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Happy Christmas !

Happy Christmas! We would like to thank you all for your support, follows and likes this year. Thank the amazing artists we found and have featured on our blog and the dedicated and lovely PR Companies who we have had the pleasure of working with to promote the rich variety of music that surrounded us this year, as we look forward to finding and featuring more exciting music in 2019 we would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

You can have a listen with warm-hearted nostalgia to the artists we featured this year by following our 2018 playlist on Spotify here

Mog Stanley ‘Twisted Pop Music’ Album

Alternative artist Mog Stanley has released his long awaited album titled, ‘Twisted Pop Music’. Mog Stanley has been writing music for many years, with his earliest release dating back to 2011. Throughout his career he has given captivating live performances in music festivals across the globe, such as Riba Rocks in Catalunya and Zine Blues Festival in France. Not only this, he has also played support slots for the likes of Danny & the Champion of the World, Guy Davis and Evan Dando.

‘Twisted Pop Music’ is a juicy collection of tracks that ooze Mog Stanley’s pure organic and rich musicianship. He drizzles a healthy dose of everything on this delicious album from steamy bluesy tones, rock n’ roll swagger swirling between psychedelic spirals and some luscious pop sprinkles for good measure. Double Drop’ kicks the album off with a vaporous guitar melody whining with its blues infested tones through a meaty beat while Stanley’s lo fi vocals coo in the background. The chilling atmosphere thrillingly rebounds off the refined instrumentation to make for a satisfying rich sound. It’s one heck of an introduction into the album. Each track is a fresh new slice of what Stanley can do ‘Kevin’ fleshes out the panache driven shivering-ly suave rock n’ roll flavour as Stanley wails and murmurs through shredding guitars and punchy drums while ‘Birthday Card’, ‘Your House Doesn’t Have any Windows’ creep through with chilling vocals, eerie guitar and spooky soundscapes and ‘Scribblings of a MadMan’ struts through with a haunting funky vibe. ‘Japanese Toilet’ sounds like a rough demo as his vocals seem further away than the glistening warm guitar, however it adds character to the album. A lot of the tracks are short and sweet ‘56 BluesStyle Blues’ comes in at a short fifty eight seconds while .’I Want Something that You’ve Got’, ‘MadMan’ and ‘3:1 Alienation Blues’ spread their tasty ear drooling concoction to a little over one minute and a half. There are glorious powerful melodies throughout the album ‘Find a Happy Place then Leave’ and ‘Wait’  pack delicious melty melodies into your ears effortlessly as jangly guitars and a sprightly beat create the perfect sun kissed dreamy atmosphere to lose yourself in. ‘Hoosegow’ throws some western -esque vibes into the mix before building into a syrupy pop number. The tender ballad comes in the form of ‘Straight Down the Middle’ with soft acoustic guitars and lush vocals over a melancholic melody. Each track takes on a different character and dimension without sounding scattered or detached. They blend perfectly to make the album wholly enthralling and unique. There is an 80’s pop vibe surrounding ‘Parasite Idea Zone Corp’ – it has a Pet Shop Boys feel while still maintaining its own dark disco flecked identity. Stanley brings the album to a close with the warm foot tapping ‘Don’t Believe a Word they Say’ and the acid soaked frazzlement that is ‘Dentist Waiting Room Blues’. This track shimmies out the album dripping in swagger as shredding guitars weave their sultry way between a vibrant beat that is sure to have you up and dancing. It’s 60’s esque with psychedelic tones swirled into obscure vocal whispers- leaving you in a mesmerised daze of Mog Stanley’s creation.

‘Twisted Pop Music’ is exactly what it implies – a trippy, twisted delicious concoction of sweet moments, dizzying delusions and dance-able gems.

Stream ‘Twisted Pop Music’ below


Bad Sidekick EP

London indie garage rock three piece Bad Sidekick are comprised of Yorkshire singer Cooper Rose and London Brothers Joe(guitar) and John (drums) Blount. The band have released their new self titled EP. This potent assortment of gritty boisterous tunes is brimming with sublime piercing guitar moments and skull bashing battery between sultry grooving moments to create a unique and intense listening experience.From the gritty riff of  ‘Run Boy’ it’s instantly apparent this is a band that pack a raw punch with instrumentation that slices and dices as shredding guitars jab and lacerate through pummeling drums and rooted bass while Cooper Rose’s vocals emit ‘don’t mess with me ferocity’ – it’s absolutely thrilling, bad ass and gritty as hell.These guys are no nonsense assassins and their tunes take no prisoners. However, ‘I Ain’t Sick’ brings a slinky swagger hued element to their hefty assault with steamy guitar whines, foot tapping percussion and stomping drums. ‘Lost Cause’ mellows out their sound a little as we glimpse a softer emotional side to Rose’s vocals while a rhythmic rumble fluctuates around strong guitar strides. It’s a refreshing breather from the sticky mosh pit of its predecessors and showcases a more refined and sophisticated sound. The track builds to a fiery crescendo but the atmosphere remains chilled and breezy. Bad Sidekick showcase their nimble and proficient musicianship throughout the EP. ‘Romeo’ and ‘Think About It‘ are layered with thrilling perfectly placed distortion over the brawny backdrop however Rose’s vocals add a dash of spice and lushness that is unique and instantly refreshing yet charming and compelling all at once . In the chaotic slick tracks she is the cooling gel and the raging fire without becoming overpowering. In the slower songs like the closing track ‘If I Were The Devil’ she displays a soulful bluesy tone to her vocals that command and enthrall the listener.

Bad Sidekick have a diverse sound and this collection of tracks proves there is something more to this band than meets the eye. From a first listen it’s all fire and brimstone, raw, edgy, garage rock but dig a little deeper and their is some sultry emotional and multifaceted tones coiled up among the bellowing slick tunes.

Stream Bad Sidekick EP below


Indie Quick Picks

The Mocking Jays

Genre: Pop Rock

Bio: Hailing from Nottingham, The Mocking Jays are a five-piece pop-rock band that have effortlessly created a deft balance of pop sensibility and rock and roll swagger that, since forming in 2014, has allowed them to rapidly make a name for themselves, both within their native East Midlands, and across the UK. Though crucial early support from the likes of 6Music and BBC Introducing, as well as festival appearances at the likes of Y-Not, have done nothing to hamper the band’s reputation, it’s largely down to the inherent appeal of their own brand of idiosyncratic indie-pop.

Track: Edge of Your Knife

Why We Like It: This bubbly indie pop gem bounces along with an infectious beat upon a honey drizzled melody and sassy slick instrumental backdrop. Elastic bass lines and rich rhythm create a danceable groove foundation for this fun ditty to explode off. It’s upbeat with swagger soaked guitars rebounding and slickly weaving off the sublime percussion to make for a wholly satisfying and engaging listen. These guys throw on a healthy dose of panache and sleekness to charm their way onto your playlists.

You Can Follow The Mocking Jays on Facebook here

Watch the video for ‘Edge of Your Knife’ below

Henry Chadwick

Genre: Indie

Bio: Henry’s debut EP, ‘Guest at Home’, which was released in 2016 garnered critical acclaim. His breakout single “Alright,” has reached over 100,000 plays on Spotify, and he shows no sign of slowing down. Teaming up on the new record with legendary producer, Rob Schnapf, who has worked with Elliot Smith, Kurt Vile, Beck and The Vines to name a few, Henry is about to share his new album ‘Marlin Fisher’ which is set for release 31st August. Henry acted as a multi-instrumentalist again, playing drums, guitar, bass and keys on the record. The songs have been brought to life for the stage with his 4-piece band, consisting of Eddie Curzon (guitar), Zach Scott (bass) and Anders Cochran (drums).

Track:  Bag of Chips

Why We Like It:  It’s a woozy dreamy number with a luscious pop-ish melody filled with hints of psychedelia. The sweet gently stomping beat adds a strong foundation for the distorted guitar to lament over while Henry’s velvety vocals soothe and coo throughout. It’s a dreamy sun kissed laid back track that still packs in some vibrant vivid instrumentation to make for a wholly satisfying listen. This blissful lazy day tune is such a bitter sweet joy to listen to as it delicately caresses your ears for a perfect mellowed out deeply enriching experience. It always feels like Henry gets you.

You Can Follow Henry Chadwick on Facebook here

Stream ‘Bag of Chips’ below


Genre: Alternative rock

Bio: KAVES are a Norwich based alternative rock band who have just released a new single titled ‘TBT’. The band have been together just over 1 year, but have had their new singer Caitlin since May, and this is the first single with her.

Track: TBT

Why We Like It: It’s a punchy blast of gritty alternative rock that rides in on a mighty rumbling wave of powerful drums and slick rooted bass lines. The guitar jaggedly pierces through the catchy melody with a strong ferocity as meaty riffs drive the track pushing it to its manic adrenaline rushing crescendo. It’s a slick lean and mean track from this young band.

You can follow KAVES on Facebook here

Stream ‘TBT’ below


Genre: singer songwriter

Bio: BAILEY is the moniker of singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Joe Bailey. His first introduction to the world was with his sparkling debut single “The Future”. The song received a lot of good press and ongoing support from BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire along with many other radio stations.

Track: Change

Why We Like It: It’s a catchy peppy pop track that bounces along with summer vibes and gospel- esque hints. The anthemic chorus teamed with cheery vocals and warm acoustic guitar jingles between a sprightly beat fills this little charmer with good vibes and wholesome tones. It’s one of those pick me up little ditties that you will be humming all day.

You can follow BAILEY on Facebook here

Stream ‘Change’ below

 Dylan Murphy

Genre: Folk, Blues, Acoustic

Bio: The Limerick-born, Galway-based, songwriter has made a name for himself performing his self-penned songs. He first started writing songs between busking sessions on a San Diego boardwalk. Since then, he has honed his performance skills, playing wherever he happens to end up, ranging from rooftop fiestas while living in Andalucia to bars in Northern Vietnam to music festivals located not too far from the arctic circle.Though he has lived all over Ireland, Dylan’s musical home is Galway, where he has been heavily involved in the music scene as member of Citog Records for the better part of the last decade. He has performed onstage with artists such as Steven Sharpe, Emma Langford, Tracy Bruen and My Fellow Sponges and has supported artists such as Ben Caplan and Jake Clemons.

Track: ‘Anxious Times’

Why We Like It: It’s a snappy folk flavoured track seeped it gritty grunge hued tones. With a rampant guitar stomp driving it into an adrenaline inducing frenzy while punchy drums set the foot tapping backdrop. This catchy number is filled with a raw energy that is infectious. Raspy vocals and brisk melody add a rough and ready texture to this lively tune leaving you craving to hear more.

You can follow Dylan Murphy on Facebook here

Stream ‘Anxious Times’ below


Genre: ska punk

Bio: Kahuna are an explosive ska punk five piece formed in 2016 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The band provide a fresh take on the familiar ska punk sound, combining upbeat infectious ska rhythms with playful, catchy melodies and an unrelenting DIY punk rock ethos. Since their live debut in 2017 they’ve built up a dedicated and enthusiastic following as well as a reputation for raucous, energetic live sets having played venues across the UK including headline sets at The Cluny and Head Of Steam Newcastle.

Track: Throw

Why We Like It: It’s a vibrant infectious track filled with luscious tropical rhythms zealous tasty guitar jingles and lively catchy melodies that melt upon the vivid backdrop like butter on toast. This track is bursting with colour and dynamism to make for a joyful spiritual listening experience.

You can follow Kahuna on Facebook here

Stream ‘Throw’ below

 Luke Top

Genre: psychedelic/pop

Bio: Luke Top (of Fool’s Gold) is an LA-based psychedelic/pop artist  who just announced his new EP, ‘The Dumb-Show’ out 19 October via Grand Gallop and Org Music.

Track: I’ve Been Workin’

Why We Like It: This dreamy delight is frothing and bubbling with luscious playful rhythms over a beautiful sun kissed irresistible melody. His velvety vocals caress the melody with the sweetest tone to create a hazy euphoric atmosphere that soothes as well as tantalizes the senses. Jangly guitars fill the track with a delicious dash of zest while the shaky rhythm brings forward a surge of tropical bliss. Instantly likeable and charming with the perfect amount of sun-soaked paradise to make for a captivating, wholly enjoyable Beach Boys- esque vibe. Just sublime.

You can follow Luke Top on Facebook here

Stream I’ve Been Workin’ below


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Indie Quick Picks

Dead Naked Hippies

Genre: Gritty Post-Punk

Bio: Dead Naked Hippies thrashed into life in late 2016. The trio, bolstered by let-loose front woman Lucy Jowett alongside band mates Joe Clarke (guitar) and Jacob Marston (drums), have cemented their take-your-head-off wall of sound, dancing around trashy alt rock & punchy post-punk. Since their inception, they have received love from BBC Introducing. The band have shared stages with the likes of Dream Wife & Le Butcherettes and in 2017 played to a sold out crowd at Live at Leeds, which lead to a slot on the Festival Republic stage at Leeds Festival 2017.

Track: Guillotine

Why We Like It: It’s a blistering ear bleeding blast of punk rock that begins chilled calm and luring as a low-key guitar and drum groove teamed with cooing vocals introduce the track soft and lulling before its slaps you in the face with its fiery chorus. Dead Naked Hippies blend the luscious sweet and lacerating sour seamlessly. The scorching distorted guitar crash and shred through the chorus and punchy drum pummels and batters creating a pulverising backdrop for Jowett’s dynamic powerful vocals. Its sharp. shredding, and soothing chill all at once- a sublime combination.

You Can Follow Dead Naked Hippies on Facebook Here

Stream ‘Guillotine’ below


Genre: Indie alternative

Bio: GORILLABRAIN is a London based solo artist who has released his debut single ‘Fire (Watch Me Breathe)’

Track: Fire (Watch Me Breathe)

Why We Like It: It’s a dark spine chilling number encapsulated in swirling thick murky electronics whacking and slapping off a sticky gooey beat and whispered vocals. The stinging guitar injections slip in a glimmer of steaming vibrancy between this dark abyss of mystery. The track builds becoming more intense with an INXS feel to it as it seeps a slithering hint of swagger and sweltering stuffy heat into its rhythmic section while the vocals remain entrancing, seductive and creepy. It’s a unique track that is absolutely thrilling and mesmerising to listen to. Evoking goosebumps and chills while also captivating you and luring you into the danceable hypnotic soundscapes.

You Can Follow GORILLABRAIN On Twitter Here

Stream ‘Fire (Watch Me Breathe)’ below

Jessie Munro

Genre: Alternative pop

Bio: Twenty-three year-old Toronto born, Los Angeles based artist Jessie Munro has been mesmerizing audiences worldwide, with her stunning soulful vocals and sleek, modern-electro R&B/pop. Finding her start in classical music and musical theatre, Munro went on to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, propelling her songwriting abilities and giving her the musical maturity which is evident throughout her music. The soulful songstress is now preparing to release her Debut EP ‘On My Own’, a six-track release which tackles the stages of post break-up.

Track: ‘Under Fire’

Why We Like It: This richly melodic track pushes through on a driving peppy bassline which hops along snappy drums creating a finger clicking infectious groove. Munro’s vocal’s sweetly glide upon the smooth creamy melody with passion and soulful tones that hover and slide between luscious coos and rich depths. This sprightly track floods with vibrancy as zesty guitar strides weave between the vivid rhythm creating a refreshing sting and lamenting lull as the dreamy vocal’s soothe and ease with a blissful bounce and joyful quality. It’s a catchy irresistible gem.

You Can Follow Jessie Munro on Facebook here

Stream ‘Under Fire’ below

 Gang of Four

Genre: Post punk

Bio: UK post punk icons Gang of Four have posted a new video for their latest single ‘Lucky’, taken off ahead of a new Gang of Four EP titled ‘Complicit’ which was co-produced by the band’s Andy Gill, alongside Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode) and Ross Orton (M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys). The EP, from a band recently quoted as a touchstone for musicians as diverse as St Vincent, Frank Ocean, James Murphy and Pharrell Williams.

Track: Lucky

Speaking about the track Gang of Four’s Andy Gill says; “It’s about how luck defines more than we imagine. You might think of the words from Macbeth concerning life being an hour upon the stage where the walking shadow struts and frets but can change nothing. A parallel idea is that luck may have as much impact on the course of a life than anything an individual does. As in Sartre’s ‘les jeux sont faits’, action, truth, morality will always play second fiddle to luck.”

Why We Like It:  It’s a slick fuzzed strut of infectious musicianship. A striding sharp guitar shreds through a foot stomping beat and dizzying electronics creating an enthralling panache driven listen. The swagger filled vocals cruise in effortless and cool with a mesmerising charm while the swirling soundscapes dazzle and erupt in the background. The infectious groove and danceable hypnotic backing is filled with mysterious yet mesmerising qualities that will have you strutting your stuff on the dance floor in no time

You Can Follow Gang of Four on Facebook here

Watch the video for ‘Lucky’ below

The Harriets

Genre: alternative indie

Bio: Leeds band The Harriets are Daniel-Parker Smith (guitar and other instruments, baritone vocals, jawline) and Ben Schrodel (bass and other instruments, tenor vocals, Roman nose). The band formed in early 2016 and since then quickly got the attention of UK based radio and festival organisers. “Television” was recently played on BBC Radio Leeds as part of a 6 week consecutive run of their songs

Track: Television

Why We Like It: It’s a retro peppy number that strides on jangly guitar shimmying around a punchy drum beat and groove fuelled bass and just all-round infectiousness. The catchy chorus teamed with dynamic expressive vocals and lush backing coos makes for a unique refreshing listen. Its drenched in laid back swagger and a hint of nonchalance. It’s difficult not to dance to this jittery number as shaky percussion and vibrant sing along ready feature make this track just a fun gem to listen and dance to.

You Can Follow The Harriets On Facebook here

Stream ‘Television’ below

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TheDoubtfulBottle ‘EYE’

Four piece Indie rock band TheDoubtfulBottle has released their newest single ‘EYE’. TheDoubtfulBottle showcase a wide range of innovation when concerning both composition and songwriting in their hard hitting song ‘EYE’. Paired with the notorious and long established producer Jake Rousham who has worked with the likes of The Who this release is captivating to say the least. The inspiration for the piece remains as innovative as the actual composition and arrangement of the music. Drawing on an Orwellian theme of the public being kept under constant surveillance the ‘EYE’ strives to portray the damage that can be done and the mass dissatisfaction at being so heavily watched. The band have featured on both the widely popular ‘Alternative Addiction’ website and Soundfiction with a growing online presence and a whole host of live shows to attend and even festival performances.

‘EYE’ is a woozy surf tinged number driven by a strident gritty riff and driving rumbly bass. It’s a fresh slice of indie rock with intricate motifs weaving together before dissolving into a vaporous drift of dreamy psychedelic indie rock just when the meaty heaviness is about to take hold. It’s truly captivating and satisfying as a pop drizzled melody binds this luscious labyrinth of complexity together. The rooted rhythm keeps the track thumping along while the reamping guitars keep the snappy number chugging through your brain until you are dancing and bopping along. Its catchy and richly layered with the lush backing vocals and abstract sounds flickering throughout making for a wholly unique and tantalizing listen.

Stream ‘EYE’ below

New Valley Wolves ‘GOSPEL’ EP Launch in The Workman’s Club Dublin With Support From Sub Motion and Scally

If you have a hankering for meaty, lusty rock dripping in more swagger than any one person can handle than, the Workman’s Club Dublin was the place to be last Saturday night. Dublin duo New Valley Wolves were launching their new EP ‘GOSPEL’ with support from Sub Motion and Scally.

Scally & The Dirty Rats set the night in motion with a little less on-stage antics compared to when we saw them last year. Scally is still suave on stage- jumping about as we watch him explode with an insane amount of energy while belting out tracks brimming with sock-it-to-me passion. They whack out ballsy, raw rock and roll with a relentless stamina that is one to be admired. Scally’s band – The Dirty Rats bring something magnificent to the table. Ben Mulligan on guitar continually hits the mark with slithery licks, thrilling spine-chilling shrills and such finesse that allows the nimble Eddie Reynolds on bass to bounce and rebound some funky groove filled rhythms off. “This next song is about laying around on a f**king Sunday morning and you f**king don’t know whether to ring a f**king takeaway or pull the f**king balls off yourself” Scally colourfully introduces the infectious, snappy ‘Filthy Animal’. With an attitude that screams egoistic rock and roll swagger Scally definitely grabs attention for sure, and the tunes back his persona up. They are catchy as hell and capture the beauty, brawn and panache that is punk rock in all its glory. The as of yet not quite named ‘Help’ “Well it was called help last night I can’t decide on the name” and new single ‘Get Ready For War’ demonstrate this perfectly with intricate licks, flicks and sing along ready chorus’. Scally raps and belts with enough chest-thumping pride and fiery attitude to keep you pumped and ready to join him in his Kiedis- esque dancing and limb flailing. They deal with technical difficulties like pros, and in true Kiedis manner the shirt comes off for the brazen ‘Lets Fuck’. It’s a fiery kinetic set with the blistering lead guitar leaving scorching burn marks through infectious bass grooves while Colin O’Brien literally breaks the drums with his pounding elastic beats, and to bring it all together is a charismatic, fearless frontman. The definition of swagger.

Sub Motion follow with an empowering set of catchy tunes and a sublime boisterous wall of sound. The punchy rhythm creates an easy foundation to get those body’s dancing and grooving while scuzzy guitars resonate through Rebecca Geary’s powerful vocals.  Geary is larger that life and takes on her front-woman role with a fierceness that is masterful. In fact, it was a stage brimming with charm and charisma as each member exuded their own brand of swagger. Though each track is riotous there is no shortage of fun on stage. These guys enjoy what they are doing, and boy does it show. The band are on top form all smiles and cheery. Banter is at a minimal as they waste no time whacking out their infectious tunes ‘Gun In Your Pocket’ in particular is one catchy song- you will have to prise that one out of your brain. It’s rumbling strident bassline runs along building in intensity before the track explodes with shrilling crashing guitars and mighty drums. When these guys are sleek and sultry it’s sublime ‘Headlights’ in particular comes across magnificently live. There is not doubt these guys are ones not to be missed live.


New Valley Wolves walk onstage and launch into a killer introduction to ‘Eyes on Me’. There is an air of professionalism with this duo that leaves you in awe. Singer/ guitarist Jonny Lucey’s gut-level riffs, and drummer Baz Joyce’s thunder-struck beats are incredible. Their bluesy tinged tunes are ball crushing and powerful and have the crowd moshing and dancing in no time. ‘Shake your bones’, ‘Silver Tongue’ and ‘Fire In The Blood’ are all well received as they keep the energy travelling at neck snapping speeds blasting out the monstrous tracks in their repertoire. There is no messing around, the tunes are heavy, crisp and robust. The lights go out between tracks – at times dimmed leaving just the duo’s silhouettes visible creating suspense for what’s to come. Their rip-roaring new single ‘Cut-Throat’ keeps up the constant barrage of top-quality riffs and with that sing along chorus has the crowd chanting along mindlessly. Lucy is fierce. He fist pumps the air with a stare that would curdle milk while savagely shredding through his gritty guitar riffs. Joyce pummels and batters the drums with bloodthirsty stamina which pounds through your entire body. Each track layers on another thick dollop of cool gritty intensity building the rooms energy to frenzied levels. The two spend most of their set going hell for leather and the rugged steamroller ‘Animal’ follows this vigorous trend, as members of the crowd howl and whoop. The never played live before  ‘Aloe Vera’ avalanches through with a shivering chorus while Joyce pelts out a mesmerising display of pulverizing perfection before the lean mean roar of ‘Trouble’ closes their set.

On Saturday night New Valley Wolves sounded brawny, focused and all powerful. Their raw grandeur filled with death ray fuzz and might leaves you reeling and craving for more. There is no stopping these guys. There are only two of them, but boy they sound like an army.


No Tie Friday ‘Long Drives and Sunsets’ EP

No Tie Friday is a four piece Indie Pop / Alternative band from Wicklow. The band consists of Keith Molloy (Vocals + Rhythm Guitar), Matt Morgan (Drums), Niall McGurk (Bass) and Barra MacMahon (Lead Guitar). With only a few gigs under their belt they have already started making an impression on the Irish music scene. The band have recently released their debut EP ‘Long Drives and Sunsets’. A five track collection of sweet tunes and intricate glistening instrumentation, this EP is pure wholesome honey drizzled indie pop. From the first crashing intro of ‘Seasons’ No Tie Friday have you firmly hooked. This bouncing little gem rumbles and rushes through with a driving rippling rhythm while glistening jangly guitars create the perfect glossy backdrop for the vibrant infectious melody. It’s anthemic and punchy wrapped up in a whirl of youthful adrenaline rushing instrumentation. They definitely kicked the EP off with the right track- it’s sun soaked and vibrantly dynamic. This little charmer has you eating out of the palm of their hands eager for more. ‘Forest’ continues the indie pop buoyancy, as thumping drums set a steady foundation for the shimmering golden guitars to sparkle between. There are plenty of blissful guitar moments in this EP and the quartet show off their knack for crisp sweet toned guitar lines throughout each track creating special little luscious twinkles that lift each tune and add glorious scintillation throughout. Title track ‘Long Drives And Sunsets’ marks the halfway point in the EP with a fluctuant rhythm and delicate instrumentation to start. Ethereal guitars lament behind a sombre tender melody while Molloy’s vocals reach their most emotional we have heard yet. It’s a passionate display as sharp guitars and punchy drums bring us to a powerful intense crescendo. If you are looking for the perfect hazy sunny day tune filled with mellow tones with some melancholic hues ‘Working Title’ is the one for you. Again it features some sublime guitar work and a smooth, silky melody while the vocals add a hint of soul, its soothing, chilled, breezy bliss. ‘Delay’ which fast became my favourite track, closes the EP much like ‘Seasons’ began it – with a surge of peppy jangly indie intricately weaved and tightly compact to create a satisfying listen. It is  filled with dazzling soundscapes, whirring guitars, an infectious chorus and a stomping singalong ready bridge that will have a live crowd bellowing out at the top of their lungs.

‘Long Drives and Sunsets’ is a wholly enjoyable, charming collection. This bands laid back, dreamy approach gives each track space to flourish and blossom and this really adds something special to the overall enjoyment of the EP. These guys have created something glorious. It’s perfect for summer days and youthfulness. Keep an eye out for No Tie Friday.

Stream ‘Long Drives and Sunsets’ below


Music News

Breakthrough act Elles Bailey is releasing a free live 4-track EP in support of the Little Rabbit Barn venue, in Ardleigh on the Essex/Suffolk border.

Small music venues have been closing down across the UK. According to Music Venue Trust, around a third of the nation’s small gig spaces have closed in the past decade. It’s a blight that leaves music fans poorer and denies artists prized opportunities to hone their craft and play intimate live gigs. Such closures also diminish local communities and arts scenes. Thankfully, indie venues, artists and music fans are all fighting the trend. Rising Blues and Country star Elles Bailey is determined to fight the good fight for grass roots, live music, so she’s releasing a free live 4-track EP in support of the Little Rabbit Barn venue, in Ardleigh on the Essex/Suffolk border, asking only for donations to support the venue and its grass roots cause.

Started in 2011, Little Rabbit Barn runs house concerts: an independent live music model that’s become familiar to American audiences, which is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Although a house concert is a private gig, for which the audience are sent personal invitations, it’s open to all music fans. The model is non-profit-making, funded by guest donations and host’s subsidy.

Elles Bailey has played Little Rabbit Barn and speaks highly of it: “It’s tough out there on the road, but the hospitality that we received when we arrived at Little Rabbit Barn was some of the best we have ever had in the UK. We had covered well over 2000 miles in 8 days and as you can imagine, were rather travel-worn, but the show was a little haven of refuge for us! We even got to have a post-show cuddle with a rabbit! What more could you want?”

Jonathan Rabett of LRB responds, “It was a privilege for us at Little Rabbit Barn to host Elles at our end of year show and to record Elles Bailey and her band towards the end of their extensive Wildfire UK & European tour, 2017. They delivered a stunning performance without overpowering the intimacy of the space. A performance that is now etched into the very fabric of the Barn. I know you will enjoy listening to this recording which has been authentically mixed by Jay Stapley and closely overseen by Elles.”

Recorded at Little Rabbit Barn, Elles Bailey’s 4-track EP is a free download, though Elles is appealing to downloaders to make a donation to support Little Rabbit Barn and the live, grass roots cause.

You can download the EP and make a donation here

Check out Time’s A Healer – Live at Little Rabbit Barn  here




Boom Child ‘I Want To Shift Your Sister’ Video

Boom Child have released a video for their single ‘I Want To Shift Your Sister’. Boom Child are Ross Shannon (Guitar/Vocals), David Flood (Bass/Vocals) and Tadhg Lipton (Drums/Vocals) a chaotic rock trio from Dublin. Their music is an irreverent mix of punk, funk, and power pop. They released their debut ‘The Super Edible EP’ in 2016 on the first 100% edible music format.

‘I Want To Shift Your Sister’ is an interesting wallop of punk rock. With shredding guitars slapping against pummeling drums and attitude driven vocals this trio produce a robust sound while whacking on top some comical lyrics. With mighty riffs, funky bass lines, dramatic stop starts and a catchy chorus the trio have written a cheeky little infectious tune. The video which was directed by Dr. Lippy brings their humorous side to the forefront and their ability to entertain. Featuring After Eight chocolates, fidget spinners and  Boom Child Mascot Boomer check it out below.

Bands disclaimer *All chocolate mints used in the video are vegan friendly