The Shed Project – The Curious Mind Of A Common Man – Album Review

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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

The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review

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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

The Skinner Brothers – The Real Peaky Blinders

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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 – Forever Roses

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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

In the spotlight: Joe Peacock

This is a great interview and insight into a talented songwriter.

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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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New Release – Loose by Sean Buckley ft. 3 Little Wolves

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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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Invisible Squirrel – Sonder- Album Review

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

The Heavy North – Satisfy You – Single Review

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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

Anger is an energy….Dirteens… 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

Soundtrack of the year – Pocket Lint – Themes for Silcaville

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

Wake up! It’s the Sky Diving Penguins. Album review

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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

Live Review – The Capollos – Guest Reviewer – Kimbo

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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