Posts byJames Wilson

‘HOT HANDED’ BY SINCERE DECEIVERS OFFERS MORE THAN JUST A NEW SINGLE

2014 saw Sincere Deceivers release their highly impressive EP Autumnal Dreams. It was a collection of songs which Matt Glover (vocals, acoustic guitar), Tim Davies (electric guitar, vocals) Dom Main (cello, vocals) were excited to release. It was clear to hear why as each member interweaved their musical instruments to create a captivating acoustic sound.
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NIGHT HOUSE RELEASE THEIR STUNNING VIDEO FOR THEIR TRACK ‘UNFOLD’

Night House are a band who have developed a reputation for a sound that blends minimal electronica with an atmospheric orchestral arrangement. In its early stages, this was all assembled by singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Williams. Now he has recruited the talents of Alfie Weedon (double bass), Amy Squirrell (cello), Andrew Stuart Buttle
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MICCOLI BEGIN A NEW CHAPTER WITH THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘ARRHYTHMIA’

Over the last few years, the Miccoli siblings Adriano (vocals, acoustic/electric guitar), Alessio (piano, vocals, acoustic guitar) and Francesca (vocals, piano, harmonica) have been working hard on their music. It has seen them release their EP Half and receive awards for their videos for the tracks “Idle Strangers” and “Ledge”. 2018 saw them busy in
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SPOTLIGHT ON THE LYRICAL

While writing my Top 5 releases of 2018 feature, there was a late entry by the artist known as The Lyrical. His album Remember the Roots is a refreshing listen which includes so many genres that range from acoustic, roots, hip-hop, beatboxing, reggae and so much more. You can feel that this was assembled with
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CUECLICHE TELLS US TO ‘LOOK AT THE PICTURES’

Back in 2017, Cuecliche released their debut EP One Last Chance. It was a fun slice of pop-punk that had captivating energy pulsing throughout. Even though it was a little rough around the edges, it showcased a band full of potential. Its title track and “Crazy Little Princess” highlighted their talents. Since then, Terry Rytz
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IT’S STORY TIME WITH LES GRUFF AND THE BILLY GOAT

If you are looking for music that blends blues, rock n’ roll, and bluegrass with a modern twist, then Les Gruff and the Billy Goat is the band for you. Their journey began with the founding members Billy Croghan (vocals/guitars) and Tony Compton (vocals/guitar/keys/harmonica) releasing their debut album A Cup of Coffee, an Apple, and
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NICK ARNESON RETURNS TO ‘RIDE WITH YOU’

Portland songwriter Nick Arneson has had a busy year with the creation and release of his EP MidLifeCrisis. This highly impressive collection of songs showcases an artist whose significant asset is his way with words. He has an honest and fearless songwriting style which have a lot of personal elements included.   Each track from
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VOLK ARE NO ‘AVERAGE AMERICAN BAND’

The world seems to be going through a trend of 2 piece bands. Of the sea of musicians that fit this mould, Chris Lowe (TX, vox and guitar) and Eleot Reich (CA, vox and drums), aka VOLK, have something about them which makes them stand out.   Their 2015 release Boutique Western Swing Composition saw them
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IDLEWAR ARE BACK WITH ‘FRACTURED’

2017 saw Idlewar unleash the album Rite onto the world. It received nothing but praise for their no-nonsense style of rock that takes no prisoners. So when they announced that they were working on a follow-up, the expectation was high. James Blake (vocals, bass), Peter Pagonis (drums) and Rick Graham (guitar) have returned with their
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Alexia Chambi Welcomes You to ‘Bolivia’

The great thing about live music, especially open mic nights, is coming across new up and coming talent. The music by Alexia Chambi was one of these discoveries. This London based Danish-Cypriot singer/songwriter is quickly developing a reputation for music that fuses soul, jazz and R&B with an acoustic sound. She has been creating music
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TASHA ROBERTSON TELLS US ‘THE DUST WILL SETTLE’

Tasha Robertson has recently released her impressive EP Sweet Hearts. It showcased an artist who uses her gentle acoustic folk sound to share tales about love, loss, hope and acceptance. What makes this collection of songs stand out? It is her stunning vocal presence. It has a unique tone which is beautiful to listen to but
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‘FACE TO FACE’ WITH THE RAINBREAKERS

The Rainbreakers have returned with their highly anticipated debut album Face to Face. The last few years have seen the band take their music to a whole new level. With the new addition of Charlie Richards on lead guitar, Ben Edwards (vocals, guitar), Pete Adam (bass), and Sam Edwards (drums) bring their own blend of
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‘MY WORLD NOW’ SEES THE RETURN OF 7KINGZ

What happens when you bring together a group of individuals who written-for, collaborated and produced for the music giants such as Kanye West, Dr Dre, Method Man, Usher, and Rihanna? You get the hip hop engine known as 7kingZ!   So, who are they? Their bio says “if today’s hip-hop landscape was depicted on an ancient
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‘ODYSSEY’ SEES THE RETURN OF CITY OF SOUND

Last year saw Indie Band Guru shine a spotlight onto the talents of the indie rock band City of Sound. The feature Welcome to The City of Sound highlighted how they have been causing a storm with their big atmospheric sound and impressive lyrical depth. Their debut EP The Apartment Diaries showed that these were a
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THE BRETON SOUND UNLEASH THEIR NEW SELF TITLED EP

The Breton Sound are back! Jonathan Pretus (vocals/guitar), Stephen Turner (lead guitar), John Bourgeois (drums), and Joe Bourgeois (bass) have their sights set on proving that rock is alive and well. They had a simple goal when creating their new self-titled release, saying: ”We wanted to make a straight-up rock record. It’s the sound of
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