Review: Anna Coogan – The Lonely Cry of Space and Time

Guitarist, composer, producer and singer; Anna Coogan exudes a multiplicity of musical talents. Having studied opera singing in Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Coogan brings the opera into the modern day, merging this authentic traditional sound with new age genres of indie, rock, Americana, country, folk, and more experimental tones. Brought up on the protest songs…

Review: The Molochs – America’s Velvet Glory

Reconnecting with their musical roots and where their love and inspiration comes from, The Molochs take the beloved sounds of the 60s and 70s and put their own personal touch and contemporary twist on the retro-indie/alternative/rock genres. Based in LA, the band, set up and lead by Lucas Fitzsimons have just released their next album,…

Review: Gigi Rowe – Hello Gigi Rowe

Miami-based singer-songwriter Gigi Rowe has recently emerged into the music scene and brought the world to its feet with her upbeat vibrant pop music. Her debut EP Hello Gigi Rowe is the fun, feel good EP we were all hoping for. Her use of popping synth beats and catchy pop melodies makes her music anthems…

Review: Nikki Yanofsky – Solid Gold

Bringing the sweet tones of jazz into the 21st Century, Nikki Yanofsky’s new EP continues to challenge the boundaries of musical genres as she incorporates jazz, folk, pop and R&B in to her new collection. Based in Montreal, Yanofsky’s singer/songwriter career made her a teenage musical prodigy, and professes to owing much of her musical…

Review: The Flight – Sarah EP

Having formed a friendship over their similar taste in a unique style of music, musicians Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, AKA The Flight, have created another stunning EP in which the genres of acoustic folk and electro synth intertwine together. After their first two EPs The Hangman and The Sinner Inside, the duo have gained…

Review: Grieving – Demonstrations

Unassuming and gracious, unsigned Cambridge-based band Grieving have had more success than they had ever anticipated. With a simple, raw love for their music, rhythm guitarist James, lead guitarist Ned, bass player Jack and percussionist Matthew exude passion along with an essence of nostalgia in their music as they draw on post-hardcore golden age ‘90s…

Review: Throws-Full Time Hobby

Following the split of the folktronica group Tunng, founders Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders have reunited as Throws after 10 years of being apart. Sam left his home town Sheffield and rejoined Mike in Reykjavik, Iceland, where the duo were able to reconnect musically once again. Recorded in an industrial fishing harbour, the duo’s self-titled…

Review: Prism Tats – Prism Tats

Born and raised in South Africa listening to the rock and roll record collections of his father, singer/songwriter Garett van der Spek truly brings forward the genre he loves into the 21st Century on his eponymous, debut album. Adopting the stage name Prism Tats, van der Spek now lives in Los Angeles, deep in the hub of…

Review: Sorority Noise – It Kindly Stopped For Me EP

Following on from their critically acclaimed 2015 album Joy, Departed, Sorority Noise are set to release their new EP It Kindly Stopped For Me. Although their earlier music takes on more upbeat indie rock vibes, you may need to adjust your ears to their new tracks, as the band’s new EP experiments with delicate folk sounds, as…

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: The Gloaming – The Gloaming (aka 2)

The Gloaming have, since releasing their debut album, received exceptional praise for their skillful musicianship and ability to bring the sounds of old traditional Ireland into the modern day. Although fundamentally a folk band, their experimentation with the genre incorporates echoes of post-rock, jazz and ambient musical sounds. After being so critically acclaimed and touring on a global…

Review: Jenny Gillespie – Cure For Dreaming

After being placed in the top 25 albums of the year by Billboard for her debut album Chamma, Jenny Gillespie is back again and stronger than ever with her second album entitled Cure For Dreaming. Her progressive folk pop music genre has brought her this impressive recognition, as she works alongside credible musicians to create a perfect marriage…