Best New Music 2016

As the year draws to a close, everyone is reflecting on the past 12 months and I’ve been noticing many ‘best of’ and ‘top 10/20’ lists for music. It’s impossible to make a complete list of the best new music releases for 2016, of course, because I haven’t heard all the new music that’s been Read More …

Album review: The Red-sided Garter Snakes – Blue Lake

“Blue Lake” is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut album “Endless Sea” by the Red-sided Garter Snakes. A whole host of talented musicians that John Lever (The Chameleons drummer) has worked with, and has been influenced by, in his musical career feature across both releases: David Fielding (The Chameleons), James Anthony Mudriczki (Puressence), Read More …

Gig review: The Slow Readers Club, SKIES, Puppet Rebellion – Oslo, Hackney – 26/11/16

There were 3 awesome bands playing at last night’s sold-out show at Oslo, Hackney, London. I was particularly looking forward to seeing Puppet Rebellion and The Slow Readers Club as I hadn’t heard of SKIES. PUPPET REBELLION I arrived late, slightly gutted at having missed half of the Puppet Rebellion gig due to an unreliable Read More …

Bauer – Manchester gig 24th February 2017 – Zombie Shack!

Following the release of their awesome new album, Impossible is Nothing, Bauer have announced a gig in their hometown, Manchester. They will play Zombie Shack on 24th February 2017. This event goes on sale on Friday 2nd December 2016 40 Early Bird Tickets available will also get you into a special exclusive Mikey Guitar & Read More …

New Music: Resolve EP – velettes

Back in June, I interviewed velettes after the release of their awesome EP “Colour Studies”. They have now released their second EP, “Resolve”. The new EP features 5 brilliant tracks: Revive (I’m Drifting) Out of Phase Study No. 2 101 Nights Resolve These songs have an uplifting vibe. “Revive” is quite dancey, calling to mind Read More …

New single from Willow Robinson – Ocean Blue

Talented singer/songwriter Willow Robinson has just released a new single “Ocean Blue”. The song is a fabulous follow up to his EP, “Stones” that was released earlier this year. It is a song that would fit well with the songs in the EP, mellow, bluesy, and introspective. There is also a beautiful video that has Read More …

New Music – The Man On The Moon – Burning Astronomers

“The Man On The Moon” is the latest single from the prolific songwriting duo Burning Astronomers. This band are producing very unique music. The new single is one of the best songs I’ve heard from them so far. About the song: Man On The Moon was barely more than an idea the early stages. It Read More …

Featured Artist – JIANT

  JIANT are Stephen Murray and Matthew Vickery. They are creating some very original instrumental music. Their brilliant debut EP, “Sanctuary”, was released in August. It contains four ambient/chill-out tracks. You can stream/buy the EP on Bandcamp: https://jiant.bandcamp.com/releases Stream on Spotify. You can also find the EP, along with more of their music on iTunes, Read More …

Interview with David Stücken of David and The Curse!

I’m thrilled to be introducing you to this new band today. David and the Curse is a project by talented LA based singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer David Stücken. The debut album “An Epitaph For Love” is an awesome collection of songs inspired by love, life, and loss. It tends towards the darker side, but the music is upbeat Read More …