Electro pop has grown out of favour in the alternative scene, a gradual shift in tastes and convenience has seen us streaming less and less genre music with song classification adopting a more mood-based, representative format in which the listener assumes an active role in the process. Artists are responding and the result is a […]
London-based artist Gillian Maguire, or to give her stage name, MAGUIRE, follows up two impressive single releases so far in 2019 (‘Behind the Screen’ and ‘Fallible’) with her debut five track EP, Préludes. A classically trained instrumentalist from the age of sixteen, her calling card is her line in dexterous, instantly memorable piano lines that […]
There’s something interesting happening in Ireland. Here’s another music scene that seems to have picked up pace in the last couple years, with a number of young bands emerging, and to some extent establishing themselves, with a clear intention to try and do something different and find their own voice. This is also the intention […]
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.
With their new EP, Seatbelts (formerly of Hooton Tennis Club) offer a short but ambitious record with a quirky mood, some rather distinct and challenging ideas, and a sound that manages to call back to the greatest glories of past British rock without falling into the trap of easy nostalgia.
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 […]
One might say that the “four elements/earth-wind-fire-and-water” route is overdone, especially for a four-song EP, but young Los Angeles native Chandler Juliet manages to make it new and interesting for her Elements, a vague format for her work rather than a cheap gimmick. This would be impossible without her unpretentiously poetic lyrics, containing all the […]
If one word must be found to describe this first EP by Essex band Green Dolphin, the word should probably be ‘promise’. The embryos of many an interesting idea are found disseminated all over the record, though after listening one is left with the impression that none of them is yet fully formed. This is […]
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.