White Room – Stole The I.V/Take Me Away

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to you Brighton’s indie rockers White Room. These guys have recently released a double A side entitled Stole The I.V/Take Me Away. These guys have already released an EP back in 2015 which was a hit among the smaller indie scene. So, they are back at it again with…

Her’s – Songs of Her’s

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to your ears a little band I found around a year ago when they released the song Marcel. It’s a lovely little track that I instantly fell in love with. So, when this full-length album was rumoured to be coming out I did get rather excited about it. Her’s…

ORCHARDS – Singles

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to you a four-piece band from Brighton, Orchards. These guys are all about the math-pop sound, which I have to say is a new sound for me and I could guess many of you. Not to worry as these guys are also described as having a ‘shimmering veneer of…

Julian Jasper – 2AM, Chinatown/I Don’t Mind (Expanded Edition)

Hello Stranger, New month new music and this week is no exception. I have a little bit of disco for you guys from LA Psych-pop prodigy Julian Jasper. He is releasing his debut EP this Friday (5th May 2017) via Misra Records entitled 2AM, Chinatown/I Don’t Mind (Expanded Edition).  This EP is driven by carefree,…

Top 5 Albums – April 2017

Hello Stranger, Welcome to the end of April. This month had a couple of pretty amazing things in it. Record Store Day where a lot of bands released some amazing exclusive vinyl.  One of which was the late David Bowie who released an EP entitled Lazarus. A couple of my friends managed to grab one…

PLAZA – Wernotplaza EP

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to you a brand-new release from PLAZA! These guys released their debut EP last Friday with the title ‘Wernotplaza’ which is their username for their social media pages. This group of four from Hartlepool are writing tunes that reflect the trials and tribulations of growing up; youthful romance, lukewarm…

Track Club Party – Track Club Party EP

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to you a small review of Track Club Party’s latest EP due to come out this Friday. After releasing singles over the past few months, they have finally put together an EP which many fans, myself included, have been looking forward to. Featuring two new tracks and their currently…

Teen Brains – 2014 – 2017

Hello Stranger, We start off this month and this week with the sad news that Teen Brains have decided to call it a day after 3 years of being together. This breakage has bought about a brand-new compilation of all 9 of the songs they have ever created. The half an hour album entitled 2014-2017…

Mode V – Live Review

Hello Stranger, Last year I wrote a massive review for Project Red which was an event ran by my friends for the mental health charity Mind and for their Music BTEC coursework assessment. This year the current intake of BTEC Music students also ran an event on 29th March, entitled Mode V. Mode V consisted…

Top 5 Albums – March 2017

Hello Stranger, March. Not much happened. Well apart from Ed Sheeran’s epic come back and Drake and Stormzy realised some amazing new albums, which most people seem to be constantly banging on about. However, going back over to Ed who has seemingly dominated the charts for the whole of this month. You turn on the…

Psyence – A New Dawn EP

Hello Stranger, Released back on 1st March Psyence are back with a brand-new EP entitled A New Dawn. This 5-piece band from Stoke have managed to create the ultimate swirling psychedelic rock EP. Blurring the lines of 60s Americana garage rock and dipping their feet in modern-day psychedelia they have managed to mash together a…

Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ____ As You Think…

Hello Stranger, Set for release this coming Friday is Sorority Noise’s brand new album, You’re Not As ____ As You Think… . This will be the bands third album since forming back in 2013. What you get in this album is a real mix of tracks and at some points styles as these guys don’t…

CAESAR – Singles

Hello Stranger, From the musical streets of Manchester, I bring to you CAESAR. This is a four-piece band that recently released a brand-new track via Blak Hand Records last month. These guys are a very shoegaze based band full of experimental sounds and in their own words create lengthy ‘alien music’. This type of genre…

Allman Brown – 1000 Years

Hello Stranger, If you’re like me and miss Mumford and Sons like a lost limb, then I have found the perfect album and artist for you. Released back at the start of February this amazing debut album by Allman Brown entitled 1000 Years is something else. After taking several years to put together this acoustic…

Top 5 Albums – February 2017

Hello Stranger, Well February went by quickly. It was here there was some cheap chocolate and love stuff in the middle of it all and now it is coming to a close for a whole other year. Nothing major has occurred this month. Lana Del Ray started to release strange posters with the title ‘Love’…

A Festival, A Parade – Singles

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to you A Festival, A Parade, a band straight out of Newcastle. These guys recently released a brand new single last month which happens to be their first single of the year, People Person. This alternative bands latest track showcases the gloomy and slow-building melodic rock which has already…

Johan Heartbeat Interview

Hello Stranger, Today I have for you a little interview with Johan Heartbeat all about his new singles, Been in Love and Modern Man. Both of these tracks are set to be released this Friday via Honey Peace Records. Within both these tracks he has started to expand his sound to a more electronic, laid…

Rosie Carney – Singles

Hello Stranger, This week a bring to you a very much up and coming artist, Rosie Carney. At 19 years old she has been through more than most at 19 and this has heavily influenced her ambient folk vibe. Rosie is currently working independently through London boutique Label X Novo and is using the freedom…

Top 5 Albums – January 2017

Hello Stranger, January hasn’t started the way it started last year which is an absolute god send. It’s been a pretty slow month with quite a few new tunes being released here and there. Ed Sheeran made a massive come back by releasing two singles at the same time after what seems forever away from…

The Hunna @ SWX

Hello Stranger, The Hunna. Everyone has heard of them and not many like them despite playing a sold-out UK tour last year and then repeating the tour again right now. Last night in Bristol at the SWX venue The Hunna headlined 9th sold out show along with Kovic and High Tyde. The atmosphere as you…

Robbing Millions – Robbing Millions

Hello Stranger, This week its Robbing Millions self-titled debut album, released last September and full of psychedelic dreams. Its influenced by the likes of pop, rock and jazz genres which is evident throughout the LP. Right from the start in fact! They seem to have slotted themselves into a more psychedelic genre for this debut…

Paris Youth Foundation – Losing Your Love / If You Wanna

Hello Stranger, This week’s post is just a small one as its exam season and bla de bla. Boring I know but it does mean that I have been listening to a lot of new music to try and keep myself vaguely level headed. One of these artists has been Paris Youth Foundation. These guys…

Orchid Mantis – flashbulb memory

Hello Stranger, Once again Orchid Mantis is back with another soul soothing album via Track & Field records. This shoegaze dream pop mix is the first release from them since 2015 with Mystery Zones which I thoroughly love still to this day. Released 30th December 2016 it was the best type of release to end…

Top 4 Songs – 2016

Hello Stranger, Back again for the second year running it’s my top 4 songs of the year! Much like last year’s post at around this time I can’t believe how far we have come! We have managed to take a small idea I had back in 2015 and blow it up into a rather big…

Top 5 Albums – December 2016

Hello Stranger, December is finally over. It seemed to just go on and on forever not ever ending in my eyes. One thing led to another and it all seemed to fall apart right at the end once again with the tragic loss of George Michael. He, much like too many others, shaped parts of…