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Showing posts from September, 2021

Recent Releases: A Few Too Many, XO Armor, When Nothing Works and The Blams

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! We’ve got a lot to get through today, so let’s keep this intro short and sweet; today is a recent releases post, with loads of new releases to talk about.   First up, let’s talk about When Nothing Works. Not going to go into too much detail about the whole WNW disappearance because it’s not my business, but the band is back with a new lineup, with a few original members. Ben sent me over the tracks a few weeks back, and I was super stoked because When Nothing Works have so much potential! So, they dropped a debut EP. I Hope This Is Not The End is a 4 track EP with a listening time of just under 12 minutes. Pretty short and sweet, but every track packs that punch that we’ve heard from When Nothing Works before. I love every single track on this EP. It’s just such a surreal EP, it packs a punch, and every track is just surreal! This is a phenomenal EP. I think my favourite track is Drag, and then it would probably be Breakthrough. There’s just somethin

Bittersweet by Those Without

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! Today I’m talking about the Those Without debut album, Bittersweet. I have been obsessed with this album since it dropped, and when I say I’ve been obsessed with it, I mean it’s been on repeat since Friday.   Bittersweet is a 10 track album, and it just packs such a good punch!  This is a catchy, anthemic, energetic album that leaves very little to the imagination, because whatever you could have expected from Those Without, they've done on this album!  The album opens with the phenomenal track, Happy Ever After. From the get go, this track had my attention. Honestly if you could overdose on a track I’d be overdosing on this track for pure recreational purposes. The line “Happy ever after was made for disaster” is just so iconic and should go down in history as one of the most beautifully sung lines of all time. I’m well and truly in love with this track, this is honestly such an incredible track and one you NEED to hear.   Next up comes the time

Same Old Story by Keep This Up

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! It feels so good to be back talking about Keep This Up again. I absolutely love this band, and they’re just so lovely. I will also state that I was kindly sent a merch parcel from the band, but that does do influence my opinion on the EP. If I think it’s terrible, I’m going to tell you that.   Yesterday, Keep This Up released their debut, 5 track, EP featuring singles Punchline and Worst Friend.  I did a full review of both singles, so I won't be saying much about them, but there are still 3 new tracks on the EP.  The EP opens with Choke, which from the start I knew I was going to love, it's just got that kick to it. It packs a punch, it's catchy, it's anthemic, it's got that angsty feel to it, and it's just truly an impressive track. It's got that old school pop-punk feel to it, and I just love everything about this track. It's truly an incredible track, and it just impresses me so much, I absolutely love the whole fe

Boxcar by SALT

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! I’m back again and this time we’re talking about a new band to the blog, SALT. I was won around by this band when they sent me an email telling me they were a Scottish post-punk pop band. Let’s be realistic, everyone knows that’s the way to my heart. Scottish bands just have my heart.   So, a week ago (pretty much) SALT released their latest track titled Boxcar. They do also have an album out, but currently, we’re just reviewing the track. I will review the album at a later date but my current schedule only had room for a single for this week.   So, Boxcar threw me off slightly with the cover artwork, but actually, I quite like the track. It’s reminiscent of another track I’ve reviewed this year, I just can’t place my finger on the track. I expected the track to be a lot heavier and darker sounding compared to what it actually is. I do actually really rate this track though.   Although, not my favourite track I’ve heard in recent times, it’s definite

Letdown by Give Me A Reason

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! Today we’re finally talking about our friends from Switzerland, Give Me A Reason. It feels like forever since we last spoke about this lovely lot, but we’re back talking about them again! They dropped a new track on Friday, titled Letdown.  This track has such a nice, refreshing feel to it. It’s got a sort of electric feeling on the intro, but when the track properly kicks in, you get the pop-punk and rock feel to it. I absolutely love the sound of this track. It’s super refreshing, and interesting to listen to. It’s got such a cool, catchy feeling to it. It’s a belter, and it truly does pack a punch. It’s incredible. It’s insane!  This track is just extraordinary. It’s honestly a masterpiece, and I’m well and truly obsessed with it. I’m just such a sucker for this track, this is everything I could have hoped it would be and more! Honestly so here for this track. It’s just insane, if you haven’t heard this track, then you NEED to go and check it out.

Introducing: The Galacticas

Welcome/welcome back to the blog! This post was supposed to happen last week, but if you missed the memo I've been recovering from a dislocated shoulder so it's been pretty difficult getting content out. However, I'm back! I'm doing this post finally! So, today we're going to be doing a bit of an introducing post to The Galacticas. Anthony messaged me at the end of last month and sent his band in as a submission. Funnily enough, without even releasing, I've had The Galacticas on the Small Band Appreciate playlist for months now! Anyway, let's get into talking about The Galacticas.  The Galacticas are a three-piece, pop-punk band from the states.  The band consists of:  Anthony Janicki - Vocals and Guitar Will Cowan - Drummer Mark Ferguson - Bass and Backing Vocals The Galacticas have a lot of releases for a small band, and too many for me to put into one post. But they are a band with a lot of potential and talent. Although they aren't my favourite band

Recent Releases: Vampire Slumber Party, Neptune Rain and Future Radio

 Welcome/welcome back to the blog! Today I’m back with another Recent Releases post to help clear the backlog, and oh boy have I got a lot of releases to talk to you about today! We’re talking about Vampire Slumber Party, Neptune Rain, and Future Radio! So, let’s get into this as we’ve got a lot to get through!   First up, let’s talk about the ever so wonderful Vampire Slumber Party. Now, ever since Yusuf first sent me an email with a track I’ve been hyped about the release of Funeral Pop. We’ve heard a decent amount of singles from it now, and every single time they’ve gotten better and better. Well, if the singles weren’t enough to quench your thirst for new music, then maybe the 10 track, belter packed, debut album will be enough to hit the spot for you. This album leaves your needs for new music fulfilled. From the singles that we’ve come to know and love such as Glycerin, Northern Lights and my personal favourite, Now, Repeat After Me. I absolutely adore this album. To the next su

Recent Releases: Nautical Mile and Last Letters

Welcome/welcome back to the blog! Now if you missed the memo, I had a shoulder dislocation last week and was pretty much MIA and therefore, there’s a bit of a backlog so now I’ve got a Recent Releases post for you! Today I’m going to talk about Nautical Mile and Last Letters.  First up, I want to talk about Last Letters and their track, How's Your Low? Charles messaged me a few weeks back and asked if I'd do a post on the track, so here it is. I'm not overly obsessed with the track. It's alright, it's just a bit calm and summery. Which, I mean I was told from the get-go, so I can't fault Charles. It's got some lovely vocals on it, and the actual track is really nice to listen to.  I just don't 100% vibe with the track. It reminds me of another track, but I can't remember what it is, but it's another track I've featured on here before by a small artist. I'm not mad at the track, but it's something that I would have to be in the mood to

Losing Sleep by Autumn Fires

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! I’m finally back! I know it seems like forever since I last uploaded but I’m finally back to talk about Autumn Fires’ latest single Losing Sleep.   On this blog, we love Autumn Fires. They’re an insane band! They have so much talent! And they truly are a wonderful band that deserves a hell of a lot more love and support than they get. I’ve been working with them for about a year now and they just keep getting better and better, and they truly are a gift that doesn’t stop giving.   Losing Sleep is an incredible track just like the previous releases, but this one has such an incredible feel to it. It’s a classic pop-punk track like we’ve come to know and expect from Autumn Fires but with each single, the band get more and more refined and sound better than ever before.   Losing Sleep is incredibly engaging, it holds your attention for the full 3 and a half minutes the song goes on for. It features Charlotte’s incredible vocals, which are complemented b

A Million Times Before by Segarra

  Welcome/welcome back to the blog! Today I'm featuring a new band... finally! Today we're talking about Segarra, a band based in the East Midlands, and we all know, Notts, Derby and Leicester bands have a very strong place in my heart. I adore them. I love them all, well the nice ones anyway. Pretty much, if you're a local band to me, and you're nice then I probably love you. Now, I've been aware of Segarra for a while now, I've seen them on lineups and things like that, but I'd never really paid that much attention to them. Until the other day when I got a lovely message off them asking if I'd be alright doing some press for them. I said yes, because well, I love supporting as many small bands as I can. So, today, Friday the 3rd of September 2021, Segarra released their 3rd single, A Million Times Before. That's the main point of this post, but, I'm just going to do a mini introduction to them beforehand.  Segarra are a band based in the East M