Ryan Allen – Digital Hiss

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It’s almost guaranteed to be a good sign when an email from a musician begins with “I know I’m a complete nutcase and can’t stop releasing stuff!” Well, Ryan Allen is no nutcase. But it’s true that he can’t stop releasing music. And if I were as talented as Ryan Allen, I too would release […]

Album review: MAXIMO PARK – Nature Always Wins

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PIAS, Prolifica [Release date 26.02.21] Maximo Park have been around since 2001, now releasing their seventh album ‘Nature Always Wins’. Although I had heard of Maximo Park I had not heard much by them and that I have swiftly rectified … Continue reading → The post Album review: MAXIMO PARK – Nature Always Wins appeared […]

Emma Elisabeth – Jellyfish

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Swedish songstress, writer and producer Emma Elisabeth has just released her brand-new EP “Something Borrowed, Something Blue”. Three delicious songs built upon a mix of indie-pop vibes, Americana textures and made unique by her gorgeous vocal. ‘Jellyfish‘ is the lead single and also our favorite of the lot. As Emma explains about it: “Valentine’s Day […]

Interview: HOL on new album The Chapters

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HOL The Chapters DL | Streaming Out now HOL releases her debut album, The Chapters on 19th February. The Blackpool based teenager has been working towards this with a selection of tracks made available in pairs over the last 12 months. The young writer, producer and performer has steadily been building up a fan base via […]

Various Artists: The Eighth Wave – album review

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The Eighth Wave Various Artists Big Stir CD/DL Out Now Compilation number eight in the Big Stir Digital Singles Series, with Spygenius, The Brothers Steve, mylittlebrother and The Wild Kindness all taking part…LTW’s Ian Canty ponders if this set is an eighth wonder… The Eighth Wave, the final Wave collection of 2020 from the auspices […]

EP review: THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Threesome Vol. 2

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Stranger Danger [Release date 15.01.21] The Lickerish Quartet return with their second four song EP. The band comprise ex-Jellyfish members Roger Joseph Manning Jr, Tim Smith and Eric Dover and like the much missed Jellyfish, they carry on that band’s … Continue reading → The post EP review: THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Threesome Vol. 2 […]

HÅN + GIUNGLA – CTR

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We are all going through a difficult time that none of us ever expected. The pandemic has made us more vulnerable, more scared, more alone. For artists, the impossibility of being able to perform live is probably the aspect that most strongly impacted them. But music and creativity are too powerful to be stopped ! […]

Various Artists – The Yuletide Wave – album review

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Various Artists – The Yuletide Wave Big Stir CD/DL Out now Seasonal outing for the Big Stir Digital Series, with such artists as Kimberley Rew & Lee Cave-Berry, Spygenius, Anton Barbeau and The Brothers Steve donning Santa suits and spreading their own unique type of festive cheer…Ian Canty decks the halls from a shopping trolley… […]

Album review: PICTUREHOUSE – 1999 Live in Dublin

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Website [Release date 27.11.20] Ahhh live music we miss you so and even someone like me who isn’t normally a big fan of live albums has been playing a lot of live tracks this year. So when of the many … Continue reading → The post Album review: PICTUREHOUSE – 1999 Live in Dublin appeared […]

Hachiku: I’ll Probably Be Asleep – album review

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Hachiku I’ll Probably Be Asleep  Marathon Artists LP | CD | DL Out Now Ennui has never seemed so appealing and dreamy as on the debut album from Hachiku. Elliott Simpson reviews. If there’s one genre of music that was destined to flourish throughout lockdown, it’s bedroom pop. I’ll Probably Be Asleep, the first full-length […]