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Twist Helix, a synth-pop trio from Newcastle, will release their latest single Pulse this March. Taken from their upcoming narrative album Ouseburn, they aim to tackle the homogenization of cultural and artistic spaces around Newcastle. This is the first...
‘The Last Transmission’ barges in with no introductions or niceties. There's a Britpop-era-Radiohead vibe from the enormous wall of guitars that precede the verse. The heavily treated vocals are understated and shoegaze-y; the Joy Division end of shoegaze, where...
American artist Nathan West spent the better part of two decades earning a living as an actor before turning his attention towards music and releasing his first EP under the alias of East of Eli at the start of...
Last week, the quietest member of Backshed Inc., Ange MC, dropped a new video and single. Intro (Just Believe) is a short introduction to Ange's new sound. Taking influences from 90s classics as well as old-school resurrectors like Joey BADA$$, Ange...
“We’re called Stoat, this song is called ‘Talk Radio Makes Me Feel Alone’, and it’s all about the horror of being forced to listen to the inane babble of talk radio at work.” Thus ended a decade-long hiatus for...
Self-proclaimed “surfdance tropical” ensemble Salt Petal first came to fruition when founding members Autumn Harrison and Rodrigo Gonzalez began gigging together in Los Angeles several years ago. Since then, they've sailed from success to success, lighting up the stage...
Symphonic rock ensemble Emerald Mind spent several years touring around eastern Russia before establishing a base in St. Petersburg and unleashing their inaugural album in the winter of 2009. Since then, they’ve managed to accumulate thousands of enthusiasts on...
Deacon Blue are the closest any British band has ever come to being Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band. Originally formed in 1985, the band were massively successful in the ‘80s. Their albums hit number one and they...
There is a 20th century, Great Gatsby feeling to Steamchicken’s ‘Gypsy’ song. The four-piece horn section and enchanting vocals bring the mesmerizing song to life. It is an excellent tune to run away with. There is a journey to be...
Birmingham based siblings Adriano, Alessandro and Francesca Miccoli are getting ready to storm back onto the scene this spring with a brand new single entitled “Idle Stranger”. Due to drop on March 3rd, the fantastically affecting four minute pop/rock...
2016 was certainly an exciting year for Welsh rockers Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles. Having unleashed their inaugural EP to much acclaim last February, the proficient foursome went on to excite audiences on stage at more than seventy...
While other artists lock themselves up in their studio for weeks for writing original, new songs, the Swedish self-proclaimed 'Weed Hoe' Ängie prefers singing in her new single 'Housewive Spliffin'' about the same three credos we already got to...

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