Just Listen: Tundra – You’re Welcome

TUNDRA – You’re Welcome Words: Amy Butcher As someone new to the band Tundra, it’s safe to say I was transfixed from the first moment listening to latest single You’re Welcome. Opening with punchy guitar riffs and tight drum patterns, poignant vocals merge with the sounds to create the perfect grunge rock track. With a … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer

Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer Words: Lauren Mellor With summer on its way, it’s great finding some proper seasonal indie tunes and that’s exactly what Swimming Tapes’ Keep Her Closer provides. With a light-hearted melody and beautifully written lyrics about young romance, Swimming Tapes give me nostalgic feels of The Drums – something I … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad)

The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) Words: Sammy Sadler I have to start this review by summing this track up in just one word – and that word is WOW. Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) isn’t the typical jingly indie-pop melody that I usually jump to write … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Luna Bay – Call The Night

Luna Bay – Call The Night Words: Clare Hingley The first time I heard this song, immediately Neon Trees song Animal sprang to mind. Catchy from the initial beat, this single keeps you hooked from beginning end. Luna Bay, made up of O’Mara, Milligan, Ross and Penniston that convened in Chelsea, London, released Call The … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Callum Pitt – Here If You Need

Callum Pitt – Here If You Need Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve been keeping my eye on Callum Pitt since I fell in love with his last single Forgotten Kids so I was really excited to hear he was releasing a new single so soon after. Latest track Here If You Need is much more delicate than Forgotten Kids, opting for a Lumineers vibe … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Wasting Time

Talkboy – Wasting Time Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Talkboy is really,  really good. It’s a glorious slice of music.Harmonies on top of harmonies, I love it. The six-piece from Leeds have produced a single that stands from the current trend of punky vocals from the likes of the brilliant Idles and Fountaines … Continue reading

Just Listen: Charity Shop Pop – Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare)

Charity Shop Pop – Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare) Words: Chloe Hyde Upbeat, catchy, hopeful yet melancholic really are the words to describe Charity Shop Pop’s newest single Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare). It’s impossible to ignore the dance-inducing riffs, constantly contrasted with lyrics of post-breakup angst and heartbreak. The very relatability of this track is what … Continue reading

Just Listen: Revolvers – True Love

Revolvers – True Love Words: Meg Young Are you after a new song to add to your driving playlist? Well True Love, the first single from unsigned London based modern indie band Revolvers, is the perfect one to add. From the start, True Love certainly catches your ear when you first hear it. The band is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kate Teague – In Our Element

Kate Teague – In Our Element Words: Lauren Mellor Kate Teague, from Oxford, Missippi, is relatively new to the indie music scene, having only just made her debut in 2018. With three singles in her repertoire, Teague brings us her latest song ‘In Our Element’. The track provides an honest reflection of a common miscommunication … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lucy Rose – Solo (w)

Lucy Rose – Solo Words: Rob Connor “Somethings missing when I’m solo” sings Lucy Rose on this stripped back second offering from the upcoming fourth album ‘No Words Left’, but anyone familiar with her work will know that nothing could be further from the truth. This melancholic reflective lullaby to a time that has now … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kidsmoke – Rising Sun

Kidsmoke – Rising Sun Words: Rob Connor 6 Seconds! I timed it. The sleepy ethereal opening of Kidsmokes’ ‘Rising Sun’ is 6 seconds, before it hits you with a gut punch of a guitar riff and sets off like a whippet straight out of the traps. That 6 seconds is the only respite you’ll get on … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – The Wire

Saltwater Sun Words: Elena Katrina  The return of Saltwater Sun feels long over due but oh so worth the wait. Newest single The Wire takes a look at hard hitting subjects without it sounding overly dark musically – though that bass line certainly has it’s place rooted there. Shimmery guitar riffs and swirls meet up … Continue reading

Just Listen: Baby Strange: Pure Evil

Baby Strange Words: Gary Feeney Introducing itself with a simple yet instantly recognisable guitar riff from singer/guitarist Johnny Madden, one which lurks menacingly in the background throughout (and which sparks crowd mayhem from the first note live), Pure Evil is propelled along by the thunderous drums and bass pairing of brothers Connaire and Aidan McCann as … Continue reading

Just Listen: Matthew And The Atlas – Temple

Matthew And The Atlas There’s such a beauty to the character of the vocal of Matt Hegarty that I think he could sing me anything, potentially even out of tune, and I’d still feel like I was being wrapped in velvet and sinking into a seat made of marshmallow. The musical landscape is somewhat a … Continue reading

Free Download: Glass Spells – Rebellion

Glass Spells My latest #SoundcloudStumble comes from  California’s Glass Spells, with their forthcoming single Rebellion. It’s dark, edgy electro and packs a punky punch square between the eyes. Even better is they’re giving this track away for free – go grab it while you can! Find Glass Spells on Facebook Listen to and download Rebellion … Continue reading

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