Nostalgia is a beautiful thing, looking back fondly to a time when we younger and carefree. We cherish the past, not necessarily because we’re dissatisfied with our present and fearful of what the future might bring, but because it’s made us who we are today. But when we start to over-analyse the past and begin […]
My introduction to Argentina was during England’s crushing defeat following that Michael Owen wonder goal in the ’98 World Cup- devastating as a nine year old boy. I’ve since recovered and moved on and have just been introduced to Resistencia born quintet, Oh So Quiet.
We’ve come to the conclusion that with each new Mispers track you just have to throw caution to the wind, because each and every time The Mispers release a new track, they always defy our expectations and not just go one step ahead, but ten steps ahead of where they last left you. And their […]
Folk music takes on many forms, from heartbreaking personal stories to joyous tales of hope and wonder, but what makes folk music a genre that we can’t live without is the breadth of human emotion it conceals and evokes in its verses. No other genre can quite connect with a listener in the same way […]
The track had it’s premiere on BBC Radio 6Music last week. ‘Honest’ is a much bolder track than we’ve heard from McClair in the past, not only in the sense that it shows a real musical progression for him, but that McClair has become more confident. In a way, mirroring the sentiment of the song, McClair bares […]
It can be difficult for artists to cut through what often seems like an invisible barrier, some triumph and some loiter at the edge. In the case of Billie Marten, its vehemently impossible to disavow the immediate connection you feel towards her. I can only describe it as a gravitating pull. It’s like the first […]
David Byrne wrote in his last book, how music is and always has been written with the performance space in mind. Largely, I agree. Looking back over time, we see chamber ensembles become orchestras; big bands become quartets; and of course the evolution of stadium rock. Away from our very own MEN arena however (yes.. […]
Manchester collective Kolo Tamam are probably the most sonically experimental band that have come out of Manchester since Everything Everything. Their latest musical tapestry is mind-bending to say the least. Adventurous and flavoursome with indulgent rhythmic progressions and deep canyon-like grooves, ‘Room Innate’ is a must listen.
Many Things have dropped a new alt-pop gem, entitled ‘Holy Fire’. A song that cries, no screams out to be blasted at full volume all summer long. After a recent line up change within the band, It’s a joyous return for the newly-turned trio. ‘Holy Fire’ signals a band that are ready to cut free […]
Unrestrained guitar noise can be oppressive at times, but crafted with a bit of love and care it can be mighty. Take the newest cut from Australian four-piece, Tired Lion, for example. ‘I Don’t Think You Like Me’ roars like the winter’s howling wind and zings with feisty attitude.
Adding to the biggest influx of Aussie bands to reach our shores since Crowded House dared touch a Talking Heads cover at their last London gig, Slow Turismo offer new single, ‘Corners’ and prove themselves to be very worthy exports. Following up from their beautifully sunny video, ‘Thunderstorms’, the Melbourne based family band offer yet […]
After the sun-drenched radiance of previous single ‘Sunshine’. Cheltenham’s alt-popsters Young Kato are back with a new slice of heaven, entitled ‘Children of the Stars’. Taken off the band’s début record ‘Don’t Wait ’Til Tomorrow’. Like the album title suggests, the music of Young Kato is just as urgent and immediate.
It may be chilly outside but Wonderful Humans have come up with a plan to beat the bitter cold that’s been plaguing us this winter, and it comes in the form of their new track ‘Just What I Needed’. When you have Wonderful Humans blasting out of your speakers, it’s never a dull day. They […]
Yorkshire’s fiercest indie band are finally back. Yes, you heard it right! One Night Only dropped their new single ‘Get Around To It’ this morning and what a delight it is.
Northampton singer/songwriter Billy Lockett announced his new single ‘Old Man’ earlier today, that is taken off is forthcoming new EP, out 21st September.