On Saturday, I spent two hours musing about the people milling around the town outside, with the Lady Luck EP in the background. I never thought to turn it off for my window-watching. They must have got something right. Released last week, Nature TV is back in an all new series of that hit serial […]
‘Well, we actually call it the Dungeon!‘ The boys from Nature TV laugh to themselves as they introduce me to their production studio, which also doubles as lead guitarist Solo’s basement. This is their first time being in the same room for several months, thanks to Covid-19.
A few tracks sound like classics. From the second they start playing, it feels like they could’ve been around for a lifetime. They leak story and feeling. ‘Good Idea’ is one of those tracks. Harmony Byrne releases this sultry track ahead of her Heavy Doors LP. From the first note, I fell in love.
There is nothing like a fresh start. After clearing out her back catalogue, Lindsay Munroe now has a clean slate to build a new sound. And ‘Mirror’ is a great starting point. It’s a solid little track, but I can’t help but feel it could have been a little more.
“There were definitely a few nights where we didn’t sleep!” Archie recalls the last month on the road. Issy is typing one last email before she joins us. ”Hi Tom!” She calls down the line. Ferris & Sylvester have just finished their most recent UK tour. 24 shows in five weeks. You couldn’t tell by […]
Some songs really mean something. Something more than 24 tracks in Logic. Something more than a ‘fresh beat.’ Michael Baker’s latest release ‘Baby Books’ remembers a friend of his who lost their battle with mental health. In June, I lost a friend the same way. This track hit home. And you need to hear it.
It’s a shame really. It’s September. I wish that this EP had come out three months ago, because I’m sure it would have been my soundtrack to summer. PIXEY released her new EP, Colours on Friday (6th September), so it looks like I’ve got some tunes lined up for next June.
I normally review more chilled stuff here on BSS. But when this landed in my inbox, I had to say something about it. The Elephant Trees remind me that rock music is alive and well. ‘Idiot’ is their latest single, and it’s a feisty, full-on anthem. I love it. I think you will too.
There’s nothing like a driving anthem. I’m sure Dom Major was thinking that when he recorded his latest song. His new single ‘Drive Slow’ is an arm-hanging-out-the-window kind of tune. It’s a neat track.
Some songs were made for a montage. This one was. Hannah Nicholson’s latest single ‘How’s the Weather?’ could have come straight from a Christmas TV ad, and I dig it. It’s warm, not gushy. It’s simple, but not bare. I love it, and I think you will too.
Sometimes, you don’t get the song. But that’s why you keep listening. Tom the Lion is a curveball in musical terms. The first time I listened to ‘Tanks’ I couldn’t figure it out. But give it a second listen. You might find something you like. I did.
I can see VCR lines. I can see polaroid photographs. I can hear ridiculous amounts of chorus. I hear Nature TV’s new EP. Ep2 releases on 10th May, and I’ve been getting lost in the sound of my mum’s vinyl collection. And I’m okay with this.
We all want to take a break from real life sometimes, get some air. Luke De-Sciscio shows you to the exit and holds the door open until you’re back. He’s released another single, ‘R.O.B.Y.N,’ an intimate, delicate song that will make you forget the day before you know it. Your own musical stress-ball.
There’s nothing like a surprise. I hadn’t heard of the King’s Parade before last week, when I was told their Mad EP was coming on April 5th. I was taken completely off-guard. Now, I’ve got a new contender for favourite band of 2019. I haven’t heard this much vigour and character from a band in a […]
We all get reminiscent now and then. Hurricane Roses must have missed being a band. After four years away, they have reunited. They dream about what things were like before in their new single. ‘Best Dress’ (a cover of the Damien Jurado song) is a longing call to a time long-gone, and I’m curious to […]
Some have it, some don’t. Some artists force themselves to write dark and moody songs. They think it makes them look mature, or enigmatic, or rounded. But some bands write dark and moody music because that’s who they are. It’s what they do. Galli is one of those acts. Their debut single ‘Sabika’ was released […]
“I’ve just made a cup of tea!” Archie carries a mug around the Cavern with him as we decide where to do the interview. Issy suggests the warmth and quiet of the restaurant across the road. Archie takes his fresh brew outside with him and across the street.
I came across Ferris & Sylvester back in December. I took my first ever trip to the Cavern to see Jade Bird. She was mega, but I knew that she would be. I didn’t expect the support act to be just as good. The day after, I checked out their social media. They’d just announced […]
If a record’s success is measured by how long it stays on repeat, Jess DeLuca’s Nightingale EP is a runaway success. It’s been on my daily playlist since it was released last Friday. It’s warm and inoffensive, a fine debut for a songwriter who is rooted in the country music tradition. But I can’t help but […]
No doubt about it, the Cavern is an old school venue. A perfect setting then for a new artist with an old school vibe glowing in her work. After a dozen or so dates throughout her UK tour, Jade Bird delayed her show in Exeter in order to work on her album. I can tell […]