Here's a non-regular review of some of my favourite singles released in the last few weeks in no particular order. Grey Skies - Teenage Waitress The first official release from TW second album the fantastically named Your Cuckoo. I've been a fan of Dan's since I first heard Leaving Berlin from the debut album Love … Continue reading March In Already……Single Reviews
All Change it’s 2023.
Here we go again then, it's a New Year with new challenges and new opportunities. I type this as The Reytons sit atop of the old hit parade with their second album What's Rock n Roll? Indeed....guitar music it's dead they say. They say a lot of things don't they. Well seems like they have … Continue reading All Change it’s 2023.
Life Pop Bang – Lyon Tide – Album of the month.
Midlands based Lyon Tide have just chucked a hand grenade into the reckoning for best album of the year with their sophomore album Life Pop Bang. The follow up to their debut - shoegazey, dream pop debut Beginnings of Ends the Brummie trio have released an album that is as far away from that rather … Continue reading Life Pop Bang – Lyon Tide – Album of the month.
Single Review – Teenage Waitress – Pretty Little Baby
After releasing one of my favourite albums of 2020 with the Wonky Psychedelic Pop of Love & Chemicals plus also doing a few gigs (one of which was for me 😃) Mr Teenage Waitress or Dan to his friends has been a bit quiet. Beavering away working on album two, he has only released a … Continue reading Single Review – Teenage Waitress – Pretty Little Baby
Single Review – Minerva Daisy – Wildfire
The art of good pop music is making a song that sounds relevant and contemporary but also harks back to what has came before and gives you a little sense of nostalgia of music you heard as a kid or a teenager, oh and to ideally wrap it all up in 3 mins of musical … Continue reading Single Review – Minerva Daisy – Wildfire
The Shed Project – The Curious Mind Of A Common Man – Album Review
Was it Noel Gallagher that wrote on Fade Away. While we're livingThe dreams we have as children fade away. I've always felt the poignancy of this lyric especially as I got older and felt at times that my dreams had indeed gone forever. Well sometimes they don't, sometimes if you're (mostly) 5 middle aged blokes … Continue reading The Shed Project – The Curious Mind Of A Common Man – Album Review
The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review
There is a moment at the end of the first song on the album - The Genie a huge Black Sabbath type riff opening salvo, when the trumpet kicks in when you say your first WOW!...it's the first of many. Liverpool's The Heavy North have been playing their rock n roll n soul n blues … Continue reading The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review
Brits n Pieces III – Album Review
Three is a magic number! Three is seen as a lucky number amongst owners of Mini Cooper's from the 1960's because it represents the 3 used in the classic Michael Caine Film The Italian Job. This may not actually be true but I'd like to think it is. What is true though is that Marc … Continue reading Brits n Pieces III – Album Review
Album Review – Apollo Junction – All In
A year is a long time in music - especially if you have been locked down and unable to gig and promote yourself.What if you had just issued your debut album and were starting to make some headway in the choppy indie waters, trying to bring your electro pop fussed bangers to the world? What … Continue reading Album Review – Apollo Junction – All In
Autumn Almanac – Tanner’s Bangers
There's no point having a blog if you don't write, so therefore my faithful reader I apologise for my recent tardiness and to make it up to you I'm giving you an extra special version of my reviews and what's been floating my boat over at Tanner Towers. First up then it's Hits to Spare … Continue reading Autumn Almanac – Tanner’s Bangers
The Sweating Buckets Hot List
As I sit here in a room that basically is like sitting inside a sauna but luckily with no naked German bloke sitting too close to me, I'm playing a bunch of songs that just seem ideal for this time of year! Well what are they then Mr Rebirth? Let us know whats tickling your … Continue reading The Sweating Buckets Hot List
Ashley Stacey – London Loves
What do you get if you mix bits of Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Ray Davies, The Who,The Enemy in a big old blender? You’ll get the talented singer songwriter that is Ashley Stacey. This South London lad has been putting out consistently brilliant songs overthe last 18 months, from his debut album last year "The … Continue reading Ashley Stacey – London Loves
Album of the Month – The Shop Window – The State of Being Human
Jangle pop what a great word that is - the euphoric sound of layered guitars and vocals coming together to create a sound that harks back to a bygone age when Indie was great, and all the cool kids were playing it. But first a history lesson - C86 was an album that many of … Continue reading Album of the Month – The Shop Window – The State of Being Human
Album Review – Tales from the Great Central Line Vol 1 – The Mariners
So, what have you achieved during lockdown? Have you released yourself on the world at the start of 2020, released 2 albums that you wrote, produced, designed yourself? Put out numerous interesting video clips of your songs, created great merch and opened your arms to a whole load of people that love what you do? … Continue reading Album Review – Tales from the Great Central Line Vol 1 – The Mariners
The Hot List – A New Flame – January Part 2
So you get two scoops this month which is just great isn't it. What have I been listening too? What's hot and cool? Who should be on your new playlist? Well I'm going to do a monthly blog or blogs of some of the finest so you can check them out. I'll also do a … Continue reading The Hot List – A New Flame – January Part 2