Single Review: noyou – ‘Underneath The Pain’

by Amelia Thorpe Sunderland-based electro-pop outfit, noyou kick start 2021 with show-stopping new single, ‘Underneath The Pain’. Shared to all major music streaming platforms on February 26th, the heavily nostalgic offering sees the band reflect on feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty in relationships. ‘Underneath The Pain’ is an energetic, full-sounding track that possesses the same... Continue Reading →

Single Review: Ålesund – ‘Lightning’

by Amelia Thorpe Following the release of their sophomore EP ‘All Hail To Your Queen’ last year, Bristol-based atmospheric Alt-Pop quartet Ålesund return with their latest single, ‘Lightning’. Released on February 26th, the track combines Ålesund’s signature ethereal, yet up-tempo acoustics, and teases their upcoming EP, ‘A Thread In The Dark’, due to be released... Continue Reading →

Single Review: ‘Johnny’ – Swine Tax

by Amelia Thorpe Tearing down the walls of silence, Newcastle-based quartet, Swine Tax return with their most recent single ‘Johnny’. Released to all major streaming services on December 4th, the boisterous new single showcases an engaging new side to the band as they couple their frenetic and anxious energy to a motorik, groove-laden track. Recorded... Continue Reading →

Abnorm ‘Citrus’ – Single Review

By Amelia Thorpe Newcastle-based alt-rock outfit, Abnorm, open up about bad mental health days in their debut single ‘Citrus’. Released on September 18th, the up-and-coming five-piece kick started their discography with this strong offering, which is packed full of catchy melodies, emotive lyrics, and powerful, Paramore-esque vocals.  Despite having formed just months before the national... Continue Reading →

BUSHROD ‘Doing Ok’ – Single Review

By Amelia Thorpe Brixton-based soloist, BUSHROD, candidly opens up about the realities of lockdown on the jazzy alternative hip-hop number ‘Doing OK’. The introspective track, released on November 13th, sees the rising alternative rapper open up about losing his job during the national lockdown.  https://soundcloud.com/bushrod/doing-ok/s-t2goxqD8yQt SOUNDCLOUD There is no denying that the (almost year in)... Continue Reading →

LAYKS – ‘Internet Friends’ Single Review

By Amelia Thorpe After what seemed like the longest four months in lockdown, Indie-pop soloist, LAYKS broke the silence with dreamy new single, ‘Internet Friends’, upon its release on July 30th. Made up of British multi-instrumentalist, Sam Martin, and self-described as “nostalgic and colourful indie-pop”, the 1980s synth-pop inspired LAYKS, is an exciting new name... Continue Reading →

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