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Track Review: Lost Control // Pretty Citizens

Nottingham rock band Pretty Citizens deliver an intense and epic sound on ‘Lost Control’. The song begins echoic and spacious. This soon digresses into a luscious guitar sound with a definitive and punchy rhythm that underpins the song in its entirety. The vocals enter, carrying with them an infectiously catchy melody. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/259258845″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” […]Read More

Track Review: Blood Red Sun // Dollhouse

Stroud-hailing four piece Dollhouse create moody soundscapes on their latest single ‘Blood Red Sun’. Swirling electronics begin the song as other instruments are added to fuel a raging cacophony. Then a robust, phase clad guitar riff transports us to the verse.  During this section the sturdy, dry drums anchor the reverberated vocals to create an […]Read More

Track Review: Soundcheck // Catfish and The Bottlemen

After an excruciating wait, Catfish and The Bottlemen return with the mighty ‘Soundcheck’.  The song begins with only lead vocalist Van McCann, a simple guitar part and a high hat. Almost immediately the definitive lyric “I raced through soundcheck just to meet you” enters, conjuring similar lustful images to those found in The Kooks’ ‘She […]Read More

Track Review: Carousel // The Scarletts

Essex quintet The Scarletts create murky Humbug era Arctic Monkeys style rock on ‘Carousel’. The snappy drums propel the song into motion whilst minimalistic guitar parts adorn the track. The chorus is definitive and catchy. Just when the listener relaxes into the song, around the two minuet mark, a suspenseful pause occurs and the vocals […]Read More

Live Review: Blossoms // Scala, London, 25.02.16

Blossoms have to be one of the most hyped up and coming bands at present. A great sense of anticipation was felt as people from all corners of the UK flocked into the doors of their sold out show at London’s infamous Scala. Blossoms’s unique brand of 60’s inspired pop translates fantastically into a live […]Read More

Track Review: It’s Up To Me Now // Fronteers

Fronteers deliver catchy, feel-good vibes courtesy of recent single ‘It’s Up To Me Now’. Having recently joined indie veterans Courteeners on their recent tour, buzz is beginning to build around the Hull-hailing indie rock outfit and rightly so. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/224857495″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] ‘It’s Up To Me Now’ possesses instant familiarity and warmth. […]Read More

Track Review: Baggage // Sonia Stein

Up and coming London artist Sonia Stein creates ambient dance-pop sounds on her new single ‘Baggage’. The song follows on from her previous EP Symbol in which she initially honed her talents in generating atmospheric synth driven tracks such as ‘Waiting’. ‘Baggage’ shows Stein at her finest; effortlessly delivering catchy pop lyrics over Disclosure-esque beats. […]Read More

Track Review: The Answer // Vant

Vant’s ‘The Answer’ is 2 minutes and 48 seconds of blissful guitar music packed full to the brim with energy. The track is explosive. It displays multiple features found in any knock-out punk song: plenty of punchy guitar parts, killer vocals and a confrontational chorus in the form of ‘won’t you give me the answer?’. […]Read More