Saturday, 20 January 2018

Mikky Ekko - Not The One

Having been on my radar for a number of years, there's no denying Mikky Ekko's powerful pop presence, his blisteringly resounding energy always a force to be reckoned with. As he returns with his latest single it's clear to see why as Not The One delivers in everything from adrenalin-fuelled guitars to anthemic percussion to set it alight. Through his strained vocals we get a sense of a new direction for 2018 as his soaring pop sensibilities continue to grow in both size and confidence. Take a listen for yourselves below. 


Friday, 19 January 2018

Kevin George - High Like This

On a rare Friday night that I find myself at a computer with a few hours to spare, it makes sense to trawl through my blog emails, although, I wasn't quite so prepared for a discovery of such quality. His debut offering, bedroom-producer Kevin George makes his bold first steps in to our world with the stunningly thought out single High Like This. Speaking on the track Kevin George says: "High Like This came to me during a dark time in my life .. It felt like my world was closing in on me . This girl turned me down & that's what came out ". It's taken from his upcoming project entitled 'LOVELAND'. Be sure to hear a lot more from this newcomer.


Thursday, 18 January 2018

SPINN - After Dark

Having impressed massively over the past 12 months, Liverpool's SPINN return to kick off the new year with their dazzling indie-pop precision. Renown for their catchy high strung melodies their latest single offers much the same in terms of energy yet comes packed with plenty of dark twists and turns. "It was a song I struggled writing the lyrics to, because in comparison to a lot of our stuff its quite heavy and dark. And I’m not a heavy or dark kind of person really" explains singer Jonathon Quinn. 'Essentially it’s about seeing some friends of mine relationship slowly break down. I wrote about it in a “he said she said” way because as they say, there’s always two sides to a coin or a story". Take a listen for yourselves below.


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Foresteater - Avalanche

A chance discovery on Soundcloud last night unearthed the latest single from Phoenix-based outfit Foresteater. The band's dazzling indie pop sound drives home their infectious guitar melodies and resounding vocals to maximum effect and left me hooked. A breath of fresh air from the drag of blog emails. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Editors - Magazine

With a new year often comes change and Editors are no exception to the rule. Having spent the past few months, even year, holed away writing, the band have finally returned with their stunning new single Magazine. Taken from the forthcoming new album 'Violence', released March 9th, the band channel an unrivalled force through their no holds barred energy, the track's fighting attitude drawing from their past influence. "Magazine is a pointed finger aimed at those in power...some corrupt politician or businessman...a character, and a tongue in cheek poke at the empty posturing and playing to the masses of the power hungry" explains singer Tom Smith.” Take a listen for yourselves below.

'Violence' Tracklisting
1. Cold
2. Hallelujah (So Low)
3. Violence
4. Darkness At The Door
5. Nothingness
6. Magazine
7. No Sound But the Wind
8. Counting Spooks
9. Belong

The band will play three very special album launch shows before heading out on a full European tour. Ticket pre sale starts Thursday 18th January at 9am with general sale Friday 19th January at 9am. Gain access to the exclusive pre-sale by exclusive pre ordering the band’s new album from

Sun, 4 UK, Birmingham, Town Hall
Mon, 5 UK, Manchester, Cathedral
Tues, 6 UK, London, The Clapham Grand


Monday, 15 January 2018

Refs - Bound to Lose

Having had an impressive few years on the circuit since first emerging with the ever impressive Pain Goes Away, Refs look set on making 2018 theirs with the return of their ever changing and adapting sound, sharing new single Bound to Lose. "...a song for all those who have ever tried to drink, smoke, or fuck away the inevitable" the duo explain, their latest effort shows off their luscious synth-work in fine style as the pair add vibrant splashes of colour to their scintillating backdrop. Through both their soulful vocals and sleek futuristic aesthetic, the duo once again produce on the level of pop perfected greatness. Take a listen below.


The Other End - Far from Home

In true Blue Monday fashion, Norway's The Other End break hearts in the purest of ways with their chilling debut single, Far from Home. Set to release their first EP on March 16th, the pair demonstrate the sheer emotion in their music through the track's simplistic guitar strum and icy vocal touch. Written about almost losing a loved one and not being able to do anything about it, the track showcases the true wonder and ethereal beauty that can be found in minimalism, its ghostlike charm staying with you for long after its final note. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Ragmans Daughter - Lazy

With just 12 months so far under their belts, having only formed in January '17, London's Ragmans Daughter come full sound blaring as they unveil their stunning debut single, Lazy. Anything but the title's namesake, the band have spent the past few months holed up perfecting their dazed indie-pop sound and this first indication proves it's been well worth the wait. Adding their very own touch to a unique Brit-Pop influence, the band deliver a shimmering debut offering, the tracks swelling melodies and driving vocals culminating to a dazzling finale. Take a listen below for yourselves. 2018 is sure to be an exciting one!