Andrew Cushin – Waiting For The Rain

Andrew Cushin’s ascendency has been hard won. Since releasing his first music at the start of 2020 and receiving kudos from the elder Gallagher brother early doors, the Newcastle singer-songwriter went on to get a further leg-up from Peter Doherty, signing to his Strap Originals label. Although that may all sound star-studded and plain sailing,Continue reading “Andrew Cushin – Waiting For The Rain”

Vona Vella – The Louisiana, Bristol – 26/09/2023

Playing the cosy upstairs room at Bristol’s The Louisiana has been a rite of passage for up-and-coming bands for many a year, with an abundance of the UK’s, even the world’s, greatest groups tramping their way up the skinny staircase from the innocuous downstairs pub to perform their wares in the upstairs, dimly lit, dreamContinue reading “Vona Vella – The Louisiana, Bristol – 26/09/2023”

Pregoblin – Big Hitters

Topsy-turvy, swooning, warped, skewed, lilting, oblique, haywire, crooked, blissful, contorted, breezy, floating, rowdy and sedate is what Pregoblin’s next single Big Hitters is. All of those things. On their latest release, Pregoblin are helped along by US guitarist and radio host Armand Schaubroeck and together they want to empathise with those who have had theirContinue reading “Pregoblin – Big Hitters”

Fate Of The Sun – Mr Beige

“Half a lager top, some ready salted crisps/ Pastel coloured polo, bumbag on their hip”, there’s a type of bloke that winds Fate Of The Sun right up. For the sake of F.O.T.S’s new single, we’re calling him Mr Beige. He’s not an arsehole, he’s definitely not evil – a predilection for crusty rolls dippedContinue reading “Fate Of The Sun – Mr Beige”

86TVs – Worn Out Buildings

If we somehow physically could in writing, we would start this review off with a massive welcome back round of applause, with heaps of whoops and cheering, to Hugo and Felix White, ex-members of the dearly missed Maccabees, thank them profusely for coming back with new group 86TVs, and for coming back with an utterlyContinue reading “86TVs – Worn Out Buildings”

Statues of Men – Before I Go

Occasionally, very occasionally, a record comes out with an absolutely outrageous, fiercely driving, fucking heavy guitar line that it makes you burst out in borderline-unhinged laughter, not because it’s silly funny but because it’s ridiculously incredible. Well, Statues of Men’s latest release ‘Before I Go’ had us doing just that. More than doing justice toContinue reading “Statues of Men – Before I Go”

Andrew Cushin – Just Like You’d Want Me To

We thought Newcastle lad Andrew Cushin’s career was destined for massive things when his third ever single release was produced by Noel Gallagher and he signed a record deal early on with Peter Doherty’s record label. As if just to round off that nosebleed-inducing level of endorsement, the singer-songwriter is currently finishing off a slewContinue reading “Andrew Cushin – Just Like You’d Want Me To”

Elli Glyn – Pretend

Let’s be honest, the warm summer nights are likely all behind us now, but if September does have a treat or two in store or you’re heading off to sunnier climes for a few days, you may have just stumbled across the perfect radiant soundtrack for some cocktails by the pool or a gin andContinue reading “Elli Glyn – Pretend”

Nory-J – Irrelevant, Benevolent

South coast solo artist Nory-J has mustered up the ideal tune to soundtrack the twilight of the summer. Using laid back jazzy beats and a relaxed melody, on ‘Irrelevant, Benevolent’ the dream pop singer-songwriter finds room to breathe easily after a relationship’s pointlessly tempestuous final scenes, creating something reassuringly peaceful out of drama. After exploringContinue reading “Nory-J – Irrelevant, Benevolent”

Sterling Press – What Would You Do?

No two ways about it, we’re in the middle of a Britpop resurgence, with the original players (Blur and Pulp) performing some historic reunions shows and the likes of Sports Team and The Goa Express taking inspiration for some incredible new singles. ‘What Would You Do?’ sees London chaps Sterling Press crashing the party inContinue reading “Sterling Press – What Would You Do?”