Damian Luke and The Sweet Beast – Mad Love

Ramping up the rock’n’roll all the way to its vaudeville peak, Damien Luke and The Sweet Beast are exploding back onto your stereo with their second single, ‘Mad Love’, choosing to eschew sixty years of culture and taking their favourite musical medium right back to its very genesis, tapping straight into the 1950s masterclass ofContinue reading “Damian Luke and The Sweet Beast – Mad Love”

Bethan Lloyd – Cutting Circuits

Bethan Lloyd describes her new single ‘Cutting Circuits’ as “a celebration of relinquishing control, both internally and externally. Changing the pathways of one’s life and opening up to genuine and powerful experiences of awe” and, as peculiar as it may seem to say, you can almost feel those very things happening as the track unfurls.Continue reading “Bethan Lloyd – Cutting Circuits”

Fate Of The Sun – Hey Mate, Hey Mate!

Picture the scene: you’ve met a pal for a swift pint after work or stopped in a bar with your other half during a weekend afternoon shopping trip and you’re accosted by a total loose canon you used to go to school with or some live wire friend of a friend you had a 5Continue reading “Fate Of The Sun – Hey Mate, Hey Mate!”

Marseille – Freedom

The natural question to ask several minutes into Derby newcomers Marseille’s third single ‘Freedom’ is, “Nice one! So when in the early 90s was this absolute stormer of a Madchester track released?” And if you were to ask that question, you’d be a fool on two counts: Count number 1: ‘Freedom’ was released on FridayContinue reading “Marseille – Freedom”

The Gulps – Candy

With each single release The Gulps seem to up the disco ante and we love it. During their recent string of festivals, support slots and headlining dates the Euro lads seamlessly adopted Blondie’s ‘Atomic’ into their set of indie-punk anthems and on latest single ‘Candy’ the group are still riding the very crest of thatContinue reading “The Gulps – Candy”

Columbia – Disorder

Causing a stir in the rock’n’roll guitar band underground, Cardiff’s Columbia have only one apparent mission and that’s to put out massive, expansive sounding, towering, alternative rock tunes. Penned by lead guitarist Ben Rowlands – ‘Disorder’, their first new music since debut album release ‘Embrace The Chaos’, has them with all guns blazing, taking majorContinue reading “Columbia – Disorder”

Death Of The High Street – Chancer

Some wise man or other once said to “write about what you know” and Death Of The High Street were taking note, their output to this point being a catalogue of post-punk musings from the mind of frontman Scott Baxter, a stockpile of philosophies and observations from their Derby locale, or maybe their local inContinue reading “Death Of The High Street – Chancer”

Pacifica – Hollow

Someone has riled Cardiff trio Pacifica up good and proper and on ‘Hollow’ they’re laying right in. All the niceties are over, the gloves are off and their pain is about to be heard. The single’s release follows March’s ‘Orchard Drive’ EP, a fully formed, carefree, bluesy debut but where the blues flowed throughout theContinue reading “Pacifica – Hollow”

Eaves Wilder – I Stole Your Jumper

Eaves Wilder has been wronged and she’s taking ruthless, bloody minded revenge. Ok, so she’s starting small, taunting her ex that she’s pinched their jumper (we’re sure it’s a jumper they really, really loved) but as Eaves’ pissed off-ness unravels we get the point she’s been fucked over and the piss-taker in question is inContinue reading “Eaves Wilder – I Stole Your Jumper”

Panic Shack – Meal Deal

Cardiff riot-grrrl inspired five-piece Panic Shack are big fans of Boots/Superdrug/town centre lunchtime convenience food, confessing that latest single ‘Meal Deal’ was originally a straightforward punky tribute to the ham sandwich, salt & vinegar crisp and bottle of lemonade combo, but recent political events saw the group rewrite the record to recognise it’s brilliant simplicityContinue reading “Panic Shack – Meal Deal”