Uninvited are winning us over with their pleasant rock/pop with a flavour of country running through it.

Listening to ‘Diet Cigarette,’ the first thing that grabs my ears is the velvety-textured voices of Gillian Dhlakama (guitar/ vocals), and Taylor-Ray Dillon (Bass/ vocals), interlaced with Gill’s pealing harmonising, offering detailed and layered vocals that really gives the song a special feeling. The record overall is warm and easy on the ears, with theContinue reading “Uninvited are winning us over with their pleasant rock/pop with a flavour of country running through it.”

Maximo Park – St Luke’s, Glasgow. An experienced act paired with an experienced crowd.

On the last night of the tour –it was palpable that the band were clearly happy to finish up in Glasgow, the excellent sounding St Luke’s church acted as a perfect venue for the next stage of the Maximo Park trajectory. Just like the latest album, the setlist  was colourful but notably contained a dedicatedlyContinue reading “Maximo Park – St Luke’s, Glasgow. An experienced act paired with an experienced crowd.”

The Katuns are pumping out the tunes with their latest all-round hit: The Holiday.

Carrying all the right tropes of some good Indie/Pop, The Holiday is a fun track that can raise your mood in a summer vibes, music festival kind of way. Plucky, and full of energy, The Katuns have worked with Jamie Holmes to develop their sound in the right direction to set themselves up for aContinue reading “The Katuns are pumping out the tunes with their latest all-round hit: The Holiday.”

All The Colours of You has shades of complex themes, fresh sounds, and a relevant feeling throughout that old fans and new listeners alike can engage with.

I would like to preface this piece with my prior ignorance of the history of James, apart from the 90s hits, it was not until I took on this review and did some research that I realised that vocalist Tim Booth is not James, James is the whole band.  I did enjoy their performance atContinue reading “All The Colours of You has shades of complex themes, fresh sounds, and a relevant feeling throughout that old fans and new listeners alike can engage with.”

Dance, Disco and Dark Themes weave their way into the Signature Riffs and Drum fills of Royal Blood. Typhoons is a meticulously curated third album instalment from the Rock Duo.

Like Royal Blood’s previous albums, Typhoons is short and to the point. Granted there are only two tracks longer than four minutes in length, but the songs have a new dynamic thanks to a more eclectic spread of instrumentation into the mixes, such as the electronic opening on ‘Million and One.’ There is a senseContinue reading “Dance, Disco and Dark Themes weave their way into the Signature Riffs and Drum fills of Royal Blood. Typhoons is a meticulously curated third album instalment from the Rock Duo.”

Dead Pony Drag Us From the Basement to the Stage – With the Video Launch of 23, Never Me.

By Michael Cameron Dead Pony are bursting through our screens with the Official Video to their latest single ’23, Never Me.’ All the nervous tension of a band held back until recently by covid is laid bare in a focused statement of intent to return to the stage with a bang. Having recently picked upContinue reading “Dead Pony Drag Us From the Basement to the Stage – With the Video Launch of 23, Never Me.”

Volka appeared to have ‘Become Undone’ over the past year, but they’ve bounced back with cultivated cohesity, and staying power that pandemics and long distance have been unable to shake.

The new single ‘Become Undone’ is their best work to date. I spoke with singer Tam, and bassist Calum to better understand what was going on beneath the surface that led to this release. As a disclaimer, I am a long-time fan of this band, but we’ll try to keep superlatives to a minimum. TheContinue reading “Volka appeared to have ‘Become Undone’ over the past year, but they’ve bounced back with cultivated cohesity, and staying power that pandemics and long distance have been unable to shake.”

Nature Always Wins by Maximo Park – Album Review

by Michael Cameron. ‘Nature Always Wins’: Inward examinations mixed with compelling up-beat pop combine to make a record that resonates well. As we approach the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, Maximo Park are leaning into that uncertainty and sadness and recognising it, whilst offering a light at the end of the tunnel with anContinue reading “Nature Always Wins by Maximo Park – Album Review”

Weekend Debt – Why Don’t You Realise.

By Michael Cameron. The latest installment from Weekend Debt, ‘Why Don’t you Realise’ (WDYR) has had an excellent release in the run up to Valentine’s day, which it turns out was deliberate, after some excellent content on the band’s socials. The main thrust of this piece however, is the story of collaboration and creative progressContinue reading “Weekend Debt – Why Don’t You Realise.”

Moonlight – Dictator

by Michael Cameron. Moonlight is single number five for Dictator, and though this track is more chilled in feel, the boys are showing no sign of slowing down. The voice of Michael Campbell rings out clearly, while managing to slot nicely into the mix. Laid bare against subtle production, it feels intimate, and gives aContinue reading “Moonlight – Dictator”