Yes I have been interviewed by Martin Holley. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCshtr0klDVgbfOJpEghtPVg Martin is an indie musician & promoter - he has his own website link above on You Tube where he interviews Indie Musicians and also interviewed me for my take on the indie scene giving advice and just chatting about stuff for probably too long. It … Continue reading Martin Holley Interviews Moby Tanner
Was it Noel Gallagher that wrote on Fade Away. While we're livingThe dreams we have as children fade away. I've always felt the poignancy of this lyric especially as I got older and felt at times that my dreams had indeed gone forever. Well sometimes they don't, sometimes if you're (mostly) 5 middle aged blokes … Continue reading The Shed Project – The Curious Mind Of A Common Man – Album Review
There is a moment at the end of the first song on the album - The Genie a huge Black Sabbath type riff opening salvo, when the trumpet kicks in when you say your first WOW!...it's the first of many. Liverpool's The Heavy North have been playing their rock n roll n soul n blues … Continue reading The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review
Three is a magic number! Three is seen as a lucky number amongst owners of Mini Cooper's from the 1960's because it represents the 3 used in the classic Michael Caine Film The Italian Job. This may not actually be true but I'd like to think it is. What is true though is that Marc … Continue reading Brits n Pieces III – Album Review
Zac Skinner with his peaky hat, lank curly hair, looking like he is coming down or coming back up is like a modern day Artful Dodger. He looks like nothing else around at the moment! He's going to be the next big rock star (if things like that still exist). More attitude then NWA, more … Continue reading The Skinner Brothers – The Real Peaky Blinders
Jay Tennant is a prolific singer songwriter from the Midlands. He surprised everyone on Friday 4th February by announcing his new album and dropping the bandcamp streams and vinyl pre-order links to a bit of a rumpus on the twitterverse. Wasting no time I was straight over there, reserving my copy in eagerness of what … Continue reading Jay Tennant – Forever Roses
Happy New Year! As the clocks hit 12 and we ushered in 2022, The Heavy North cranked their Marshall Amps upto 11 and blew our "drunken" minds by releasing a new single, Satisfy You from their eagerly awaited debut album Electric Soul Machine. After pulling off a masterstroke of PR Genius by allowing fans to … Continue reading The Heavy North – Satisfy You – Single Review
Below are snippets and links to the albums that I reviewed in 2021 - they are in no particular order and I haven't ranked them as there are all worthy and interesting which is why I reviewed them in the first place. Please take some time to revisit or read for the first time and … Continue reading My Albums of the Year 2021
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2021 has been a funny year for music, certainly in my musical tastes, as a large part of it has been dipped in rich psychedelic chocolate loveliness. Starting the year off with the McCartney type sounds of Teenage Waitress I was then flying high with the full on, out there Lennon meets Floyd Space rock … Continue reading Wake up! It’s the Sky Diving Penguins. Album review
This is our City, This is our Town I remember that beautiful feeling when bands started accouncing gigs again and having seen The Capollos live before, I know how good it gets so there wasn't a second thought from me about purchasing tickets for a hometown show at Drummonds. Tonight the time had come, fresh … Continue reading Live Review – The Capollos – Guest Reviewer – Kimbo
The Fiddler - Kilburn - London 11th November 2021 The Fab 5 were back on stage tonight and ready to show London town what they were made of. Making their debut at the historic Fiddler Venue the offspring of the Mean Fiddler where the likes of Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, John Martyn, Dr … Continue reading London Calling – The Heavy North – Live Review
A year is a long time in music - especially if you have been locked down and unable to gig and promote yourself.What if you had just issued your debut album and were starting to make some headway in the choppy indie waters, trying to bring your electro pop fussed bangers to the world? What … Continue reading Album Review – Apollo Junction – All In
There's no point having a blog if you don't write, so therefore my faithful reader I apologise for my recent tardiness and to make it up to you I'm giving you an extra special version of my reviews and what's been floating my boat over at Tanner Towers. First up then it's Hits to Spare … Continue reading Autumn Almanac – Tanner’s Bangers
It's been a long time coming to walk back through the doors at Cafe Drummond and I have never had to queue before to get in, the place was packed out before the first support act had even got onto the stage , a sight I've never seen before but what a delight to know … Continue reading Aberdreams, schemes and young teams – Live Review by Kimbo Forsyth – Shambolics, Monza Express, General Winston
I make no apologies for writing again about The Shed Project. When a band or artist continues to raise their own bar, repeatedly with each release or each decision they make, it needs to be documented and it needs to be shared. So, without sounding sycophantic, the Sheds have done it again and this might … Continue reading Single Review – The Shed Project – My Life
Independent, Sunderland Promoter: This Feeling Friday 10th September 2021 Every good story usually starts with a beginning, middle and end, however this particular tale will start at the end, the next morning. Waking up to a double whammy of a hangover that makes your head feel like a tonne weight combined with remembering a hideously … Continue reading Andrew Cushin & Michael Gallagher – LIVE Review – Guest Writer Mr Dan Potter
Well, I guess I should start this the week before #NBHDWKND21 when we made a very last-minute decision to throw caution to the wind and get tickets for a festival the next weekend. It felt like pre-Covid times, deciding to do something on a whim, how exciting! I’ve never been to Neighbourhood Weekender before and … Continue reading Neighbourhood Weekender 21 Review – Guest Writer Amy Parkin
“Oh what a night,” sang The Four Seasons and what a night Saturday 28th August was for the people lucky enough to purchase a ticket for Arcade State’s sold out debut gig in Nice n Sleazy bar, Glasgow. I first got into AS following the inclusion of their track ‘Begin to Break’ in the monthly … Continue reading Live Gig Review – Arcade State – Guest Reviewer Paula Cairns
If you've ever been in a band and wanted to do a gig, what were your plans? Somewhere small and local? Was it difficult to even get a gig? How about getting anyone to come along to watch? Family and friends probably will attend but paying punters? Yeah, tricky isn't it! Well, if you're in … Continue reading Sent to us from Bolton – The Shed Project/DDE’s/Northern Revelation- The Phoenix Club
What if after I had told you 18 months ago that when I set up this blog to write about cool music, cool people and cool things that I would be reviewing an album that at times reminded this writer of New Model Army, Crusty Rockers The Levellers you would of raised an eye brow … Continue reading Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland
As I sit here in a room that basically is like sitting inside a sauna but luckily with no naked German bloke sitting too close to me, I'm playing a bunch of songs that just seem ideal for this time of year! Well what are they then Mr Rebirth? Let us know whats tickling your … Continue reading The Sweating Buckets Hot List
What do you get if you mix bits of Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Ray Davies, The Who,The Enemy in a big old blender? You’ll get the talented singer songwriter that is Ashley Stacey. This South London lad has been putting out consistently brilliant songs overthe last 18 months, from his debut album last year "The … Continue reading Ashley Stacey – London Loves
Jangle pop what a great word that is - the euphoric sound of layered guitars and vocals coming together to create a sound that harks back to a bygone age when Indie was great, and all the cool kids were playing it. But first a history lesson - C86 was an album that many of … Continue reading Album of the Month – The Shop Window – The State of Being Human
So, what have you achieved during lockdown? Have you released yourself on the world at the start of 2020, released 2 albums that you wrote, produced, designed yourself? Put out numerous interesting video clips of your songs, created great merch and opened your arms to a whole load of people that love what you do? … Continue reading Album Review – Tales from the Great Central Line Vol 1 – The Mariners
Look up positive vibes in any dictionary and I'm sure there will be a picture of Sam Lambeth. Ask anyone on the indie community socials about Sam and they will all say the same - supportive, positive, friendly, hugely talented with songs to match. But what do we know about this one-man music machine - … Continue reading Sam Lambeth – He’s a little bit Country he’s a little bit Rock N Roll
Lyon Tide are a new band hailing from the West Midlands – The threesome met at art class whilst at college. Comparing themselves to the likes of Snow Patrol, Massive Attack and New Order they have released a couple of singles Blind and Closure and Beginnings of an Ends is their debut album. The album … Continue reading Album Review – Lyon Tide – Beginnings of Ends
So, the difficult second album! Always a curse right - how'd you follow up on a genre defining first album? Do you rest on your laurels? Wait 5 years, miss the boat and the impact and then release another one? Or do you waste no time, get right back onto it and go again? Well … Continue reading The Second Coming…Brits and Pieces II
So, what does it take to be a great Rock Band nowadays? Is it the same as it ever was? Or does it need something modern, or even something futuristic included? My view has and probably always will be made up of the following… A great front man and singer, a kick arse, virtuoso guitarist, … Continue reading Welcome to The Heavy North
So in this disposable life we are living now, does anyone listen to albums anymore? In full? Yeah Tim's listening party and the like have brought back the interest in the LP and certainly vinyl sales have increased as well, but overall do we sit down and make the effort? Well I do, as I'm … Continue reading From Reading with Love – Via Belfast – Album Reviews – The Coronations and Mirror Pictures
So as the dust settles from an amazing weekend of music and fundraising I'm left thinking what now? What's next? So despite my own little session being a disaster, the Inyourearsmusic sessions supporting #FBWMusic was a triumph...pulling together the great and good from a burgeoning new music scene from all over the country and into … Continue reading When the Music’s over…play another record.
Every new music scene always has a few bands that totally represent the fans, the masses, the community that supports them. They defy the snobbish music industry and their packaged and carefully marketed acts. They aren't forced on us. They are chosen by US. Bands like The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Oasis all chosen to … Continue reading Hot Track of The Week – The Shed Project – Feel My Love
One love we dont need another love - Love is all you need - Love is a four letter word - Love is all around us. Apart from my family and friends - my main Love is music - playing music, vinyl, cd's, tapes, listening to as much music as I can - all my … Continue reading The Valentines Red Hot Love List
The JMC are someone that have been on my radar for a while now, just because the name is interesting and echoes such artists as The Spencer Davis Group and of course The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Well this full named artist isn't a group, it's just the main man John's solo recording tag. Anyway John … Continue reading Album Review – The John Michie Collective – High Vibrations
So you get two scoops this month which is just great isn't it. What have I been listening too? What's hot and cool? Who should be on your new playlist? Well I'm going to do a monthly blog or blogs of some of the finest so you can check them out. I'll also do a … Continue reading The Hot List – A New Flame – January Part 2
I hope I die before I get old sings 75 year old Roger Daltrey. Age. Is it just a number. Does it not matter anymore ? When is too old? Ever since I was a kid, I was taught to believe that music was a young man's game. That if you didn't make it before … Continue reading What’s my age again?
It’s kinda apt that the best album of the year comes at the end of 2020 - the year we will all want to forget for so many reasons - but a year that will live long in the lives of the few that dared, that tried, that rose up and did something. Was it … Continue reading Album of the Year – Brits and Pieces – Various Artists
When I first wrote about TW back in August it was off the back of hearing the awesome Leaving Berlin single - it was/is different to anything I was listening to at the time. It was hard to pigeonhole, it reminded me of so many other artists music but without actually being able to name … Continue reading Love and Chemicals – Teenage Waitress – Album review
Back at it - for number 4 of the cool list - the best of the newest new tunes to check out and I'm hoping there is a nice variety of music for you to listen to and share with the world. I'd like to the teach the world to sing. So lockdown and lock … Continue reading The Rebirth Of Cool Hot List 4
The thing about hot lists, is that as soon as you finish one, you gotta do another straight away. Its like a never ending episode of TOTP - I'm very obsessed with TOTP'90 at the minute - great seeing again Indie taking over the Pops studio. Anyway focus Tanner. So flying out of the blocks … Continue reading The Rebirth Of Cool Hot List 3
This article first appeared in issue 3 of the excellent Speakeasy Fanzine that I recommend you all subscribe to. Baggy – A term that for a while made music fans snigger – wasn’t it all a bit naff – all that funky drummer beats, wah-wah guitars, baggy clothing (natch) and the drugs – Oh it’s … Continue reading Flowered Up – A 30-Year Weekender
Boys, Boys Boys - that's all you hear. Well not so much anymore - the girls are back - making it to the front, to the top, setting the bench mark. Following on from my piece on Men Solo Singers - I promised I would do the same for our Soul Sisters, highlight the best … Continue reading Sistas are doing it for themselves.
Some artists write albums that are a tough listen. Some are so truthful they hurt when you listen. They hit hard. You want to turn off but you can't. They reach deep inside your soul. Pulling at feelings you didn't know you had or were struggling to control. When I think of these artists and … Continue reading Introducing – Milo Gore – Tougher then the rest
I'm gunna try and do a more regular piece on what new tracks I've been listening to, that you should all listen to at least once. Hopefully much more. We all need to do our bit especially as lock down continues and gigs seem further away then ever. Please try and buy physical copies of … Continue reading The Rebirth Of Cool Hot List
I'm back after a short rest and recharge. I haven't been resting too much though, been trying to catch up on all the good music out there brothers and sisters and by jingo there is plenty. So just a quick piece on some of the new bands, artists and tracks I've been listening to over … Continue reading Dig The New Breed! Papas got a brand new bag!
There's a hole, a stadium filling sized hole, a hole that is Kasabian sized. It needs filling. Enter Apollo Junction.... If your looking for your next indie superstars with the tunes to fill your stadia (if we ever get back to that) - then you look no further then Leeds favourite sons of the stage. … Continue reading Up the Apollo Junction
So where next? - I was quite sad yesterday - its been another emotional week - I don't take death well - who does I guess - but it seems the end of things whilst inevitable is really having a go this year. Recent weeks we've lost an incredibly talented soul singer in Denise Johnson, … Continue reading We can be the avalanche!
It seems that Yorkshire is a rich haven for talent at the moment - as well as having great tea. The Rosadocs are another new band that you may not heard of, a 4 piece hailing from Sheffield. They have been around since 2017 releasing songs, gigging and getting better all the time. I have … Continue reading Single of the week – The Rosadocs – Say Something
This is a great interview and insight into a talented songwriter.
Joe Peacock is a prolific singer-songwriter from Birmingham (UK). Joe grew up in rural Herefordshire. The family house was a long way from anywhere. It was hard to get to see other children, so Joe spent a lot of time on his own. Boredom was quite a good spur for creativity and he began writing poetry and lyrics as a teenager. Lockdown has made him write more songs than ever before.
How do you think your hometown and current home has affected you and your music today?
“Musically, there wasn’t any kind of scene where we lived and I moved to another pretty unfashionable place, Stoke, to go to university. After university, I lived in St. Petersburg, (Russia) for about seven years before moving to Birmingham. I largely hang around with people in the metal scene there, although I was playing something more like grunge/alt rock at the time. I’ve…
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Sean Buckley writes descriptive melodic electronica pieces. He has released three albums and is now collaborating with other artists to turn his instrumental pieces into songs.
“I’m happy with what the various artists that I’ve worked with have created and I’m looking forward to hearing the new songs that are currently under construction.”
This release is a collaboration with 3 Little Wolves. The release date is 14th January.
“The track is called Loose, with the artwork showing a young American soldier, during the Vietnam War.”
“I’ve not met any of the 3 Little Wolves, nor have I met any of my previous collaborators but these are the times that we live in and hopefully it will soon be time to get Loose.”
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At this time of year most Squirrels are busy hibernating or at least hiding their nuts! Well not for this secret squirrel, he's been playing with his nuts and nobs, smashed open the banger wardrobe and came up with the first EDM album of the year. Kicking off with the title track Sonder - its … Continue reading Invisible Squirrel – Sonder- Album Review
Well the flowers of Crimson Bloom may of wilted but whilst lesser musicians would go dry and crusty at the side of the road, song writing machine Andrew Johnson just gets new shoots and grows again. This time he is angry and frustrated and put all of this into a new album of songs titled … Continue reading Anger is an energy….Dirteens… album review
Late summer and a strange oblong object drops through my door, something that looks like its from the past but also futuristic in its look. What was this baby blue in colour piece of plastic, wrapped in cardboard with a cover of a night-time cityscape? Was it some form of secret message that only a … Continue reading Soundtrack of the year – Pocket Lint – Themes for Silcaville