Review: Alfred Hall – Safe and Sound EP

Formed in 2009, and already gaining solid musical recognition following their debut album, Wilderness, nominated for “Best Pop Album” by the Norwegian Grammys, Norwegian pop due Alfred Hall continue to deliver colourful, expressive and vibrant sounds through their slightly alternative approach to the pop musical genre. Best friends since childhood, musical duo Hans Thomas and Bjørn Tvelt are back…

Review: Laish – Song For Everything

Laish, one of Brighton’s most favoured folk bands, are well known for producing alternative songs with heavy folk influences, combining heartfelt lyrics and unique instrumental accompaniment to create truly stunning music. This year, they are continuing to bring new and distinctive musicality to the folk scene with a new EP Song for Everything. Led by lead vocalist and songwriter…

Review: White Wine – Who Cares What the Laser Says?

White Wine make art-rock that is on one hand terrified of the modern world, and on the other launches itself into the future head first. Frontman Joe Haege describes the modern world as a place of “less empathy, more distraction, no focus, the digital preaching to the choir of social media and the endless ways…

Review: Treetop Flyers – Palomino

It’s hard to believe that it is almost five years since Treetop Flyers received Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, after having contributed to the revival of folk for the first time with their well-received debut single, ‘To Bury the Past’. As a band that would go on to garner a hoard of dedicated fans following the release of…

Review: Slingshot Dakota – Break

Slingshot Dakota, an electronic duo from Pennsylvania, return with their fourth album, Break. Things get off to a promising start with the first track ‘You’ – a high energy affair showcasing their unique brand of twee-electronica, resembling Dolly Mixture if they swapped the guitar and bass for synths and fuzz pedals. This sets the tone for the…

Review: Driving Mrs. Satan – Did You Mrs. Me?

In the world of heavy metal, the parodying and covering of songs in inappropriate musical styles is surprisingly common. All over the internet, fans of this traditionally stoic and closed-minded genre have gleefully mixed the most extreme and bleak tracks with pop, big band jazz or electronic music. From Richard Cheese to Andy Rehfeldt; from…