Album Review: Seasick Steve – Love and Peace

16 years on from his debut record ‘Cheap‘ comes the 10th studio album from the ever-brilliant enigma that is Seasick Steve. Mystery and wonder ever shrouds the true history behind the stage persona Steve has created for himself, but the one thing that is of no mistake is the mans talent and understanding of whatContinue reading “Album Review: Seasick Steve – Love and Peace”

An interview with rising star Andrew Cushin

By Ryan McConnell When you think of Newcastle and music a certain Sam Fender may spring to mind as he quickly rose to fame with his poignant and thought-provoking songwriting. But there is a new kid on the block who looks set to make a big impact on the scene and that is young GeordieContinue reading “An interview with rising star Andrew Cushin”

Single Review: Tony Goff and The Broken Colours – Rearrange

By Ryan McConnell Bringing the funk and feel good factor is the brilliant Tony Goff and the Broken Colours with their latest single, Rearrange. The quartet – hailing from High Wycombe – offer up a joyful sounding instrumental filled with catchy guitar hooks, trumpets and a steady beat throughout which all work harmoniously in givingContinue reading “Single Review: Tony Goff and The Broken Colours – Rearrange”

A track by track guide to DMA’S ‘The Glow’

By Ryan McConnell Ever since I came across DMA’S in an issue of the NME around five years ago they have been ever-present on my playlists. First play, first listen – they instantly grasped my attention and that of many others. That whole feeling of hearing something familiar but at the same time distinctively differentContinue reading “A track by track guide to DMA’S ‘The Glow’”

Alex Ohm releases heartfelt track ‘Hours’ in aid of mental health charity – MIND

We all suffer from low points in life with our own mental states at one point or another – some more than others. Periods of self illusion lost within our own negative thoughts, feeling alone and distanced from those who care – self assuming that no one does. The biggest obstacle though is with howContinue reading “Alex Ohm releases heartfelt track ‘Hours’ in aid of mental health charity – MIND”

Single Review: Travis | A Ghost

By Ryan McConnell As the saying goes – “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” – which serves as the perfect adage when it comes to talking about one of Scotland’s finest products – Travis. The years pass by and times change as they go – but the one constant you can be assured ofContinue reading “Single Review: Travis | A Ghost”

Single Review: New Mode | Victim to the Culture

Elgin’s finest – New Mode are back with their latest fast paced and in your face single ‘Victim to the Culture’. The indie four piece are going from strength to strength with each new release and are beginning to build a fine body of work going forwards in their quest to break through in theContinue reading “Single Review: New Mode | Victim to the Culture”

Mansion Harlots | Happier Alone/Until We Work It Out Tomorrow (Live session)

By Ryan McConnell Mansion Harlots began life as an emerging act in England in the late 90’s – releasing two demo discs in 1997 and the latter in 1998, the group then disbanded the following year. Fast forward 20 years and a move across the pond to the USA the band are back with theirContinue reading “Mansion Harlots | Happier Alone/Until We Work It Out Tomorrow (Live session)”

Stone Dead John ‘Howling Vol I’ E.P.

By Ryan McConnell ‘Howling Vol I’ is the debut EP from blues-rock duo Stone Dead John and it comes with a whole load of swagger. Christopher Johnston and Shug McKay make up the group and on first listen you would be forgiven for thinking these lads were Stateside. With lead-singer Christopher’s strong blues-style vocals andContinue reading “Stone Dead John ‘Howling Vol I’ E.P.”