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: Pip Hall – Fire

Pip Hall Words: Nick Bewes When Editor Elena emailed about this track, she said ‘Pip Hall is amazing’. And you know what, she is. I’m ashamed to say that she’s a new name to me, but one that I’ll be keeping an eye out for especially as her debut album is due this summer. Described … Continue reading

Just Listen: PLYA – Feast My Eye

PLAYA Words: Nick Bewes PLYA are one of my favourite new bands and they are back with their latest and at least to my ears, best single so far. Feast My Eye starts off with a semi-spoken word intro, sounding a little similar to when Taylor Swift told us the old Taylor couldn’t come to … Continue reading

Festival Preview: SXSW 2018

SXSW 12-18th March 2018 FIND SXSW ONLINE: Facebook// Website // Twitter Words: Elena Katrina  SXSW is THE festival everyone wants to go to, everyone wants to play, everyone wants to witness and some of us were unsure we’d ever get to do either, the latter the only real option if I’m honest. Yet here I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cape Cub – Searchlight

Cape Cub Words: Elena Katrina Cape Cub has a wonderful way with words, something he just doesn’t ever seem to fall short on. What he also has, in new track Searchlight, is something quite dark and haunting in his vocal. This track feels more laid bare than some of his other singles such as All … Continue reading

Just Listen: Etches: Human Façade/ My New Empire

Etches Words: Elena Katrina Etches return with a fabulously chilled out double A-Side of Human Façade/ My New Empire here and what a treat they are. From the blissfully bubbling opening of Human Façade to the darker meanings behind the track. It’s a really cleverly penned lyrically and I feel like the band continue to grow and … Continue reading

Live Review: Pale Waves – Manchester

Pale Waves Sound Control, Manchester 18th October 2017 Words & Photos: Tara Atkinson To look at them you’d think Manchester quartet Pale Waves were an up and coming punk band, you’d be surprised if you walked past the sold out Sound Control on Wednesday night to hear beautiful indie waves streaming through the doors. Having … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Insomniac Project – Give U

The Insomniac Project Words: Gary Feeney Since The Insomniac Project first appeared on these pages with their brilliant single, Vacillation, the Glaswegian outfit have went relatively quiet, focussing their energies on writing and recording new songs with only the odd foray into the live arena during their hibernation. Following a recent appearance at ButeFest, however, … 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 Listen: Swimming Tapes – Alison

Swimming Tapes Words: Elena Katrina Swimming Tapes release their latest EP, Soft Sea Blue, this Friday and from it they’ve just shared the track Alison. With lashings of sun-drenched jangling guitars this is a track that is warming and heady on the melody. Another fine example of the musical delicacies that Swimming Tapes put forward … Continue reading

Interview: The Amazons

The Amazons Words: Gary Lambert Regardless of how an interview goes, I always come away from the sessions feeling fortunate to meet the artist or band. It is exciting to see beyond the looking glass and get some insight into what goes on in the lives of a rock band. Sometimes the band you meet … Continue reading

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