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EL REY HQ RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE ‘SUNSHINE HONEY BLOW’.

The legend that is El Rey has just released ‘Sunshine Honey Blow’ and it is certainly something special. Based in Manchester, the Irish artist has set the bar high with his debut single. Following his name, he is the true king of writing belters. ‘Sunshine Honey Blow’ is the perfect indie alternative hit! The trackContinue reading “EL REY HQ RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE ‘SUNSHINE HONEY BLOW’.”

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.”

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”

You’re Gonna Go Tonto When You Listen to This Cracker – Insider OUT NOW

By Megan Hughes Scottish Indie Rock n Roll four piece are ready to make waves as they released a new single, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser, just in time for their upcoming live gigs. The quartet hails from Alloa and is made up of front man Kieran Fisher; Jason Strachan commanding theContinue reading “You’re Gonna Go Tonto When You Listen to This Cracker – Insider OUT NOW”

Jodie Rae shows a different side on latest single ‘Glance’

[Artwork credit: Shot by Will] By Kieran Cannon Fresh off the back of her first live gigs since Scottish lockdown restrictions were eased, Ayrshire based artist Jodie Rae has returned with her second single – the follow up to ‘Creepin‘, released late-April. Produced by SoundMagic Studios and Circa16 Recording among others, you can stream itContinue reading “Jodie Rae shows a different side on latest single ‘Glance’”

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”

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.”

Declan Welsh and the Decadent West Leave Lockdown Behind With New Single – ‘Another One’ [Review]

Songwriter and poet Declan Welsh has returned with his band The Decadent West for their first single of the year. The Glasgow band released ‘Another One’ on the 13th of May with a dance choreographed music video that dropped on the 28th. The band had this to say about their new track: “It’s a songContinue reading “Declan Welsh and the Decadent West Leave Lockdown Behind With New Single – ‘Another One’ [Review]”

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.”

Liverpool’s Turquoise Noise Release Single ‘Closer’.

Hailing from Liverpool, Turquoise Noise are a fresh new band made up of Paul Alan Waters, Josh Moore, Nick Jones, Jake Massey, Adam Stokes and Graham McDonald. They take inspiration from a variety of artists like: Pink Floyd, Tame Impala, The Beach Boys and The Bee Gees. Turquoise Noise have just released their debut singleContinue reading “Liverpool’s Turquoise Noise Release Single ‘Closer’.”

The Brassholes Are Back And By Popular Demand With New Release Oh Savanna – Listen Now!

By Megan Hughes Tom McGuire and The Brassholes are back and ready to provide another hit for your ears. Oh Savanna provides the heat, energy, harmonies and the sound we all know the guys to nail every time. The track opens busy with a voice talking, McGuire warming up just beneath the spoken vocals; noisesContinue reading “The Brassholes Are Back And By Popular Demand With New Release Oh Savanna – Listen Now!”

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”

Singer-Songwriter Modern Sonder Teams Up With UWS Midwives For A Celebration of International Day Of The Midwife – ‘With Women’ [Review]

By Daniel Thomson Glasgow based singer-songwriter Modern Sonder (Jazz Dey) has released a beautiful new track alongside the University of the West of Scotland midwives in aid of midwifery scholarships. After releasing her excellent EP ‘Crisis, Grace and Growth’ back in October, the artist has returned with this sea-shanty style song for International Day ofContinue reading “Singer-Songwriter Modern Sonder Teams Up With UWS Midwives For A Celebration of International Day Of The Midwife – ‘With Women’ [Review]”

The Inspiring Sarah Caltieri Is Taking Us On A Journey of Self Love, Are You Ready?

By Megan Hughes  Sarah Caltieri is an already critically acclaimed artist; she has already earned her stripes which is evident in her new album.  She makes singing sound easy and isn’t scared to let her voice be the main instrument of any track.  She doesn’t need bells and whistles; she doesn’t even need to work her voiceContinue reading “The Inspiring Sarah Caltieri Is Taking Us On A Journey of Self Love, Are You Ready?”

Connor Fyfe’s Indie-Rock Religion Returns On Newest Single – ‘Pray’ [Review]

By Daniel Thomson Scottish singer-songwriter Connor Fyfe releases his newest single ‘Pray’ on Friday the 7th of May. Hailing from Bellshill, the 14 year old has put an impressive dent into the Scottish gig scene. Fyfe awaits his first tour of Scotland later this year having already smashed an impressive record with it. He isContinue reading “Connor Fyfe’s Indie-Rock Religion Returns On Newest Single – ‘Pray’ [Review]”

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’”

Mark Sharp and The Bicycle Thieves Have Released a New Festival and Summer Anthem – Listen Now!

By Megan Hughes Mark Sharp and the Bicycle Thieves might be a group which feels like a memory but trust me they are back and ready to blow you away. The five piece group from Whitburn were gaining fans, experience and momentum which, sadly, had to be  paused due to Coronavirus. The guys may haveContinue reading “Mark Sharp and The Bicycle Thieves Have Released a New Festival and Summer Anthem – Listen Now!”

Jodie Rae lays all her cards on the table on vulnerable debut single ‘Creepin’

[Artwork credit: Shot by Will] By Kieran Cannon The very first single by Scottish singer-songwriter Jodie Rae has landed – and it’s a pretty powerful statement of intent. Based in and around the west coast of Scotland, Jodie has dedicated herself to thespian pursuits for some time before rediscovering her passion for music a coupleContinue reading “Jodie Rae lays all her cards on the table on vulnerable debut single ‘Creepin’”

The Awkward Release Synth Pop Anthem ‘Dance The Night Away’ ft Cheri Addo.

Hailing from The Netherlands, The Awkward have just released a dance synth pop ANTHEM featuring Cheri Addo. If their latest release ‘Dance The Night Away’ is anything to go by I think I have just found one of my favourite new bands! Sen, Brian, Rashid and George decided that they wanted to form the bandContinue reading “The Awkward Release Synth Pop Anthem ‘Dance The Night Away’ ft Cheri Addo.”

TONTO ARE TONTO

By @myrrenporter Rock n roll revellers Tonto released their debut single ‘Down the Hatch’ last month and we cannot get enough of it. The single is only a snippet of what is yet to come from the Alloa quartet – previously known as Kieran Fisher and The Reel Movement before Lyle Finlay, Scott Archibald andContinue reading “TONTO ARE TONTO”

Singing Siblings – Scottish Duo Cal and Ally Release First Single as Pair, Hope That I am Right

By Megan Hughes Scottish duo Cal and Ally have a new release out now, Hope That I am Right.  It is the brothers first single together as they both performed as solo musicians previously, which means we have busking sessions in Dundee and Glasgow to thank for their union – as if they hadn’t experimented asContinue reading “Singing Siblings – Scottish Duo Cal and Ally Release First Single as Pair, Hope That I am Right”

Danny McGuire Cultural Music Exchange Makes A Scottish Meditation on Feeling Better

By Megan Hughes London based musician Danny McGuire has brought all scots far from home a little piece of collected calmness from our beautiful Alba. A Scottish Meditation on Feeling Better was released as part of a cultural exchange between the UK and the Dutch Embassy. The Scotsman’s song has a sister single which wasContinue reading “Danny McGuire Cultural Music Exchange Makes A Scottish Meditation on Feeling Better”

Glaswegian singer songwriter John Rush is back with his uplifting track, The Older The Grape (The Sweeter the Wine)

Restrictions are easing, the sun is out and John Rush is just weeks away from releasing his new single… it looks like things are certainly looking up in 2021. The Older The Grape (The Sweeter The Wine) is the second single of the year from the Glaswegian singer songwriter and trust us when we sayContinue reading “Glaswegian singer songwriter John Rush is back with his uplifting track, The Older The Grape (The Sweeter the Wine)”

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.”

Still Digging This Beat – “Time of Our Lives” – The Clause [Single Review]

Birmingham quartet, The Clause are back with a long awaited single, “Time of Our Lives” and let me tell you, the wait was well worth it. Known for their 60’s swagger, 80’s groove and 90’s attitude, The Clause are well and truly on their way up. Within the past week, “Time of Our Lives” hasContinue reading “Still Digging This Beat – “Time of Our Lives” – The Clause [Single Review]”

Super-Group Alert! The Jaded Hearts Club Have A New Album Which Does Not Disappoint

By Megan Hughes What is a super-group? The Jaded Hearts Club is, to answer the question simply.   The Jaded Hearts Club is a supergroup of star power and musical talent which can only be rivalled by the likes of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and the Traveling Wilburys. If, like myself, the name of the super-groupContinue reading “Super-Group Alert! The Jaded Hearts Club Have A New Album Which Does Not Disappoint”

23 Promotions & Immersive TV presents a night of incredible live music right from your living room!

by Chloe Gudgin On Friday 26th March will be hosted by 23 Music Management and other managements. This event will include a night of live music & music videos in between acts from 7-11pm which will be streamed live.  The Artists included in this event are Sadie Marie, Colin Hunter, The Laurettes, Red Hearted Vibrations,Continue reading “23 Promotions & Immersive TV presents a night of incredible live music right from your living room!”

James Mackenzie Releases Brand New Tune ‘Where You Are Going’.

Originally from Inverness, James Mackenzie has released his brand new track ‘Where You Are Going’ at the start of March. James has been spending time living between both the UK and Germany for the past couple of years. He has kicked off the year with a bang after being made ‘Single Of The Week’ byContinue reading “James Mackenzie Releases Brand New Tune ‘Where You Are Going’.”

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”

Gabrielle is back with her latest album ‘Do it again’

By Becca Mcphee Gabrielle made the announcement of her new album after being revealed as Harlequin, a very popular contestant on the hit TV competition ‘The Masked singer’ where she performed amazing covers of new songs such as Billie Eilish’s ‘Everything I Wanted’ and Harry Styles ‘Falling’ she also peformed spine tingling versions of classicContinue reading “Gabrielle is back with her latest album ‘Do it again’”

I’d Rather Die (Than Have a Job in a Tie) – The Unexpected Revolution Inspiring Anthem by Glasgows The Vanities

By Megan Hughes Glasgow is home and birth place to garage punk band The Vanities.  If The Beachboys and The Vaccines had a garage punk baby it would be this band.  Although, their new single I’d Rather Die (Than Have a Job in a Tie) is a far cry from any classic beach boy hit with itsContinue reading “I’d Rather Die (Than Have a Job in a Tie) – The Unexpected Revolution Inspiring Anthem by Glasgows The Vanities”

Cameo Habitat Explore Personal Development and Outgrowing Circumstances in New Release Trace of Self

By Megan Hughes  A track full of teenage angst that battles with being who you are and finding self acceptance in that regardless of the opinion of others. Up and coming Edinburgh band Cameo Habitat are an all boy, five piece group. These guys first made waves  when they appeared on the scene with a singleContinue reading “Cameo Habitat Explore Personal Development and Outgrowing Circumstances in New Release Trace of Self”

Have you listened to Broken Youth by Jack Rasmussen yet?

If you’re a fan of Sam Fender and Tom Odell then you will absolutely love Broken Youth, the debut single from North East singer songwriter, Jack Rasmussen. Soft acoustics, catchy uprising melodies and deeply addicting vocals, this track will leave you in awe. Broken Youth shows the high quality talent in Jack’s song writing abilityContinue reading “Have you listened to Broken Youth by Jack Rasmussen yet?”

Have you Listened to Elkyn – Something yet?!

By Chelsea Ness Indie folk singer songwriter Joseph Donnelly aka Elkyn takes listeners on a journey through inner peace with his latest single, Something. The tranquil melodies collide beautifully with the soft, intimate vocals and quirky synths creating a track that allows listeners to escape. Although the real meaning behind the track relates to feelingsContinue reading “Have you Listened to Elkyn – Something yet?!”

Have you Listened to Jonas Källstrand – What You Need & Where You Go yet?

By Chelsea Ness Swedish singer, Jonas Källstrand is the gift that keeps on giving with his pure vocals and captivating acoustics. His single, ‘What You Need & Where You Go‘ which was released in November last year left an impression on me the first time I heard it through Jonas’ story telling song writing talentsContinue reading “Have you Listened to Jonas Källstrand – What You Need & Where You Go yet?”

Take a trip back in time with UK Alt-Indie band Thrillhouse’s brand new 80s Influence banger, Flawed Design

by Chelsea Ness Do you ever listen to a song and just instantly vibe with it?! Well, that was me when I first heard UK alt-pop band, Thrillhouse’s latest release, Flawed Design. That feeling of excitement when you hear a new band for the first time and you just immediately click with them. Now I’mContinue reading “Take a trip back in time with UK Alt-Indie band Thrillhouse’s brand new 80s Influence banger, Flawed Design”

Single Review: “Olive” by Amerik

by Craig Russell Horne With expert production and university lecture worthy pacing, Amerik has created a rousing synth-ballad with ambient traits that will please casual listeners as-well-as audiophiles. Having captured the attention of BBC Radio Ulster and Nialler9 with his 2018/19 singles, Belfast composer and producer Amerik announces the release of his debut EP, Bouquet. The collaborative projectContinue reading “Single Review: “Olive” by Amerik”

Have You Listened to Living in a World Postponed by Loose Puppet yet?

by Myrren Porter Last month, London artist Loose Puppet released his debut single ‘Living in a World Postponed,’ a track which is prevalent to the current climate in which we are living in.  Lyrically, the premiered track deals with COVID related issues which audiences will be able to relate too massively. Lyrics such as ‘I’mContinue reading “Have You Listened to Living in a World Postponed by Loose Puppet yet?”

North Atlas, New Release: House of Mirrors – An Intense Journey of Self Reflection

By Megan Hughes Alternative rock group North Atlas have released a single about the impact of isolation and how difficult it is being forced to look at yourself. North Atlas are a three piece Glaswegian alternative rock band. The group delivers hard hitting lyrics on the regular with heavy guitar riffs. Many have drawn similaritiesContinue reading “North Atlas, New Release: House of Mirrors – An Intense Journey of Self Reflection”

New Kids on The Block CRASHKID! Drop New Single Icon – Guitar Riffs Galore!

By Megan Hughes Gritty, alternative rock group from Central Belt Scotland release new single Icon. CRASHKID! are giving us all a crash course in making new catchy festival anthems. CRASHKID! is a four piece alternative rock group with an origin story from the Central Belt of Scotland. Being the new kids on the block itContinue reading “New Kids on The Block CRASHKID! Drop New Single Icon – Guitar Riffs Galore!”

STEVIERAY LATHAM & THE NOMADS OF INDUSTRIAL SUBURBIA – ‘GASHOUSE’ [Single Review]

S. Latham proves that artists should be poisoned by carbon monoxide more often. By Kristoffer Hilmarsson The upcoming Ep ‘Letters From Suburbia’ give us ‘Gashouse’ with Stevieray Latham and his backing band The Nomads of Industrial Suburbia. It’s said to be written by the artist himself and some good friends under the influence of carbonContinue reading “STEVIERAY LATHAM & THE NOMADS OF INDUSTRIAL SUBURBIA – ‘GASHOUSE’ [Single Review]”

Have You Listened To: ‘The Riot Vans – Scotrails Stealing All My Money’ Yet?!

By Lauryn Donnelly The Vans are back causing a Riot with the Abellio! The Riot Vans have booted the door right in with their first release of 2021, the brand new single ‘Scotrails Stealing All My Money’ was released on the 5th of February and boyyyy, you’re in for a treat! The Glasgow based bandContinue reading “Have You Listened To: ‘The Riot Vans – Scotrails Stealing All My Money’ Yet?!”

Edinburgh Indoor Foxes Releases Debut Vinyl Via Scottish based indie label Classy Lassy

Edinburgh artist Indoor Foxes is set to release her debut 7” vinyl release via new Scottish based indie label Classy Lassy on March 2nd… Indoor Foxes (Otherwise known as Martha Barr) commented …. “I can’t honestly believe that I’m finally releasing a vinyl. As a vinyl lover myself this means so much to me toContinue reading “Edinburgh Indoor Foxes Releases Debut Vinyl Via Scottish based indie label Classy Lassy”

The Crayon Set – ‘Moment’ [Single review]

‘Moment’ is a beautifully delicate indie-pop track balanced around The Crayon Set’s signature female / male lead vocals, full of sweet sugary melodies and infectious pop hooks. There is a dreamy undertone to ‘Moment’ provided by a bed of reverberated guitar and a beautiful arp line throughout the song.  The melancholy vocals take slightly darkerContinue reading “The Crayon Set – ‘Moment’ [Single review]”

Sheffield based SKRUFF releases new single ‘The Juggler’ which challenges society’s views on mental health.

‘The Juggler’ is an outstanding track from Sheffield based SKRUFF! The solo project from Joe who is the guitarist in Nottingham based band ‘JupiterMoon’. Joe tackles vital messages about societies views on mental health within the track. ‘The Juggler’ opens with a strong drum beat mixed with some background guitar noise to create a hauntingContinue reading “Sheffield based SKRUFF releases new single ‘The Juggler’ which challenges society’s views on mental health.”

Glasgows Kings of Soul Will Break Your Lockdown Funk With Their Super Solid Soul Vehicle

By Megan Hughes Tom McGuire and The Brassholes are Glasgows answer to a James Brown, Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder super group. The guys are bringing good vibes to your ears – just what the doctor ordered. The Glasgow group has a new single, Super Solid Soul Vehicle, out now. This song is guaranteed toContinue reading “Glasgows Kings of Soul Will Break Your Lockdown Funk With Their Super Solid Soul Vehicle”

“Days”: the First Single from Laura Elizabeth Hughes’ Lockdown Project

By Tresca Mallon Preceding the release of her Lockdown Project, EP “We, Myself and I” on the 5th March, Irish Singer Songwriter Laura Elizabeth Hughes has released the melodically splendid “Days.” Laura has had a busy two years, releasing multiple EPs and the recent success of her 2020 single Pandemonium, which has reached 80,000 streamsContinue reading ““Days”: the First Single from Laura Elizabeth Hughes’ Lockdown Project”

J.Smith’s debut single “I’m Sorry” examines the after-effects of heartbreak

By Tresca Mallon Newly solo after the break-up of Gypsies on the Autobahn, Irish artist, James Smith, stage name J.Smith, storms out of the gate with his debut single “I’m Sorry” featuring Nnic. It’s a powerful and deeply personal ballad dealing with the intense impact of heartbreak. Speaking about the single James said, “I’m Sorry wasContinue reading “J.Smith’s debut single “I’m Sorry” examines the after-effects of heartbreak”

Liverpool’s Nocturnal Coast Take New Direction With Latest Single ‘Dance’.

I first discovered Nocturnal Coast back in January 2020 at a gig in Liverpool’s fantastic Phase One. Later that night singer Luke Saleh Saunders told me it was his first show playing the keyboard on stage, it’s great to now see that Luke has incorporated the synth into the bands music and builds his songContinue reading “Liverpool’s Nocturnal Coast Take New Direction With Latest Single ‘Dance’.”

Premiere: Sienne – We All Look To The Same Sky

Fancy listening to some brand new music before it’s release?! Well you’re in luck as we have Liverpool’s very own indie rock band Sienne’s latest song to share with you all! If there’s one band that have been keeping busy during lockdown by providing fans with banging tracks after tracks, it’s Sienne and their latestContinue reading “Premiere: Sienne – We All Look To The Same Sky”

Warrington’s The A.V. Club Release Outstanding New Single ‘Mistakes’.

The A.V. Club are a band who have been on my radar for a while now. Hailing from Warrington, the indie pop band keep releasing BANGERS and their new single ‘Mistakes’ is no different. The band formed in early 2020 and have already caught the attention of the likes of John Kennedy who made theContinue reading “Warrington’s The A.V. Club Release Outstanding New Single ‘Mistakes’.”

Your Hazy Psychedelic Indie-Rock Needs, Fulfilled – ‘Broken Ties & Stolen Lines’ [Review]

By Daniel Thomson Dundee psychedelic indie rock band Midnight Alleys released their first single of 2021 titled ‘Broken Ties & Stolen Lines’ on the 8th of February. The band consists of Neil Morrison (Vocals/Guitar), Matthew Kermally (Lead Guitar), George Mackenzie (Bass), Fabio Whyte (Keys/Vocals) and Ben Connelly (Drums). This track is another unique and freshContinue reading “Your Hazy Psychedelic Indie-Rock Needs, Fulfilled – ‘Broken Ties & Stolen Lines’ [Review]”

Glaswegian electronic record label, Soma Records are set to host Soma Skool Virtual event this weekend

By Chelsea Ness Is electronic music your passion?! Do you dream of a career within the electronic music scene?! Do you see yourself as the next Tiesto?! Well you’re in luck… Soma Records are due to host their annual ‘Soma Skool’ event in association with Creative Scotland this weekend as an educational experience for anyoneContinue reading “Glaswegian electronic record label, Soma Records are set to host Soma Skool Virtual event this weekend”

New Light – A haunting lullaby of self reflection released by London duo Charlotte Spiral

By Megan Hughes New light by London duo Charlotte Spiral is a track for self reflection and self acceptance without being too heavy or somber. New Light is the latest  single by Londons dark alternative duo Amy Spencer and Avi Barath who, together,  form Charlotte Spiral. The duo wowed listeners and won the respect ofContinue reading “New Light – A haunting lullaby of self reflection released by London duo Charlotte Spiral”

Julian Skiboat – ‘Flowers’ [Single Review]

By Kristoffer Hilmarsson The 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist, Julian Skiboat, has been giving wings to his latest release ”flowers”. With laid back and lazy melodies Julian wishes, in his own words, to dive into that feeling of it could be worse and we can make it through this. His debut EP, ‘Nice to meet you’ has garneredContinue reading “Julian Skiboat – ‘Flowers’ [Single 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.”

Warrington Musicians Release Charity Tribute To Viola Beach

5 years on from the tragedy that took away Viola Beach, tipped to the next biggest band to come from the UK – a group of musicians from their local town of Warrington have released a charity cover of their much loved single “Swings And Waterslides” with funds going to the family’s charity of choice.Continue reading “Warrington Musicians Release Charity Tribute To Viola Beach”

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”

Album Review: Pale Waves – ‘Who Am I?’

by Emily Duff Manchester outfit, Pale Waves, have just dropped their second album, ‘Who Am I?’, which is a huge move away from their debut, ‘My Mind Makes Noise’, due to the band’s crazy experience in the near-3 years since its release. Heather’s lyricism demonstrates the beginning of truly questioning themselves – as implied byContinue reading “Album Review: Pale Waves – ‘Who Am I?’”

‘The Symphony’ – Brand New Single From Static Satellites.

It’s a new year and Static Satellites are back, welcoming us in to the month of February with open arms and a brand new single. ‘The Symphony’ is the latest single and the second track due to feature on their upcoming debut EP, also featuring previously released ‘Fortify’. Prior to the hellfire experience that wasContinue reading “‘The Symphony’ – Brand New Single From Static Satellites.”

The Music Files Top Tracks of the Year – Part 3 (no 20 -11)

We continue the countdown of our favourites tracks of 2020… Make sure you view part 1 here and part 2 here. In no particular order here is numbers 20 to 11… Number 20: Emma Kelly – Drunk Released: June 5th Selected by Orla Brady: ‘It seems only suitable to listen to this track from Emma KellyContinue reading “The Music Files Top Tracks of the Year – Part 3 (no 20 -11)”

TMF Top Tracks of the Week (9th – 15th December)

Recommendation 1: Before Stories – Born Below the Tide Taken from their latest EP, The Next Reason to Breathe, Born Below the Tide is an atmospheric anthem with addictive drums, infectious guitar riffs and dark lyrics. Before Stories, based in Aberdeen are made up of Jamie Reid and Colin Brennan who have been making quiteContinue reading “TMF Top Tracks of the Week (9th – 15th December)”

Jack Blackman and the Beautiful Wreck release alternative Christmas song in aid of Homelessness.

Newly formed indie rock n roll band, Jack Blackman and the Beautiful Wreck release the incredibly clever Grinch-like Christmas track, ‘I Wish It Was Summer (At Christmas Time)’ in order to raise money for Crisis, a national charity for the homeless. The track focuses on the longful wait for Summer 2021 with the band wishingContinue reading “Jack Blackman and the Beautiful Wreck release alternative Christmas song in aid of Homelessness.”

Single Review: John Rush – Merry Christmas

It’s finally the time of year where it’s acceptable to listen to Christmas songs and what better way to start off the festivities with Glaswegian singer songwriter, John Rush‘s latest release, Merry Christmas. This fun, catchy track will inevitably get you in the Christmas spirit with it’s soulful lyrics, magical melodies and of course weContinue reading “Single Review: John Rush – Merry Christmas”

Single Review: Glasvegas – My Body is a Glasshouse (A Thousand Stones Ago)

By Myrren Porter Upon the arrival of their tremendous fourth album, which is to be released in April 2021, Glasvegas have given us an early Christmas present with their new single ‘My Body is a Glasshouse (A Thousand Stones ago).’  First emerging onto the scene in 2008 with their debut album, which went on toContinue reading “Single Review: Glasvegas – My Body is a Glasshouse (A Thousand Stones Ago)”

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