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

Just Listen: The Pale White – End of Time

The Pale White – End of Time Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman Newcastle based band The Pale White have yet again delivered another perfect alternative tune, ‘End Of Time’. This is the second single to be released out of their upcoming EP, ‘Take Me To The Strange’ – and it’s a stunning, catchy song which encapsulates their … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bessie Turner – Nino

Bessie Turner – Nino Words: Rachel Allen Bessie Turner has a distinct ability to weave an emotional story within a catchy slightly gritty guitar flavour layered in a slightly sweet vocal. Slightly but not slight, her recent track ‘Nino’ is flavoured in just this way, sprinkled with the magic of Richard Woodcraft, who won a … 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 – Library Voices – Zzyzx

Library Voices Listen to Zzyzx here: Are you missing Britpop? Too long ago?  Then are you missing the likes of The Zutons? Feel that there’s a massive gaping hole in your current musical library that isn’t quite filling that “upbeat, catchy mofo guitar track whit a blash of brass”? Look no further. We have found … Continue reading

Single Review: Hozier – From Eden

From Eden Released December 1st 2014 As one of my favourite tracks on the album I was both thrilled and yet surprised to see this From Eden was getting a release. Why? It’s already been released earlier this year as an EP. I suppose you could say that it’s so good that it’s worthy of … Continue reading

Single Review: Jim Valentine – Make You Mine

Make You Mine Released November 2014 I have a feeling new band Jim Valentine might be a bit of a Marmite band, if people actually don’t get too confused that the band is not just a singer, at least Jim tells me they’re a band though only sends a picture of himself. Confusing but I … Continue reading

Single Review: Brooke Bentham – We’ll Be Ghosts

We’ll Be Ghosts Out Now Words: Julia Grantham This stunning debut single from Brooke Bentham, a singer/songwriter from South Shields, is a beautiful song. Not just another female artist trying to make her way in the music world, this stops you in your tracks, makes you listen and leaves you wanting more. Her voice is … Continue reading

Single Review – All We Are – I Wear You

I Wear You Released 3rd November 2014 Words: Julia Grantham The members that make up this trio that is All We Are, come from Ireland, Norway and Brazil and this song is as rich in sound as it is diverse in the nationalities of its songwriters. It is cool, breezy and poignant, yet catchy and … Continue reading

Single Review: Carl Barat & The Jackals – Glory Days

 Glory Days Released 26th September 2014 Words by Sean Regan For the benefit of everybody who doesn’t read the British Tabloids, Carl Barât is one half of the song writing partnership that made up The Libertines, a band that achieved some mainstream success during the early noughties. Unfortunately, following the release of their debut album, … Continue reading

Single Review: Jackil – Istanbul

Istanbul Reelased 29th September 2014 Jackil’s single Istanbul brings an unashamedly 1980s vibe that I am just in love with. There is everything you could possibly want in an electronic pop song in this track; vocals that catch your attention – especially with that amazing high range, giving it a very MJ feel. The bass … Continue reading

Single Review: The Heatbreaks – Absolved

Absolved Released on May 25th 2014 In my mind this is almost a different band to the one I saw play in Manchester’s Ruby Lounge in 2012 but they still have the underlying passion and flare that I heard back then only now they have an even bigger dash of vintage pop and a crazy … Continue reading

Single Review: Racing Glaciers – First Light

First Light Released Summer 2014 Racing Glaciers have produced yet another perfect piece of intelligent indie pop with First Light. I love the very tender moment where there is very little sound and how it perfectly reflects the lyrics “you’re biting your tongue, you’re biding your time” and then the emotion fuelled attack that it … Continue reading

Single Review: Alex Hulme – Climb

Climb Released 3rd March 2014 Alex Hulme is Liverpool’s answer to, well by the sounds of it someone American, but he’s not American. This is a huge gripe of mine about UK acts who insist on singing as though they are from across the pond. Once you, well OK once I, get over this I’m … Continue reading

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