Category: Reviews

Wy – Swedish Summer

Today sees the fourth release from Wy’s upcoming sophomore album. “Swedish Summer” is 3 minutes of sun kissed reverb, chorused guitars and gut wrenchingly frank lyricism. We’re living in a world of 21st Century...

Jackie Mendoza – Mucho Más

With her Californian and Mexican influences Jackie Mendoza has shown her versatility since the ukelele-enviro-folk strumming of ‘Closer’ in 2016. ‘Islands’ was all broad electro beats and complexity of percussion and now we have...

Live Review – Vök @ The Cuban Embassy

Vök The Cuban Embassy Review by SdM Vök’s attack on the senses began in earnest from the start. The volume increased noticeably – even the pre-show music was pumping out the decibels. Vök turned...

Bryony Williams – Silhouette

Have you ever had your heart broken? I don’t mean a tricky break up or the winding down of lust, but the tragic, gut wrenching end of a relationship where try as you might...

Maskenfreiheit – 5am

Growing up, I spent most of my 20’s in Bristol, living in and around St Paul’s and Stokes Croft. Invariably many nights out ended up at some tiny, almost hidden dodgy makeshift club. The...

DAZE – Big

DAZE began recording in 2017 and the London quartet have now reached their fourth single ‘Big’, a follow-up to last year’s ‘Reformation’. The new track is three minutes of sky-soaring guitar, incisive bass and...

Harico – Curl

I’ve long held the opinion that whilst American bands can completely nail angst, it takes a certain nuance to capture melancholy on record that’s a peculiarly more British talent. If I’ve lost you, just...

Hollows – Blood

‘Blood’ is the first single release of 2019 by Manchester band Hollows. A slow piano led intro soon gives way to a cascade of sound as the guitars and drums kick in and added...

Y!KES – The Y Factor

Hot on the tail of the release of their debut album, four piece Y!kes drop their latest single “The Y Factor” today. Riding a wave of cymbal crashes, and taut, spiky guitar riffs it’s...

Regional Creeps – Queen Jean

Regional Creeps are a quartet from Barnsley formed by Giannis Kipreos and Zach Duvall. I knew Giannis and Zach from their previous band Bruja and when they sent me debut single ‘Queen Jean’ I...