Grey filled skies cover the city as we escape weeks of excruciating heat here in London, and although temperatures of thirty degrees may have slipped away for now, the tropical sounds of South Africa’s The World Of Birds debut release, ‘Open Up’ roars from my speakers.
There’s something pretty familiar about New York native, Blonder and his latest release ‘BB Song’. Memorable guitar hooks and hypnotising lyricism ooze from its very existence. BB Song is the first teaser into new music from the captivating musical master that is Blonder. Having been pretty quiet since his debut EP release ‘$5’ back in 2017, its …
I type this whilst nursing sunburn from a Summer’s eve spent frolicking with friends, listening to “Headlights” on repeat. It’s the new single from acclaimed Belgian indie-pop band The Lighthouse, taken from their 2017 EP “Joyride” and funky enough to make you forget to apply your SPF 50. I defy you to prove me wrong…
Devon-born Austel teases her forthcoming EP with the release of haunting single “Anaesthesia”, a work built entirely around swelling harmonies for chords and the gentle pulse of an electrocardiograph for a beat. Within the first three seconds of listening, Austel’s spellbinding voice will have you totally entranced – go on, have a listen!
Boy Pablo headlined with support from likeable Liverpudlians SPINN, who may draw immediate comparisons with their hometown counterparts The Night Café, but these guys still have their very own distinctive sound and endearingly confident stage persona.
The energetic indie-punks return with their second album Everything But The Here And Now. The album sees drummer Phoebe Cross taking on more vocal responsibilities; a great move by the band. Both Cross and vocalist Rich Mandell combine well together adding a new dimension to their songs.
Boston based, beach pop quartet Tipling Rock return with their almighty new track ‘TMSN’. A brooding drone kicks off this marvelous indie-pop anthem before a thunderous drumbeat intrudes and the track is forced to take a rather groovy turn.
Brighton-based Twilight Driving has all the qualities that make a decent indie-pop band. Their latest single ‘Soft & Pink’ tells of the hardships of falling in love. The story comes alive in the lyrics, giving the song a Bruce Springsteen/Brian Fallon feel. Add those powerful vocals to the confident and hook-driven guitars and you’ve got …
Self Portrait is the aptly named debut album from Mr Yolk. The record is songwriter Samuel Jones looking inward, searching his vulnerabilities, humour and views. And the result is a record that is both personal and open.
2017 is the year for London quartet ISLAND, especially with their new single “Dreaming Of“. In fact, after listening to this spectacular track, you’ll be dreaming of being at one of their upcoming shows this month.