EP REVIEW: OGIKUBO STATION ‘Okinawan Love Songs’; A Cohesive & Memorable Effort From This Transatlantic Duo.

“In the space of three songs [OGIKUBO STATION takes us] on a journey of pop, indie and pop punk and it’s as fun as it sounds!” OGIKUBO STATION set out with the simple goal of having fun making music which they appear to have achieved with Mike Park of the duo stating that “we’ve gotten Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: China Bears ‘Sunday’; The Anthem We’ll Remember Far Beyond Our 20’s Hangover Lifestyle.

‘Sunday is [China Bears] most mature song writing yet, a song with qualities far beyond their years.’ One of our best British sound writers Frank Turner summed up China Bears perfectly when he met them a few years ago he commented that they are “Brilliant, I wish I sounded like that at my stage of Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIER & SINGLE REVIEW: The Keep Cats ‘Basement Dreams’; This Is The One, The Single We’ve Been Waiting For The Keep Cats To Write.

‘‘Basement Dreams’ [is] a perfect pop song based around guitars and singalongs.’ Our story with The Keep Cats has been an honest one, one where they’ve had listen to some honest criticism from us but wow it shows how well they listened because ‘Basement Dreams’ is the second single of a new sounding The Keep Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: Annie Taylor ‘Not Yours! EP’ A Strong Melodic Grunger From Swedish Girl Punks Whom Aren’t Named Annie!

‘[Annie Taylor are] hitting all the right notes in creating their objective ‘girl grunge meets psychedelic rock with a touch of cheesy darkpop’.’ Annie Taylor are a four-piece band that does not include any band members called Annie or with the surname Taylor, we’re confused but we damn well don’t care because they’re hitting all Continue Reading

SINGLE PREMIER & REVIEW: The Keep Cats ‘All You Got Left’, An Ironic Title For A Band That Have More Going For Themselves Than Ever Before!

‘As soon as we heard the opening bars of ‘All You Got Left’ we knew this was a bigger beast than before, a beast that will bring the band bigger stages.’ Catching The Keep Cats earlier this year took us totally off guard as one of the rare occasions when the support band played the Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Munky ‘One In Five’ Out 13.03.2019

‘‘One In Five’ is Munky’s unapologetic depiction of ‘the ludicrous nature of victim blaming in the face of modern day rape culture’.’ After their auspicious return from a brief online hiatus, and barely a month after unleashing the phenomenal, psych-infused ‘You Got Male’, Irish lads Munky are presenting yet another facet of themselves with latest Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: No Violet- ‘Lemons’. Math-Rock Indie Kids Smash It Out Of The Park Again With Unusually Named ‘Lemons’. Out Now.

‘‘Lemons’ continues [No Violet’s] math-rock assault on the indie scene, an assault they’ll only let us up from when they’re ready.’ Unfortunately, far too often advance releases for reviews drop in the Underscore Part 3 inbox from bands on the beginnings of their journey and we end up listening with disappointment wishing subsequent releases were Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW Alfie Neale – White Gates: Released 01.03.19. Is the sky even the limit to Alfie Neale’s ambitions?’

The arrival of White Gates continues what has proven to be a very busy 2019 so far for Alfie Neale. Hot on the heels of one of this year’s first and so far finest releases, Tongue Tied, the Brighton-based songwriter-producer’s quality shows no sign of slipping, with this release a further choice cut from his Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Foals ‘Exits’; the first glimpse at Yannis’ two pieced locket ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’

A solid start to a new Foals chapter, we can’t wait for both albums this year! Foals’ new single Exits marks a new port of call in the next chapter of the band’s journey. Not least, it’s the first recording released in the wake of founding member and bass player, Walter Gervers, who departed amicably Continue Reading