The Wombats, ‘Oceans’ – Single Review

The Wombats, ‘Oceans’ – Single Review

The Wombats are back with the Extended Version of their fantastic fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. Following on from the previously released ‘Bee-Sting’ the lads have dropped the nostalgia infused, 80’s inspired track ‘Oceans’ From the get go, the glossy synth is incredibly reminiscent of Bowie, namely ‘Let’s Dance’, the overuse of synths works really well, the disparity between intense vocals and instrumentals to relaxed synth beats sorta relates to the ebbs…

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Anne-Marie, ‘Perfect to Me’ – Single Review

Anne-Marie, ‘Perfect to Me’ – Single Review

As if we couldn’t love Anne-Marie more, she has released a song all about empowerment and being YOU. ‘Perfect to Me’ is the latest single to grace our ears and as well as having the effortless vocals we all know and love, it also has some super important messages in there too. What is your definition of perfect? What does it mean to you? See if your answer is the same now as after listening…

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The Dizzy Kids, ‘Criminal’ – Single Review

The Dizzy Kids, ‘Criminal’ – Single Review

Australian indie-rockers The Dizzy Kids have just released their brand new single, ‘Criminal’, an up-tempo guitar driven anthem, lifted from their debut album ‘21’. The Dizzy Kids were formed by brothers Dizzy and Kid Hudson in the summer of 2018, brought together by their love of old school rock ‘n’ roll and indie music.  Which is plain when you listen to the track, it screams an homage to bands like Green Day and Blink 182. …

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Joe Slater, ‘Lady’ – Single Review

Joe Slater, ‘Lady’ – Single Review

Hailing from Croxteth, Liverpool and at just 22, artist Joe Slater delivers a smooth, saturating blend of rock, blues and soul that is anchored in a kind of luminosity of spirit that shines through, song after song. Drawing inspiration from The Beatles, The Boss and Oasis, Joe’s song writing and unique vocals will take listeners on such a fiercely personal journey through energetic tracks coupled with anthemic ballads, full of interior and reflective moments, that…

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Ned Dylan, ‘Life’s a Rave’ – Single Review

Ned Dylan, ‘Life’s a Rave’ – Single Review

The official music video for ‘Life’s a Rave’ – the first single from 17-year-old Ned Dylan’s debut album has just dropped. Produced by Wizard (M.I.A./Wiley/Chemical Brothers/Chase & Status/Alabama 3), Gordon Raphael (the Strokes/Regina Spektor/Alabama 3) and Mike Freear (Slamboree), ‘Life’s a Rave’ has a lot to live up to? Does it? Starting with the video, it’s a rather simple affair but still manages to give you a high budget feel. After all, nothing has to…

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Curtis Harding, ‘Where We Are’ – Single Review

Curtis Harding, ‘Where We Are’ – Single Review

The American shared a new track ahead of a European tour, in his first appearance since the critically acclaimed ‘Face Your Fear’. ‘Where We Are’ is another piece of music suitable for the soundtrack of the next James Bond film, a style Harding is an expert at and that has done so much good for him. For seven expansive minutes, a string section embellishes the nice groove provided by the drums and the rhythmic acoustic…

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Ty Segall, ‘Class War’ – Single Review

Ty Segall, ‘Class War’ – Single Review

The prolific American garage rocker put out ‘Class War’, a cover of the 70’s punk band The Dils, as the second single of his next album, Fudge Sandwich, which will be his fourth only in 2018. The new album will also feature versions of tracks originally by The Grateful Dead, John Lennon and Neil Young, among others. Segall’s cover by The Dils sounds nothing like the original song, with the multi-instrumentalist bringing it down with…

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Jack Carleton, ‘Ringside’ – Single Review

Jack Carleton, ‘Ringside’ – Single Review

20-year-old singer-songwriter, Jack Carleton, has released his laidback debut single ‘Ringside’, a chilled and catchy track full of evocative lyricism and creativity, lifted from the upcoming ‘Lighthouse’ EP.  It is a pure showcase of all of his clearly innate abilities as a talented songwriter and performer. Hailing from Edinburgh, Jack uses his music to express the trials and tribulations of addiction with honest, thoughtful lyrics and unique, heartfelt song writing. He writes relatable music confronting…

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Childish Gambino, ‘Feels Like Summertime’ – Single Review

Childish Gambino, ‘Feels Like Summertime’ – Single Review

Attention everyone-Get to know this guy if you don’t already–actor, producer, writer, DJ and generally jack-of-all-trades as far as the entertainment industry is concerned, Donald Glover, or by his other name, Childish Gambino. He has unleashed a new song called ‘Feels Like Summer’ and it is definitely worth a few minutes of your listening time. The song itself is a little under five minutes long and has a smooth introduction with an anchoring back beat. …

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Sundara Karma, ‘Illusions’ – Single Review

Sundara Karma, ‘Illusions’ – Single Review

The Readingites put the track out last week, having just finished working on their second album with Alex from Everything Everything as producer. ‘Illusions’ is a more chilled out song than those that made the band famous, showing an evolution in their sound. With an omnipresent and simple but magnetic groove, the tune flows nicely from start to finish embellished with synths and backing vocals that add to vocalist Oscar Pollock’s Bowie-esque performance. “Ooh, I…

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