La Bête Blooms – Wishing I Could Kill

Proof that beautiful songs are not always born in the most beautiful places, Hull based La Bete Blooms have released Wishing I Could Kill, just over four and a half minutes dreamy glistening pop a la The Cure, The Pixies and contemporaries The Pains of Being Pure of Heart. Tossing hi hats that quiver gently asContinue reading “La Bête Blooms – Wishing I Could Kill”

Holyesque – Ladybird Love

A year late (it was released in April 2012) I have discovered HolyEsque and Ladybird Love. Good music does have no sell by date of course, and that is the case for this great Glasgow band. Full of gristly distortion, thick crunchy riffs and crackling drums it flows with a rampant groove to please bothContinue reading “Holyesque – Ladybird Love”

Oh So Quiet – Oh So Quiet EP

Released on Cool For Cats Records on April 29th From the opening gentle picking pattern on Rain At Night and the first time we are introduced to the warm wholesome vocals of Malena, through to the final lulls of Si Quedamos the debut EP from Oh So Quiet is one uses strings and strums to their full effect, being soothingContinue reading “Oh So Quiet – Oh So Quiet EP”

Regina Spektor – Laughing With

With a name as ethereal as Spektor this lady has the ability to seep into your soul and incite emotion. Regina Spektor seems to me to be one of those people who can see a dash of colour or a blade of grass and go into raving rhapsodies or deep depressions, the smallest of everydayContinue reading “Regina Spektor – Laughing With”

Darktown Jubilee – Stay

Darktown Jubilee‘s new crowd pleasing single Stay, out on February 19th, is the first from debut album The World, The Devil & The Flesh, released February 25th. Driving guitars and a simple singalong chorus, this is MOR indie.  If we tell you that they are from Manchester, influenced by The Temper Trap, and the trackContinue reading “Darktown Jubilee – Stay”