Ones to Watch in 2018

Ones to Watch in 2018 Jeff Saddington-Wiltshire 2017 belonged to Ed Sheeran and our man Big Shaq. But there was plenty to get excited about in 2017; you can read our favourite albums of the year here. Now looking forward to 2018, I’ve ...

Cassette Fighter

We received an album sampler from a Northampton-based synthpop duo, called Cassette Fighter, today. Northampton in Massachusetts. Obviously. It’s clear from the bands name, their album artwork and their sound that they’re going for a retro, nostalgic aesthetic. While, for ...

Tussk – The Devil Rides Out

Tussk formed in late 2010 and are a 4 piece local band who consist of Sean Beck, Kris Capewell, Luke Springett and Mat Massey. This track is very well produced, a lovely drum rhythm and guitar riff to begin ...

Hope Over Glory – Story Lines

Story Lines are a five piece local band who consist of Tom Buxton, James Fradley, Josh Eardley, Jordan Wright and Richie Abell. Unfortunately I’ve only been able to link this live track to the review however this seems to ...

Goldwaite – Time Waits For No One

Goldwaite are a five-piece band originating from Cheshire/Staffordshire. They consist of Chris Myatt, Nick Farr, Tom Hall, Thom Pugh and Matt Hall. The eerie guitar sets off a lovely intro to an all round well produced and constructed song. ...

Of Legions – Black Valleys

Of Legions are a local Stoke-on-Trent band who consist of Luke Mansfield, Dom Hitchener, Sam Morrey, Alex Dodd, Xanda Rorbach and Connor Wells. Black Valleys opens with an immense sound, a simple distorted guitar riff and very technical drumming. ...

Here we have it; another singer songwriter-Ben Howard-Ed Sheeran-Benjamin Francis Leftwich-look-and-sound-alike-cutesy folk singer- self-professed poet – well dressed-clean haircut, single-handedly resurrecting folk music. He writes love songs and sings with a high tenor voice, he’s got a good clean message ...