Posts byJames Wilson

VAN SUSANS LET THEIR SONGWRITING TALENTS SHINE WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM ‘HUMAN HEAT’

When Van Susans released “Crossroads” earlier in the year, it was the beginning of a new chapter for the band. Olly Andrews (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ed Dullaway (piano, guitar), Monica Viñoly (violin), Dean Gibb (drums), and Harvey Simpson (bass) deliver a more mature sound along with an impressive storytelling quality. It was a sign of
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THE SURVIVAL CODE RETURN WITH THEIR NEW EP ‘CROSSES TO CARRY, COFFINS TO FILL’

2018 saw The Survival Code release their best collection of songs called Hopelessness Of People. It showcased their relentless rock sound filled with killer riffs, soaring melodies and thunderous drums. However, they were eager to begin work on new material. So, Gary McGuinness (lead vocals/guitar) and Simon Hartop (drums/vocals) returned to the studio to create
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“LONG GONE” SEES THE RETURN OF THE FIRELIGHT OPERA

It has been a few years since the release of The Firelight Opera debut album Communication Breakdown. It showcased an impressive alt-rock sound which featured interchangeable vocalists, Chris Pettitt (vocals), Dan Foster (vocals/guitar), Lee Hardy (vocals/guitar), Ben Craigs (vocals/bass) and Kyle Martin (drums) created many outstanding songs including its title track and “Same Old Sunday”.
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‘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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