Simple is often the hardest thing to achieve. The temptation to over-elaborate or add unnecessary flourishes trips up many a songwriter. Joel Baker, however, has committed nothing but sincerity and bare honesty to the three and a half minutes of his latest single, ‘One More Time.’
Even before you hear a note of Spud Cannon’s third album, Good Kids Make Bad Apples, the band already have a couple of things in their favour.
If you want a song to puncture the pressure, to soften the stress or assuage the anxiety, lilo deliver it here in less than three minutes of feather-light beauty.
Southampton five-piece BASH! are obviously masters of timing.
Writing a memorable lyric is not easy. Just think how much generic schlock you sing along to in the course of a day.
Sounding at first like Nirvana’s ‘All Apologies’ wired with an extra shot of caffeine, it’s all about the voice to begin with, intoning “Casual sex makes me feel depressed…“
York four-piece Bull are back with a new track – the skittering alt-pop of ‘Disco Living’ which gleefully pours out of whichever device you happen to be listening to. It’s another instantly memorable belter, following on from the well-received Britpoppery of ‘Green’ – their first release after signing to EMI Records in conjunction with York-based label, […]
If you’re of a certain age, ‘Green‘ will feel as familiar, comfortable and welcoming as a favourite t-shirt plucked from the back of the wardrobe which you find still fits perfectly after all these years.
As we start to ease ourselves out of the lockdown state we’ve become familiar with over the past four months, it’s likely that the strange, unsettling conditions we’ve lived under will inform more and more work across all media.
The sun’s been shining for weeks, the sky’s remaining blue – we should be on the cusp of a spectacular festival season. However, the exceptional circumstances that 2020 will always be remembered for has sadly put thoughts of gathering in fields and tents and taking away special memories of performances and artists we caught up […]
We’re living in confusing times. Lockdown has disturbed our natural rhythms. There’s time to think; perhaps too much time, and not all the thoughts are welcome. Looking for something to soundtrack this state of uncertainty, the unsettling internal dialogue, the wonder of what’s next, and the quiet reflection?
Los Angeles singer-songwriter A.O. Gerber started writing her new single while driving to Lincoln City, Oregon, on her first solo tour.
FEWS are preparing the ground for the release of their second album – Into Red – on March 1st next year, and this insistent, soaring monster of a track will get interest building nicely.
It might be a little early to start making New Year resolutions, but if you want to get ahead of the curve then make seeing WOOZE one of your must-do activities of 2019.
Confident, catchy and beautifully airy, this debut from Leeds three-piece Sea Legs sounds a little out of time as a November release. It has all the hallmarks of a summer stunner combining gorgeous harmonies with a musical lightness of touch.
Singers and bands with an artistic sensibility and a clearly defined aesthetic have been the cornerstone of the British music scene for years – frequently making the most interesting, creative and downright dancefloor-friendly tunes.
A little bit of Gang of Four-style guitar clang, a cough and an intro classically ushered in by four drumstick clicks – then BOOM.
There’s been a recent buzz about the return to recording of former XTC frontman Andy Partridge who knows a thing or two about writing sharp, pithy, catchy pop as his band’s late ’70s and early ’80s output will attest.
We might as well get into it from the start. This is a startlingly good debut from an artist with a seemingly acute grasp of the kind of lo-fi Americana that festivals like End of the Road fill their bills with.
As a taster for their forthcoming mini-album, Recital, Team Picture will be seriously whetting appetites with this newly-released stormer.