SINGLE REVIEW: Oh Brother we’re in for a ride with the Oxford four-pieces new single ‘Hopeless Romantic’

“If Queens Of The Stone Age were the metaphorical Satan, Oh Brother are the metaphorical Charles Manson- the prodigy learning and shaping his behemoth sized demonic talent.” To open Oh Brother’s new single Hopeless Romantic the four-piece begin with a chugged low tone muted guitar riff and brooding vocal line to match. We’re engaged but Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Paris Youth Foundation, if ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’, your music better come with a bed!

Liverpool based up-and-comers Paris Youth Foundation have kicked off 2020 with a brand new single ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ — an easy-to-listen-to burst of nostalgia-infused indie optimism. ‘The sheer vibrancy of the track lets you disconnect from the world and simply enjoy the three odd minutes created by the five piece.’ Opening with Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Hayley Williams delivers perfection stepping away from her comfort zone in her most powerful work.

“[Simmer was] not the song we wanted from Hayley, but it was the song we needed.” Journalists have music that they ‘have’ to listen to and music they ‘HAVE’ to listen to. For this writer we listened to Hayley Williams debut solo single Simmer because of Paramore’s importance in popular culture not because we’ve ever Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: ‘Bang, Bang, Bang’: is, unsurprisingly, a Banger!

A short, sweet and snappy single heralds the Isle Of Wight native’s breaking through into 2020; and, to the surprise of no one, it’s a banger! After a incredible 2019 — involving a BBC Radio One Maida Vale session, playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire supporting The Regrettes and playing Glastonbury — Lauran Hibberd is back to Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Somebody’s Child is back with his fifth single, ‘Love That Sound’, and quite frankly, we do too!

‘a buoyantly bright banger that simply demands a smile.’ Some of you may remember Somebody’s Child from our 10/10 review of his last single, Jungle. Or, hopefully, you’ve taken our words to heart and fallen in love with his music yourself. Either way, his new offering is superb. Love That Sound is, in essence, incredibly Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Abandon Ship! – Say the Word. Basingstoke fourpiece lay down a pristine first instalment on their forthcoming E.P.

A timely return from Abandon Ship! who are back to warm the winter nights with Say the Word, the opening gambit in an E.P. release which is due to gradually unfurl over the next few months. The E.P is a glittering self-production, sprinkled with some extra mastering magic by The 1975 collaborator Robin Schmidt. If Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: All said and done in 3 minutes of perfection. The C33s are back with a horror-punk banger ‘Resurrection Men’

“Get ready to do you best ‘Waynes World we’re not worthy’ impression, The C33s have [captured their live energy] on this surf, garage punk banger.” Since rock’n’roll was invented the conundrum for bands and studio engineers has been – how do you capture the live energy as well as the musicianship on record? Capturing indescribable Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Somebody’s Child releases his wildly addictive and ferociously good fourth single today, ‘Jungle’. 

“His ineffably talented vocals are something to behold” For anyone yet to fall in love with Somebody’s Child’s unique spin on atmospheric indie rock Somebody’s Child is the songwriting project of Irish talent Cian. So far we’ve been blessed with three singles all of which have garnered significant radio plays, particularly on Radio X. This Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Munky – Megaton. Dublin’s funk-punks make a compellingly dark return.

While it has undoubtedly been a vintage year for the Dublin music scene, Munky have been content to shun the crowd and plough their own distinct psych-funk-disco-punk furrow. Springtime saw the release of the band’s debut e.p. Un, Deux, Trois, Cat which, frankly, hasn’t been off our playlists ever since. Munky’s return is predictably perverse, Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Mouse – ‘Grow’. Dark, defiant pop which delivers on its promise.

It’s taken perhaps longer than expected for Bristol-based Mouse to make her return, following her well-received debut single 3 Weeks in 2018 and follow-up Escape back around the turn of the year. The Scottish singer-producer has spoken honestly about her struggles to address and overcome physical and mental health problems, having battled Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder Continue Reading