Tag Archives: rock

When We Were Small – Untied

Because we can’t all exude the happiness of an American news anchor day-in, day-out, today’s track is something a little more sombre than usual. Feel free to cry away all those missed opportunities and broken dreams as you listen, I know I did. When We Were Small are an earthy Indie-pop act from the little […]

ON AN ON – The Hunter

This week London plays host to ON AN ON ahead of their debut album release early next month. ‘Give In’ will become the first full-length from the Chicago-based trio who were formed from the ashes of indie-pop outfit Scattered Trees, and from what we’ve heard so far, it’s going to be a good one. If […]

The 1975 – Chocolate

As indie music spreads ,plague-like, throughout the world spreading it’s tales of depressive sexual experiences and self-esteem issues, there is no doubt that there is one location that continues to set the standard for the entire genre. The north of England has a seemingly endless production line of great indie-pop; The Arctic Monkeys, The Little […]

The Darkness – Keep Me Hangin’ On

The beginning of last week saw the momentous occasion of The Darkness’ first full release since their somewhat lacklustre reformation, a moment some will have dreaming about for years and others dreaded. The band have always been somewhat of a musical Marmite, with both a strong and devoted fan-base as well as an ever-present cloud […]

Matt & Kim – Let’s Go

A Brooklyn-based duo with a Midas touch, Matt & Kim continue their uninterrupted hot streak with the first track from their forthcoming album ‘Lightning’, entitled ‘Let’s Go’. A surprisingly relaxed track from the drum enthused electro-pop tag-team, ‘Let’s Go’ is built on a foundation of gentle chants and comparatively soft drum beats. The track is […]

Hot Chelle Rae – Tonight Tonight

Today I’m going to be a mainstream pop whore, because I can. Hot Chelle Rae drove their illuminous pop truck through the front doors of America’s musical petrol station last year after scoring a couple of platinum singles and a top 50 album. One of their summer hits was the contagious ‘Tonight Tonight’ which I […]

Benny & The Dukes – Rendez Vous

Much like men, some tracks are showers and some are growers and as nice as big showy songs are, sometimes its nice to be surprised by realising something is better than expected. The first time I listened to ‘Rendez Vous’ by Australians Benny & The Dukes a couple of weeks ago, I thought as melodic […]

Grouplove – Cruel and Beautiful World

After a few days of excitable summer tunes, a poor weather forecast for the weekend has got me worried that I have yet to provide enough songs for those who wish to lock themselves indoors, sob over memories of the ex and cradle their beloved household pet in a manic and slightly unhinged manner. But […]

John Butler Trio – Mystery Man

Ahead of Tuesday’s much anticipated UK release of John Butler’s ‘Tin Shed Tales’, the man himself was nice enough to offer some of those less experienced JB fans a seductive little taster in the form of the ‘Mystery Man’ free download. But that pillar of masculinity knows what he’s doing and chances are, you will […]