Just Listen: Rozi Plain – Symmetrical

Rozi Plain – Symmetrical Words: Nicholas Jacques  This is a lovely taster from Rozi Plain’s upcoming album ‘What a Boost’. Distinctive guitar tones hover and bounce off a rhythmic drum beat in a languid fashion whilst Rozi’s voice is calm and restrained. There is an alluring pattern with the guitar playing and this enables the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saint Agnes – Welcome to Silvertown

Saint Agnes – Welcome to Silvertown Words & Photography: Gary Lambert It is in my self-inflated opinion that Saint Agnes are the most exciting, edgy, dirty rock’n’roll band in the UK at this moment in time. And the good news is that the release of the title track of their newly announced debut album (due … Continue reading

Just Listen: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Keen For Kick Ons?

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Keen For Kick Ons? Words: Nick Bewes  Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are my one of favourite new bands. Hailing from the land Down Under this four piece, Jack McEwan (lead vocals, guitar), Luke Parish (guitar), Danny Caddy (drums), Luke Reynolds (bass), have already got fans at BBC Radio, 6 Music and Radio … Continue reading

Just Listen: Raffer – The Media

Raffer – The Media Words: Daniel Burton RAFFER (aka Callum Rafferty), a DIY artist hailing from the countrysides of Kent, is slowly emerging into the limelight as a huge prospect in the Indie-Pop world. Releasing his first single, ‘Together’, a little over a year ago, he subsequently produced and released 3 more tracks during 2018. The … Continue reading

Album Review: Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow Words: Sammy Sadler The queen is back and I for one am THRILLED! Making a return after four long years, Sharon Van Etten has released ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’ today and I’m so pleased to report that it’s a masterpiece. But don’t expect it to be all sunshine and rainbows – this … Continue reading

Just Watch: Lucy Rose – Conversations

Lucy Rose – Conversations Words: Sammy Sadler  Lucy Rose really is a gem isn’t she? I first started listening to her when she released the gorgeous ‘Work It Out’ way back in 2015 and the fact she’s about to release her fourth album ‘No Words Left’  is music to my ears – literally. The first … Continue reading

Just Listen: Hot Dreams – Stronger

Hot Dreams – Stronger Words: Nick Bewes  No messing about, straight to the point on this, the new single from Hot Dreams ‘Stronger‘ is a corker of a track. Debuted by Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, it builds slowly and then explodes with a chorus that will be embed itself in your memory. It’s an important track … Continue reading

Ones To Watch 2019

Ones To Watch 2019: Words: Elena Katrina, Samantha Sadler and Gary Lambert. You’re not going to find  your usual suspects here, there’s no Anteros, Sam Fender, Yonaka et al here. We’ve already covered those bands that all the big boys are playing catch up on now. These are some of the bands who have piqued … Continue reading

Round Up: Best of 2018

Best of 2018   Words: Elena Katrina, Daniel Burton and Samantha Sadler  Elena’s Picks: Sea Girls – Heavenly War  From the first time I heard Sea Girls I was excited to hear more and as time has gone on I have yet to be disappointed. It’s always a relief, because, if I’m honest there can … Continue reading

Just Watch: Far Caspian – Finding My Way Home

Far Caspian – Finding My Way Home Words: Rachel Allen Utterly relaxed and dreamy was the place I was pulled into listening to Far Caspian and their single ‘Finding My Way Home’ from their debut EP ‘Between Days.’ From a hazy state to a triumphant one at the end of the song when the refrain … Continue reading

Just Listen: Calva Louise – Tug of War

Calva Louise – Tug Of War Words: Rachel Allen The gritty pop punk sound of Calva Louise jumped out at me when I heard their new single ‘Tug Of War’ off their debut album ‘Rhinoceros.’ The trio have really been making waves in the punk scene in the last 18 months and the new single … Continue reading

Live Review: Year’s End Festival

Year’s End Festival Various venues, Manchester, 15th December 2018 Words and photography: Gary Lambert In the modern age, there are all kinds of Christmas traditions that are invented in the blink of an eye. December 1st presents, Elf on a Shelf, and treating Christmas markets as a stag/hen do all come under that heading. All … Continue reading

Live Review: The Old Pink House and The Pale White

The Old Pink House and The Pale White Northumbria University, Newcastle, 8th December 2018 Words: Sammy Sadler  This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed The Old Pink House and The Pale White. In fact, I don’t think it’s even my second. I’ve seen these two bands a lot over the past year and they get better each time, with … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Arts Club, Liverpool, 30th November 2018 It is not often that walking into a venue you are presented with a cardboard beard, but given I had only the day before lost about three inches from my facial topiary, I was very glad that Clean Cut Kid had decided their hometown gig was … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up #003

Popped Round-up #003 December 2018 Words: Daniel Burton !Editors Pick! Discreetly – Berries It feels like the rest of the world is slowly catching up with Popped Music and our love for this female rock trio, Berries. Their latest outing, ‘Discreetly’, carries on with what seems to be a winning formula of riff driven rock, upbeat … Continue reading

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