If you’re up to date with my monthly favourites (or my constant tweets), you’ll know that I am absolutely head over heels in love with a gorgeous little band called The Big Moon. For this reason, when it came to my turn for picking Vulture Hound’s latest ‘Artist of the Week’, there was no better fit. Continue reading
Here’s a piece I wrote for Vulture Hound a little while back. Find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/09/artist-of-the-week-260916-temples-of-youth/
Now we’re done with festivals in the sun and dancing under blue skies, it’s time for the comedown. However it’s not all doom and gloom, the music world never stops going and while we might not be camping out in fields any time soon, there’s plenty of acts to see in venues nearby.
If you are indeed looking for something to soothe your festival blues, Winchester duo Temples of Youth might just be the band for you. Continue reading
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 is the kind of magic you can expect from up and coming band Bel Esprit. Their sound is reminiscent of 90s pop rock, with a fuzzy indie ambiance thrown in for good measure.
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.
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 upcoming London O2 Arena show next Saturday (24th). Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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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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 for humanity’s engineered ignorance” – so nothing too lighthearted then. Continue reading