Reviewed – Red Negative – Sweet Summer Girl

Rating - 3.5/5 Midlands five-piece, Red Negative release their single ‘Sweet Summer Girl’; an upbeat pop-rock effort that is at best extremely catchy and at worst derivative; but hey what pop-rock isn’t somewhat derivative at this point? The single arrives in advance of a longer, an unreleased project titled 'Two Metres Apart’; presumably a commentary... Continue Reading →

Reviewed: Wishbone – Pseudo Planet EP

Released: 1st May 2020 Rating: 4/5 The world needs more doom pop, and Midlands trio Wishbone are here to provide it. Their debut EP, Psuedo Planet, is a magnificent insight into the genre, and promises the band an exciting future. The EP features two previously released singles, Laika and Maelstrom, plus three brand new tracks,... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – VEDA – Leave it All Behind

Rating - 3.5/5 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vedawave/ Bandcamp - https://vedawave.bandcamp.com/album/bdiy-009-sweetheart Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x1vSSzvDl4 A modern retelling of dark-wave bands gone by- taking influence from the horror-punk and goth legends of before and rewriting the formula to create a fresh new take on an old sound. The debut album “Leave It All Behind” from Birmingham based goth-pop... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Non Canon – Dark Force Rising

Rating - 4/5 Today’s single is a treatise on sociopolitical behavior from a man named Barry. Wait, don’t run off screaming just yet. Non Cannon aka Barry Dolan (he of Oxygen Thief) is bringing his follow up album after a four-year break. Imaginatively titled Non Cannon II and released on May 15th, the album covers... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – The Dears – Lovers Rock

Rating - 2.5/5 t’s been 3 years since the last offering from The Dears but they’re back with more of their signature indie-pop sound. Their breakthrough album No Cities Left was formed in the crucible of the post 9/11 world, and Lovers Rock emerges in a political and social landscape that is as turbulent, if... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – All Time Low – Wake Up, Sunshine

Released: 3rd April 2020 Rating: 3/5 Wake Up, Sunshine is album number eight from Baltimore feel-good pop-punkers All Time Low. Their second release on Fueled By Ramen, it sees a return to familiar territory after previous effort, Last Young Renegade. While their Fueled By Ramen debut received praise from mainstream music critics, it polarised fans... Continue Reading →

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