Lean’s Pick: Feed the Monkey by Chris Grey and the BlueSpand ft. Lucy Woodward

A couple of years ago we were on holiday in Denmark. We visited the town of Odense on a cold and wet day. When we came to a little square a man with a guitar was singing the blues just outside a cafe. I was rather impressed and joked we should invite him over toContinue reading “Lean’s Pick: Feed the Monkey by Chris Grey and the BlueSpand ft. Lucy Woodward”

Just a review: No Regrets by Dev!n

In the new submissions list #5 we can find Devin Collins’ (aka Dev!n) single ‘No Regrets’. Dev!n was one of the founders of America’s first openly gay boyband Echo V., but apparently he has no regrets about leaving Echo V. When Mike first played this song I thought it was a new single by theContinue reading “Just a review: No Regrets by Dev!n”

Lean’s pick: The People We Used To Be- Julian Velard

Julian Velard is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and comedian born and raised in New York City. He devoted an entire concept album ‘If You Don’t Like It, You Can Leave’ to New York in 2014. I still call him my favourite New Yorker, despite the fact that he moved out of New York earlier thisContinue reading “Lean’s pick: The People We Used To Be- Julian Velard”

Lean’s pick: A Little Love by Jack Francis

This Jack Francis is definitely NOT the singer, YouTuber and Instagram Influencer with the tattooed face, who’s friends with Billie Elish. ‘My’ Jack Francis is a long haired a folk/americana singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar from Southampton (UK). He has already played at some major UK festivals such as the Isle of Wight and StoneContinue reading “Lean’s pick: A Little Love by Jack Francis”

Lean’s pick – Time by Harry Pane ft. Maia Frankowski

Harry Pane (UK) has some impressive Spotify figures. His song ‘Beautiful Life‘ released in 2018 has almost 3,5 million streams on Spotify. Harry gained praise from some big names and has played quite a few gigs in the UK, where he has a great following. He played at some amazing festivals, like Glastonbury, SXSW andContinue reading “Lean’s pick – Time by Harry Pane ft. Maia Frankowski”

Lean’s pick – Haunt the Woods

If Jeff Buckley and Muse had a love child it would be Haunt the Woods. This is folky prog rock with some great lyrics. Haunt the Woods are a four-piece band from Cornwall. They released their debut album ‘Opaque’ on February 28th 2020. I picked ‘Elephant’ as one of this week’s bonus tracks to theContinue reading “Lean’s pick – Haunt the Woods”

Lean’s pick: Marathon – Amelia

This song isn’t in one of the Cool submission playlists. It might not even be indie, because they have a record label to distribute the upcoming album for retail. Nevertheless, this song has me hooked ever since I first heard it about a month ago. It’s 10 minutes of pure progressive rock. I’ve added itContinue reading “Lean’s pick: Marathon – Amelia”

Just a review: The Summer Wind (Kristy)- Morningside Lane

Morningside Lane is a four-piece indie rock band. They dropped their debut album ‘These Are Our Years’ early September. They had previously released a couple of EP’s. When I first heard ‘The Summer Wind‘ it sounded vaguely familiar, but I was unable to pinpoint why. It started to make sense when I later read whereContinue reading “Just a review: The Summer Wind (Kristy)- Morningside Lane”

Lean’s pick – Masquerade – Josephine Pascoe

Josephine Pascoe’s song Higher Funktion has been in the Top 20 for a couple of weeks now, but she has released more songs, like Masquerade. So far this song hasn’t made into the Top 20, but I feel this song deserves a spot in the chart. Every time I listen to this song, I discoverContinue reading “Lean’s pick – Masquerade – Josephine Pascoe”

Lean’s pick – Kerosene Dream by Alameda Ash

I can’t believe this song was submitted 5 weeks ago. How did I overlook this one, only to rediscover it last week? I like rock music, a lot. This song can be described as AC/DC playing the blues. Raw energy with some nice guitar riffs. The Story:Good love turned murderous obsession. What would a songContinue reading “Lean’s pick – Kerosene Dream by Alameda Ash”