Album Review: Cherry Pickles – Cherry Pickles Will Harden Your Nipples

If 60’s surf music met Phil Spector while shooting the breeze with Lou Reed and Nico then the end studio result would probably end up something like Birmingham base duo Cherry Pickles’ spiky new debut album Cherry Pickles Will Harden Your Nipples. The band (Brazilian born Priscila B on vocals and guitar, and Brit Mimi B on drums) confirm they only have cheap equipment and … Continue reading Album Review: Cherry Pickles – Cherry Pickles Will Harden Your Nipples

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

It’s difficult to understate the vitality that those Liverpool trumpet muffins Red Rum Club gave to the room on a dank March evening. I don’t think there was a soul in the place missing a loping easy grin by the end of the band’s tight and punchy performance. Earlier, lead singer Francis Doran had explained the band’s nerves at playing the Brudenall while organising the … Continue reading Live Review: Red Rum Club – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Live Review: The Clause and Callow Youth – Jimmy’s, Manchester

There’s been a lot of buzz about Birmingham based The Clause, and when I found they were playing Manchester Jimmy’s with Callow Youth it had to be done. However their future career may turn out, The Clause will rightly be hugely proud to have completed a full sell out tour while aged just 19/20; all the more remarkable because it is just the guys of … Continue reading Live Review: The Clause and Callow Youth – Jimmy’s, Manchester

Single Release: Working Men’s Club – Suburban Heights

Todmorden based Working Men’s Club created the first big 2019 buzz with their first single Bad Blood; 3 weeks on the Radio 6 playlist, selling out their limited edition vinyl before it was released and generating towards 100,000 plays on Spotify. The two articles H2N have published featuring the band are also top of the tree in terms of hits and interest. This past weekend … Continue reading Single Release: Working Men’s Club – Suburban Heights

Local Talent: Motherland – Where I Belong

What better way to shake off the dank weather of winter than a classic rock anthem? With an opener that has all of the grand pomp of the offspring of Won’t Get Fooled Again, Motherland’s first single of 2019 starts with bold intent. The rest of the track from this North East five piece lives up to this initial promise with a thrusting punchy alt-rock … Continue reading Local Talent: Motherland – Where I Belong

EP Review: roves – a strung out pilot

How better to follow four class 2018 single releases but with a first EP to cement their sound? Reading based roves follow in their daring push-the-boundaries style with their fresh new EP a strung out pilot. While I tend to post reviews only about tracks I enjoy, there are some current artists that truly stand out for me and roves accounted for 2 of my … Continue reading EP Review: roves – a strung out pilot

Artist Feature: Foreign TV

There are always those early morning hours at the end of an evening where we just need a little reflective musical pick up; nothing too busy or banging but something fairly gentle, flowing and lacy intricate delicate. South London Epsom based Foreign TV are turning this early hours need into a niche with their second quality single Magnets. There’s a nice late night jazzy feel … Continue reading Artist Feature: Foreign TV

Single Review: The Elephant Trees – 4100

A cold clinical synth beat, a tinkle of music, then a tribal holler and a beating pulse opens the song. A few seconds later, Martha Phillips’ trade mark crystal clear voice wriggles through the sound like a stalking python.  I suspect that on hearing the intro only a small proportion of Elephant Trees fans would guess it was their latest single, 4100. 4100 marks another … Continue reading Single Review: The Elephant Trees – 4100

Album Review: Calva Louise – Rhinoceros

Sometimes I like thoughtful reflective music; other times I like music that makes me feel like I’m driving a cool car fast along a deserted beach with the sun and wind in my hair. This spring take Calva Louise’s debut album Rhinoceros with your key fob, sunnies and sun cream. With Calva Louise’s album Rhinoceros you get both reflection largely in the lyrics and hedonism … Continue reading Album Review: Calva Louise – Rhinoceros