Category: Track Reviews

NEW MUSIC: Matthew Barton – Judy Garland

‘Judy Garland’ is the 6th track on Matthew Barton’s first cassette tape – a mesmerising, longing, stripped-back hail to 1960s girl-groups. “A song of unparalleled yearning and pop simplicity” – Matthew Barton provides an encompassing description of this song within only eight words. The soul with which he writes enables ‘Judy Garland’ to bundle up your mind …

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NEW MUSIC: Darcie – Silence

Visceral and gripping, Darcie is victorious with her new alt-pop sound in ‘Silence’. Hailing from Manchester, Darcie is the project of multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Zigi Porter. Gaining recognition from her previous lo-fi soul-pop singles Mango, Litter and Darling (all of which are also captivating tracks), Darcie is switching up her sound with ‘Silence’. Taking a …

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NEW MUSIC: Innerkid – So You Love Not Yourself

Austin native Innerkid releases confessional new single “So You Love Not Yourself”. Innerkid is making his presence known in 2020 with a string of creative singles that show off his unique production ideas and songwriting talent. The latest release, “So You Love Not Yourself”, follows up on earlier mountain-movers “Anymore” and “I Lied” with sophisticated …

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Nick Howe – Wide Awake

In ‘Wide Awake’, Nick Howe has penned the anthem for the lockdown insomniac. Labelling the pop ballad in that way, however, may feel as if it narrows the song’s vast scope, as this isn’t simply an ode to the sleepless nights of worry we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives. It feels pure, …

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NEW MUSIC: Roi Bars – Good Day!

A bouncing, building, and unwaveringly catchy indie-pop track, Roi Bars’ ‘Good Day!’ will certainly help you achieve one for yourself. “You’ll never feel better than today” – a line that Roi (Rodrigo) Bars repeats with increasing conviction as the track’s many intricate layers build, ‘Good Day!’ encourages the notion of “taking the good things out of …

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NEW MUSIC: Siracuse – Love Stands Tall

From their new album ‘Forever’, psychedelic Britrock-influenced trio Siracuse get the blood pumping with ‘Love Stands Tall’.  Bathed in a goldilocks-level of reverb, Siracuse harness their shoegaze roots and galvanise them with ‘Love Stands Tall’ (or as they often abbreviate it, ‘L.S.T’). A track that will sonically match perfectly with a venue like Southampon’s The 1865 or the Camden …

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NEW MUSIC: Any Given Room – Mind>matter

Six-member powerhouse of charisma Any Given Room live up to their slogan “good-ass pop music” with the enthusiastic track ‘Mind>matter’ If you’ve been looking for a feel-good banger – you’ve found it! ‘Mind>matter’ is a sparkling alternative-pop-indie-rock track (forgive the long label – it’s hard to give this track a single one) that flips the phrase …

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NEW MUSIC: Omi Lee – Exotic Spaces

Omi Lee’s second single of 2020, ‘Exotic Spaces’, is an endearingly wistful track that will leave you daydreaming. Despite describing it as ‘endearingly wistful’ though, it was the track’s brooding verse riff that first caught my ear. There’s something distinctly threatening about it – as if walking into a saloon in an old wild west film, all …

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