EP Review: Blaenavon – Prague 99

Prague 99 Released 15th August 2017 Words: Charlotte Minett After the release of their highly acclaimed debut album That’s Your Lot, there was no messing around for Hampshire’s trio, Blaenavon. This August marks five month since releasing the album and on the 15th of the month, the band’s fourth EP, Prague’99, was released. The young … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Waves – Television Romance

Pale Waves Words: Elena Katrina  It’s interesting to see how far Pale Waves have come over the last 12 months or so – their brand new single Television Romance sounds as if they’ve been having out with The 1975, which is no bad thing but their live performances have always been more grungy than poppy. … Continue reading

Just Watch: White Fever – Sands

White Fever Words: Elena Katrina Let White Fever slowly but surely weave their magic upon you with their new track Sands. It’s captivating in its delivery; with hypnotising layers of vocals and it’s atmospheric, drawn out soundtrack. There’s something a little eerie about the whole affair but I can’t keep myself from listening, over and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Henry Jamison – Sunlit Juice

Henry Jamison Words: Elena Katrina  When I leave it to the team to write all the posts (because I’m busy doing the general admin and organising which takes up way too much time) then songs like this get missed because it’s not a slap in the face nor is it by a buzz band. Henry … Continue reading

Just Listen: Motherhood – Save Me

Motherhood Words: Elena Katrina Motherhood are a band who aren’t looking to hide their pop sensibilities behind any kind of essence of cool, edgy, whateverness…. and that’s because they don’t have to. They ooze cool all over the shop with their latest single Save Me. Upbeat melodies and plastered with electronic 80s vibes that hop skip … Continue reading

Just Listen: SeaWitches – Absolve

SeaWitches – Absolve Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool’s  SeaWitches return with an inspired new track in Absolved. Vocals and music that moves in sultry waves and ripples throughout. There is also some really interesting guitar and bass work, which, for me, is tinged with an rich intercontinental flavour. Absolved is probably my favourite ever of theirs. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – LOVE

Fond Of Rudy Words: Elena Katrina This latest single, Love, from Fond Of Rudy has darker sounds than we’ve been used to from this Brighton four-piece. It’s moody and  of a much slower pace. It’s electronic backing track is full of surprises and there’s actually a part of me that things this with an orchestra … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2017

Kendal Calling 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Photos: Trust A Fox Photography In my preview of Kendal Calling, I mentioned that organisers have a habit of claiming every year that that year’s edition has been their biggest and best. It seems, however, that reviewers do exactly the same thing because each time I’ve been at Kendal, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Twin Kidd – Retrograde

Twin Kidd Words: Elena Katrina  The rain is falling hard outside and it’s dark and dank and all those other dreary words you shouldn’t be associating with August and my mood is shocking. What I need is something that can transcend all of this and lift my spirits. Thank goodness then for Twin Kidd and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Memory Foam – Flatsharing Is A Terrible Idea

Memory Foam Words: Elena Katrina We recently lost one of our beloved indie bands (The Maccabees) so any band that can help stuff the, now, gaping crevice of our jingly-jangly-indie-loving heart is alright by us – and Memory Foam do just that with their debut track Flatsharing Is A Terrible Idea. For a debut single … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Vryll Society – Shadow Of A Wave

The Vryll Society Words: Nick Jacques It’s not long to go now before The Vryll Society unleash their much anticipated debut album on us all. In the meantime lose yourself in this latest offering; a strident and expansive clanger of a song! Iridescent guitar licks wash over and combine with searing vocals about searching for … Continue reading

Just Listen: Psycho Comedy – The Hangman

Psycho Comedy Words: Rebecca Worthington Fast becoming one of the most electrifying bands coming out of Liverpool, Psycho Comedy were proud to present their latest offerings over at  The Shipping Forecast on Saturday. The five-piece provide you with a perfect opportunity to get wild and west. Their dark and disorderly new single, The Hangman, with its twisted guitars and raucous vocals, does indeed leave … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Hope & Glory Festival 2017

Hope & Glory 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Find Hope & Glory online: Website // Facebook // Twitter There’s been an explosion of new festivals in recent times, but few have caught the eye quite like the Hope & Glory has. Taking place in Liverpool’s stunning St George’s Quarter on 5th & 6th August, the 12,500 … Continue reading

Just Listen: Luna Bay – Hometown

Luna Bay Words: Nick Bewes I’m not going to mess about here, the new single from Luna Bay, Hometown, is a great single. It has an infectious melody that hooks you in, before the chorus takes over, with heavier drums and guitars, group harmonies and the kitchen sink! Hailing from different parts of the country … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Clay

Clay Words: Gary Lambert It seems that slowly but surely people are turning off the middle of nowhere festival, and getting more excited by the offers of metropolitan festivals. Tents are being replaced by party pads as people realise that you can still see a lot of music whilst also having a shower each morning … Continue reading

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