The Second Coming…Brits and Pieces II

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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

Welcome to The Heavy North

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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

From Reading with Love – Via Belfast – Album Reviews – The Coronations and Mirror Pictures

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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

When the Music’s over…play another record.

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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.

Hot Track of The Week – The Shed Project – Feel My Love

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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

In The Studio With – Citylightz

So our favourite Wolverhampton wonders have been a bit quiet of late, whilst they continue to entertain on socials like all great bands their quest for World Dominance has hit pause somewhat. However taking the opportunity to get some new tunes down - they recently decamped to one of the most legendary studio's in the … Continue reading In The Studio With – Citylightz

New Artists – New Albums – For Your Consideration

A couple of new artists to me that are about to release new albums. So what did I think? Read below. Joe Adhemar - Found Ourselves This is Joe's 3rd album and recorded by himself during lockdown where he sings and plays all instruments. It starts of with the melodic and uplifting Be My Coastguard … Continue reading New Artists – New Albums – For Your Consideration

Album Review – Sunstack Jones – Golden Repair

Liverpudlian Sunstack Jones are new to me this year, but they have been around for a few years and this is their 4th album to date. Recorded live with ex The Verve man Simon Jones at the desk and produced by Paul Den Heyer, the chaps asked me to take a listen and review for … Continue reading Album Review – Sunstack Jones – Golden Repair

Joe Astley – Television Fantasy – Pre-release Review

So, what makes a pop star nowadays? The looks, the style, the voice, the songs. Same as it ever was, I guess. But it doesn't have to be prefabricated, created on a reality show, groomed, and polished and the soul sucked out of it. It can be cool, and real, relatable but still be all … Continue reading Joe Astley – Television Fantasy – Pre-release Review

Album of the Year – Brits and Pieces – Various Artists

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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

Love and Chemicals – Teenage Waitress – Album review

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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

The Rebirth Of Cool Hot List 5 – WFH Tunes.

Another week gone and the first where I had to WFH in a long while. However that does have it's benefits - yep I get to listen to loads more music. And that's lucky because this week has been a stonker and I have been inundated with great songs from all genres. So despite sitting … Continue reading The Rebirth Of Cool Hot List 5 – WFH Tunes.

Strange Noise from another World – New Indie for Old Ears

So lets get back to Indie, the kinda indie that was always underground, always going to be off kilter, maybe never going to be world beating, maybe never going to be a club banger, no parkas here thats for sure. I've always looked for the arch, the different, the outsiders, something to challenge my preconceptions, … Continue reading Strange Noise from another World – New Indie for Old Ears

The Rebirth Of Cool Hot List 3

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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