Category: Singles

THE WET SECRETS – Nightlife

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To review The Wet Secrets’ track, ‘Nightlife’, I had to avoid watching the accompanying YouTube video and just focus on the song. The video, for many reasons I won’t go into here, annoyed me and I almost dismissed the song straight away. Then I played it for my boyfriend as I was making dinner one night. Suddenly [...]

THE RETROSPECTIVES – Gold & Green

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The past can often be fertile ground for creative types; whether through reimagining of a familiar theme or simply paying homage to your influences, looking backwards can produce interesting concepts. Unsurprisingly, The Retrospectives are a nostalgic bunch and ‘Gold & Green’ is a fitting tribute to their forebears: old-fashioned garage rock complemented by an over [...]

MAMMAL HANDS – Mansions of Millions of Years

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Beautifully wistful and mysterious, ‘Mansions of Millions of Years’ is the latest single track by Mammal Hands, newcomers of the fine young label Gondwana Records and supported by Jamie Cullum and BBC 6 Music. This trio met in April 2012 in Norwich and quickly pooled their love of electronic, contemporary classical, world and jazz music. [...]

ALGERNON DOLL – Justine

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New single ‘Justine’ comes from Scottish band Algernon Doll; from their third album to date, Omphalic. The song scratches along with a grungy complexion and holds the kind of melancholy drawl seen in Radiohead, or showing an essence of drone-like, young angst of 80s new wave. ‘Justine’ is a well-formed rock track that has a [...]

PURPLE – Wallflower

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Purple show us the grunge-tinted and somewhat psychedelic ‘Wallflower’, featuring a punky exterior. The track is grittily textured, with each instrument seemingly lunging out in its own right – joined with grand plunges of rocking guitar work. The female roars stir up memories of a Courtney Love-esque punk attitude and create a feeling of something certainly [...]

JOE BONAMASSA – Different Shades Of Blue

JOE BONAMASSA - Different Shades Of Blue

“I decided I wanted to make a completely original blues album. I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record after all these years.” Joe Bonamassa, the celebrated blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter from New York, introduced his new studio album Different Shades Of Blue with these words, which will [...]

ALBURN – The Nurses Can’t Help Me

ALBURN - The Nurses Can’t Help Me

Two years ahead of their first EP, Scottish rock quartet Alburn are about to unleash their next offering – Mouthful of Glass, another EP. ‘The Nurses Can’t Help Me’ is the first release from this EP. The track opens with a catchy yet aggressive riff that you’d better like, as you’ll be hearing it a [...]

COUNTING CROWS – Scarecrow

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Sitting here in the sunshine with a pint and the new Counting Crows tune flooding through my headphones, I couldn’t be happier.  It would be all too easy to say there’s nothing more to say other than the fact ‘Scarecrow’ is brilliant, but I think I owe you more than that. ‘Scarecrow’ has all the instantly recognisable, heavily American accented vocals [...]

NEIL COWLEY TRIO – Mission

NEIL COWLEY TRIO - Mission

Neil Cowley Trio come back with a new ‘Mission’ for us: a track from their newest and defining album, Touch and Flee, released on Naim Jazz Records in June 2014. Expansive melodies and elegant passages are the trio’s new motto; we get a glimpse of it in the electronic infused track ‘Mission’, which comes accompanied [...]

ICE CUBE – Drop Girl

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When it comes to writing lyrics for gangsta rap, Ice Cube is your man. Ice has legendary status and without a shadow of a doubt is one of the originals in West Coast Hip Hop, and as a fan of those originals I was sceptical about such a great legend of the game taking on [...]