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.
So when I offered to write a piece on my 800th follower that was a musician, I kinda worried it would be some strange eastern Mongolian band. Now don't get me wrong I'm all for the Mongolian scene but I was relieved when the winner was someone closer to home. Even more relieved I'd heard … Continue reading 0800 Aly MacPherson – The Magic Number
So here it is - something many of us had asked for, for years and years. A solo album from one of THE greatest soul voices this country or any country have ever produced. The release of this album was supposed to be a huge celebration, a time when the singer was finally paid her … Continue reading Album Review – Denise Johnson – Where does it go
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
I often wonder over my brekkie (thanks Paul Molloy I use this all the time now) - is it easier or harder being a solo singer/songwriter? I guess it has its benefits: No spoilt brat singer having a tantrum, no royalties to split, no arguments over what is and what isn't going on the set … Continue reading I write the songs that make the whole world sing – The Singer Songwriter
Anthems, seem easy enough to write. Big choruses, guitars, loud vocals. That kinda thing. Simples. Except they aren't. If they were we'd all being doing it. Songs that make drunk middle aged men grab their mates and tell them they love them are few and far between nowadays. Noel probably wrote most of them anyway … Continue reading Single of the Week – Anthem for the North – Joe Astley
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!
Sometimes you just get snowed under with the amount of music out there and to listen too. I hear a lot of similar sounding music and trying to find the best is sometimes a tricky task. Its fun of course and ultimately rewarding, but what I like is when a track jumps out at you, … Continue reading New Artist/New Music – Teenage Waitress
I don't really like genre labels, its a pigeonhole that says you can only listen to this if you like that form of music - its a bit elitist at times as well, but then taking it to the extreme we wouldn't be able to call it Rock or Rap or Indie I spose. But … Continue reading New Band/New Music – Polyhymns – Hybrid Sunday E.P.
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
I'm no good at Science - I failed it miserably at school - I was more into Science Fiction dreaming off into space about Light-sabres and aliens from another world. So what is a Macroscope? Is it some form of microscope that helps you see vast regions of space and brings them into vision? Maybe, … Continue reading New Band/New Music – Macroscope
I've probably been in love with WOT for about 30 years now - it's an unrequented love but its a love nonetheless. It all started back in 1990 - Madchester was at its peak and us indie kids latched onto anything from Manchester looking for the next big thing. Gary Crowley I think first played … Continue reading My Love For – World Of Twist