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

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.

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

Single of the Week – Anthem for the North – Joe Astley

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

Single of the week – The Rosadocs – Say Something

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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

These are some of my favourite things – New Music

So had a bit of a rush on in recent weeks and fortunately I've heard lots of great new music. The following is just a quick snap shot of some of my favourite new toons. Behind the sun - Eskobar - Coming on like early Kasabian and Ian Brown Solo work - Good groove and … Continue reading These are some of my favourite things – New Music

Single Of The Week – Crying on the radio – Monza Express

Who doesn't love a song with a great chorus, great hooks, lyrics about love, break-ups, wanting someone back. The basis of all great pop songs follow these simple rules. Writing a song that is good using these factors is another matter - and its always a pleasure when a new song comes along and blows … Continue reading Single Of The Week – Crying on the radio – Monza Express

Single of the week – Connected – Crimson Bloom

It's fair to say that each week picking a SOTW is tough, but this week in a week of great releases one track stood head and shoulders above the rest. Connected is a cover, a cover of a well known dance/rap song from early 90s Brit rappers Stereo MCs. A brave choice, foolhardy some would … Continue reading Single of the week – Connected – Crimson Bloom

Single of the week – Clockwork – Glass Violet

New releases should be an event. Exciting, anticipation as you finally get your hands on the piece of history. In these days, it's tricky to do but you can out of the blue hit everyone in the face with a bat as your release drops. Yesterday after some teasing we had two hits. One from … Continue reading Single of the week – Clockwork – Glass Violet