Nestled in the Thames Valley – in Reading more precisely – a band has quietly grown from the roving countryside and confluence of rivers. A tidy four-piece comprised of lifelong friends Ethan Morgan (Vocals/Guitar) and Connor Coutts (Guitar), along with Ellis Morgan (Bass/Vocals) and Matt Jamieson (Drums) make up the musical enterprise of roves. With […]
Ambition is always something to be admired in a young, up-and-coming band, and this new EP from Manchester-based trio Too Cool Kid is nothing but ambitious. It comes as close to a concept album as an EP can, and it is accompanied by a series of connecting videos, directed by Ola El Awadly, adding another […]
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 […]
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 […]
I reviewed Melanie Baker’s ‘False Fantasies’ last month, and I meant to give an update when the entire EP was released. Well, it’s more of the same. And that’s a very good thing. Continuing as she started in ‘False Fantasies,’ the rest of the Dreamer EP is a refreshingly wise and well-written retrospective on youth. […]
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 […]
Sometimes as a listener you don’t get the music. But that’s also the reason you continue listening. You’re compelled to understand it. I can’t say I get RUNAH’s music. But I loved trying to understand it. Her new EP Ghosts was released on Friday 12th October.
Everyone’s favourite anxiety-pop band have only gone and done it! flirting.’s debut EP ‘This Would Be Funny If It Were Happening To Anyone But Me’ has finally dropped, and, obviously, it bangs.
Lion settles into a comfortable but driven sound for her new EP. With four tracks of angrily pronounced, angsty alternative rock, there’s a prevailing Americana flavour to this short but immediate compilation of music. Sonically well rounded but instrumentally simple, the EP is highly accessible for newcomers to Lion’s sound.
Our favorite boys from Bridlington are back after a two year hiatus with a brand new, shiny EP in anticipation of a second album. Tantalizingly mystic, Seafret emerges from the rolling fog of creative cultivation with the four track collection titled Monsters. With Jack Sedman & Harry Draper always at the helm, this new EP […]
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 […]
Fuzzy Sun have just released their debut EP and have the not inconsiderable weight of Blossoms giving their nascent career a good shove.
Built on reputable foundations of 2017 shows at Gorilla, O2 Ritz, and Head For The Hills Festival, Ist Ist release their debut EP, Spinning Rooms, as their first recorded statement beyond the confinements of a single-play or stage.
Off the back of an almost totally sold out European tour, German art-pop quintet Giant Rooks are set to bring their twisting contemporary indie tones to England. A year on from their last release, New Estate EP, the band will take their music on a five-date March tour, and undoubtedly exhibit its heartfelt escapism and […]
Pontefract’s Glass Caves have always had an enticing quality about them, the feeling that this is a band to invest time in and take note of – a tale of longevity not flash in the pan. This understanding has never worn away, in fact it has just matured, comparably as have the band’s musical efforts. […]
The last time we heard from soulful troubadour Reuben Koops, he was flying high off the back of a successful debut album, and the ‘Slate EP‘ which followed further cemented Koops as a promising artist. Assuring personal truths and emotional sincerity, his songs are tinged with sunny euphoric tones and are given equal luminosity through crooning folk-pop […]
It’s always admirable when songwriters push themselves to extremes when making records, such as Bon Iver who retreated to a cabin in the woods when recording their debut album, or Will Varley, whose second album was inspired by a walking tour of the UK. Will Whisson is no stranger to this; living in a campervan […]
The debut EP – ‘Frequency Illusion’ – from Ireland’s Young Earth is released on November 7th, with its lead single dropping on Halloween. Despite the spooky release date, there is nothing spooky about these electric guitar led tracks. Bringing to mind sounds of The Kooks, and reminiscent of Oasis if the Gallaghers were happier people, […]
Sophie Morgan brings alt-folk tunes together with an insight which will surprise you – shimmering emotional resonance with an intense melodic quality.
Hannah Nicholson’s debut EP ‘Breath’ is a meditation on the deeper stages of growing, the personal process of finding one’s place in the world and exploring the roots of human love.