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

SINGLE REVIEW: Chloe Foy ‘Without You’; Five Minutes Of Bliss. What Would We Do Without You?

Without You is a perfect archetype for a well-crafted song; atmospheric beyond words. It’s a world-building five minutes of beauty that whisks you away to another time and place; a mystical, far away kingdom. “[Without You is a]  world-building five minutes of beauty that whisks you away to another time and place.” Without You is Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Memes ‘Happy Shopper’; The More Self-Assured Younger Brother To Memes Previous Work.

“Happy Shopper is equally memorable as the double A side [Blah, Blah, Blah] that brought the industry insiders knocking recently; possibly even more memorable!” Memes are the product of banging tunes but also banging good luck. We assume that Memes sent their first double A side Blah, Blah, Blah/Funny Man to Steve Lamacq and were Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: The Keep Cats ‘The Ledge’; The Cathartic Sound of Self-Destruction.

A handful of months ago The Keep Cats promised 3 singles in quick succession with producer Niko Battisini, a step into the unknown for them letting someone else into their world having previously worked in solitude. Singles All You Got Left and Basement Dreams were extremely well received with the latter receiving the rare 10/10 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

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