Tags : new music

Album Review: Healer // Grouplove

In these dark and uncertain times, we are all in need of a little hope and positivity. I was keen to listen to a new Grouplove album embodying the ethos of “aiming to fight hopelessness”, not only for the thematic bent, but because Grouplove were one of my favourite bands at sixteen. I grew up […]Read More

Track Review: Hard to Burn // Dead Agents

Brimming with energy, Dead Agents’ gritty hard rock sound has gained them a loyal following over the last few years. The Birmingham quartet released their latest single ‘Hard to Burn’ in February and it’s sure to be a hit. ‘Hard to Burn’ is no-nonsense rock song, driven forward by thick, rollicking riffs – think prime […]Read More

Track Review: Lilac Leaves // Odd Morris

Dublin is exporting some of the most exciting post-punk bands in Europe right now. With the likes of Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital and Just Mustard being met with critical acclaim, newcomers Odd Morris have a lot to live up to. The Irish quartet shares more than just rehearsal space with some of the hottest […]Read More

EP Review: It’s Always Sunny Above the Clouds // The

The Covasettes play energetic indie rock in the spirit of fellow Mancunians, The Courteeners, but they add their own flavour with a sound that reflects British summertime. Their recent EP, It’s Always Sunny Above the Clouds is an upbeat release full of passion, that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The opener, […]Read More

Album Review: Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres (Self-Titled)

The world of ‘art’ can feel worlds away from the lives of folk. Talk of ‘Albion’ and ‘The Arcadian Dream’ maybe don’t resonate so much with the everyman’s experience of this small, grey rock. Certainly, my time on the Holloway Road hasn’t been painted with the same Dickensian charm that filters through Peter Doherty’s assessment […]Read More

Album Review: Reduxer // Alt-J

Reduxer, Alt-J’s newest album is a reinvented remixed collection of tracks from their third and award-winning album ‘Relaxer’, released back in 2017. A majorly successful British trio made up of Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green, the new album “is truly global, featuring rappers and producers from all over the world.”. Remixes include the […]Read More

Track Review: Even the Joker Cries // Hegarty

Hegarty are an up and coming band from Liverpool whose main aim is to “unite the world for its love of guitar music.” They have spent the last three years touring heavily around Liverpool, and have built a reputation internationally through receiving radio airplay in USA and France. Earlier this year, they released a single, […]Read More

Track Review: Rorschach // Typhoon

 Typhoon describe themselves as “post pop”; a minimalist theme runs through their music. Having released two albums, Hunger and Thirst in 2010, and White Lighter in 2013, they return with their anticipated third album Offerings, which is released in January on Roll Call Records. The band has released a taster from the album, ‘Rorschach’ which […]Read More

Track Review: Still Life // Two Islands

Liverpool based duo, Two Islands, have recently launched their brand new track ‘Still Life’, which follows on from their earlier debut single entitled ‘Heaven’. An uplifting vibe is immediately apparent as the track engulfs its listeners in an energetic, electro-pop wave. The smooth vocals which follow on put a fresh spin on this track, which […]Read More

EP Review: Abstract Vision // Rain

Abstract Vision is the second EP from up and coming Swindon shoegazers Rain. Formed in 2015, Rain began making waves a year later, releasing an EP, Symphony Pains. It was three tracks of blissed out shoegaze recalling My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, and received attention in the UK from BBC Radio 1, and KEXP in […]Read More

Single Review: All My Friends // Get Inuit

Earlier last month, Get Inuit uploaded a black and white image onto Facebook, depicting a gravestone with the band’s name etched onto it. Fans immediately worried the band had come to the end of its journey…thankfully any rumours of a split were cleared up within days, when a second image was uploaded, featuring a cartoon hand […]Read More

EP Review: Achromatic // In My Disguise

Suffolk rock band In My Disguise are heavily influenced by Muse and Audioslave, driven by an appetite for big riffs and choruses. The band played at the ‘Independent Venue Week’ festival at The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket. Earlier this year, they signed to Domino PR and this week release their debut EP Achromatic. Achromatic balances the […]Read More

Track Review: Live By Design // Ivy Nations

With only three tracks to their name, Ivy Nations are one of Dublin’s most promising new rock bands. Their most recent single is ‘Live By Design’, a soaring indie-pop anthem whose music video (their first ever) takes inspiration from Richard Ayoade’s film The Double: “[Director Benn Veasey and producer Rufus Pinkerton] wrote a story focusing on the ideas of determinism, design, choice & freedom… in a […]Read More

Single Review: Bruises // Lewis Capaldi

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi has been waiting to captivate and make his mark on the country’s local music scene for some time – having conquered a sold-out show at the renowned King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut venue, Lewis has also succeeded in releasing a memorable, gorgeous debut single in ‘Bruises’. Lewis has an impassioned stirring voice […]Read More