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Polar States live @ Jimmy’s Manchester

This vibrant night took place at a rather intimate venue. Rammed full of people, even on my press pass I struggled to make it beyond the towering staircase in to the room. I had to squeeze past several longing fans and soon got used to the burning eyes in the back of my head from […]

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Absalom

Last November I had the pleasure of stumbling across Absalom during their set for ‘We Are Listening’ – an event set up to raise money for mental health issues within the music industry, for the charity organisation, ‘Music Minds Matter’. Back then, the five-piece had no official music releases or even social media, they simply […]

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Manalishi – Zipper Mouth

  You may love the distorted guitars, pulsating drumbeats and don’t-give-a-s**t attitude in Zipper Mouths by Manalishi, but your neighbours may not! Hailing from Manchester, the track finds itself in the patchwork quilt land of punk/grunge/alternative. It’s definitely not a song to forget and altogether is cohesive in its message to people who simply won’t […]

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Dave Shurr – The Thread Connecting Us

Dave Shurr’s ability to create an affinity between the listener and simple, yet meaningful music continues with the creation of “The Thread Connecting Us”. All quotes are from Shurr himself. Shurr states that messing about with the fretboard created the square-shaped riff that is prominent throughout. It’s smooth and easy to listen to, and the […]

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Missing Words – Moment to Moment

Uncompromising instrumentals, profuse guitar tones, and palpitating synth melodies. Has that captured your attention? Then you’re going to love Missing Word’s new synth-driven song ‘Moment to Moment’. With a graceful and moving aesthetic alongside an amalgamation of emotions, the video demonstrates a sheer strength of musicianship. Nature imagery is heavily abundant alongside a heavily memorable […]

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The Black Fever – No Work

If you’re about to graduate or recently just have, this song will be handmade for you. With softly wailing guitars opening the track, the listener is then transformed delicately into the opening lyrics, “How long do you think…”. The song is not overshadowed by its powerful production, such as the crisp drum beats, but rather […]

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Emily and Jake – St. Augustine

The majestically pleasant music of Emily and Jake was a dream to review. Elegant harmonising with folk-pop tones – a match made in heaven for a reviewer like me. Their vocals are homely and multi-dimension and their album “St. Augustine” is a catchy and delicate treat in the pop-fuelled music scene we live in today. […]

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Royal Oak – White Lies

Getting back with an ex. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t; but it’s always a memorably absurd experience. “White Lies” is a track fluent in indie-pop, with a shivering opening musician scope encompassed by angular drum beats and flitting bass beats. The hook in the chorus of “whi-hite-lies” is genius, alongside the personable lyrics “do […]

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Titus Calderbank- Mistakes

There is no opening instrumental for “Mistakes” by Titus Calderbank, the listener is simply thrown into the poignant, haunting track. “Hold me closer, dear” and calls of “Darling” help to create an intimate and sentimental tone to a loud, driven song based around forgiveness and letting go of bitterness. The hooks are brilliant, the dynamics […]

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Almost Owen – One in a Million

lmost Owen is “somewhere between John Mayer and Drake. Who knows what that means…” Hopefully an answer along the lines of talented, non-cliché with velvet vocals would be appreciated! In his song about retreating to a hideaway with a lover, the drum beats almost echo a heartbeat and enhance the intimate nature of the song, […]

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