Jack Hinks courts introspection in melancholy ‘The Emperor’

[Jack Hinks – ‘The Emperor’ art] By Sandy Power Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter and producer Jack Hinks continues with his series of songs circling the stages of grief with a morose study of depression in ‘The Emperor’. The song resides in solitude, glancing at the introspection of grief and pointing to sacrifice, maturity and change. In theContinue reading “Jack Hinks courts introspection in melancholy ‘The Emperor’”

‘Whispers’ are all Sapienn needs in order to be heard

[Sapienn – ‘Whispers’ single art] By Sandy Power Sapienn is the solo project of Glasgow singer-songwriter Scott Simpson. The multi-instrumentalist, who spent his formative years as a guitarist in the city’s underground metal scene, has seen his solo acoustic project grow arms and legs over the last year or so, with broader arrangements and stylisticContinue reading “‘Whispers’ are all Sapienn needs in order to be heard”

SHEARS helps us out of pandemic blues with a ‘Pick Me Up’

[SHEARS – ‘Pick Me Up’ single art] By Sandy Power Edinburgh based Singer-songwriter SHEARS has returned with her new single ‘Pick Me Up’, which eschews the dark overtones of previous releases with a chirpy and creative arrangement and toe tapping personality. The song begins with crisply mixed stomping and clapping percussion, married with pulsing synthsContinue reading “SHEARS helps us out of pandemic blues with a ‘Pick Me Up’”

Holly Roseanna seeks to preserve ‘Eden’ on majestic folk-pop number

[Holly Roseanna – ‘Eden’ single art by E Collins Creates] By Sandy Power Kirkcaldy based singer/songwriter Holly Roseanna’s latest single ‘Eden’ gives off light 90s RnB/Soul vibes whilst tackling the pressing issue of coastal erosion. Sung in her distinctive Fife twang, the vocal describes a series of coastal images, evoking both its beauty and fragility.Continue reading “Holly Roseanna seeks to preserve ‘Eden’ on majestic folk-pop number”

Hadda Be come to ‘Another Life’ on debut album

[Hadda Be – ‘Another Life’ album art] By Sandy Power Hadda Be is a four-piece indie-pop/post-punk band from the joint hometowns of South London and Brighton. Formed under the band’s previous moniker Foundlings in 2018, the group have built up an extensive repertoire of EPs and singles both as Foundlings and more recently as HaddaContinue reading “Hadda Be come to ‘Another Life’ on debut album”

The Willow Trio weave dreamlike melodies on debut single Oystercatchers

[Oystercatcher single artwork by Sam MacAdam/Romy Wymer] By Sandy Power The Willow Trio are a Glasgow-based clarsach trio formed in 2020, consisting of multi-instrumentalist Sam MacAdam, composer Romy Wymer and the award-winning Sophie Rocks. The trio play a broad range of music, from classical to traditional, to their own original contemporary compositions. Ahead of the releaseContinue reading “The Willow Trio weave dreamlike melodies on debut single Oystercatchers”

Dog on a Swing returns with another set of musings on love.

[Dog on a Swing – ‘On Love II: Love Harder’ EP cover by Eve Alvarez] By Sandy Power Dog on a Swing [DOAS] has been a regular fixture of the Edinburgh alternative music scene for a number of years, releasing two EPs and a full-length album up until this latest offering, ‘On Love II: LoveContinue reading “Dog on a Swing returns with another set of musings on love.”

Misty Galactic seeks to empower us from bad relationships on alt-pop anthem ‘I’m Done’

[Misty Galactic – ‘I’m Done’ Single Artwork] By Sandy Power Misty Galactic spent the latter half of 2020 stuck steadfastly in the studio, working on new music to follow singles ‘Lucifer’ and ‘The Worst’. The end of 2020 also proved particularly celebratory (and not just because the tumultuous year was over), seeing Misty reach no.Continue reading “Misty Galactic seeks to empower us from bad relationships on alt-pop anthem ‘I’m Done’”