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Track Review: No Time to Die // Billie Eilish

You were my life but life is far away from fair  Billie Eilish isn’t messing around. The 18 year-old’s hugely awaited Bond song, ‘No Time To Die’, dropped this morning and the most immediate takeaway is just how uncompromising the song is. ‘No Time To Die’ manages to walk the line between being very Bond […]Read More

Track Reviews: Simmer & Leave It Alone // Hayley Williams

The Paramore frontwoman returns with new music – the full album, Petals for Armor, is released 8 May – that appears to be just as much an emotional exorcism as it is an experimental solo project. It is a testament to both Williams and her producer, long-time Paramore member and friend Taylor York, that ‘Simmer’ […]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

Single Review: Echoes // Flyte

Over the past few years, Flyte have been slowly (but surely) carving a name for themselves in the industry thanks to a string of heavenly releases (‘Over and Out’, ‘Light Me Up’, ‘Please Eloise’). With the exception of a few festivals last year, the London-based group have been keeping a pretty low profile, working on […]Read More

EP Review: By Your Side / Vampire Town // Empathy

Following last year’s stunning ‘Demons / Seeing Stars’, London duo Empathy Test – that’s Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf – are back with their signature sci-fi inspired sound and huge, cinematic soundscape. Fresh from touring Europe and playing to their biggest audiences yet, including thousands at festivals such as Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Germany, the pair’s latest […]Read More

Single Review: Cling // Brooders

After their ferocious debut single Haze was unleashed, Leeds-based trio Brooders have hit back with a second offering in the form of Cling. Honing in on their neo-grunge sound tinged with psychedelia, Cling is a track that’s a little bit slower, though packs just as much punch as their previous single. Beginning with nasally and […]Read More

Single Review: Bleeding Heart // Regina Spektor

People of the world, the queen has returned. Regina Spektor has announced that 30th September will mark the release Remember Us to Life, her first album since 2012’s beautiful What We Saw from the Cheap Seats. Alongside this news was the release of ‘Bleeding Heart’, her newest single and the album’s opening track. Catchy as […]Read More

Track Review: Be Somebody // Boyce Avenue

The band of brothers from Florida certainly haven’t been making waves in the music industry in the past few years, considering they haven’t released an album as of late. But with their new album, Road Less Traveled pending release, everything is beginning to pick up for the trio. Be Somebody is the first single off the […]Read More

Single Review: Fallback // Astroid Boys

It’s palpable that grime and punk as genres are both driven by the energy of youth. Constructed by the sheer talent of the marginalized – who use music as a vehicle to express their inner frustrations – whether it be with the government, society or personal issues. Hailing from Cardiff, Astroid Boys take the nuances […]Read More

Track Review: Cyan // Pleasure House

Rising like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of that evanescent ‘B-Town’ scene, Birmingham’s latest musical export has arrived in the shape of Pleasure House, a tight-knit quartet who have lunged their way onto the nation’s indie music radar in the last year or so. To say what’s on offer in ‘Cyan’, the lead song […]Read More

Single Review: Getaway // Blossoms

Considering their rather full-frontal assault on festival slots, the UK touring scene and undoubtedly the playlist of your local indie disco, one may find it difficult to deduce the mystery of Blossoms‘ debut still remaining nowhere to be seen. A listen to ‘Getaway’ might give you a clue as to why, however. They’re enjoying themselves […]Read More

Single Review: Ophelia // The Lumineers

‘Ophelia’ is the lead single from indie-rock band, The Lumineers’ second studio album, Cleopatra, which is set to be released in April 2016. The Colorado based five-piece had a lot to live up to following the big success of their self-titled debut album, which brought us first-rate tracks such as ‘Ho Hey’ and ‘Stubborn Love’. Nevertheless, […]Read More

Single Review: Shoot Me (Baby) // The Shimmer Band

Still fresh from a 2015 that was in no way short on touring, self-declared ‘Explosive Psych Poppers’ The Shimmer Band are currently riding a tide of publicity for their debut single ‘Shoot Me (Baby)’, with attention even coming in the form of Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show. It seems entirely deserved, too. Delivering a […]Read More

Single Review: Dawning and Rolling Around // Dollhouse

Whilst this track from Dollhouse, a group of four lads from Stroud, may have just over 1,000 plays on Soundcloud, do not underestimate them. They’ll only prove you wrong. Influenced by the likes of Joy Division, the hypnotic, dulcet vocals of Zak Thomas-Akoo lead you through a hazy blend of krautrock and psych pop melodies […]Read More

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