Category: Track Reviews

EP: Tom Branfoot – ‘Bloodsongs’

Tom waits for no one as internal gurning and intestinal yearning run rampant on this five-tracker from floppy-haired fop Tom Branfoot, fittingly for Miles Hunt’s doppelgänger this is five star wonder stuff. Another rusty nail is hammered into Brexitland’s casket…

TRACK: Ben Howard – ‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’

A lot has happened since 2014; topically, typically and technologically. It’s a different world since Ben Howard’s last studio album. I Forget Where We Were summarised the ideologies of many of his youthful fanbase. The subsequent arena tour, and his top…

TRACK: Kashmere – ‘Tokyo’

‘Tokyo’, the stunning single by Kashmere, is a cityscape of sound. The shimmering, synth-driven track heightens your senses, taking you on a trip through the neon-soaked backstreets of Japan’s capital. The tune, idyllically catchy, is so successful in conveying this…

TRACK: Donkeyboy – ‘It’ll Be Alright’

The Norwegian pop outfit Donkeyboy have set free another single entitled ‘It’ll Be Alright’ from their forthcoming untitled fourth album. It follows on from ‘Kaleidoscope’, which along with ‘City Boy’ and the addictive ‘Ambitions’ helped them become household names. Though,…

TRACK: Three From Above – ‘Hail Ceasar’

Formed in 2016, Three From Above, a Liverpool modern garage rock trio comprise of Tom Collins (bass/vocals), Harris McWilliam (guitar/vocals) and Lewis McWilliam (drums /vocals). Their latest single, ‘Hail Caesar’, due out on April 13 on Spotify, channels influences from…

TRACK: Generation – ‘Cheapskate’

Liverpool glam punk rockers Generation are set to release their debut single ‘Cheapskate’ on Friday (April 5). Following hard on the heels of their debut EP Who loves this Generation?, their latest offering is bold, raw, brash and in your…

TRACK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Distant Colours’

Former generation terrorists, The Manic Street Preachers, continue to fly the flag for revolution on ‘Distant Colours’.  The track is taken from the forthcoming album Resistance is Futile, their first album in four years. A lament to the leftist ideologies of…

TRACK: Snail Mail – ‘Pristine’

By virtue of her moniker, Snail Mail goes King Canute by attempting to stem the tides of technology and the waves of wi-fi on her new single, ‘Pristine’. ‘Pristine’ is a slacker analogue-catalogue of memories to an ex-amour, whose resonance still…

TRACK: Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘Falling Into Me’

On ‘Falling Into Me’, teenage Norfolkers Let’s Eat Grandma go gunning for Lorde’s am-dram gothic market while adding a dollop of Joanna Newsom (losing some of the lil’ Bo Peep vocal theatrics, of course). The result renders them the definite…