Soulful country warmth provides a deeply intimate and colourful hit of escapism as Miles Newsom takes things down a personal and musically immersive pathway.
Mighty vocals blending depth and relatability guide us into a rock warmth and conceptual vulnerability for this powerful, engaging new album from fellow Mancunian Rob Murphy.
David manages to keep things eclectic enough to hold interest, yet still consistently in tune with his own recognisable style as a musician and performer. An easy listen, and a genuinely likable new take on some age-old loyalties and odes.
It’s an all too familiar topic – the struggle to be, to accept life & the self, the past – depression, anxiety, shame, loneliness. Miss Misery screams out on their behalf.
The final third delves into passionate uncertainty, the voice peaking, the guitar wandering into distortion & bends, the bass notes storming through with far more urgency.
Chris Ising brings the weight and soul required to kick off the year with this gritty yet melodic new blues-rock hit Baptized.
Driving with the sort of festival-ready, organic Americana & blues-rock core that quickly invites interest, Fallen Lord goes on to balance quality riffs with equal parts distortion & clarity.
Infectious blues rock and roll pours through for this superb new single from alternatives Psychocide.
Introducing a songwriter with a clearly extensive background on the scene, Long Distance Line marks a huge step forwards as a solo artist, and showcases a fine level of musical skill and song-writing alike.
You can feel the stage-ready energy, and still the lyrics intrigue & draw you in closer. The song satisfies and refreshes, feels nostalgic & exciting in its newness all at once.
This is the artist and composer lost in the moment, the guitarist at one with the guitar, and it feels partly reminiscent of a simpler time, partly of a genuinely new and exciting artistry.
Ryan Voss and the band set the scene with ease, laying bare a heavy outlaw vibe with the raw sound of classic rock, and a story-line that openly showcases its roots in country.