Author: Zach Spencer

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Review: Twin Peaks – Lookout Low

Twin Peaks fourth studio album is a throwback to a summery 70s America, often blending impish drumbeats and snare rolls, light and breezy keys and twanging country guitar riffs to create a fun if not a slightly forgettable album. Listening to the piece you get the sense that the quintet love what they do and […]

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Review: The Big Moon – Your Light

With a second album slated for a January 2020 release, The Big Moon have offered their second single, Your Light. An instant indie-pop banger that encapsulates the urge to shrug off the weight of the world to allow yourself to live as happily as you can despite the abhorrent events of late, something which can […]

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Review: Frankie Knight – ‘Even Though’

Ahead of her debut album, Sussex-based Frankie Knight has released Even Though, a dreamy, electronic number with flecks of synth that wouldn’t be out of place in the Stranger Things soundtrack. Even Though opens with a riff similar to something Dan Croll may have used on his first album before beautifully fusing an 80s undercurrent […]

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Review: Marika Hackman – all night

The third single from Any Human Friend is a ballad dedicated to reclaiming the image of sapphic sex while flipping overtly sexual themes, usually sung by male performers, on its head in a song that elegantly combines elements from her previous albums with her new material. Featuring an intro throwing us back to We Sleep […]

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Review: Twin Peak – Dance Through It

With an impending fourth album the Chicago natives’ latest channels their inner feel-good 70s summer vibes. In a song that leans heavily towards The Doors circa Morrison Hotel they showcase their ability to merge catchy, simplistic hooks with psychedelic keyboard riffs, soulful bass lines and crooning horn sections. They quickly and subtly take you from […]

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Albums of 2019 So Far…

We are now into July and into the second half of 2019. We thought we would take a look at some of our favourite albums of the year so far. Written by Henry Groves (HG), Zach Spencer (ZS), Ben Norris (BN), George Smale (GS) and Harry Fortuna (HF) Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs […]

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Review: Marika Hackman – the one

Marika Hackman’s latest song from her forthcoming album, Any Human Friend, is a surprisingly large and refreshing evolution from her previous work. Addressing selling out, growing egos and fan expectations this could be her most honest, and possibly saddest, track to date as she struggles with change and the limelight while masking it with one […]

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Review: Shura – religion (you can lay your hands on me)

Three years after her debut album Shura has released the second track from her upcoming album, forevher. religion is an incredible pop/funk evolution from Touch that wouldn’t be out of place in the seventies with flourishes of string accompaniment, guitar and bass riffs harking back to Diana Ross’ The Boss and lyrics laden with sexual […]

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Review: LA Peach – I Can Remember Where You Are

L.A. Peach is back for the second time this year and is gracing us with his latest dreamy ear worm. Like his previous work, his effortless cool-dad charisma oozes through his loving lyrics, reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys circa Suck It and See, in a beautifully harmonised chorus that will stick with you for days. Is […]

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Review: King Princess – Cheap Queen

King Princess’ latest single is a stellar and relatable downbeat track that’s an ode to self-reflection, “I’ve been going out too much/ and talking ‘bout myself too much”, just as much as it is drag culture and shaping your own identity in a song that perfectly bridges her debut EP with Pussy Is God.

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Review: The Marias – ‘…baby one more time’

The Marías bring their instantly entrancing and dreamy L.A. vibes to a 90s classic. Starting, somewhat, stripped back before building to their trademark subtle synth accompaniment, they use lead singer Marías’ hushed vocal cadences to their full advantage, making a two-minute track feel like thirty seconds, desperately leaving you wanting to hear how else they […]

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