Three exquisite singles at the end of 2020 saw Chloe Rodgers enter the fray with an assured and confident grip on what a pop star can be in the 2020s.
A name change, a new sound, a rebrand – these elements together signalled the start of a new era for Sydney-based musician, songwriter and vocalist, Huck Hastings. After spending a few years out of sync with his solo project, due to other commitments and other musical projects, attention was diverted back to Hastings’ solo pursuits […]
When was the last time you felt hugged by a song? Felt the warmth of the words, the gentleness of a guitar… just engulf you. Well, look no further. We’ve found a song that does just that.
August 2018 saw Australian singer-songwriter Gretta Ray’s sophomore release Here And Now hit the digital shelves, running hot of the back of her 2016 breakthrough single ‘Drive’. Ray combines female-piloted pop-rock of the Imbruglia/Morissette school with a more developed lyrical persona and a sharp ear for melody. It’s the kind of music that stuck up hipsters […]
Jesse Jo Stark is a picture of the femme fatale, the edgy punk rocker, the Gothic beauty, the Californian bohemian; the twenty-something is many things, regardless of her style and physical presentation Stark is her own kind of rock’n’roll. Her music, a cocktail of glamour and dark romance, is unique especially in the times that […]
London quartet Stereo Honey have been steadily gaining momentum since their introduction in January of 2017. The hype train was quick to pinpoint the band, noticing their potential and natural skill for crafting poised cinematics of sound. And there’s much validity to those wishing them endurance and prosperity: the four-piece cover topics that are rarely […]
Youth is a sacred thing. While every human is destined to age and experience change over the span of a lifetime, the essential formative years ground a person and outline an impression for one to either follow or subvert. Fascinated by youth, Irish-born Aoife Power, Niall Burns and Andrew Flood set out on a journey […]
An interesting addition to the new wave of electro-pop acts coming out of Leeds is Peakes, the dreamy synth-pop three piece producing soaring, cyclic vocals broken up by sporadic, impatient drum explosions.
Off the Record is back in Manchester on Friday 10th of November after its sell-out debut in 2016. The multi venue live music conference brings with it a host of industry experts from; Agents, Label and publishing A&R, Tech start ups, Bloggers, and Promoters to inform and inspire independent musicians of all instruments, genres and […]
There’s something unusual about indie-rock newcomer Sam Fender’s first three singles – not one is a love song. In fact, they barely reference sex or love at all, his subjects lean more towards the political. Whilst in itself there’s nothing inherently enlightened about avoiding the topics that dominate the charts, it’s the richness of his […]
‘Losing Your Love’ is the recently released single from Liverpudlian five piece Paris Youth Foundation. Encapsulating essences of Two Door Cinema Club and Foals, not only do PYF have Reading and Leeds festival performances and multiple Radio 1 plays under their belts, they have recently been signed to the same management as Wolf Alice.
Launching in January is Clue Records’ very own singles club – Clue Club. Singles clubs are not unfamiliar in the record business but the way that Clue are approaching their subscription service is. Rather than go a vinyl-only route, they decided modernity is the way and with each new monthly release comes a digital download […]
The great Northern city of Leeds has been enjoying a resurgance of late, the creative types that reside in the city have founded a new inspiring hub – a place to create, to breed new ways of thinking, to celebrate the arts and in doing so, have built a strong community where like-minded creatives thrive. […]
Yellow Days is George van den Broek – a writer, producer, artist. Now our mailbox gets filled up with a lot of new music every day so for something to cut through all that noise, it has to be special. And hearing Yellow Days for the first time sealed our opinion straight away, enough that we […]
Powerhouse soul is what Rag’N’Bone Man deals in. His gritty, street-trodden confessionals bare the weight of the soul, and within that it’s his emotionally candid way of expression that acts as a cathartic release.
First are a three-piece garage-rock band tucked away in London. I’d never heard of them and still don’t understand why not – they’re insane. First have nailed the ’90s alt. rock sound (think Pavement and tinges of early Weezer), but still they manage to put a little something of their own in. It has a […]
New to the synth-pop mantle is FEELS. As yet, they only have two singles to their name and a blossoming fanbase, but the trio have built up a strong arsenal to lead with. Poised with a touch of the dramatic and a boldness to back it up, their electro-pop is undeniably refreshing and uncompromising.
Radio DJ and producer, and just simply lover of new music – Abbie McCarthy is curating a new club night called Good Karma Club. It’s a hub for new music fans, where the sole purpose of the night is to celebrate new sounds and emerging musicians, while having the best time possible and maybe making […]
Stumbling upon London four-piece SHARK DENTIST is not advised if you’re distinctively afraid of noise. This band are openly wild and furiously content about it. Take latest single ‘Cut Myself Shaving’ for example, a riotous punk-fuelled three and a bit minutes of clattering sludge. It’s feral, it’s vicious and it’s totally intoxicating.
GILLBANKS are making delicious noise in the capital, the band are led by the tenacious but free spirited Sam Gillbanks and are gearing up to release their debut EP ‘Lend Me Your Skin’. A ferocious yet very melodic slice of indie rock.