Live Review: The Luka State – Fulford Arms, York

The north-west of England has, for as long as anybody can remember, being a hive of musical activity. Some of the greatest artists of all time have come from the area and this trend shows no sign of stopping. It is difficult though, despite this long line of success, to really stand out from the crowd with the musical scene so saturated over there but … Continue reading Live Review: The Luka State – Fulford Arms, York

Single Review: Kid Kapichi – Glitterati

With new single release Glitterati, I reckon Hastings based band Kid Kapichi have created the biggest stir in the place in the past 953 years. The band told me the local Hastings music scene is truly banging, so that’s no mean feat. When I caught Kid Kapichi play support to the mighty Calva Louise in Leeds Oporto a couple of months back I wrote: It’s … Continue reading Single Review: Kid Kapichi – Glitterati

Single Review: LOCALS – Talkboy

The theme of LOCALS new song Talkboy is about the social anxiety as you say something wrong and the girl wanders off leaving you in need of a confidence boost. It’s a nice piece of lo-fi punk which vocally, musically and subject matter wise rather reminds me of the recently departed new wave great Pete Shelley and his band The Buzzcocks. There’s also something of … Continue reading Single Review: LOCALS – Talkboy

EP Review: Able’s Army – God Won’t Let Me Stop

Those Huddersfield guitar thrashers Able’s Army have produced a tight, clean and clever EP with God Won’t Let Me Stop. Able’s Army are monsters live with a handy supply of crowd pleasing, tight, clean and heavy tunes. This EP adds to their already impressive roster and places it on recording for posterity. The band (Mike Foy, guitar and vocals, James Livesey, bass and vocals and … Continue reading EP Review: Able’s Army – God Won’t Let Me Stop

Single Review: SWEARS – Subliminal

Class heavy and grungy Middlesbrough band SWEARS have released an edgy new video as a perfect accompaniment to their angst ridden recent single Subliminal. Since their inception in 2017 SWEARS have been busy learning their craft as the development in their 5 released tracks amply prove. On this track Subliminal, SWEARS have a pleasing mix of early punk/new wave influences and the vocals set the … Continue reading Single Review: SWEARS – Subliminal

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

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

The Georgian Theatre stage is announced for Stockton Calling 2019 with British Sea Power as headliners

Stockton Calling is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and the multi-venue music festival is pleased to announce the line-up for The Georgian Theatre stage.   Headlining the stage are Mercury Prize nominated conceptual indie art-rock ensemble British Sea Power. Last seen in the north-east packing out Newcastle’s Boiler Shop with their 100 Years Armistice remembrance show, British Sea Power have become an institution over … Continue reading The Georgian Theatre stage is announced for Stockton Calling 2019 with British Sea Power as headliners

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