Here’s a piece I wrote for Vulture Hound a little while back. Find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/08/artist-of-the-week-220816-bel-esprit/ Each week VH Music picks out a new artist you should definitely be checking out. This week, Samantha explains why you should be checking out Bel Espirit. A fiery energy fuelled by the unison of passion and skill [...]
Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/04/16/why-you-should-care-about-rosenblume/ Here we have Daniel ‘Rosenblume’ Ross, a Liverpudlian musician, ready to sooth your soul with some soft blues tones. With an EP set to launch on 27th April, this is a guy full of charm and charisma, carrying a gentle blend of acoustic folk. With essentially a lifelong passion for [...]
The delightful pop-grunge scene is making a comeback and at the very foreground of it all is North London four-piece Wolf Alice. This band may be not be new to your ears but five years since their formation seems as good a time as any to predict a breakthrough, especially with a slot at Alt-J’s [...]
Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/12/18/goodbye-stranger/ If you can’t decide between indie and electronica, London four-piece Goodbye Stranger could be the new band to help you out. Their soft style of Indie Synth-pop holds promises of dynamic melodies delivered in a delicate manner with a striking undertone. Latest single ‘Cave’ blends sharp riffs with bouncing electronic [...]
I recently interviewed Twin Atlantic for the recent issue of Audio Addict, the first of the current editorial team's efforts. It looks fab and I can't wait for more. Have a look at it here: http://issuu.com/audioaddict/docs/issue_21_300dpi_web_final/0 My interview is on page 22.
Another Noise of the Week, this time I wrote about The Black Keys’ Weight of Love…
Heart In Hand – A Beautiful White
With the recent release of A Beautiful White, and their outstanding title track, British quintet Heart In Hand are hitting up the road this month with Australia’s The Amity Affliction. ‘A Beautiful White’ is certainly a step up from all past material, this is shown instantly right from the very start of the guitar intro, which is soon joined by a bashful beat. Highlighted by Charlie Holmes’ reaching vocals that carry the pace, the track provides a classic HIH beat which is filled with uplifting changes that are left implanted in your head.
Words by Isha Shah
The Black Keys – Weight of Love
Recent announcements that The Black Keys will be playing at next year’s Isle…
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A new band feature I wrote this week…
The winter weather getting you down? Well we have just the dose of summer feelings you need from Kent four piece, Native People. Their selection of indie dance tunes reflect their coastal roots of hometown Folkestone, evoking memories of days at the beach in the long gone summer weather.
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Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/26/demob-happy/Working on creating “edible pop chunks” out of songs originally standing as ten minute prog-rock operas are grungy garage four piece Demob Happy from Brighton. Packing a deep bass line behind a fuzzy rock tone, bass playing vocalist Matt Marcantonio claims that lyrically there is an influence from his “bitter disdain [...]
Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/01/the-floodgates/ Photo credit: Max Jowitt – http://www.maxjowittphoto.co.ukFrom busking in London to headlining local events, fresh-faced acoustic rockers The Floodgates have rocketed through the past year, even playing for Heavyweight Boxing champion David Haye at the opening of his gym. The Tunbridge-Wells trio draw inspirations from Mumford and Sons, Bruce Springsteen [...]
Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/10/06/coldbones/ With an ambition to produce something more than ‘just a record’, new instrumental trio Coldbones are all about creating something crammed with emotion as well as a cracking sound. Without vocals to guide this they rely solely on a strong set of varied melodies to demonstrate those emotional ups and [...]