Not just a great track, but one of those accompanying visual streams that is more of a short movie than a music video. Really impressive; sounds great, feels powerful and optimistic, energetic, yet soft and sensitive in many ways – easy to feel involved in, and pretty compelling on the whole. Shields are a band … Continued

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Anything At All is the sensational new track and video by Toronto based artist Kiri Etzkorn. We’ll tell you a little more about her and how you can follow her musical journey, but first; here’s what we thought of the new release. To begin with, the video is absolutely stunning; really artistically produced, with some … Continued

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A quick look today at a quality rock track from US band After Alice. Their latest release Chump is a brilliantly written and performed song of classic rock anthem aura; fantastic production has really brought out the great tones of the layered vocal harmonies and the guitars, so the track drops between the big and the mellow with … Continued

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One of those songs that sounds too good to be true. A string of classic eighties-like, electronic, ambient instrumentation – a dreamlike atmosphere – and yet a brilliantly new and now melody, lighting up the darkness, with superbly thoughtful escapist lyrics. This is one to truly get lost in. Them Are Us Too are a fairly brand new … Continued

That brilliantly exciting moment when you press play on a previously unheard of band’s video, for something entirely original and beautiful to happen. A calm and soothing performance of a song oozing with thoughtful imagery and metaphor. Jim Higson and Daniel McCarthy keep their cool entirely, exuding a striking yet quiet confidence as they soulfully perform … Continued

Kathy Muir is an established and respected songwriter and musician based in the US, but hailing from Scotland’s very own Edinburgh. Her latest single Like Warriors was released at the end of December, along with a wonderful video to accompany it. Here’s why we think it’s such a great release. Even before you’ve read the background story, it’s … Continued

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We’ve a whole lot of exciting new music to check out as 2016 takes shape, so we’ll start as we mean to go on; a genuinely unique and compelling two-track release from Chicago based four piece band The Daisy Heaves. The songs are Ilona and Alice. Here’s what we liked about them. It was a real delight to hear the quiet explosion that takes place … Continued

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Experimental as you like and yet firmly rooted in 80’s/90’s influence, with a classic and deep vocal and completely unexpected lyrics; this is a great track to discover just in time for the new year and travels around Europe. Sizarr tours his homeland of Germany quite regularly by the look of it. An intriguing and unique … Continued

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“With the world in your head lights, set your sights higher than the moon.” Something beautifully fresh that we recently stumbled upon. Securely placed in our must-watch list for 2016. Clean Cut Kid don’t really sound how you’d expect them to by looking at them, which I love. We try not to judge books by … Continued

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