JUST LISTEN: STUPID – STONE

STONE STUPID Words by Amy Butcher Liverpool based band STONE have only recently come up on my radar, but boy have they made an impact with their latest single ‘Stupid’. That is one thing this track is actually not, it brings a clever mix of nostalgia and newness into a modern fresh sound.  Gritty, gutsy … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: Gen and the Degenerates – Girl God Gun

Gen and the Degenerates Girl God Gun Words by Amy Butcher A new single and EP announcement, it must be our lucky day – Gen and the Degenerates are back for 2022 with an amazing single in ‘Girl God Gun’. Having always been probed with the question: ‘what’s it like to be a woman in … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: HOW DO I KNOW? – THOMAS HEADON

Thomas Headon How Do I Know? Words by Amy Butcher With his third EP Victoria released next month, Thomas Headon has given us another sweettaster in How Do I Know? for what is going to be an exciting piece of work. Having built anamazing online community around his music over the last two years, Headon … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: URBAN ARCHITECTS – A STROKE OF LUCK

Urban Architects A Stroke of Luck Words by Daniel Burton A Stroke of Luck is the upbeat anthem that everyone was in need of this summer. We may be 8 months into 2021, and 2 waves of a pandemic since Urban Architects’ last release, but rest-assured it has been well worth the wait. The opening … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bandit – Ice Cream

Bandit Ice Cream Words by Gary Lambert I’ll hold my hands up now and tell you that at first listen, I didn’t like Ice Cream by Bandit.  But when the second to fifth listens happen without you playing it because the song is stuck in your head and you’re singing along, then I had to admit … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Native – Lost On You

The Native Lost On You Words: Elena Katrina With a pounding driving force, The Native’s latest single Lost On You throws out some punches that make it impossible not to sit up and listen and, for me, impossible not to stick on repeat and join them on a passionate sing-along. There’s a hint to a … Continue reading

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

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