Just Listen: The Cribs – Running Into You

The Cribs Running Into You Words by Jim Mumby  The triumphant return of Wakefield’s own rock-n-roll-royalty The Cribs, is heralded by the release of their latest single Running into You from their upcoming 8th studio album Night Network. Breaking free recently from the tangled web of management wranglings and redressing the doom-laden rumour mill murmurings … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

Chappaqua Wrestling Football Words by Jim Mumby By honing their musical prowess, the guitar-focussed indie-rock soundscapes of recent times are a far departure from what I felt was flat-sounding four-track EP1.  It seems Chappaqua Wrestling have managed to shake off any influential contagions, to emerge unscathed and invigorated with a much more professional and richer sound of … Continue reading

Just Listen: LibraLibra – Lonely Girl

LibraLibra Lonely Girl Words by Gary Lambert Lonely Girl, the latest banger from Brighton’s LibraLibra, is an exciting, intoxicating cocktail of rock and dance that will set you on edge like glugging Red Bull before riding a rollercoaster. A dark tale of the excitement and dangers of a world where you’re sold on the love … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow

Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow Words: Clare Hingley Stockton-on-Tees singer/songwriter Tom Joshua released his second single of 2020 Knock On A Hollow recently, another addition to his debut EP Undergrowth that’s set for release later this year. He has been in good company having worked closely with producer Cam Blackwood, who helped produce both of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Low Hummer – The Real Thing

Low Hummer – The Real Thing Words: Jim Mumby Synth-driven Low Hummer continue their forays into highly danceable electronic infused post-punk and under the production talents of Matt Peel, are rewarded with a third release that bolsters their presence amongst a wave of new artists surging from the Humber region. You’d be forgiven for assuming … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: SYFTA – Breathe

SYFTA – Breathe Words: Amy Butcher Widnes four-piece SYFTA have released strong debut single Breathe – a loud track packing a powerful punch. Launching straight into invasive vocals and brash drum beats, the song is intense from the start until it reaches the chorus before dropping into a serene silence as vocalist Harry sings Breathe; … Continue reading

Just Listen: Stanleys – Measured in Gold

Stanleys Measured in Gold Words by Gary Lambert Once again with Measured in Gold Stanleys, these proper nice lads from Wigan, have managed to hit the bullseye.  Following on with the motif of A Better Life with an unassuming, sweet and completely loveable slice of guitar pop. It is quite special how the music of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Glass Peaks – Never Really Left

Glass Peaks – Never Really Left Words: Amy Butcher Kent band Glass Peaks have released one hell of a corker in new single Never Really Left ahead of their Debut EP It’s Raining On The Wrong Side of The Window out in May. A commentary on the toxic landscape social media has become, the trio … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Coming Up Short

Bloxx Coming Up Short Words by Gary Lambert It has officially started. The build up to Bloxx‘s debut album begins with the release of Coming Up Short. Like everything else Bloxx have released it’s an absolute banger, but this is a slight change from the quiet-LOUD-quiet-LOUDER format that Bloxx have had us fall in love … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Heart of Darkness

The Amazons Heart of Darkness Words by Gary Lambert Released as part of The Amazons’ Expanded Edition of Future Dust, Heart of Darkness is the sound of a rock band preparing for the days when arenas and stadiums welcome them with open arms. When you listen to Heart of Darkness, you might want to do … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bad Sounds – Permanent

Bad Sounds Permanent Words by Amy Butcher My first experience with Bad Sounds was a couple of years ago when their track ‘Are You High?’ came on shuffled by Spotify during my commute to work and I haven’t looked back since!  As soon as I knew they were releasing their EP Escaping from a Violent Time, Vol. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Zuzu – Skin and Bone

Zuzu Skin and Bone Words by Gary Lambert Liverpool’s emo-pop princess Zuzu seems to be at it again with yet another wonderful pop song that combines the emotional nudity of one of my counselling sessions with the singalong fun of a kitchen disco. In comparison to her other output, on the first listen it seems … Continue reading

Just Listen: APRE – Your Heart’s Like A Jungle

APRE Your Heart’s Like a Jungle Words by Amy Butcher Do you ever find a band that you’re just dying to share with everyone you know? That was me the first time I heard APRE’s ‘Come Down’. They were unstoppable in 2019, and they’re just as unstoppable this year. Every track they release is equally as good … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – Same As You

Eliza Shaddad Same As You Words by Amy Butcher Having never listened to Eliza Shaddad before, upon hearing Same as You for the first time, I pondered why I had not listened to the London based dreamy rock artist. Following the release of her EP Sept – Dec, this track combines Shaddad’s soft soothing vocals, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Easy Life – Dead Celebrities

Easy Life Dead Celebrities Words by Amy Butcher When I first heard Easy Life we’re dropping an E.P. I couldn’t contain my excitement. Having loved their single ‘Earth’, I’d been itching for more intoxicatingly chill vibes I get when I listen to their music.  ‘Dead Celebrities’ opens with static sound as singer Murray’s vocal and … Continue reading

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