In the spotlight: Bleak Affair

Imagine Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Placebo went to the pub together and decided to write an EP. That’s how British band Bleak Affair describe their sound. Bleak Affair consist of two members: Ben Barnett (guitar/vocals) and James Oliver (guitar/Father Figure). They released their debut single ‘Sometimes’ in September. Let’s chat about their debut single andContinue reading “In the spotlight: Bleak Affair”

New Release – Echoes (EP) by Blue Nation

Blue Nation are a three-piece band hailing from Birmingham (UK). They use riff based melodic bluesrock from a reservoir of influences, including the Beatles, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Brit Pop 90’s, more recently Rival Sons and Vintage Trouble, to create their memorable sound. Their four track EP ‘Echoes’ will be out (digitally) 2nd September. The physicalContinue reading “New Release – Echoes (EP) by Blue Nation”

New Release – Poetaster: A Miscellany (album) by The False Poets

Hailing from Durham (UK) the False Poets originally formed in the summer of 2012 by four fans of garage rock. They soon started writing their own material and put out a single and EP before disbanding in 2014. The band got back together in 2018 with the intention of focusing on their own songs. TheyContinue reading “New Release – Poetaster: A Miscellany (album) by The False Poets”

In the spotlight: Storm of Crows

Storm of Crows is a three-piece rock band based in Sheffield and Stockport (UK). The band members Paul Coates (guitars, vocals, synthesiser), Matt Kik (guitars, vocals, MIDI drums) and Jimmy Medway (bass guitar, vocals) were originally in various bands at the end of the 90s. They reformed during the Covid-19 lockdown to record some ofContinue reading “In the spotlight: Storm of Crows”

In the spotlight: Robi Mitch

Indie rock singer/songwriter Robi Mitch’s dreamy yet groovy sound is inspired by 70s psychedelia and 90s mixtapes, along with his experiences as a session musician in Taiwan. In 2021 he moved from his hometown of Bristol (UK) to Cornwall and is now based in Penryn. He released his debut album ‘Our Year’ in January 2020Continue reading “In the spotlight: Robi Mitch”

In the spotlight: Thirsty Curses

Thirsty Curses are a rock ‘n roll band from Raleigh, North Carolina (USA) formed by Wilson Getchell in 2017. Through the years the band had various line up changes with Wilson Getchell and bassist Clayton Herring serving as the two mainstays. The band currently consists of Wilson Getchell (vocals, guitar, keys), Clayton Herring (bass guitar),Continue reading “In the spotlight: Thirsty Curses”

In the spotlight: Civic Green

Civic Green are an indie rock band from Barnsley (UK) who formed in 2015. The band comprises of Danny Hall (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Matty Walker (lead guitar), Andy Lowman (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Gav Darley (drums). The band recently released their debut EP ‘Sailing The River’. For an in-depth look of the album,Continue reading “In the spotlight: Civic Green”

New Release – Star Crossed Lovers by Jucundi

Rob (Jucundi) grew up in post-industrial Wolverhampton (UK). In his early years he lived in a simple happy home with no TV, just a record player, portable radio and a slightly out of tune old piano. He watched his mum teach his dad piano and learned a little himself in their small back room. TheContinue reading “New Release – Star Crossed Lovers by Jucundi”