Just Listen: Sea Girls – Too Much Fun

Sea Girls Words: Elena Katrina Sea Girls return with their heady cocktail of dusky vocals, foot-stomping, sing-along chorus and upbeat melodies. All things that never fail to awaken my ears or my want to dance. Too Much Fun continues to provide proof that this is a band who know exactly how to pen a tune to … Continue reading

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

SXSW With: The RPMs

The RPMs Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Brighton’s The RPMs have not been shy in coming forward when it comes to getting people’s attention and getting where they want to be. They wanted to be at SXSW so here we found them. The band have been traipsing up and down the UK making fans and … Continue reading

SXSW With: Breakfast Muff

Breakfast Muff Words and Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ll be honest… I’ve never seen Breakfast Muff play live before, I don’t even know, truthfully still, if I’ve sat down and listened to them before now. I’ve seen their name on posters and I’ve heard them being talked about so I figured, when is best to get … Continue reading

SXSW With: Tijuana Bibles

Tijuana Bibles Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Sometimes bands can fall off your radar and throw themselves right back in when you least expect it. Not to say that I never thought Tijuana Bibles would be at SXSW but as they’d not been in my field of view for a while I was really happy … 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 Watch: Tom Grennan – I Might

Tom Grennan Words: Elena Katrina Tom Grennan brings us another hint as to what his debut album, Lighting Matches, is going to be like with new single I Might. Just when I was starting to feel almost desperate to hear something else from him, he delivers… Merry Christmas indeed. Tom Grennan was my most listened … Continue reading

Just Watch: Marsicans – Throw Ourselves In

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes there are no words, sometimes there is only laughter and smiles and that’s the case with the new video for Throw Ourselves In by one of our faves… Marsicans! OK so obviously the first watch was the time for no words and laughter and smiles the second, third and fourth … 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

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: 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

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