SMALL GIG REPORT | Melisa Kelly & The Smokin’ Crows – Stereo (18.10.18)

The trio of Neon Seas would commence the show. We have never come across them prior to being announced, but we made sure to remember their name after they had put on a great opening set.

The three played us a line of sublime tracks that had cool electronic sounds both ambient and infectious, and at the core of these were the duo of Calum and Davey effectively wielding synths and guitars, and taking centre stage was Samantha, who had a strong pair of vocal chords at her disposal.

Exiting after a captivating closing track, the band left a permanent mark on us as a fresh new discovery who have some obvious potential, and we are keen to see and hear more from them. Hopefully they don’t fly under too many people’s radars.


Awkward Family Portraits have been around the block for quite a while now, but it has been this year in particular where they have generated a lot of buzz, and on this night, they proved exactly why.

The guys worked as a professional unit on stage and seemed as if they had a wealth of experience behind them. They churned out material both old and new of different shapes and sizes, with highlights including Shoulder Biting Joe, the heartfelt Come On Down, and their latest single Please Baby Please.

Julen was a real natural; not to mention, he might just have the coolest singing voice in all of Scotland; Tim was impressively slick on the guitar, the bass lines were smooth and the drumming was on form.

Without a doubt, an outstanding performance that had the audience hooked. It was a joy to witness, and that’s another great group we can tick off the bucket list.


Now the anticipation built for the stars of tonight’s bill – Melisa Kelly & The Smokin’ Crows. Micah the drummer made his way up and perched himself behind the kit, and  was followed by the rest of the members one by one, before being completed by Melisa herself.

As they kicked off with All For You, the people got their butts off their seats and migrated towards the front of the stage, and they proceeded to play more material from Devil’s Luck, with key moments such as the scintillating title number, the lyrically gripping I Never, and the magnetic sax-driven Day Of The Dead. They even threw in a couple of spicy covers for measure.

Melisa truly shined with a supreme, spitfire vocal performance where she spilled her heart, soul, blood and guts into every individual note. She was backed up by her fabulous Crowettes – Laura, Jenny and Emilie – and their stunning harmonies, and the rest of the entourage – Bruce, Dean, Dave, Stefan and Micah – put in strong efforts in each of their respective roles.

This was a sensational showstopper that the crowd reacted to with such positive enthusiasm, and rightly so. Melisa and co went all in and brought us a set that was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Melisa is a genuine talent, and deserves every success coming her way.

SMALL GIG REPORT | Black Peaks – King Tuts (14.10.18)

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Watford quartet Gold Key kicked off the night, and due to doors being late, they had to rush straight on and cut down on the chit-chat, but regardless, they opened it up in style.

Steve perpetually bobbed up and down as he delivered slick harmonies, and alongside guitarist Laurent, who was pretty animated in his own right, they put out a combination of raw and sublime riffs that helped to create a sound both energetic and atmospheric, and it was all topped off by sharp bass work and drumming.

Despite the initial obstacles they had to face, it did practically nothing to faze them, and a great impression was made on all attending.


On their Twitter, Black Peaks had promised something huge with Kent experimental group Bossk, and that they exactly were.

Silhouetted in a sea of blue lights and (overly) thick smoke that rendered the drummer invisible halfway through, the guys produced these large soundscapes defined by substantial riffs and packing rhythms. They were primarily instrumental, but their vocalist joined in frequently, where he would fire out big yells.

The audience were responsive, and their interest was retained all the way up to the end, in which they capped off on a climatic finish. While not eliciting the same buzz as their predecessors, it was still a pretty impressive spectacle.


One change of scenery later, Black Peaks entered onto the stage to an empathetic heroes’ welcome and kicked off in blistering fashion with Can’t Sleep, where the crowd went bloody nuts; moshing and headbanging all around; and the guys never took their foot off the pedal from there on out as they delivered material from All That Divides.

We got a few classics thrown into the mix, including Crooks and Saviours which got the whole venue jumping, and the noise was deafening from the lyrics of Glass Built Castles being echoed.

Will was in total control and made an instant connection with everybody. You could tell from his face the sheer awe and appreciation he had for the events unfolding in front of him, and that damn voice…a 15 second sustained scream…holy sh*t.

Joe’s riffs was vast and fluent throughout, being complimented by resonant bass tones courtesy of Dave, and Liam’s drumming was utterly kinetic, and he especially put in a hell of a shift with Eternal Light; how he managed to keep going after that is anybody’s guess.

Together, they were an unstoppable force with a massive presence and a fierce chemistry. After earning calls for an encore and answering them with Home, the sell-out audience had just witnessed something truly phenomenal.

It felt like a cleansing of sorts. As Will discussed with their track Aether, there is so much negativity currently in the world, so we should be taking the time to participate in something positive that makes us forget about the bad stuff and leaves us happy. There was no doubt that this was a special night personifying that very sentiment.

 

SMALL RECORD REVIEWS | #1 | Northern Sun Sessions

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THE VIRGINMARYSNORTHERN SUN SESSIONS

The Virginmarys – Macclesfield duo of Ally and Danny – have established themselves as essential ones-to-watch in the British music underground over the near decade of their existence.

With a pair of albums to their name already, they have been spending the majority of 2018 in the studio to compile what they hope to be their greatest creation to date – Northern Sun Sessions – and a great creation, it certainly is.

It doesn’t take long for them to dish out some insanely infectious hooks that latch on quickly and make a mark, particularly during many of the exciting choruses this record has on offer.

Variety is a definitive factor here, with some tracks lbeing on the lighter, catchier side, whilst others are driving, full-frontal rock anthems packing tonnes of energy. The writing is also a quality that is on top form throughout.

Ally performs double duty and delivers some fiercely powerful vocals and flashy riffs, and Danny backs him up perfectly with hefty drum beats that make up the intense rhythms.

There’s not the slightest doubt that Northern Sun Sessions is a sensational album, being a wild blast non-stop from start to finish, elevated by two fantastic performances and a massive sound. How in the blue hell are these guys not bigger by now? 

***HIGHLIGHTS***

SOS4UNI, Look Out For My Brother, Blind For The Blind, Step Up, Flags, All Fall Down

AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER!

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MT DOUBTTHIS MUST MEAN SOMETHING AWFUL

Leo Bargery surely has to be among the most prolific artists in the local Scottish scene, having churned out such an array of great records under Mt Doubt since forming the project a few years ago.

And now, in collaboration with his good friend James, we all have the pleasure of being treated to yet another one – This Must Mean Something Awful.

The EP has this different essence compared to his previous work that’s hard to specifically narrow down, but the sound certainly feels darker and a touch grittier, as reflected by the instrumentation used, particularly the dim electronics.

Leo’s harmonies have a strong emotional undercurrent, and the writing has a clasping quality which keeps the listener drawn in and hanging by every word.

As expected, the latest Mt Doubt record is another accomplishment that is utterly entrancing and perhaps his most mature material to date.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Angel-Headed, Blemishes, Pleasure Beach

OUT NOW!


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KATEE KROSSBODY & SOUL

While perhaps a little overlooked compared to other genres around here, the Scottish country scene is stocked with a variety of excellent acts, and one of the leaders of said scene is Bishopbriggs artist Katee Kross, who is fresh off releasing her latest album – Body & Soul.

She takes lead and maintains control with her elegant vocals that display handfuls of emotion; a sense of fervor in the positive songs, while warmer and gentler in the softer numbers; but always thriving in being passionate with every lyric that she sings.

On that note, the writing is really great and succeeds in remaining absorbing from beginning to end, never getting tiresome at all, and the musical performances from Katee and the Amberjax crew are good throughout.

Yet another terrific effort from an outstanding artist who only grows better and better with each passing year.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Shadow Falls, Bluebird, Count To Ten, Working On A Dream, Troubled Mind, Over You

OUT NOW!


SISTERAY

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In the latest case of “how on earth did we overlook this act?” – Sisteray.

There’s no denying that the quartet have been making serious waves in their time together, and they are only going to get better, especially if judging by their latest release – Sisteray Said.

Fusing punk and indie rock, the songs are driven by absolutely intoxicating melodies that get glued in the conscious, as well as smashing performances from all four guys.

The lyrics are for sure the highlight of this record, as they tackle subject matters relating to modern society with writing that is candid and clever.

This is a supremely superb EP that is damn near flawless from top to bottom. It’s insanely good, and perfectly solidifies Sisteray’s reputation as one of London’s best underground acts.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Wannabe, Rumour Mill, Algorithm Prison

OUT NOW!

 

 

 


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ANDY MCBRIDESHIPYARD SOUL

Having originally performed under the moniker of Panic Anchor, Andy McBride has established himself over time as one Glasgow’s finest artists, and that is made no clearer than with his long-awaited debut album – Shipyard Soul.

The greatest strength of Andy is that he has his ability to suck in the listener and keep them fixated without fail, never letting go of that grip until the record is over and done with.

Andy is a great vocalist and there is so much conviction behind his voice that you cannot turn away, plus he is an excellent guitarist, and the harmonicas add an extra juicy layer.

The writing is incredible; no matter if an upbeat ditty with a catchy melody, or a more gentle and sentimental number that just exudes emotion, the lyrics are just astounding and make a serious impression.

There’s no beating around the bush here, Shipyard Soul is one of the most brilliant solo albums to have come out of Scotland this year, and people should dare not gloss over this talented gentleman.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

The Bottle, Hearts In A Hurricane, Codeine Wine And Patsy Cline, Glory Glory, Prosser’s Glasgow

OUT NOW!

 

 

 

 


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SEASONALWEATHERED

Since putting out their debut EP last year, Guildford four-piece Seasonal have been slowly but surely emerging as one of the country’s most promising pop-rock acts, and they have only validated that status with their new release – Weathered.

Straight off the bat, they pull in listeners with such an electric energy, and it remains entertaining all the way. This is owed to the quartet giving us vibrant melodies headed by bold, fervent harmonies, bouncy beats and great guitars, and the heartfelt writing is equally magnetic.

Weathered is simply excellent, certainly topping their first EP in style. Seasonal may just have the tools to grown into something really special down the line, and reaching #6 in the iTunes rock chart isn’t a half-bad start.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Strangers, Honestly, High & Dry

OUT NOW!

 

 


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COAST TO COAST – THE WORLD DOESN’T WORK

Coast To Coast have grown into one of Birmingham’s brightest prospects over the last couple of years, and they are only getting better as evident by their upcoming third EP – The World Doesn’t Work.

The boys go in with hardy, bustling tracks carried by intense bass chords and good drumming, further raised by kinetic guitars and a potent vocal performance.

As the title suggests, the record covers themes in relation to the cause and effect of negative experiences that people have to endure, and the top-notch writing they give us is just absorbing in how genuine and relevant it is.

Undeniably excellent work here from a band who are not only capable, but also have no fear in bringing their personal struggles to light.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Boxing, Good & Grim, Cold Buzz

AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER!


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JUST ABOUT DONE – I AM GETTING BY

Hailing from Melbourne in Australia, pop-punk quartet Just About Done have been committed to their craft since their formation back in school. With 2 EPs already to their name, the group get set to put out their most personal, and perhaps strongest, record to date – I Am Getting By.

It is comprised of a trio of tracks that are defined by magnetic writing, with lyrics that are drawing and implanted in the head quite quickly; brought to life perfectly by Samantha who takes charge with a fiery, legitimate vocal performance.

Daniel and Joe give it their all with energetic riffs and basslines, and Michael ramps up the power with drum beats that pack a punch.

With the only flaw, if you can even call it that, being that it is unfortunately short, this is another superb effort from four talented and clearly dedicated musicians who are sure to go far.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Strain, Peacemaker

AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER!


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STARRY SKIESBE KIND

A musician for the better part of his life, Warren McIntyre has found great success with his band Starry Skies.

With one album already to their name, they have only gotten bigger and better with time, and have earned themselves a lot of radio airplay across the country. Now they are back with a new record – Be Kind – and it is obvious that they have stepped up their game.

A primary quality is the diversity that Warren and co have to offer sound-wise, with tracks that blend together a mixture of pop, garage rock and country, and effectively so.

The collective harmonies have plenty of spirit behind them, the instrumentations are really nice, the melodies thoroughly enticing, and the writing very good.

Be Kind is an enjoyable effort that puts a smile on the face, courtesy of an accomplished fella and a group of equally skilled performers.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Bombs Betty, Be Kind, Starry Skies, High Girls, Guns & Gold

OUT NOW!


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BELLE PLAINEMALICE, MERCY, GRIEF & WRATH

Growing up in the remotest of Canadian towns, Belle Plaine has spent the past number of years slowly working her way up as one of the most noteworthy Americana musicians to emerge in the country, and her abilities are put on full display in her upcoming third album – Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath.

She shines with a stunning voice and an exquisite performance on the guitar, and these are only bettered by some nice writing that give each of the songs an identity as they convey interesting stories with strong themes that are sure to keep the listener invested.

Belle is helped in bringing her art to life with the assistance of a fantastic backing band that deliver well in their roles and contribute to creating the variety of great sounds featured. At times, notably during the more low-key numbers, the group even manage to evoke a sense of atmosphere that is quite alluring.

This is a simply splendid record that cements Belle’s talents and confirms that she is a capable artist who deserves more attention from those who enjoy their fair share of Americana sweetness.

***HIGHLIGHTS**

For All Those Who I Love,  Is It Cheating,  Laila Sady Johnson,  Are We Good,  Radio Dreams

AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER!

 


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DARKER DAYS – DARKER DAYS

In no time at all, punk quintet Darker Days have quickly emerged as one of the best new acts to come from Massachusetts, with their combined prior experience in music helping in that regard. After putting out 2 fantastic singles, they are now preparing to prove what they are really made of with their self-titled debut EP.

Every song makes a mark in one way or another, but the aspect that is consistently strong throughout is the lyrical work, being really powerful and gripping; in fact, some of the best of 2018, speaking truthfully here.

Mason’s harmonies put forth plenty of emotion, the twin guitars are brisk and the rhythm section brings a lot of frenzied energy to each of the high-tempo tracks.

Captivating from the first note to the last, Darker Days have delivered an excellent EP that is thoroughly engaging and also real addictive, as proven by our multiple listens thus far. This band are sure to go places.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Searchlight, Pressed Petals, Frost

AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER!


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ACCESS ICARUS – MONUMENTS

Don’t let their glitzy get-up make the impression that these guys are to be taken lightly; they are serious about what they do.

Since forming in 2012, Hamburg glam-pop trio Access Icarus have been making waves in their home country for a number of years now, but now they face their biggest test with the forthcoming release of their debut full-length album – Monuments.

The record’s most distinct feature is an awesome, staggering sound that immerses the listener in no time flat and keeps them hooked.

The songs are both melodic and highly energetic, hitting a high point during the hair-raising choruses. The harmonies are great, and the tight, rousing rhythms are formed from cool riffs, large beats and pulsating synths.

Access Icarus have given us a real treat with Monuments, which is grand in size and featuring a line-up of tunes which never fail to entertain and hold interest for the entire run.

No doubt that these three are one of the most promising acts to come out of Germany lately, and we can only hope that their talents are exposed to the rest of Europe and beyond.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Empires, Orange, Titans March, Golden Threads, Sunshine, Awake, Monument

AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER!


IDKID

IDKIDI EAT CARS LIKE YOU FOR BREAKFAST AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Over the last few years, IDKID have been quietly growing as one of Edinburgh’s finest indie-rock acts, and they are now set to (physically) launch their debut album – I Eat Cars Like You For Breakfast And There Is Nothing You Can Do About It – now that’s a mouthful.

Crashing out the gates with a mighty intro, they retain a swift pace all the way and crank out a batch of snappy tracks that are made up from combinations of great riffs, solid bass lines, sweet drumming and the catchiest of choruses, plus the lyrics are awfully good and the vocals stay on regular form.

On the whole, this is an infectious, action-packed record that is a dynamic listen all around.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

I Like To Twerk,  Changed Or Be Changed,  The Good The Bad And The Illusion Of Motion, 12341234, Time

PHYSICALLY AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER!


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SIBLINGS OF US – GARGANTUA

Once in a while, a band will come along and immediately stand out as something different in a scene which, while often loaded with talent, does have a constant sense of familiarity. Enter alternative Bristol trio Siblings Of Us, who are buckling up to release their brand new EP – Gargantua.

The group hammer out a quartet of high-octane, catchy as hell numbers that run off a wild, blitzing energy. Fonzy provides some neat riffs and fires out with sharp, stirring harmonies alongside Zack, and the two in conjunction deliver awesome synths. They are completed by Ellie, who rattles out some real hooking beats from behind the kit.

Gargantua is an utterly fun record that quickly grabs the listener and takes them on a thrilling ride that is fresh and separates Siblings Of Us from the rest of the pack.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

Chicago Glass Twins, Breed & Company, A Gang Called Wonder

AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER!


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THE SUNNY DEVILS – THE SUNNY DEVILS

This past July, we had the privilege of coming across alternative rock trio The Sunny Devils when they supported Megalomatic at the Cathouse. We had heard rumblings of how good they were beforehand, and those stood true by the end of the night.

For those uninformed about these guys, you will have the chance to experience something similar with their forthcoming self-titled EP.

We get some damn potent tunes that are composed of cool riffs, booming bass and emphatic blasts from the drumkit. The harmonies are swell too, and the choruses are where the songs really shine.

If there was one issue, it would be that the mixing is a little off and awkward in places, where some elements are clearly too loud and somewhat drown out other elements.

Minor problems like that aside though, this is an entertaining rock record from an underrated act who should be getting more focus.

***HIGHLIGHTS***

No More Surprises, Find A Hole, My Undoing

COMING SOON!

Small Single Spotlight – Issue #3

MT DOUBT – BLEMISHES

Edinburgh musician Leo Bargery is preparing to add yet another EP to his continuously growing discography – This Must Mean Something Awful, available 13th October – and we get our first preview courtesy of this lead single.

This is undeniably one of his most mature tracks to date. Leo’s mellow vocals are filled with emotion, the acoustics are subtle and there is a real atmosphere that forms in the air as it progresses.

Add to that some strong writing, and you have yourself a very fine number from a talented, constantly evolving chap.


LAKYOTO – SOMETHING ABOUT YOU

They may not have been around too long and have only got a couple of tunes to their name so far, but this Edinburgh electronic act have quickly made an impression, and their upcoming third single continues to perfectly showcase their talents.

Naturally, this is a catchy song that fires the listener up with sharp harmonies, a large sound and magnetic beat, with a blistering chorus being the sweet cherry on top.

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AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

 SEASONAL – STRANGERS

The Surrey pop rockers further fuel the excitement for their next EP with another great track that is driven by a rhythm with a non-stop, highly spirited energy.

Other highlights of the single include a fiery vocal performance, and some stand out, emotionally pulling lyrics that many will easily connect with.


NOVACROW – CRIMINAL MASTERMIND 

Manchester hard rock quartet got a tonne of folk excited when they revealed they had a new EP on the horizon, and they’ve given us a first taste of it with the titular lead single.

They go all in with a menacing-sounding track led by Kitty’s enjoyably scowling vocals, and the backing harmonies lend an extra hand stylishly. In addition, the writing is a lot of fun, the guitars are great and the rhythm section is damn good.


JORDAN HIGO – LOCK & LOAD

Emerging from out of nowhere to charge his way up the iTunes RnB chart, the self-proclaimed future-soul artist from Huddersfield delivers one of the most stellar debut singles of 2018, firing out with brilliant harmonies, presenting gripping lyrics and giving us a sound that is just engrossing.

A superb number that only gets better with every hit of the play button, from a fella who has quickly shown off huge potential.


RED LIGHT EFFECT – EMPRESS 

This Salford post-punk group have been heralded as ones to watch from various sources, and it’s understandable, judging by their latest offering.

Opening with a grabbing intro and led by a tight bass-packed rhythm, the track exhibits firm harmonies, cool guitar work, a heck of a drum beat and a memorable chorus punctuated by hooking lyrics.


IN HER EYE – CHANGE 

The title number of the Milan new wave/shoegaze act’s latest album is a doozy, with a trippy sound accentuated by the kaleidoscopic guitars and carried by sleek vocals and a good beat, but it suddenly takes a turn in the chorus and goes in a heavier direction, cranking up the riffs in the process, and it’s pulled off surprisingly well.


TIGER MIMIC – ELEPHANT SKELETON 

Originally hailing from New York and currently based in London, indie rock band Tiger Mimic are quickly becoming one of the best newcomers to emerge from the city, and they are fresh off releasing their new single, the title track of their upcoming Elephant Skeleton EP.

Smooth verses spotlighted by neat bass chords eventually push into sweet choruses. The dual harmonies click together well, the guitars are great and the drumming provides a catchy beat.

Predicting that these guys will become ones to watch quite quickly.


WRTHLESS – GIVE ME A REASON

The Glaswegian pop-punk newbies have been creating a lot of buzz in a short space of time, and it’s easy to see why based on their most recent single.

The verses are calm and feature soft vocals, but they suddenly drop into energetic choruses that are highlighted by fervent singing, solid writing and great riffs aplenty.


PETRA TAYLOR – DREAMIN’

Without a doubt one of the hardest working artists in Glasgow as of late, Petra recently presented us with this single, a delightful little ditty with very elegant vocals and nice writing, not to mention a very bluesy tone that is only made more abundantly obvious with the sharp and sweet harmonicas added in.

Vodun – Ascend | SMALL MUSIC SCENE

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We are all spoiled by the amount of great records that are released over the course of a year, but once in a while, something extra special comes along and makes a lasting impact.

Case in point: London afro-metal trio Vodun, who recently put out their second full-length album – Ascend.

It becomes quickly clear that all the tunes are tied together under numerous themes of a similar nature, such as the pride of and link to family heritage, overcoming adversity, and fighting back suffering at the hands of other powers that force you and/or your loved ones into a repulsive situation.

It is all very poignant, hard-hitting stuff, and ranks among the best and most significant writing in recent memory, and even through the negative subjects, they are ultimately able to promote positivity; often through the tribal messages that bridge many of the songs.

Performance-wise, the three musicians are incredible. The vocals are utterly powerful and pack a tonne of power and spirit, the riffs are blinding, and the drumming is vividly intense. With these qualities unified, the group deliver tracks that are just massive, energetic and usually featuring insanely good choruses.

From both a musical and lyrical standpoint, Ascend is simply phenomenal, and will go down as one of 2018’s pivotal albums.


***HIGHLIGHTS***

Started From, Spirits Past, New Doom, Elusive Freedom, Rituals, Time Honoured



OUT NOW!

Kitfai – The Things You Left Us | SMALL MUSIC SCENE

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For the better part of the last 5 years, Oslo alternative pop-rockers Kitfai have been working hard to make something of themselves, and after a while on the grind, they are getting set to release their debut full-length album – The Things You Left Us.

Leading the charge is Bodil on vocals, whose harmonies are consistently fluent and vibrant throughout the record, and she gets the emotions across pretty well.

The tunes are generally catchy and have a good beat to them, thanks to the solid dual riffs and energetic rhythms the guys dish out, although there is also a fair share of numbers of a softer tone which are just as magnetic.

Completed by some fine writing, this is a worthy effort from a quintet who may very well become a notable mainstay in northern Europe down the line.


***HIGHLIGHTS***

Better, The Mountain, Something Real, Fall, Carefree



AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

IN ASSOCIATION WITH HITO PROMO

Millie Manders & The Shut Up – Shutup | SMALL MUSIC SCENE

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Being musically-involved most of her life, London artist Millie Manders has been making a significant name for herself in the British scene over the last 5 years; particularly after getting a band of merry performers together in 2015 to form The Shut Up.

Describing themselves as cross-genre punk, the group has been tearing it between their music and at live shows, and they are getting prepped to release their next EP – Shutup.

From the offset, Millie impresses with a heck of a strong voice, flourishing with power, a wide range and plenty of conviction as she puts forth the writing, which is very poignant and features striking commentary that many people will surely make an immediate connection to.

The rest of the troupe contribute in outstanding fashion, helping to create a sound that is certainly varied – with ska the most obvious influence – being wild, energetic and immensely bouncy, with this owed to a combination of solid riffs, sturdy rhythms and an awesome, blaring brass section.

Shutup is nothing short of a berserk ride with some added substance to make for a sweet listen that never gets old.


***HIGHLIGHTS***

Brave, Right To Life, One That Got Away



AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

IN ASSOCIATION WITH DOMINO PR