Cigarette Stories is the EP released by Sam Hollis earlier this year. There’s a strong raw sound to all the 5 tracks as it’s just him with an acoustic guitar. It’s nice to hear something so stripped back yet still have great depth to it, which is impressive since Hollis wrote all the songs himself – minus one line in Get Home, which Tom Gardner gets credit for.
VANT have slowly been becoming one of my favourite upcoming bands and tonight their new track was premiered on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record”. This single has been taken from the band’s new EP and it has a pretty different feel to their previous material but nevertheless, VANT have proved their ability to create a brilliant rock song yet again.
Cross Wires are a four piece band from Essex. From listening to some of their old material and now their new single, Pink Dogs, the band deserve a lot more recognition and I’m certain their debut album will be a strong one.
You Can’t Stop Thinking About Me is the latest offering from Cardiff band, The Cradles. Their previous single, Ideal Girl, has a fantastic 60’s sound and this track sounds even stronger. Continue reading “The Cradles – You Can’t Stop Thinking About Me Review.”
Tourists are a five piece alternative band from Torquay. Their previous single, Cut and Run, had a lot of support from Radio 1 DJ Huw Stevens, leading to them being invited to play a set at “Radio 1’s The Acadamy” in May this year. You can read my review of Cut and Run here.
Bandicoot are a 4 piece alternative rock band from Swansea. The band have a really great and unique sound that transports you back to the late 1980’s indie rock scene.
Tuesday saw The Hunna headline the Hare and Hounds in Birmingham. Considering the band from Hertfordshire only released their debut single in 2015, the response from the crowd was like one of the loyal fanbase of a group that had been going for years.