Album review – The Tides of Time – The Mariners

So it's clear these rapskallions are my favourite new band at the minute and I've been looking forward to their album ever since I first heard them in the Spring. For me they are your archtypal British group, formed from the same magic as the best of the 60s. However you chuck in a large … Continue reading Album review – The Tides of Time – The Mariners

20 Questions with… West on Colfax

So following up on my review of the great debut - Barfly Flew By - I wanted to know a bit more about this fantastic new band. Thankfully they agreed to answer 20 Questions - and this time the whole band did it so you get 5 for the price of 1 - Over to … Continue reading 20 Questions with… West on Colfax

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

20 Questions with…Greencircles

So my new geordie friends, spared me some time earlier to answer my legendary 20 Questions - here they are: 1.       Who are you? Paul McGill, one quarter of GreenCircles. 2.       Where are you?Newcastle Upon Tyne.  Toon Toon! 3.       What do you do in the band? Write songs, sing sometimes and play guitar.  We have two songwriters in … Continue reading 20 Questions with…Greencircles

20 Questions with…The Mystics

New band on the block - just released their first tune and it caught my ear. Seems like there is a Psych scene going down in Liverpool. Anyway heres 20 Questions for you. 1.       Who are you? I’m Michael Bennett from a band called The Mystics  2.       Where are you?  We’re based in Liverpool  3.       What do you … Continue reading 20 Questions with…The Mystics

The Debris – The New Wave of New Wave New Wave

Timing – sometimes its just all about timing. Bands can struggle for years, getting nowhere, banging heads against a wall and then suddenly…… Boom – You’re the next big thing – and before you know it, its red carpets, plaudits, awards and all that shizzle. Or bands form, practice, gig and for whatever reason stop, … Continue reading The Debris – The New Wave of New Wave New Wave

Citylightz – Things that make you go Hmm.

There’s something about bands that are a gang, mates, muckers, pals.  A little bit whee a little bit woo.  All in it together, having fun, having each other’s back but also making great music. When I think back to these bands – there are plenty – The Beatles (In Germany), The Stones, The Small Faces … Continue reading Citylightz – Things that make you go Hmm.