brings us another hint as to what his debut album, Lighting Matches, is going to be like with new single I Might. Just when I was starting to feel almost desperate to hear something else from him, he delivers… Merry Christmas indeed. Tom Grennan was my most listened … Continue reading

Just Watch: Marsicans – Throw Ourselves In

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes there are no words, sometimes there is only laughter and smiles and that’s the case with the new video for Throw Ourselves In by one of our faves… Marsicans! OK so obviously the first watch was the time for no words and laughter and smiles the second, third and fourth … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Wild Things – Loaded Gun

The Wild Things Words: Elena Katrina The Wild Things are coming for you and they’re latest track Loaded Gun is loaded with with 60s vibes and a hell of an infectious melody. From the opening guitar/drum stomp you’ll be held hostage. The sweet but sassy vocals hold no prisoners either, I can imagine this one … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tom Walker – Leave The Light On

Tom Walker Words: Elena Katrina Tom Walker has been one of my firm favourite singer song-writers for the past 18 months and his recent singles have seen him being propelled further and further into the public’s sight. Latest single Leave The Light On brings even more pop and urban sensibilities into play and a production … Continue reading

Just Watch: Mono Club – Memory Critical

Mono Club Words: Elena Katrina I have to admit that I haven’t really got the foggiest what is going on in the video for Memory Critical from Mono Club, but what I do know is this is a damn fine tune. The children’s cheer that opens it, a really attention grabbing beginning. The thing that … Continue reading

Just Watch: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

Suzi Wu Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been a bit obsessed with Suzi Wu since her debut Teenage Witch etched itself into my subconscious and has lived there, creeping me out, for a good few months. I all but jumped up and down when I accidentally had a meeting with one of her team last week … Continue reading

Just Watch: Nick Mulvey – Myela

Nick Mulvey Words: Nick Bewes Nick Mulvey has just released his second album, Wake Up Now. One of the first songs from that latest album is Myela is a response to the refugee crisis and the video is directed by Majid Adin, who is an award winning Iranian filmmaker & refugee. It’s equally breathtaking and … Continue reading

Just Watch: Josh McGovern – The Devil Below Me

Josh McGoven Words: Elena Katrina Josh McGovern has a vocal that makes me want to weep. It’s so rich, like the plushest of velvets, and he knows exactly how to use it.  He knows when to reach just deep enough for an edge and when to hold and expand the note to bring you to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Shiners – Just Got Paid

Shiners Words: Elena Katrina If I close my eyes  when listening Just Got Paid by Shiners I’m not entirely sure what year it is, let alone what decade. Take a massive leap back into the 90s with me folks – this has early Blur written all over it (personally, early Blur is my fave Blur) … Continue reading

Just Watch: Rews -Shine

Rews Words: Elena Katrina I’m a big fan of duos, especially those who, like Rews (and The Pearl Harts), who manage to make a sound much bigger than their parts. Shine is the latest offering from Rews and it hammers itself into your subconsciousness – with those riffs playing on a loop long after the … Continue reading

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