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

Just Listen: The Kairos – Teetotal

The Kairos Teetotal Words by Gary Lambert In a passive aggressive world there are few things more politely damning of a band or a tune than when you say “well they sound a bit Oasis”. However, when I text someone to say “it sounds like an Oasis B-side circa 1994-97” then it’s a completely different … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lauran Hibberd – Bang Bang Bang

Lauran Hibberd Bang Bang Bang Words by Ashleigh O’Neill Indie pop queen Lauran Hibberd returns with her new anthemic single ‘Bang Bang Bang’. It is frantic, fun and catchy, much like her previous releases. The fast-paced drum beat and guitar-heavy verses over Lauran’s lively vocals creates a typical poppy sound, fitting in with the sound we … Continue reading

Just Listen: Vistas – Sucker

Vistas Sucker Words by Ashleigh O’Neill The Scottish trio, Vistas, have returned with the first single, Sucker, setting the sound for their long-awaited debut album which is set to be released later this year. The love song repeats about being ‘head over heels in love’ and ‘I’m a sucker, I’m fool and I’m in love’. The … Continue reading

Just Listen: Tom Grennan – This Is The Place

Tom Grennan This is the Place Words by Gary Lambert It took The Hollies just one look, but for me it was five seconds.  Five seconds of Tom Grennan‘s vocal and I had to stop what I was doing and message my Popped-boss to reiterate a point she already knew.  This is the Place needs … Continue reading

Just Listen: Stanleys – A Better Life

Stanleys A Better Life Words by Gary Lambert Stanleys are a band who must be drinking liquid confidence every time they go into the rehearsal room.  Every time I see or hear the band it is like they have taken two steps forward when one would suffice.  Their latest release, A Better Life, is a … Continue reading

Just Listen: October Drift –

October Drift Oh The Silence Words by Nicholas Jacques Touted for great things this year, October Drift emerge out of the new year slumber to deliver the new single, Oh The Silence, from their upcoming debut album Forever Whatever, due for release on 25th January 2020. On this evidence their sound is perched firmly in … Continue reading

Just Listen: DOLL – Dress Code

DOLL / Don’t Open Love Letters – Dress Code Words by Gary Lambert Stop!  Take a deep breath.  Take another one just to be sure.  You are going to need to follow this routine every time you listen to Dress Code such is the intensity of the dark alt-pop groove.  Opening with a fun synth … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Honey – Set Me Free

Pale Honey –  Set Me Free Words: Clare Hingley Even the first note in this song makes you think you’ve gone back in time to the 1980s and dancing along to the likes of Walk Like An Egyptian by Bananrama. Gothenburg duo Nelly Daltrey and Tuva Lodmark make up Pale Honey. These ladies have released … Continue reading

Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Heaven

MarthaGunn – Heaven Words by Amy Butcher Ever since I saw MarthaGunn at Bushstock festival this summer, I’ve been obsessed with the way they bring together old school 70s rock and fresh, modern melodies to create a truly fantastic sound. When announcing their new single ‘Heaven’, I couldn’t wait to listen – it’s another groove … Continue reading

Just Listen: Little Grim – All On Black

Little Grim – All On Black Words: Clare Hingley Fifteen seconds in and All On Black is already making you wonder what direction the song is heading. Joe Murphy’s subtle but sombre vocals play wonders with the guitar riffs and compliments the drum beats perfectly. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised the first … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice

Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice Words: Clare Hingley Amber Run have just released the fourth single The Darkness Has A Voice from their impending album Philophobia and from the off this song has major Travis vibes with lead singer Joe Keogh resembling Fran Healy aswell as the overall melody. Keogh has previously … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Post Romantics – Ride

The Post Romantics – Ride Words: Amy Butcher Liverpool based 4-piece The Post Romantics are back and bigger than ever, packing a punch with hard-hitting new single Ride. Since first listening to debut single Call It Off  I’ve been waiting for some fresh sounds from the quartet. My prayers have been answered!  Beginning with an … Continue reading

Just Listen: Half Moon Run – Then Again

Half Moon Run – Then Again Words: Clare Hingley Half Moon Run are certainly back with a bang after sharing their latest single Then Again after being away from the music release scene since 2015. This four-piece from Canada’s Montreal have mixed it up with a string quartet which really sets of the single. Feels … Continue reading

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