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Top 5 Albums – August 2017

Hello Stranger, After going on for what seems like forever August is almost over. With it being the month of the last summer festivals it really generates mixed feelings in the music world once it’s over. With new music coming out all the time and people constantly posting photos from gigs and festivals it is […]

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Park Hotel – Gone As A Friend/Going West

Hello Stranger, A little bit of disco never hurt anybody. It’s a genre and lifestyle that we’ve all loved or been through at some point so Park Hotel is the perfect band for everyone. This post-electronic dance band based in London are making disco cool again. They are set on exploring the fine line between […]

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The Boxing – Singles

Hello Stranger, Leeds psych trio The Boxing are back with a brand-new track. These guys have added a sprinkle of light into the typically melancholy tunes that they normally adore making into the new tunes. They have chosen to embrace the colourful potential of their psychedelic embellishments that have aided them to create such a […]

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White Room – The Blue/Tomorrow Always Knew

Hello Stranger, Brighton indie rockers White Room released some brand-new tunes last week in a brand new double A-side entitled The Blue/Tomorrow Always Knew. This is the second lot of tracks taken from their up and coming EP Eight being released later this year. The EP is going to be a collection of tracks that […]

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Trash – Trash EP

Hello Stranger, This has been a long-awaited EP for both me and all of Trash’s other fans. I have loved their music ever since their first single came out so this is pretty exciting. This EP was released last week via Clue Records with a couple of their classic summer jams featuring on the EP. […]

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Bel Heir – Washed Up EP

Hello Stranger, Introducing to your ears a brand-new band for me and most likely for you. Bel Heir. These guys gained the attention of the public a couple of years back with a very unique and creative campaign. They released two singles a month in a classic A-side/B-side format for a whole year back in […]

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Weird Milk – Singles

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to you West London’s Weird Milk! These guys have recently released a brand new single last month which has been a pretty good hit with not only their fans but the rest of the world too. With DIY calling it ‘full of swooning 50s lilts’ and DORK stated that […]

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Frances Rose – Singles

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to you a sisterly duo called Frances Rose. This New York City double act have just released a brand new single full of indie pop vibes and empowerment. These guys have been making music ever since they were small. With music in their DNA these sisters have mixed 80’s […]

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Stereophonics Live – Swindon 2017

Hello Stranger, I’ve had such an up and down relationship with Stereophonics ever since my parents introduced me to Handbags and Gladrags as a kid. They have dipped in and out of my life but more recently back into it. After being asked if I wanted to go see them I haven’t really looked back. […]

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Top 5 Albums – July 2017

Hello Stranger, What a strange month! From big names like Coldplay to Stereophonics later today I’ve been to a fair few concerts this month. So, its been a pretty fab month for a little reviewer like me! This also goes for festival goers who went to Truck last week and a smaller local festival to […]

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April Towers – Singles

Hello Stranger, With their debut album entitled Certified Freaky due out next year let’s take a little look at April Towers current singles. This British electro duo have been away from the main spotlight these past few months polishing up their debut album but have recently released a brand-new track, Takes One to Know One. […]

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Houseplants – Houseplants EP

Hello Stranger, Brand new from a band you may have heard of before, Houseplants. Now these guys are not to be confused with the band House Plants, which I initially was confused about! Houseplants have released their first debut EP which is self-titled just to make things that little bit easier. This Michigan based band […]

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Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams Tour, Cardiff 2017

Hello Stranger, I have been a lifelong Coldplay fan. Ever since I was a kid I would dance around my room singing away at the top of my lungs to Yellow on vinyl. It’s been a dream of mine to see them live and yesterday that childhood dream came true. I went to see Coldplay […]

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Forever Cult – Homewrecker

Hello Stranger, Today I bring a fresh helping of alternative grunge for your ears. When I mean fresh I mean it was released last week which in my eyes still makes it pretty fresh. Forever Cult are a fuzzy grunge pop band from the best parts of Leeds. They create ear splitting tunes that travel […]

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Martin Luke Brown – Singles

Hello Stranger, Ever felt that you lacked some music to just chill out to on a warm summers day like today? Well look no further as this new-found artist has the tunes for you. Martin Luke Brown is a London based indie folk hybrid artist who has recently been signed to Manchester indie label LAB […]

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Annabel Allum – All That For What EP

Hello Stranger, Releasing her debut EP last week entitled All That For What, Annabel Allum is back and expanding her folk roots. First listening to this EP as a whole there are defiant connections to the more indie side to her style. Taking inspiration from the likes of the fuzzy vibes from Wolf Alice and […]

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Top 5 Albums – June 2017

Hello Stranger, The end of another month already. It seems only yesterday that it was May. This month has gone ridiculously quickly and I have to say personally I haven’t been listening to any new tunes. Exams and coursework have prevented me from delving into the new tunes of June as I’ve been just listening […]

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Colour of Spring – Colour of Spring EP

Hello Stranger, Out this Friday (23rd June) via House of Love Records is Colour of Spring’s brand new self-titled EP. These Leeds shoegazers have already caught the attention of the big names in the business such as NME and The Lone Of Best Fit. They are all about fuzzy riffs and distorted guitars that have […]

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ISLAND – A Place You Like EP

Hello Stranger, This week I bring to you a London 4-piece band entitled ISLAND. These guys have in more recent years gained the attention of the main stream media with gaining a spot no. 7 on the UK Spotify viral chart back in 2015 with their debut single Stargazer. They also seemed to have gained […]

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Daudi Matsiko – An Introduction To Failure

Hello Stranger, A fresh new month means some fresh new artists and this is no exception! Folk artist Daudi Matsiko recently released his first full album last month and it is incredible. Born in the UK to Ugandan parents he became hooked to guitar at a young age and oh how it shows. With encouragements […]

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Top 5 Albums – May 2017

Hello Stranger, Ahhh the end of May. What a confusing month, well weather wise here in UK. Casting our minds back to what seems forever ago to the beginning of this month when Paramore released their new album entitled After Laughter. So far it seems to be doing quite well as their previous self-titled album […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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