Just Listen: The Jagged Skies – Judas

Jagged Skies – Judas Words by Gary Lambert Judas is the debut release of The Jagged Skies, and for an opening salvo  carries some weight. It is obvious from first listen that this is a track which has been thought over long and hard, and rehearsed until the sound was right. Obviously the writers of … Continue reading

Just Listen – Gen and The Degenerates – Weatherman

Just Listen – Gen and The Degenerates – Weatherman Words by Gary Lambert Gen and The Degenerates are without doubt one of the most formidable up and coming live acts around, but with this release they grab their usual blood and thunder punk rock and distill it into something far more heady. The change in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Darling – Love Game

Darling – Love Game Words: Rachel Allen ‘Love Game’ is the very first Soundcloud release from electro pop outfit Darling and is a promise of good things to come from this unique band. Norweigan born singer/songwriter Celine Lyng teamed up with Oscar Shepherd, producer and songwriter, to form the sound that permeates through this catchy … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dantevilles – Bloomin’ Flowers

Dantevilles – Bloomin’ Flowers Words: Gary Lambert It’s a good thing, a very good thing, when you listen to a track for reviewing purposes and when it finishes you replay it immediately. It’s even better when it takes you four listens before you decide to move on to something else. This is exactly how I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kita Menari – Feel It All

Kita Menari – Feel it All Words: Lauren Mellor With the weather starting to warm up, I’m sure you’re on the hunt for that perfect summer song and Kita Menari’s new single ‘Feel it All’ will definitely tick that box. An upbeat mix of synth-pop, beating drums and electrifying guitar,  ‘Feel it All’ sparks an … Continue reading

Just Listen: Emilie Kahn – Three

Emilie Kahn – Three Words: Rachel Allen Montreal born Emilie Kahn has ironically released her third single called ‘Three’ from her album ‘Outro’ and has indeed created a song of three parts. The indie-pop queen has crafted three songs into one seamlessly forged track, which ebbs and flows like you’ve never seen. Her vocal adapts … Continue reading

Just Listen: BANFI – The Furniture Song

BANFI – The Furniture Song Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman It’s not often an all male band sing about their awkward persona, but BANFI know how to talk about it by turning an awful situation into a lighter one. ‘The Furniture Song’ is anything but awkward, it’s a track which holds a lot of personality and happiness … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Small Spaces

Cassia – Small Spaces Words: Daniel Burton Cassia started making music in an indie bar in Barbados ……. sorry that isn’t true, but this is exactly what they make you think the more and more you listen to them. As soon as the first riff hits your ears, it sends you straight to paradise. If … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rozi Plain – Conditions

Rozi Plain – Conditions Words: Nick Jacques  On the latest offering of Rozi’s upcoming album ‘What A Boost!’ she continues to tug our strings and leads us to nod our heads in admiration. We have the gently swaying rhythms of ‘Conditions’ to lose our weary souls in. This further justifies the attention which Rozi has been … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Someone Else For You

Talkboy – Someone Else For You Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Leeds band Talkboy apparently is their love song. However, don’t go thinking that this is going to be a slow love song, because it isn’t. Kicking straight off with a fine vocal performance from Katie Heap, this is two and half minutes … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sugarspun – Never Grow OId

Sugarspun – Never Grow Old Words: Sammy Sadler As a Cumbrian at heart, it’s so lush to see local talent going places and that’s definitely the case for five-piece Sugarspun. I’ve been listening to music from frontman Jamie McGraw and guitarist Steven Dixon for a little while now when they’ve brought things out here and there, but … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rosie Carney – Zoey

Rosie Carney – Zoey Words: Julia Grantham When my good friend Elena got in touch and suggested I review this track, ‘Zoey’ by Rosie Carney, I said yes before even listening to it; such is our friendship. Moreover, Elena hadn’t asked me to review anything specifically, in years and so I felt it was time: … Continue reading

Just Listen: Henry Jamison – American Babes

Henry Jamison – American Babes Words: Rachel Allen I found myself humming a chorus continually today, rolling over and over in my head like a car wheel turning round and round. Poetic I know (!), but the only fitting why to describe a chorus belonging to a guy called Henry Jamison, whose track ‘American Babes’ … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ex:Re – Romance (6 Music Live Room)

Ex:Re – Romance Words: Rachel Allen The melancholic beauty of Elena Tonra’s vocal cannot be denied during her latest project, this time a separate creation to the lead vocalist’s band Daughter. The single ‘Romance’ from her new solo album shows this off in all its multifaceted layers, and in particular, during her live rendition of … 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

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