This is where we will review the bands, artists and their tracks and albums that we are currently working with or appreciate. We will update this page with new reviews regularly. This page will feature an eclectic range of music which reflects our overall taste. 

ADAM THOMAS

 

 UK Based Adam Thomas, brings us a Gentle Folk/Pop sound if you like artists like Luke Thompson, Ed Sheeran and Passenger this is a guy you want to keep your ears open for, with melodies that uplift and hooks that will stick with you and get you singing along. He plays his own guitar, impressive percussive playing too. With smooth vocals and meaningful heartfelt lyrics definitely an up and coming artist to look out for in the coming months and years. 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3RGf4Q4NDnEqyPguH19lAp?si=uCdBR1uPSM6KYuJdSQJ3RQ

Review By Ann Dempsey

THE METAL BYRDS - Love N Money

This is the new track from The Metal Byrds. It's raucous rock track, the guitars and drums combine to create a Rockin soundstage, the vocals are fluid and commanding and this track has a real pep to it. There are some decent melodies going on and there's some fine guitar work on show. The sound is big and very catchy. An ear-catching track all round. Check out their other material for more from this band.

https://open.spotify.com/album/1yvTU98sxiN1YPUsGIj6Ox?si=ipI6ZfzsR3uiMYtjFh4S8Q

Review by Neil Irving

MEEKING - HELLO MIND

 

​ This is a rocking track with a 90s feel with influences from some of the biggest rock bands of the time. The vocals are flowing and the music is catchy. This track is a toe-tapper and one that features a distinctive sound drawing on the influences of the band.

 

 https://open.spotify.com/track/6CEwKU40ecH3Sqs35dYEIt?si=hFL4jUoKTYy7JKq1FW6fTQ

Review by Neil Irving

A JOKER AMONG THIEVES

The UK, Yorkshire based trio A Joker Among Thieves brings to the table a classic heavy rock sound, riffs aplenty and vocals that are you are sure to find pleasing to the ear and will get your feet tapping from the outset. If you like the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Seether and Buckcherry etc you should definitely keep your eyes and ears wide open for these guys 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0SaG8Qd9smtf5rrgjj92Ok?si=-4yqVFMWQLiiEyy-u6UjiQ

Review by Ann Dempsey

MISS KITTY - Butterflies

Miss Kitty is a Bristol-based Folk Rock artist; Butterflies is a delightful slice of melodies and heartfelt vocals. It opens with a gentle melody and builds with some nice slide guitar and shuffling drums. The lead vocals are backed beautifully by the harmonies and the sharp lyrics develop throughout the song. This track should get people listening up to take note of this artist. A polished and well recorded track that begs you to listen to more of her material. 

https://open.spotify.com/track/3em5pX9q9fnF2XtncGHWfV?si=_tOtl3cJRb-9xCb14IY34Q

Review by Neil Irving

CLOVERHILL - "I will set me free"


Opening the new album this track is a rocking affair. The punchy drums back up the catchy guitar riffs, the taut hooks run throughout the track giving it a professional feel. The guitar work towards the end tops things off really well. This is a rocking track which demonstrates the rocking ability of the band. A solid opener to the new album and a good reason to have a listen to the album.

https://open.spotify.com/track/0FfRokbAW7xBlxwLKdjcUi?si=TkwV6X3RSTWlVrZAXwdWCw

Review by Neil Irving

THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA - "Take a bow" 

The Outlaw Orchestra are a UK based band that brings their own take on the popular Southern Rock of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackberry Smoke, They comprise of David Roux on Guitar and vocals, Ryan Smith on Drums and vocals, Pete Briley on banjo/lap steel but the double bass of Alex Barter gives the band a unique take on the Southern sound. 

"Take a bow" is a raucous slice of UK Southern Rock that packs in a lot of punch and melody into just short of three minutes, The way they develop the song showcases their musicianship and songcraft. They take from bands they love but importantly they give their own twist. 

https://open.spotify.com/track/4amcbrgtz0IHsGEEYwmHb4?si=CM0MaOMpTfGZ4IRYmlsZjg

Review by Neil Irving

PIN STRIPES 

Up and coming Swedish band Pin Stripes released their first full-length album in April 2020, Everybody else is taken gives us 10 tracks of pure Americana. If you are a fan of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, America and the likes give Pin Stripes a listen, you won't be disappointed. Niclas on the harmonica, bass and guitars and stompbox will have your feet tapping, add in the emotive, catchy lyrics and strong vocals from Matthias also on guitars and stompbox and you will be singing along in no time too. Tracks like Emily, Steel Machine and Poison Ivy have been stuck in my head for days. These guys are certainly ones to keep an ear open for in the future.

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7JxlMjcX2v3tgClJ1MjwXa

 

Review by Ann Dempsey

BERRIES

 

London based all-female alt-rock trio BERRIES show up with a sound that will have you fully engaged in seconds, a punchy melodic sound, engaging vocals, emotive lyrics, with strong riffs and a beat that will keep those feet tapping and you struggling to switch off your player. A sound that fans of the Riot Grrl scene will love, fans of Jack Off Jill and the likes should definitely give BERRIES a listen.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3S3lyrc9kKx4EPWCduLKi5

Review by Ann Dempsey

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BRASS MONKEY

Brass Monkey is a UK based vocalist, he produces a distinctive bluesy rock sound, with intense vocals that fans of Nick Cave and Johnny Cash are sure to appreciate. With melodies that are foot-tapping and catchy and with his meaningful socially relevant lyrics, you will find yourself eager for more from Brass Monkey.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/102yHptqG3oee5st5lqgTb?si=xO4dejVGRdu2uv4saIk-DA

Review by Ann Dempsey

WHEN RIVERS MEET - "A dead man doesn't lie"

 

This is a very enjoyable track from a husband and wife duo that clearly love the blues. This is an uptempo track which opens with a gentle vocal combined with a simple yet effective guitar part, the drums kick in and the volume kicks in. The soaring vocals are combined with some excellent melodies. I like the way the track develops then slows and then builds again. It's a polished track that showcases the influences of the duo and their fine delivery. With a new album in the works there's a lot more to come from them I'm sure.

https://open.spotify.com/track/22EA9u9rmkFW0nHR36mVN6?si=Omy2ss1ES16Kd5S5cC7Nbw

Review by Neil Irving

ROD FRITZ

 

Australian Rod Fritz brings us a unique style of music, a wonderful mix of pop, rock, folk and indie sounds, with heartfelt meaningful lyrics and beautiful guitar playing from him. Vocally Rod has a lovely range equally comfortable singing a gruff sounding Rock song as he is singing a softer ballad. Some songs had me hearing a Johnny Cash vibe Let it Fade particularly. Songs like All in front of you/The first step and Don't be Sad have amazing melodies and hooks that will have you singing along from the outset. A pleasure to listen to.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6P0PwQ2nPZkCwdEeGUjBsU?si=CS6a3lcnRoOPw_OleqgQ1Q

Review by Ann Dempsey

STRATTON 5 - WHAT ERA AM I LIVING IN

"What era am I living in?" 

 

Here's a rocking track which laments the world today, and the parallels with days gone by. The lead vocals are commanding and well delivered, there's plenty of musicianship on show too with a fine part on the keys and then the song is topped off by a very good guitar solo. This is another impressive track from the band, and yet more evidence that they are a band to watch out for.

 

 https://open.spotify.com/album/1QYmAFu25MpZSAQaU2iiEJ?si=G7aQOSbcS2m_bEBX6kEO8A

Review By Neil Irving

STRATTON 5 - "Dread Boy"​

Dreadboy by UK band Stratton 5, comprises an intro and backing track that is reminiscent of the likes of Metallica and Nirvana, honours its genre well, with strong drum and guitar presence, hauntingly emotive vocals that will be sure to raise those goosebumps and have you feeling every lyric, lyrics that seemingly tell a tale of a dysfunctional relationship and its consequences on the protagonist's state of mind, sure to leave you wanting to hear more from Stratton 5 definitely a young up and coming band to keep your eyes on.

 

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/7pVyK0WKdOVaiGnJYXChTM?si=UC2eaZD6RnyBcWFprza0pA

Review by Ann Dempsey

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