Month: April 2019

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Ted Kennedy- Not Enough

The immediate attack of techno synth and pounding kick drum had me reeling and confused for I suspected a run-of-the-mill electronica instrumental with predictable drops etc. Instead pleasant surprises await as moody baritones emanate chorally from the lungs of Ted Kennedy, swirling misty-eyed and melancholic through a new wave wormhole, reaching outside the warp for […]

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Drenge @ The O2 Ritz Manchester

I first saw Drenge at Reading & Leeds in 2013. After reading about them a couple of weeks before in NME, I popped their name into YouTube and ran through a few of their songs. They had this muddy, fast sound polluted with elements of garage and grunge. it was infectious. I thought, ‘this is […]

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Lenny Bull – Don’t Talk About It

Some singers like to show off their vocal range. They like to impress with their skills by reaching every key possible. Some singers, however, are much better when they’re not putting the vocal talents to the forefront. They choose to treat their songs like a conversation with their audience, rather than a showcase for themselves. […]

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Lauren Aquilina @ Manchester Academy 2

I last had the pleasure of reviewing Lauren Aquilina on her highly anticipated tour at The Deaf Institute, Manchester, after retiring from music creation. Luckily for myself and her other fans, she unretired and returned with a new sound in 2018 for her single “Psycho”. As an equally dedicated fan of both Lauren and Nina […]

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Nina Nesbitt @ Manchester Academy 2

Nina Nesbitt originates from Scotland, originally from a folky type of pop style which has now evolved to more of a pop sound. I was lucky enough to see her for the second time, this time with a whole second album under her belt. Nesbitt opens the show with “Somebody Special”, a song that has […]

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KeepVibesNear – Estranged

“Estranged” is immediately attention-capturing with its conversational speak-sing style of vocals. The production is minimalistic and not over arranged, allowing the lyrics the space they deserve to really stand out. There are pauses throughout the song, perhaps allowing the singer and/ or the listener time to reflect on some of the statements; “I’m just tryna […]

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LX Mason – Drink Me Goodbye 

This song concerns itself with the desperate attempts that we as human beings make to forget long-term relationships and their lasting impact. The song is highly relatable, catchy and unlike other songs out there in the charts right now. I could easily see this artist becoming bigger – his vocals are soothing without being boring […]

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Brudini -Vibrations

The throbbing bass is the first thing I noticed about this song, which then goes on to include a strange, haunting type of noise that then vibrates. Funnily enough, the singer sung “Vibrations” just as I wrote that! There is definitely a psychedelic element to the song. You wouldn’t think the many genres this song […]

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Tom Gibson – Not Right For You

Manchester born Tom Gibson has recently released a song titled “Not Right For You”. Whilst his inspirations include John Mayer and Shawn Mendes, make sure you don’t presume he is a carbon copy. He is anything but. The funky electric guitar songs along with the careful usage of vocal echoes help to capture the uncomfortable […]

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Sugarstone

The song opens with a catchy, repeated chorus segment that surely must feature a minor chord or two. The vocals almost echo “The Courteeners” style, easily flowing from low to higher notes whilst maintaining the recurring desire of wanting to be famous, “I want to be just like them, fabulous, high income”. The rhymes are […]

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