Just Listen: Oya Paya – Put My Record On

Oya Paya Words: Elena Katrina Oya Paya have been on our radar for a while but their latest single Put My Record On is the one that’s really done it for us and we’ve caught the OP bug! Sultry and yet punchy vocals are a strong feature and I love the use of bird song … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cavalry – Black

Cavalry Words: Elena Katrina Cavalry return with their second brand new track of 2017 and Black delivers on everything I’ve come to expect from this band, and more. It’s highly emotional, to the point where I get goosebumps listening to it. I’ve known singer Alan for 10 years and followed his various musical endeavours and … 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 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

Live Review: Island – Nottingham

Island Nottingham, Bodega, 7th November 2017 Words: Emily Leonard On Tuesday the 7th of November in the charmingly compact upstairs space of Nottingham’s The Bodega, Leif Erickson joyously came on stage to invigourate the crowd’s spirits ready for ISLAND – and what a splendid job of doing so they did. The 5 piece indie rocker’s … Continue reading

Just Listen: Luna Bay – Little Amsterdam

Luna Bay Words: Luke Pettican Since the release of their first track Colours in 2016, Luna Bay have gone from strength to strength. Anticipation was high for their new release, Little Amsterdam, and  it is a track that certainly delivers. Featuring the witty playful lyrics and joviality that they’ve become known for, the song is … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Off The Record 2017

Off The  Record 2017 Words: Elena Katrina   Price info: Tickets for Off The Record Festival 2016 are on sale now £15/£20/£35 (+fees) here   Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter #DiscoverNewMusic Well this is an exciting and still relatively new event for November! Off The Record is a one-day, new artist event in Manchester taking place this … Continue reading

EP Review: Will Joseph Cook – If You Want To Make Money

Will Joseph Cook – If You Want To Make Money Out Now Words: Luke Pettican A mere 6 months after the release of his excellent debut album Sweet Dreamer, Will Joseph Cook is back with a bang with three song EP If You Want To Make Money. After his magnificent debut filled with a plethora … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chloe Howl

Chlow Howl Words: Caleb Curtis It might be titled Do It Alone, but between its infectious synths and warm bass licks, Chlöe Howl’s new track will leave you longing to be on a dance floor along side your mates. The British singer-songwriter’s accent shines through her roaring voice, boasting an impressive range that she doesn’t … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina If you have ever visited Swansea train station or watched the classic 90’s film Twin Town, you will know that ambition is critical. If you ever speak with Tom Grennan you will find that ambition is not just critical but also infectious. After ten minutes in his … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Orielles – Let Your Dog Tooth Grow

The Orielles Words: Joe Cockburn Following a jam-packed summer of festivals, heavily-tipped Halifax trio The Orielles have returned to our ears with latest single Let Your Dog Tooth Grow. Their third release since signing with the brilliant Heavenly Recordings, this latest dreamy, upbeat surf-pop toe-tapper is their first since announcing the completion of their debut … 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

Just Listen: Headclouds – Seen It Before

Headclouds Words: Gary Lambert As the mornings get darker and the days get colder, it is a sweet treat to have the release of Seen It Before by Headclouds reach our ears. Without being obvious and overly joyful, there is a relaxed summer vibe as the effected vocals attempt to send a summer breeze down … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Music Week 2017

 Liverpool Music Week 2017 Various Venues Liverpool 26th October – 4th November 2017 Keep Updated: Website// Facebook Tickets are on sale now. Words: Elena Katrina This is yet another of Liverpool’s award winning music festivals and a firm favourite in many a gig goer and music lover’s diary. This year the festival reaches a milestone … 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

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