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
Reba is a singer/songwriter from the South East of this fair isle. I recently picked up on her music, thanks to the #dphappyhour and was immediately drawn to the song "A Secret I'll never tell" from the EP Confessions. The song itself starts off like some Julee Cruise/Twin Peaks track, very atmospheric before breaking into … Continue reading New Artist/New Music – Reba
Another new band on the horizon - I've always been a sucker for that New York Cool, the Punk Sound, CBGB's, Old Skool Hip Hop, The Beasties I could go on. So when I've been invited to listen to a band made up of two New Yorker's I'm going to say yes. Tiger Mimic are … Continue reading New Band/New Music – Tiger Mimic
Following on from my piece about #Virtualpubcrawl I wanted to follow this up highlighting another lockdown favourite of mine, that has introduced me to more good music then most other areas of social media. Thursday nights always used to be one of the best nights to go out - straight after work, have a few … Continue reading Interview with….#DPHAPPYHOUR Creators – Amy and Dan
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
So what is it they say - great things happen in times of adversity. One of the best things to happen during these crazy lockdown times, is that is has allowed people time to reflect and focus on what is important in life and try things they always wanted to do, be kinder, find ways … Continue reading Interview With….Virtual Pub Crawl Creator – IndieRob
I'm just a music fan - just someone that loves music and anyone involved in it - the following is an introduction I had typed up in giddy excitement a month ago when Denise Johnson, Yes Denise Johnson had agreed to be interviewed by little old me for a piece to be launched at the … Continue reading My tribute to Denise Johnson…
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