Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe LA based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O – with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la The Temptations or Buddy Holly – the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks.
The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, the band have received widespread acclaim for their gorgeous debut album Half Mile Harvest. A raw combination of soul and blues, the record has warmed the hearts of listeners everywhere with it’s melancholic, analogue tones.
There’s a mellowness & warmth to Alex Lleo’s debut recordings that feels both timeless and fresh. Recorded live with his six-piece band at Park Studios in Birmingham, his debut EP is a masterclass in soulful, addictive songwriting.
Florence Donovan, better known as Dos Floris, is a singer/ songwriter and producer from London who has “an ethereal, abstract sound that marries sublime, heavenly textures with energetic propulsion and winding sung tales” (Norman Records).
Charlotte Carpenter is the perfect embodiment of the blues; out there, doing it on her own, taking her music and stories to the people across the UK and Europe, managing her own affairs, choosing her own destiny. This isn’t some ‘strong woman’ cliché, this is a nominative determinism; place a piece of wood in her hand and she will use it to craft something of value to the world around her. Continue reading
Formed on the 30th of January last year, FEET was really a distraction for its members from their endless bowls of pasta and lonely nights due to their poor game. The band then quickly projected from a boozy side project, to a realistic excuse to discuss dropping out of uni.
Leeds’ Marsicans have shared a new video for their track, ‘Wake Up Freya’.
Born in London and raised in Southend, Matt Linnen has been around the block. Having honed his craft over the past 10 years, Matt has played on stages at V Festival, Hard Rock Calling and on support slots with the likes of We Are Scientists. Although his true passion is to perform on the live stage, his music has been heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Essex amongst others in the past.
If you ever wandered around in the north of the Netherlands and came across a town called Dokkum, you must have been really lucky. Or your GPS was on the fritz. This little town is the home for the youthful trio The Homesick, whose sound plays on pop music. Not the kind with slick beats and audacious vocal effects, but rather the kind that was created as an escape from reality and that allows the imagination to let loose.
Formed in Leeds in 2015, KOYO have fast become a major factor in the city’s burgeoning music scene. Tagged with the prog rock label, they are in fact proficient, reflective and utterly self-effacing, a far cry from the cape-wearing and wizard-hatted indulgence of your traditional progressive musicians. True, some of their songs are longer and they are well schooled in music – literally. But KOYO wear their versatility and charm very lightly indeed.