Album review: Eclectica – Doris Brendel and Lee Dunham

Doris Brendel and Lee Dunham will release a new album on 1st May 2017. “Eclectica” is a collection of 10 songs which they’ve been working on for over 2 years. It follows their fabulous 2015 album, “Upside Down World”.   I’ve been lucky enough to listen to a pre-release copy of the new album. It’s Read More …

New Music: Double A-Side Valentine’s Day Single – Bauer

What could be more perfect for Valentine’s Day than a new single from Bauer? And it’s a double A-side: “True Romance / The First Time”, which are featured on Bauer’s awesome new album “Impossible Is Nothing”, along with two exclusive new tracks! There’s a hauntingly beautiful cover version of the Aqualung classic “Strange And Beautiful”, Read More …

New Music: Wild Blue – Dearling

Dearling have just released a video for their track “Wild Blue”. It’s their first single of 2017, and is taken from their album “Inheritance”. The album was released in November 2016. You can purchase a copy from iTunes. Stream on Spotify. “Wild Blue” is a wonderful, uplifting track, with a great message. Here’s a quote Read More …

Album review: Hoodlums – The Wild Young Hearts

Re-blogged from Real Rock and Roll I’ve interviewed Robb Laffoon of The Wild Young Hearts a couple of times over the past two years. Here’s a link to the most recent one: https://realrockandroll.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/new-interview-with-robb-laffoon-of-the-wild-young-hearts/ The Wild Young Hearts are based in Los Angeles, CA. Their bio boasts: “The Wild Young Hearts is here to make you Read More …

EP Review: Acoustic Variations – Joe Symes and the Loving Kind

Joe Symes and the Loving Kind released their self-titled debut album in 2013. It’s a wonderfully eclectic mix of songs. You can get the album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/joe-symes-and-the-loving-kind/id676228102 Here’s a video for one of the tracks from the album:   I interviewed the band when they released their single, “Things Get Better”, in 2015: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/things-get-better-single/id1025664052 Read More …

Interview with Max Wegmann

Talented independent musician Max Wegmann released his debut EP, “In the Corner of My Eye”, this year. The EP contains 5 cool, bluesy, alternative rock tracks. You can stream the EP on Soundcloud and Spotify and buy it on iTunes and Amazon. After listening to his excellent EP I was interested to find out more Read More …

New Music: Elmore – I’m Still Here

I was just browsing on Youtube and came across this excellent new single and music video from Elmore. “I’m Still Here” is his debut single, and it’s so good I had to share it here. Bio: At age 18 Elmore began playing shows in local bars and venues, Uploading his covers and originals to sites 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 …

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 …