Alphabet Backwards – British Explorer

Released on 28th November 2011 on Highline Records. Reviewed by Francesca Baker Alphabet Backwards are releasing their final EP. This is brilliant. Because next summer they will be releasing their debut album. That’s at least ten tracks of pure endorphin ruffling pop. Can’t wait. But until then, to get us through the winter gloom theContinue reading “Alphabet Backwards – British Explorer”

Alphabet Backwards – Taller

Released November 28th 2011 on Highline Records Reviewed by Francesca Baker Taller, taken from Alphabet Backwards forthcoming EP British Explorer is perfectly packaged Alphabet Backwards pop. More sparce instrumentation than some, the beautifully disjointed dynamic between James and Steph’s vocals, abrupt cymbals and yearning finish all perfectly capture a song James describes as being aboutContinue reading “Alphabet Backwards – Taller”

Secret Rivals – Start Fires

Kittiwake Records Michael Huggins When listening to Secret Rivals’ debut EP you instantly get the sense that they enjoy writing their music. The upbeat feel to each song, especially the first track ‘It Would Be Colder Here Without You’, catches you and pulls you in, and mood permitting even makes you break into a smile.Continue reading “Secret Rivals – Start Fires”

Spring Offensive for Oxjam Kilburn, 24 Nov 2010

Powers Bar, Kilburn Francesca Baker Nobody here is in any doubt that Oxfam is an amazing charity. If there is any divine justice, then as a collective it must have guestlist at the celestial gates and an AAA pass around paradise. No, rather the reason that everyone’s number one reason for being in Powers thisContinue reading “Spring Offensive for Oxjam Kilburn, 24 Nov 2010”

Alphabet Backwards – The Superhero EP

Kittiwake Records Oxford five piece alphabet backwards have all that is required to become a mainstream success: bundles of energy, good looks and most importantly fantastic ‘pop’ tunes.  The self titled debut mini-album received some great reviews, but not the radio airplay or commercial sales that it deserved. Now, alphabet backwards are back with ‘The SuperheroContinue reading “Alphabet Backwards – The Superhero EP”