Hot New Bands / #6 / Hidden Charms / Cannonball Review

WHEN: 17.06.2016Hidden Charms - Cannonball
LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LOVE

Groove is a wonderful thing. Since branching out a music taste that primarily stuck solely to the constraints of desert rock, I’ve had some kind of awakening that hey, it’s okay to dance. After suffering a traumatic experience at a family wedding in which I witnessed a relative point and laugh at me for my dancemoves (which to this day I contest were sweet) I decided that I would never try to dance again. A couple years passed and soon I found myself with no choice but to dance as I had suddenly picked up a music taste that featured a lot of basslines, riffs and beats that hit me right into the hips and the toes, and today I can announce proudly that I am back dancing again. Continue reading “Hot New Bands / #6 / Hidden Charms / Cannonball Review”

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Hot New Bands / #5 / The Penny Antics

The Penny Antics - Guilty PleasuresHOT NEW BANDS is a series in which a particular band gets bigged up by yours truly every (nearly every) Wednesday. So far I’ve raved about No Hot Ashes, NARCS, Kassassin Street and Consolers, and today for the fifth addition to the list I’m very excited to proudly introduce you to THE PENNY ANTICS. These guys are a duo from my own home county of Essex and they perform a kind of grunge/punk rock that’s sure to get your blood pumping and your head banging. Awesome.

Having performed all over the place for the past year, The Penny Antics have been steadily growing a fanbase that appreciates their energetic and fist-pumpingly good live performances. They currently have a debut album in the works and their single Guilty Pleasures has a music video too. Sounds like these guys know how to get shit done. Continue reading “Hot New Bands / #5 / The Penny Antics”

Hot New Bands / #4 / Consolers

Welcome to HOT NEW BANDS. This is a seriesConsolers - Astronaut Babies where every Wednesday I talk about a band that has been tickling my fancy lately. One of my favourite things about being a music reviewer is being able to listen to brand new bands and get excited about what they’re bringing to my eardrums, so this series is all about showcasing their talent and to help them get their sound out to a wider audience. I’ve featured three artists previously – No Hot Ashes, NARCS and Kassassin Street – and am excited to follow it up with the fourth addition to the series – Consolers!

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Hot New Bands / #3 / Kassassin Street

Kassassin Street - Hand In My PocketWelcome to HOT NEW BANDS. This is a series where every Wednesday I talk about a band
that has been tickling my fancy lately. One of my favourite things about being a music reviewer is being able to listen to brand new bands and get excited about what they’re bringing to my eardrums, so this series is all about showcasing their talent and to help them get their sound out to a wider audience. I’ve featured two artists previously – No Hot Ashes and NARCS – and am excited to follow it up with the third addition to the series – Kassassin Street!

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Hot New Bands \ #1 \ No Hot Ashes

Welcome to a brand new series called Hot New Bands! Yes this is probably a staple of all other music websites and blogs out there right now but with the amount of submissions received and connections made over the last three years of trying to write coherent sentences about good music I thought it was about time for me to jump on the bandwagon too. It’s an idea that’s pretty self-explanatory – this is all about showcasing some of the best new talents currently producing music at this very moment. You may have seen various reviews of losing my shit over a certain band so now I wish to make my voidance of literal bowels a little more regular. Once a week I will be writing very fondly of a certain band or artist whose music has tickled my fancy since the start of the year, and hopefully it all collate into one glorious playlist of epic proportions.

The first band to debut this new series has got to be No Hot AsNo Hot Ashes - Goosehes. These guys are a four piece band from Manchester and their sound is made up of elements of funk rock and hip hop to create something that’s gritty but also full of reasons to get dancing along to their songs. At the start of the month I raved quite strongly about their debut single Goose as it is offered up the perfect introduction to their possibly polarising blend of genres. The two genres come together nicely to produce a track that’s full of heavy guitar riffs, danceable basslines and all sorts of breakdowns, tempo shifts and guitar solos that all in all creates something that becomes a very confident way to say hello to the music industry.

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