MonthAugust 2017

Great News: ‘Wonderfault’

Norway’s track record of being one of the biggest exporters of innovative new music continues today with indie-pop 3-piece Great News. ‘Wonderfault’ is the title track from the band’s forthcoming debut album and is all kinds of unadulterated joy. They say, “The definition of Wonderfault is something that is beautifully broken or not needing to be…

Top Tracks: August

We have put together a list of songs that have stood out this month for a plethora of reasons. Please take the time to invest and immerse yourself in them:   Jailbox: ‘A Fork Inside’  Hailing from Maplewood, Missouri, the quartet have produced a heartbreakingly brilliant ballad. This is a provocative and serene piece that is as magnificent…

Vessels: ‘Mobilise’

With their 5th highly anticipated long player, The Great Distraction, due for release 29 September via Different Recordings, Vessels continue their evolutionary exploration through music.  ‘Mobilise‘, is the latest taster from an album that promises to deliver as much vitality as it does innovation. The techno steamroller is a finely judged soundscape. Evocative and completely immersive, this could soundtrack…

July Pick’n’Mix

Please delve into our pickings for July, you will find a delightful mix of eclectic treats. Please invest time in them, tell your friends about them and then immerse yourself in their worlds.   Lomelda: ‘Out there’  I think I am destined to write about everything that Lomelda releases. Following her glorious release, ‘Interstate Vision’,…

Sam Frankl: ‘Gold Rush’

With a voice like plush velvet, London poet, singer-songwriter Sam Frankl has revealed one of the more innovative releases of 2017. An absolutely mesmerising body of rhythm and soul, ‘Gold Rush‘ is full of poignant reflections on hope, fear and is a self-proclaimed protest. With a sophisticated charm, this is blessed with so much character…

Siobhan Wilson: ‘Dark Matter’

With her latest album, There Are No Saints gaining widespread acclaim, Siobhan Wilson has continued to organically build her profile in music.  ‘Dark Matter’, is the latest song to be accompanied by another striking video. She says of it, “‘Dark Matter’ is about all of the things you can never understand about life, time, space and people. The…

Bat And Ball: ‘It Goes In’

Described as a “song about anxiety”, London’s Bat And Ball have emerged with the wholly original, ‘It Goes In’. A song that plays havoc with your thoughts, it still manages to remain cohesive and pervades every note. It does well in mimicking the battle in one’s head between yourself and the negative inner voice that…

Mannequin Mannequin: ‘Oh Lucian’

The Scottish quartet’s previous ear worm, ‘Paint By Number‘ remains on heavy rotation and I am delighted to see them return with follow-up, ‘Oh Lucian’. Mannequin Mannequin will gain obvious comparisons to the likes of Weezer with the new release – the Blue Album, I must stress, but nevertheless, it’s something that can’t be ignored.…