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Recent Releases: Ollie Hayes and Protect Your Heart

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted because I've been ill and it's been the festive season, and at this point, most people know I do try and take a month off around the festive period, but with very few releases coming out, and no gigs for a while yet, I've taken 2 weeks off between Christmas and New Year, and then I'm going to try and chill out between now and my birthday because in the coming weeks I want to be doing the 2021 Annual Lemon Awards. Not the half a year thing, the full year. A year in review, where I look at all releases from January 1st to December 31st. So, let's get these last few releases from 2021 reviewed so they can at least be a contender for the Lemon Awards.  Up first, let's talk about Protect Your Heart because that's only a single to talk about, whereas Ollie's review is an album review. So a few weeks back Protect Your Heart released their latest track "Worst Side of M
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Recent Releases: Autumn Fires, Prime and The Headspace

Ahh! I'm back! Today we're talking Recent Releases again! I do need to do a part 2 to this post where I talk about Ollie Hayes and maybe a couple of others, but today I just want to talk about new singles. We're going to be talking about new tracks from The Headspace, Prime and Autumn Fires. I've been away for a few weeks because I've just been so ill recently. I've had tonsillitis, then I badly injured my ankle, and I've just not been vibing with life lately. But I'm back! Part 2 of this will be coming soon!   First up, let's talk about Autumn Fires, they dropped their debut EP a few weeks back, and I love Autumn Fires. I think they're a phenomenal band and one that have so much potential to achieve great things. However, part of me was a little lacklustre with the EP because every track besides 1 was something we'd already heard. There was only 1 new track on the EP, which I mean, thankfully, it was a new track, but it was released as a sin

Dead Friends (Deluxe Edition) by Clay J Gladstone

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! Look at me, blogging 2 days in a row! I know, it’s shocking. But I’m committed to blogmas now, so let’s roll with it. Today we’re going to be talking about blog favourite Clay J Gladstone. I can’t resist any opportunity to talk about these legends!  So, a little over a week ago they dropped their deluxe edition of Dead Friends (the EP). The deluxe version of the EP features 2 new tracks and 3 Reimagined versions of tracks from the original EP. I’ve reviewed 2 of the reimagined tracks previously, I spoke of Move On and High School Violence. I loved both of those tracks, however that leaves us 3 new tracks to talk about.  First up, is new track Boring Eyes, I absolutely love this track. It’s got a softer feel to it, it’s got the same sort of vibe as Dead Friends when it comes to the vocals, but it’s a bit of a toned down version. I actually really like this track. It’s got some nice tempo changes in it, and it’s just a generally great track. It packs a

Biggest Regret (she is the worst, she is the best) by Until You Disappear

Welcome/welcome back to the blog! I know I’ve been away for a few weeks, but I needed a break. I feel like work, the blog and uni is just all a bit overwhelming currently. But I said I was going to attempt blogmas, so let’s attempt it! Let’s do a review a day and clear this back log! New bands, old bands, albums, EP’s, singles. Let’s do this!   So today let’s kick this off with talking about Until You Disappear and their latest single Biggest Regret (she is the worst, she is the best). Now it’s no secret that I love Until You Disappear. This has a bit more a punk feel to to it compared to some of their previous singles. I’m still a big fan of this track, and it’s decent. It’s punchy, and it’s impactful. It’s a great track and one that I know I’ll come to adore just as much as precious singles. This is a phenomenal track, and it’s although it’s got that more punk feeling to it than the likes of Let Go and Drunk Me, it’s still a phenomenal track and one that it’s going to appeal to a lot

Recent Releases: Misplaced, Clay J Gladstone, Ollie Hayes and More

Welcome/welcome back to the blog! It’s a Sunday, so you know what that means. We’re talking Recent Releases. There should actually be another blog post later on in the week as well as I’m actually going to a gig again, and I intend to work it if I can. So stay tuned for another Distant Blue live review! Anyway, this week we’re going to be talking about new releases from, Misplaced, Clay J Gladstone, Ollie Hayes, Without Andrew, Passionflower, WRTHLESS, and Viva La Bear. This is going to be a pretty long post, and therefore I’m going to get straight to the point with my reviews.   Let’s start off with Misplaced, now here on the blog, we love Misplaced. They’re a phenomenal band, and one of the best next wave pop-punk bands in the scene. Hailing from Glasgow, they never fail to pack a punch within their tracks, and this track is no exception to the rule. Their new track, deep end, is a hard-hitting, anthem. It’s phenomenal. It’s got the same sort of feel as the likes of idk why I try. I

Recent Releases: Holygood and Light Grey

 Welcome/welcome back to the blog! Today I'm going to be talking about Light Grey's new EP, and the final single from Holygood. This is going to be an emotional post, but we'll get into that a bit later. So, let's get into this!  Light Grey dropped an EP titled, Are You Even Real. It's a 5 track EP, we've heard and reviewed 3 out of 5 of the tracks previously, those were Disassociate, PRBLM and Messed Up. I did full reviews of those tracks so I won't be saying much about them. The EP opens with the title track Are You Even Real, this track is fairly short, with a listening time under 2 minutes. However, when the track kicks in, it really does pack a punch. The intro had me feeling a bit weird, but I absolutely adored the track when it properly kicked in. It's got such a nice, and refreshing feel to it. I absolutely love this track and I think it's extraordinary! Then comes Messed Up, which I liked when it was released, and I like it now. It's a g