Vona Vella – Go Outside Forever EP

Leicestershire duo Vona Vella are Izzy Davis and Dan Cunningham, both musicians and singers with distinctive vocal styles in their own right, together making a sheer, auspicious musical force. On debut EP ‘Go Outside Forever’ the couple create a whole world to slip inside of and escape in to within the space of six songs.Continue reading “Vona Vella – Go Outside Forever EP”

Camp Cope – Running With The Hurricane

Australian alternative rock trio Camp Cope’s new single, the title track from forthcoming third LP ‘Running With The Hurricane’, sees the group in empowering form. Lifting the song’s name from the 1986 record by singer/songwriter/guitarist Georgia Maq’s dad’s band Redgum, the band take the blustery persistence of the title’s sentiment, imbuing it with their folk-punkContinue reading “Camp Cope – Running With The Hurricane”

Yard Act – The Overload

What would it have sounded like if Mark E Smith had fronted Blur? The answer is: Yard Act. The Leeds four piece have put together a snapshot of the UK using a caustically humorous cast of invented, or possibly borrowed from real life, characters – all typifying gobby Brexit Britain and a tight collection ofContinue reading “Yard Act – The Overload”

Swim Deep & Hatchie – World’s Unluckiest Guy

Birmingham’s Swim Deep have teamed up with Australian singer-songwriter Hatchie for a sun-drenched and dreamily upbeat slice of indie-electronica, a bittersweet ode to some admired individual who doesn’t seem to think that much of their self. The midlands lads usually have a propensity for shoegaze but the Aussie songstress weaves her hazy-pop magic deep intoContinue reading “Swim Deep & Hatchie – World’s Unluckiest Guy”

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”