New Release – Pains in my Heart by Pepe and the Bandits

“You can die of a broken heart — it’s a scientific fact. The pain of an ended relationship is one that many people experience, maybe even more than once in a lifetime, people are seen to bounce back on TV and in books. But the truth is, it takes a long time it’s hard andContinue reading “New Release – Pains in my Heart by Pepe and the Bandits”

New Release – People are Lonely by Pepe and the Bandits

Last Thursday Pepe and the Bandits released a new song, an instrumental called ‘People are Lonely‘. The song is about loneliness and isolation and the effects of lockdown. This release is slightly different from previous releases, it’s very trancy and chilled. “I was inspired by the sameday or blursday syndrome, where every day is theContinue reading “New Release – People are Lonely by Pepe and the Bandits”

In the spotlight – Rufusking

The four members of Dutch band Rufusking will prepare a fine musical meal for you with their special ingredients. They serve you rock songs with a pinch of indie, a flavour of blues and a taste of the rougher stuff. And they are ready to serve their music to the world! Rufusking are Jan (bass),Continue reading “In the spotlight – Rufusking”

In the spotlight – the Jobs

For this week’s spotlight I’m running away with the Jobs. The Jobs are a feel good indie alt rock band based in Cleveland (USA). Trevor (vocals, guitar) took me on a trip into the band’s history, their influences and the upcoming EP ‘Sailing Upon the Times’. Who are the Jobs? How and when did youContinue reading “In the spotlight – the Jobs”

In the spotlight – Pepe and the Bandits

On this festive Christmas day we are visiting Joe Miller a.k.a. Pepe (UK). Joe lives in a very quaint village on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border about 10 miles from Peterborough, which is about 45 mins on the train into London. He has always been interested in music from an early age and doesn’t go anywhere withoutContinue reading “In the spotlight – Pepe and the Bandits”

Best of 2020 – Pepe and the Bandits

What was your most streamed song in 2020? All my songs stream numbers are very close, but ‘Never Gonna Let you go‘ has surpassed my expectations – a very simple little love song I wrote for my wife has had more streams than anything else so far. What’s your favourite song in the Cool 20Continue reading “Best of 2020 – Pepe and the Bandits”

Just a review: Pepe and the Bandits – Never gonna let you go

When we first started the CoolTop20 in may 2020 the artists didn’t pay any attention. Our first followers where youngsters from Russia looking for ‘new music’. Pepe was one of the first to send his music for a review. His track “Corona” featured on our very first release of the CoolTop20. And even though itContinue reading “Just a review: Pepe and the Bandits – Never gonna let you go”