Single Review: The Flatline – Isn’t she Pretty?

I like a band with presence and plenty of swagger and young Manchester/ Oldham/ Huddersfield band The Flatline have it in spades. After last year’s excellent Arctic Monkey rock tinted Sub Pressure Sessions EP, the guys (lead singer Jack Dunning, Will Leslie on guitar, Jamie Walton with bass and drummer Ben Pursehouse) end 2018 with a new track Isn’t She Pretty. Isn’t She Pretty is … Continue reading Single Review: The Flatline – Isn’t she Pretty?

Album Review: Demons of Ruby Mae

Manchester based duo Demons of Ruby Mae popped out a self titled album of sheer luxury and pleasure at the end of October. The Demons of Ruby Mae (Adam Rowley and Jonny Gavin) originally from Leicester formed the band five years ago, since then releasing a string of increasingly sublime and dramatic tunes. The sound is a seamless blend of Jonny’s haunting and powerful voice … Continue reading Album Review: Demons of Ruby Mae

EP Review: Rival Bones – Strangefruit

2018 is going to be the third year in a row Rival Bones will be featuring in both our overall Top 40 of the year as well as the Halfway 2 Nowhere unsigned/undiscovered Top 40, showcasing them to be one of the best rock bands operating in the UK at present. Last week they released their second EP Strangefruit and since the release, all I’ve seen is praise … Continue reading EP Review: Rival Bones – Strangefruit

Single Review: Runaway Hounds – Nightlight

Earlier in the year, Halfway 2 Nowhere got very excited when upcoming Wolverhampton band Runaway Hounds released their track “Sophie”. Described as a “must listen for fans of the likes of Catfish And The Bottlemen, Peace, and Swim Deep” the band had already established themselves as a band looking to make quality indie-rock, ready made for the mainstream.  New track “Nightlight is due for release this … Continue reading Single Review: Runaway Hounds – Nightlight

Single Review: The Attic Doctors – Feed the Pig

There is a theory that political activists can achieve their goals by worming their way into establishment roles and to slowly subvert the organisation from within. This thought comes to mind listening to Bolton’s The Attic Doctors latest single Feed The Pig. This is a track you could happily spin to anyone; with its rather catchy funky beat it feels almost Daft Punk with an indie … Continue reading Single Review: The Attic Doctors – Feed the Pig

Single Review: Oceans on Mars – Cold Blooded

It must be a serious dream for any unsigned sixth form college band to find one of their tracks featured on Match of the Day one idle Sunday, and it has certainly given Cheshire band Oceans on Mars a flying start. It must have been frustrating for these 17 year olds not to be able to celebrate with a legal beer. The 5 piece (singer … Continue reading Single Review: Oceans on Mars – Cold Blooded

Apollo Junction release soaring new single Always Remember

I’m guessing those Leeds lads Apollo Junction must have changed their brand of Yorkshire Tea or something this year, as following their solid debut singles of 2017 they have clearly taken something and developed exponentially. Thus the tag end of 2018 finds Apollo Junction on the cusp of releasing some increasingly confident and free flowing tracks to close the year and to make 2019 something … Continue reading Apollo Junction release soaring new single Always Remember

Single Review: The Briar Woods – Time For Change (3am)

The Briar Woods is the new collaboration between Liverpool based Glen Skelhorn and Ben Curtis. Their first track 3AM is a promising retro 1960’s hippy pop ditty with a lot of wholesome cherry pie on top. The trumpet and flugelhorn of Emily McDaid add a pleasing layer of class which moves the song away from being too routine. The song is one of those songs … Continue reading Single Review: The Briar Woods – Time For Change (3am)

Stereo Honey reach the skies with new single Icarus

You know it’s a band you love when they fit all snugly around you like a well loved trainer. I’ve been locked in a near-cupboard at home all day on a decade old laptop twice a week to help clear a horrendous work backlog and one of the bands I’ve had playing constantly in the background to provide simultaneous comfort and sanity from the vicious … Continue reading Stereo Honey reach the skies with new single Icarus