A quick look feature for a song we instantly fell in love with. This acoustic performance of ‘Way Back When’, by the wonderful Grizfolk, will melt your heart in all the best ways. A beautiful vocal, subtle yet strong musical presence from all involved, and gorgeous songwriting to really make the band stand out from the crowd. Have a listen. … Continued

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Not just one of the best bands to come out of Manchester, Autumn Ruin are up there with the very best rock bands we’ve heard this year. From anywhere. I saw them perform live before I even knew who they were, and that’s a great place to start; flawless musicianship, and a wonderfully compelling presence from … Continued

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‘Not That Way’ is the stunning debut EP from 17 year old Elisabeth Lopez. A stylish and powerful collection of songs, written and performed by the singer, and based on her own personal experiences. All five tracks showcase an incredibly talented songwriter, with a beautiful and unique voice, and genuine, raw, real emotion. We absolutely love … Continued

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Music to truly take your breath away. An artist who feels extremely present, yet thinks more deeply than any moment we can see, and is somewhat untouchable in his travels and tours around the world. This is Joshua James. We’re talking about him today as he is currently on tour in Europe, with his band, and … Continued

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This is quite simply a brilliant song, with a quality video to accompany it. The cast play out the attitude of this music flawlessly, particularly the leading lady herself. Get this track in your lives. An outstanding track from a superbly talented musician and songwriter. We’ve heard a lot of great music over the past twelve … Continued

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There is no way to begin, and absolutely no sane way to end. Sharon Van Etten is a talent that leaves us begging for more. An absolute pleasure to hear, see, and experience. Power ballad, pop rock, lyrical bliss, depth, angst, dance, devour, absolute artistry, raw, real, devoted and pure. In a nut shell; we’re completely … Continued

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The wonderful way of the web – someone shares a festival they’re playing at, you visit said festivals website to see what it’s all about, you wind up sifting through the line-up for names you haven’t heard of, faces you don’t recognize. Suddenly you’re immersed in a sea of undiscovered beauty. Empress Of appeared to … Continued

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On first listen, it’s electro-pop, fused with 60’s melodies; which is cool, nothing particularly groundbreaking, but sounds pretty awesome. Then a lyric catches your attention, and then another, and suddenly you find yourself watching the video three times in a row to actually make sure you’ve not got the wrong end of the stick. There’s … Continued

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I’m not sure sometimes what it is about a band that makes you want to hear everything they’ve ever written. In this case, I wanted in particular to see more of their videos – there seems to be a genuine, effortless passion to their performance. It seems real, intriguing, and a little intimidating. What is … Continued

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What can we say – we struck gold when we discovered this album. So genuinely refreshing to hear a stylish yet natural voice, expressed with such conviction and passion, and perfectly placed over a stunning set of summer vibes. This is Reggae, Roots, and Soul, at their very best; back the way they were meant to be – with meaning, … Continued

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That sweet moment when stylish, quick fire, smart hip-hop is fused with a classic simple beat and a quality distorted guitar. Keeping you on your toes; brand new music from The Scribes. ‘A Story all about How’ opens with ‘Dragon Breath’, the first track we heard from it; simple yet effective, and it only gets better from … Continued

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An overcast, dreary, very British Tuesday; a good day to talk about an exciting alternative band from Sydney, Australia. The Sunpilots. We’re absolutely loving this sound. They’re kind of fusing the whole alternative rock thing, (think Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down) with an almost Kate Bush kind of artistry. Lyrically, melodically, … Continued

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