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: Komparrison – ‘Dancing with Demons’

by Amelia Thrope ‘Dancing with Demons’ is a catchy new offering from the female-fronted indie-pop outfit, Komparrison. After two years of silence, Komparrison return to the North East’s music scene and tease their upcoming EP with recent feel-good single, ‘Dancing with Demons’, which was shared to all major music streaming platforms on January 29th. ‘Dancing... Continue Reading →

Single Review: ‘Mary Shelley Song’ – Cat Ryan

by Amelia Thorpe Up and coming Newcastle-based trio, Cat Ryan bless the local scene with their nostalgic new single, ‘Mary Shelley Song’. Shared to all major music streaming platforms on November 25th, the art-rock inspired offering comes as the band’s third release this year, bringing their growing discography and unique sound to the forefront of... 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 →

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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