Just Listen: Animal Bar – I’ll Wait

Animal Bar – I’ll Wait Words: Elena Katrina  There is something kind of rough and ready about Animal Bar’s latest single I’ll Wait but they have got inside my head after only one listen – the guitar loop took me in and wouldn’t let me go. I wasn’t instantly hooked though. It’s a track of two … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lucia – Blue Heart

Lucia – Blue Heart Words: Rob Connor Whoever was the inspiration for Lucia’s new offering, “Blue Heart” clearly has a lot to answer for, but thankfully this track is one of the better byproducts of the situation. Whilst the lyrics are of a questioning manner initially, it ramps up through the emotional gears and becomes a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Julia Bardo – Desire

Julia Bardo – Desire Words: Rob Connor With an opening cymbal crash, Julia Bardo introduces herself to my ears and I’m instantly smitten. ‘Desire’ is a track about restlessness and wanting change, which is something that definitely resonates in the first few weeks of January. To quote Coughlins Law in the movie Cocktail, “Everything else is … Continue reading

Popped Round-up January 2019

Popped Round-up January 201 Words: Daniel Burton  !Editors Pick! Jade Bird -I Get No Joy Following on from her huge hits Uh Huh & Lottery in 2018, Jade Bird kicks off 2019 in similar fashion with I Get No Joy. This track comes with a similar style to Love Has All Been Done Before, with … Continue reading

Just Listen: Anteros – Drive On

Anteros – Drive On Words: Rob Connor If you aren’t aware of Anteros, where have you been hiding? After a string of critically acclaimed E.P.s and singles the hype train for this band has already left the station and is gathering pace. So here is the first track from the debut album and ‘Drive on’, … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Mysterines – Bet Your Pretty Face

The Myserines – Bet Your Pretty Face Words: Gary Lambert With an intro that modernises the legendarily aggressive guitar riff from Helter Skelter, ‘Bet Your Pretty Face’ manages to go straight from your ears, down, up and back down your spine. This is the type of song that is made for going wild when listening … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Night Cafe – Endless Lovers

The Night Cafe – Endless Lovers Words: Daniel Burton ‘Endless Lovers’ is yet another release that has The Night Café’s signature sound stamped all over it. From the very first second the guitar kicks in, the sound is instantly recognisable and you know you are in for 3 and half minutes of pure bliss. This … Continue reading

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

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