ALBUM REVIEW: HUSHTONES – GREETINGS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Hushtones Greetings From The Other Side Words by Gary Lambert Hushtones‘ debut album, Greetings From The Other Side, is a wild cocktail of heady pop melodies underpinned with frighteningly good guitar licks. I can hand on heart say that I’ve not stopped playing it since I got my hands on a preview copy. Bearing in … Continue reading

Just Watch: Projector – Zero

Projector Zero Words: Nick Jaques A snarling swaggering piece of punk rock from Brighton three-piece PROJECTOR. Reminiscent of the more distortive moments of classic Sonic Youth and they possess the essential ingredients of the underground DIY punk-rock scene. Zero also has a neat melodic and infectious groove which gives it more appeal to the listener, … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Sefton Park Pilot

Blossoms Sefton Park, Liverpool, 1 May 2021 Words by Gary Lambert In my life I’ve seen Bowie headline Glastonbury; McCartney play Helter Skelter live for the first time; and forgotten the amount of bands I’ve seen in half-filled back rooms go on to bigger and better things; but I’ve never been to a gig this … Continue reading

Album Review: Red Rum Club – The Hollow Sessions

Red Rum Club The Hollow Sessions Words: Gary Lambert Red Rum Club are one of the most loved bands around the country on the live scene.  Every gig is a sweaty celebration of joy, of rock n roll, and of the collective power generated by a gang of mates in tune with each other.  When their music … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: The Pale White

The Pale White Words: Daniel Burton and Elena Katrina It’s every band’s dream to release an album, no, probably just to know you are going to make one. So for the Pale White, who feel their journey to now has been “long”, it must be exhilarating in so many ways. Especially to do it at … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cassia – Right There

Cassia Right There Words: Amy Butcher Spinning a negative feeling into an upbeat, indie pop song, Cassia have given us an addictive new single in ‘Right There’. We’ve been fans of the Macclesfield-born band for a long time, and they never fail to put a smile on our faces with their music. They’ve come into … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bandicoot – Fuzzy

Bandicoot Fuzzy Words: Amy Butcher If ever there was a track to launch you right into the rockabilly era, it’s ‘Fuzzy’ by Bandicoot. The Swansea based band pull together bluesy rock melodies and soulful vocals to create a fast-paced, get up and dance number. The guitar riffs alone will have you up on your feet, … Continue reading

Just Listen: George Cosby – Lost On You

George Cosby Lost On You Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes you press play on a tack and you’re greeted with something so delightful, that something in your physicality changes for a while. Upon pressing play on Lost On You by George Cosby, I was pulled back deeper into my seat, caressed by a warmth of his … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ten Tonnes – Everything You Got

Ten Tonnes Everything You Got Words: Amy Butcher Having been a fan of Ten Tonnes for a good few years now, I’ve really enjoyed seeing what the singer/songwriter has produced musically. From ‘Lay It On Me’ to ‘Better Than Me’ a couple of years ago to his recent single ‘Girl Are You Lonely Like Me?’; … Continue reading

Just Listen: St Peter’s Dream – Maybe Yesterday

St Peter’s Dream Maybe Yesterday Words: Gary Lambert In the world when everybody is searching for big, life-changing moments of drama, it is important to grasp on to slices of innocent pleasure.  Maybe Yesterday from St Peter’s Dream feels like one of those slices to me.   With a gently paced, upbeat feel to the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Everything I’ve Ever Learned

Bloxx Everything I’ve Ever Learned Words: Gary Lambert 13Releasing a debut album in 2020 was a bit of a cursed move, but rather than sit around waiting for the real-life restart, Bloxx have got busy with a new release.  And it’s a cracker – and shows how much Bloxx have progressed as a band since … Continue reading

Just Watch: feeo – End Song

Just Watch : feeo – End Song   A few thoughts spring to mind when I listen to ‘End Song’ by feeo; phenomenal production, sweet soulful harmonies and addictive jazz chords. This is my first taste of the Oxford songwriter and producer, and blimey she’s made an impression. The track takes you on a journey … Continue reading

Just Watch: VALA – It’s Alright When You’re Falling

VALA It’s Alright When You’re Falling  Words: Amy Butcher VALA’s ‘t’s Alright When You’re Falling is a harmonious final instalment to their ‘Swimming Kit’ EP, and much similar to the other two songs from the EP, it has a refreshing twist on the Manchester band’s sound we know and love. Compared to their older singles, these … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – Blossom

Eliza Shaddad Blossom Words: Elena Katrina The latest release from the wonderfully talented Eliza Shaddad is Blossom and my gosh is it somewhat a swoon-worthy track. It makes me envisage a warm day, trees gently swaying in the breeze, blossom falling gently from them as I walk down a street. It’s an entirely romantic scene, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Girl In Red – Serotonin

Girl In Red Serotonin Words: Amy Butcher When you first listen to ‘Serotonin’ by Girl In Red a.k.a. Marie Ulven, it’s clear her sound has developed in a fantastic way this year and with the announcement of her debut album ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’, it’s going to be an exciting year for … Continue reading

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