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Single cover artwork for Strong by Uprise

Strong by Uprise – Single Review

Uprise is a Drum and Bass/ Rock / Experimental outfit from Shropshire/West Midlands, and founding members Dan and James have recently put out the track “Strong” for our listening pleasure. Produced by Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Recording studio, Strong […]

Single cover for [Spunge] Just Sayings

Just Sayings by [Spunge] – Single Review

We live in dark times, live music has become something of a distant memory, socialisation frowned upon and a bat stole our summer, but since the early nineties there’s been a band, that never fail to lift the gloom. In […]

Single Cover for Lower Loveday - Is it Right

Lower Loveday – Is it Right? Single Review

Rarely does a band come around, where everything they produce can capture the imagination of a wide range of music lovers, and draw them in like a transfixing addiction. For me, Lower Loveday do just that. New single “Is it […]

Seed to the Spark by The Dirty Smooth

Seed to the Spark by The Dirty Smooth – Single Review

The kind of banger you can just close your eyes and groove to, The Dirty Smooth’s latest single ‘Seed to the Spark’ grooves with its anthemic rhythm and unbridled talent. It rocks hard. The vocals are incredibly striking and powerful. […]

EP Cover of Black Magic by Four Crooks

Black Magic by Four Crooks – EP Review

Four piece West Midlands based indie band Four Crooks, are looking to steal the music scenes attention with their debut EP “Black Magic”. Lockdown provided these four lads from Telford with an opportunity to gather their thoughts and collective talents, […]

Single Cover for Second Cities Like A Moth

Like A Moth by Second Cities – Single Review

If you are feeling the need to scream out loud and let it all out about the situation we all find ourselves in, then you need the right sound track. Step up Second Citiesand their new single “Like A Moth”. […]

Album cover for Cats Meow by Hard Stairs

Hard Stairs – Cats Meow – Album Review

What more could you want than a lyrical tail about a fluffy pussy set to the gentle rolling music of country guitar, and softly brushed drums. Well you may be looking for that, but you’ve come to the wrong place! […]

Single cover of heart drawings for Tazmin Nine More Lives

Tazmin – Nine More Lives – Single Review

Singer-songwriter Tazmin has been a strong asset to the Worcestershire music scene for a few years now. At the young age of 18, this artist is stating she means business with new release ‘Nine More Lives’. A track that will […]

Photo of Ali Gilbert for Lose Myself single cover

Lose Myself by Ali Gilbert – Single Review

I discovered Ali Gilbert and his music online during what I now refer to as ‘Lockdown Part One’. The first upload of his I saw was a cover of a Maroon 5 track, and Ali looked and sounded the part. […]