ALBUM REVIEW: Connor Fyfe – Don’t

Up until now, I have been only writing song reviews and to be honest, I really wasn’t sure I wanted to write about albums because then you have to listen to all the songs, hope you like them, pick out your faves, try to say something nice about the ones you don’t like.  Be polite. Continue reading “ALBUM REVIEW: Connor Fyfe – Don’t”

SONG REVIEW: Tom Joshua – Knock On A Hollow

So where will I be taken to this time?  These writing journeys discovering new music have led to a perfect score – so far I have enjoyed every song that I have reviewed. Will Tom Joshua’s new release *Knock On A Hollow* continue my unbroken I’m-loving-it streak?   Let’s start with the beginning – that’sContinue reading “SONG REVIEW: Tom Joshua – Knock On A Hollow”

SONG REVIEW: Thumper – Ad Nauseam

My first impression of Thumper came from looking at their website – WOW! This is innovative, different and quite a stand-out  – the most interesting homepage I have seen so far. Ok … they have caught my attention and so I click on the “play” button and start to listen to the video.  It hasContinue reading “SONG REVIEW: Thumper – Ad Nauseam”

Single Review: The Calls – Fall Inside

The first thing I did to hear The Call’s new single *Fall Inside* was to click on the YouTube link.  I like to get a first impression before I make up my mind on what I am going to write.  No looking at lyrics, no thinking cerebrally – just listening to the song and ‘feeling’Continue reading “Single Review: The Calls – Fall Inside”

Single Review | Pretoria : Skinny Dip

Gone are the days when writing a song meant you had to “hook” them within the first 30-seconds.  No one has that kind of time anymore in this zoom zoom world where people have an attention span of about 5 seconds. You’ve got to write a song that grabs your listener in from the firstContinue reading “Single Review | Pretoria : Skinny Dip”

Single Review – Dictator: Anthem for A Doomed Youth

by Jeanette Arsenault When I first googled the title of  the Dictator’s new single “Anthem For a Doomed Youth” up came a poem by Wilfred Owen from 1917 which begins with: “What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?  Only the monstrous anger of the guns” Then I read an interview on The Fountain websiteContinue reading “Single Review – Dictator: Anthem for A Doomed Youth”

Single Review: Nick Byrne – Houses

By Jeanette Arsenault OK.  Full disclosure – Nick Byrne’s latest single, “Houses” had me at the opening guitar intro.  And then I heard his voice.  Can a person be hooked that quickly?  Usually I like to read the lyrics, feel the song and see how it impresses me and then decide what I will writeContinue reading “Single Review: Nick Byrne – Houses”

Single Review : Plastic Barricades – Optimist

Sometimes you like a song because the music is catchy or it’s a great production or it has a great video.  “Optimist” by Plastic Barricades (Dan Kert & Paul Love) has all these things plus something I look for in a song – insightful, clever lyrics that bring you right into the heart of theContinue reading “Single Review : Plastic Barricades – Optimist”