Single Review: Harina – Hard Worker

On the lookout for a fresh, new female artist who has the ability to combine punchy pop tunes with a helping of power and positivity? Look no further, than the excellent Harina. German-born and London-based, this artist has made quite a splash in the pop scene since her graduation from the BIMM Institute. Her debutContinue reading “Single Review: Harina – Hard Worker”

EP Review: Katie O – Chamber

By Orla Brady Singer and musician Catherine O’Halloran, otherwise known by the stage name – Katie O, released her debut EP Chamber, last month. Prior to creating the Katie O persona, O’Halloran developed an impressive musical career. Her vocals have featured on the soundtrack to several Hollywood films, including the 2007 Oscar winning film ‘TheContinue reading “EP Review: Katie O – Chamber”

EP Review: Seafern – Subsidence

By Orla Brady Glasgow-based duo Felix Slavin and Jen O’Brien, otherwise known as Seafern, released their debut single The Seed Beneath the Snow back in April 2019. The track made Scotland’s tune of the week on Indie Rocks radio and was even included in the trailer for ‘The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation?’Continue reading “EP Review: Seafern – Subsidence”

Single Review: Rachel Jack – Equalise

by Orla Brady Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Jack has seen a great deal of warranted success come her way recently, which has helped her to claim a spot as an intriguing rising star within the Scottish music scene. Her debut EP The Calgary Tapes, which is due to be released on the 20th of July, wonContinue reading “Single Review: Rachel Jack – Equalise”

Single Review: Carousel – Feeling

After several months of keeping it to themselves, Dundee indie-rock four-piece Carousel have decided that now is the right time to share their new track Feeling with fans. And what a treat it is.   Since forming in 2016, Carousel have successfully established themselves as one of the most exciting up and coming acts inContinue reading “Single Review: Carousel – Feeling”

Single Review: Darwin – Dance Alone

By Orla Brady California-based synth-pop artist Darwin Meiners has released his new single Dance Alone. The track firmly proves that Darwin’s talents as a solo artist must be recognised outside his role as manager to Bauhaus and Love and Rockets member David J. Darwin’s solo career has seen him collaborate with the likes of DavidContinue reading “Single Review: Darwin – Dance Alone”

Single Review: Mark Gardener – Chained

By Orla Brady Since their reunion in 2014, alt-rock band RIDE have experienced a second wave of success by releasing two critically acclaimed albums and playing numerous gigs and festivals. Prior to the reunion, lead vocalist and guitarist Mark Gardener ventured upon a solo career which led to the release of his 2005 album TheseContinue reading “Single Review: Mark Gardener – Chained”

Single Review: Asthmatic Harp – To the Boats (feat. Sophie Kilburn)

By Orla Brady Hailing from her native country of Denmark, Glasgow-based songwriter and composer Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones, otherwise known under the stage name of Asthmatic Harp, has released her new single To The Boats this month. She is joined by her fellow Roundhouse Resident Artist, singer-songwriter Sophie Kilburn, on the track and their vocal collaboration flowsContinue reading “Single Review: Asthmatic Harp – To the Boats (feat. Sophie Kilburn)”

Playlist by Orla Brady for The Music Files Blog

For this playlist, I have put together a selection of tracks that I have been repeatedly listening to during lockdown. Music has always been something that has helped me through difficult times in life, but over this period of uncertainty and concern surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, it has remained one of the few hopeful consistencies.Continue reading “Playlist by Orla Brady for The Music Files Blog”

Single Review: The Joyful Sadness – Perfect Alibi

by Orla Brady Listening to Perfect Alibi, the new track from Preston-based project The Joyful Sadness, we are provided with an honest insight into a haunting recollection of a past relationship. This is achieved through both poetic lyrics, impassioned vocals and dark synth-pop, each of which form and create the emotion of the track. RatherContinue reading “Single Review: The Joyful Sadness – Perfect Alibi”