Following up from their appearance at Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival, Indian Queens’ debut EP ‘You When I Close My Eyes’ is a spectacular affair filled with gritty riffs and punchy vocals. Indian Queens reflect the abrasive and cynical nature of their East London home, making for a compelling listen, which only packs more punch with […]
Well over two years since the release of their debut single ‘Duh,’ Afterbloom are back with the Lithic Sounds EP. Making use of strange, straightforward and totally out of this world noise, the West Midlands three-piece have spent the past two years crafting and honing their music into a masterfully made EP, which I’m sure is […]
Using the bare minimum to maximum effect, Peakes glide their way to sleek new heights with new single ‘Still Life’. The alt electro-pop trio from Leeds are working towards the release their as yet untitled second EP through crowdfunding. ‘Still Life’ is a fantastic snippet of what’s to come.
Loaded with pure pop genius, Wimbledon quintet Yawwn shimmer gold with their new single ‘Mercy.’ Dubbed as a psychedelic indie-pop band, Yawwn definitely fall more towards the indie pop side of things with a sprinkling of airy synthesisers that create ambiance amidst some bombastic and mighty melodies.
Far from the scorching heat that has plagued the past few weeks, the second EP – Burn For The Tide – from the London based singer-songwriter, August Child feels more delicate and autumnal. Taking inspiration from neo-folk artists including Sufjan Stevens, Angel Olson and Elliot Smith, Mike Pickering the man behind the moniker has a created […]
From the point of view of the third wheel, the loser in a bizarre love triangle, The King’s Parade’s new single ‘The Look’ is a chilled-out ballad for those who’ve loved and lost.
Sometimes the expectation to be a normal, well-adjusted member of society is all so mundane and tedious. Sometimes collectively letting your hair down and dancing the night away is about as much elation and buzz one can get. Youth Sector promises this (plus more) with new single, ‘Strange.’
Manchester five-piece Bowery are back with their sophomore single, ‘Psychotic Man.’ Stirring the pot further into dirty, hard rock hedonism, get ready for a riff-packed psychy juggernaut that punches just as hard as their debut single.
Camden lies at the heart of any music lovers quest for melodious enlightenment, chocked full of venues and bars in which to see great live bands any day of the week, it truly is a sanctuary. Personally, the Lock Tavern is most certainly at the top of the list of venues/bars/places to lose your inhibitions, […]
‘Stranger at the Door’ is the stunning debut single from Liverpool based singer-songwriter Tom Anderson. A beautiful blend of delicate vocals, glistening synths and powerful lyrics, all encapsulated in an alt-pop anthem to compete with the likes of The 1975 and Bastille.
Brighton four-piece Youth Sector create a whirlwind of sonic elegance with sophomore single ‘No Adventure.’ Off the back of some well-earned critical acclaim within the blogosphere from debut release, ‘Dig It And Repeat’ (released only a month ago), the band don’t wait around in showing us that they are ready and willing to be the […]
Opening with swelling synths, bubbling and blistering, creating a woozy, uneasy feeling from the get go. Laying it out on the table for all to see, Cosydrive leaves nothing to the imagination in this psych, autotune-drenched treasure – ‘B-Side’ airs first below.
Opening with glitchy samples and luscious vocal harmonies, ‘Solace’ is a wonderful detour of casual electronic pop. Big melodies are plastered all over but not the usual pop hooks, melodically it’s a lot subtler and laidback, letting the masterful and intriguing production that the Leeds three-piece have perfected shine through.
As the home of an ever-growing crowd of misfits, art school dropouts and hip millennial urbanites, Hackney cries out to the youth as a safe haven for the now conventional nuances of ‘abnormality’. The area is the cultural equivalent of a toddler throwing their toys out of a pram, rallying against London norms in true […]
Striking a wonderfully fine blend of political angst and tender sentimentality, Too Cool Kid’s new single is a delightfully refreshing shower over the ears.
In North London lies what some might describe as the hub of music in London: the borough of Islington. Home to some of the best music venues in the capital for up-and-coming bands, from the O2 Academy to the Lexington – all situated within a few minutes’ walk of each other; you are spoilt for choice. […]
A dishevelled landmark, a prospective reassuring vibrancy, standing on the toes of its far trendier brother, Shoreditch, Dalston displays many of the traits the youth have grown to love about the borough of Hackney. It appears even for somewhere so close to the Islington border, Dalston cannot escape gentrification. Living side by side with those […]
Little Grim strikes gold on contagious new single ‘Infectious’.
‘Rolling It Up’ is a mighty fine start from Manchester five-piece, Bowery.
As summer starts drawing to an end, the days get shorter, everything seems move faster and faster towards the end of the year. Not long are the nights spent wrapped in duvets and blankets binge watching the next season of whatever trash reality show tickles the masses fancy, ordering fast food and wearing ‘athletic wear’ […]