Friends and English Elegance // Joe T. Johnson

To start, let's talk about 'Friends' the twee indie-pop banger. There is a definite style that Joe has that he has absolutely mastered here, the catchy riffs and multi layered guitar work which instantly makes you think this could be a 60s b-side from the Doors or Kinks but then, as soon as I heard... Continue Reading →

Clouds // Monkey & Goat

Ok, first off, this band has a great name, secondly, I was in a band called 'Tiny Toes' so these lyrics are amazing (as they contain tiny toes) and thirdly, this song is beautiful. There is such an unassuming quality to this that I really can't explain how and why it's great, it just is.... Continue Reading →

Stuck Pig // Einsam

Driving bassline, tight beat and moody atmospheric keys. From Bristol to Vienna, the disconnected themes of Einsam are pretty stark and to be honest, pretty un-pause-able (just made up a word there). I really can imagine anything other than smoky European bars and basement gigs, this track is one hundred percent built for it. Times... Continue Reading →

I Feel No Pain // Rénovations

Hello again, I hope you all are doing well during this prolonged stint of being trapped indoors. It's not all doom and gloom though. For your consideration, here are Rénovations all the way from sunny Edinburgh. Although in reality all three are from France, Italy and Romania which seem a lot more exotic - anyway,... Continue Reading →

Daydreamer // Boshe

Massive Stranger Things 80s dream pop vibes here, like everything about this track feels like it's been made for the Breakfast Club. It's incredible. So aside from the blanket of keys with the massive synth build up, the offset of chimes really works. Everything seems so considered that it is almost like the whole song... Continue Reading →

Digital Depression // MY-HI

Have you ever wanted to take a trip back to the 90s? The massive vocal styles of Incubus and Soundgarden, the huge basslines and odd quirky but completely fitting riffs? The massive fills and singalong choruses. MY-HI have smashed it with this single. It's like a perfect storm of elements and that guitar is stuck... Continue Reading →

My Light // Mika Jones

Beautiful dark song by Mika Jones, vocally reminiscent of Pearl Jam and 80s/90s punk, though there is a real surf vibe in the guitars and bongos. Pretty perfect, it's dark enough but not hard to listen to, in fact, it's pretty comforting! As it progresses, it becomes more experimental with various different parts, rock to... Continue Reading →

Veil // Holsky

A fine blend of the Maccabees, Gary Numan and White Lies. Holsky has created an incredible, slow dancing, atmospheric, 80s tinged masterpiece. The visuals used set the scene, but the track really sends you back, this track could be the soundtrack to an emotional part of an 80s movie. The slow beat with the reverb... Continue Reading →

Tyrant // Pozzi

Bob Dylans protest music has had far reaching consequences and evoked discussion and change. This has inspired many new artists to fight for what they believe in and I think it is really admirable for anyone to stand up for what they believe. Saying that, Pozzi has managed to do this but do it with... Continue Reading →

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