Private Island – Sunbreak | EP Review


Private Island is a band comprising of SIX PEOPLE determined to knock your socks off and throw your feet to the dancefloor with the release of their second EP Sunbreak. These guys’ flair for indie rock and funk have gained them quite a bit of attention thanks to the release of some popular singles in the form of ‘Enough’ and ‘Drugs’, and now look to come in strong with this new EP.

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Jaunt – Chat | EP Review


Jaunt is a band from Toronto and this is their new EP Chat. The art of conversation is a wonderful thing, as it allows you to join words with a person of choice about whatever topic you please. From Brexit to Dip Dabs to the person you hate at work to something you saw on the Internet, you get to talk about all kinds of shit. In this conversation, we’re talking about how great Chat is.

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You Are Number Six – VHS Dreams | EP Review


You Are Number Six (or YANS) are a duo from France and this is their new EP VHS Dreams. These guys perform a kind of electronic music that brings a lot of everything going on from the 80’s into the modern day, and gets it sounding as glitchy as possible to really ramp up its gothic appeal. It’s very intriguing, and I’m particularly glad they’re on Tree Machine Records.

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Self-Titled EP by From The Cave / EP Review

WHEN: 29.04.2016From The Cave EP

Y’know, there’s been some good music from us Brits this year, and this is another one. From The Cave are a five piece band from London and this is their new self-titled EP. These guys perform some kind of rock cocktail, taking influences from alternative to grunge to punk to produce something that makes me wanna drink it all up. Mmm, delicious.

The EP kicks things off with Night Hawk which offers a sweet Hawk sample alongside a sketchy guitar riff that’s equally moody and catchy, producing the strangest dance moves out of me. From The Cave throw down some sweet male/female vocal dynamics on top of the instrumental which really comes into full swing for the chorus which properly fills up the airwaves. It’s a very catchy listen, and definitely gets me in the mood to enjoy the rest of what’s to come. Continue reading “Self-Titled EP by From The Cave / EP Review”

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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Last Colour by Lifecycle \ EP Review

WHEN: 21.03.2016Lifecycle - Last Colour
WHERE: Ricochet Records

Nostalgia is a funny thing. Last night I watched Season 3 of Rugrats on Netflix and it left me with the sense of uneasiness due to the mundane storylines and the slightly eerie jarring of the characters’ mouths. Another blast from the past came from an email I received not too long ago regarding today’s band – Lifecycle. Way back in 2014 I reviewed their debut album Lino Cosmos and this was referenced by the sender which I thought was so sweet. Anyway, Lifecycle like to go to town on the tribal/dance genre and this is their new EP Last Colour. You better get into this, because where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

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Jobin by The Orielles | Track Review

WHEN: New EP – 25.03.2016The Orielles - Jobin
WHERE: Art Is Hard

It’s nice to hear new bands producing music that showcases their talents while also displaying just a little smidge of their potential too. The Orielles are a three piece band from Yorkshire and this is their latest single Jobin. These guys formed after meeting at a house party which is a pretty traditional setting for all ideas of forming band to take place – I think I’m currently in about five bands right now. After enjoying a very successful 2015 The Orielles have just released their new EP also titled Jobin on the 25th March, which means that this review of this track is relevant as hell. Awesome.

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