Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever

With shades of early-Beatles whimsy or Morrissey in his late 1980’s first twee solo exploration throes, ‘You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever’ feels a breezy, light-hearted, innocent affair, capturing the most seemingly straight forward lyrical effort of Peter Doherty’s career to date, backed with a gloriously gleeful 60’s guitar pop strum from Frédéric Lo.Continue reading “Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever”

dexter – Paper Cup / Different

South London singer-producer dexter follows in the footsteps of Arlo Parks with serene bedroom-dance tune ‘Paper Cup’. The 18 year old songwriting newcomer manages to miraculously merge together lo-fi indie with the kind of tune you’d hope to hear playing at the start of the night when you’re walking into a club and sings aboutContinue reading “dexter – Paper Cup / Different”

Richard Ashcroft feat. Liam Gallagher – C’Mon People (We’re Making It Now)

I had to double check myself before writing up a review for this song. The production is pristinely polished, the track sounds flawlessly clean and it gets B-List airplay on Radio 2 – does it really fit aside everything else we talk about on this site? But then, after a handful of listens, the answerContinue reading “Richard Ashcroft feat. Liam Gallagher – C’Mon People (We’re Making It Now)”

Muse – Won’t Stand Down

Written by Laura Day Muse are a band that have defied their own boundaries time and time again. Forged in the crucible of uncertainty over the last two years, ‘Won’t Stand Down‘ is a testament to their determination to transcend musical expectations. With a juggernaut bassline that pulses through the bones, Bellamy spins a heavy-metalContinue reading “Muse – Won’t Stand Down”

Fontaines D.C. – Jackie Down The Line

If they haven’t already, Dublin maestros Fontaines D.C. are in the process of taking over the world. Latest single ‘Jackie Down The Line’ is the initial release from upcoming third album Skinty Fia, a record the group have daringly, or is it jokingly, described as being disco. With this new song, their sound moves onContinue reading “Fontaines D.C. – Jackie Down The Line”

Spector – Now or Whenever

Spector have spent some time away. It’s been seven years since their last full length LP – 2015’s monolithic synth-laden ‘Moth Boys’, which itself arrived a few years after supercharged indie debut ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’, but their break has been anything but one spent twiddling their thumbs. With a slew of EPs, producerContinue reading “Spector – Now or Whenever”

David Ford – 2 Shots

To wishfully launch us into an optimistic and brighter new year, singer songwriter David Ford has granted us a small screen operatic ballad of coronavirus sparring hope. Recalling, over piano and violin, finer days of “Rock’n’Roll/soda pop and Philly soul”, the latter-day troubadour considers the stunting impact of the virus, “a thousand dumb conspiracies” andContinue reading “David Ford – 2 Shots”

Disgraceful Friend – Craft Excluder

Independent author Ryan Bracha has an alter-ego. His name is Disgraceful Friend and this alter-ego has just released a spunky second album, Craft Excluder. Slotting into a bookshelf laterally with Scroobius Pip, Sleaford Mods and sonically with Working Mens Club, the record is compiled of Bracha’s sarky spoken word nestled just under the surface ofContinue reading “Disgraceful Friend – Craft Excluder”

Billy Nomates – Christmas is for Lovers, Ghosts and Children

The mighty Billy Nomates has written and released a Christmas song to raise funds for Feed The Homeless Bristol throughout December. ‘Christmas is for Lovers, Ghosts and Children’ highlights the disconnect between the festive season shown online, in the media, on the high street and the reality many people experience – of Christmas being aContinue reading “Billy Nomates – Christmas is for Lovers, Ghosts and Children”

Best Coast – Leading

There’s a fun simplicity to Best Coast – power chord rock, west coast (obviously, duh) surf vibe, Beth Cosentino’s optimistic emo pop vocals, easy rhymes (“Nostalgia’s overrated/ or maybe it’s just complicated?”). ‘Leading’ is, thank all of the Californian gods, more of the same. This time the duo have teamed up with Los Angeles’ wonderfulContinue reading “Best Coast – Leading”