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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…