Inspired by the work set out from former MP Jo Cox’s Commission of Loneliness, published in 2017, Toni Castells’ latest work – ‘HHUMANN X’, heavily draws upon the findings of this report, which divulged that more than 9 million people are affected by loneliness in the UK alone. With the album’s themes centred around the subject … Continue reading Composer Toni Castells explores notions of loneliness in Neo-Classical concert – LSO St Luke’s, Barbican on 20th October
Urban nightlife has always heralded a heartfelt sanctuary for escapism and positivity. Such is the message from a new transatlantic collaboration: Woolfman and JStew, who urge all to shed their burdens and ‘Listen to the Beat’. Ultimately, what we have here is less of a trajection towards a new niche dance project, but more of … Continue reading Woolfman & JStew unite the world with intercontinental collaboration
There’s no escaping the excitement and anticipation for what is to become the first release from The Uprise – a new record label enterprise founded by NFL superstar and BBC Sport pundit Osi Umenyiora. Here we can witness an initial glimpse at the various twists and turns that have given rise to their premier starlet Andi McErnest and his lead … Continue reading Journey from the underground – Andi McErnest first star to shine from new label: The Uprise
Journeying back across the Atlantic from the riotous furore that has swept across the US, ever evolving, self-styled, psychedelic-punk outfit Wartoad are set to conclude their ‘Don’t Step on Me’ World Tour by unleashing themselves upon a pilgrimage of some of the leading punk and indie venues up and down the UK. Perhaps the most eye … Continue reading Punkadelic Prog-Frog Superstars Wartoad to Tour UK!
With this most unprecedented of summers surely now drawing to a close, let us draw upon an unprecedented source of inspiration. In a semblance of proof that music has touched the four corners of the map, squint closely towards a mere speck in the Indian Ocean off of the coasts of Mauritius and Madagascar. Here … Continue reading The Music World’s True Robinson Crusoe Launches Chart Offensive from Desert Island
Occasionally, the need for the polish is cast to one side for something a little rougher around the edges. For a band seeking to define the notion of what it means to be a ‘real’ rock band, while juggling their own responsibilities, Belfast-based MASK are evoking a pre-punk style perhaps able to offer a sympathetic … Continue reading MASK Defeat Life and Geography to Bring Back Blues Rock Without a Safety Net!
Exploring concepts close to the heart often treat us to an experience saturated with colourful emotion. The fourth studio album from underground prog outfit Heronimus Fin, entitled ‘The Pharmacist’ is another performance by them that is anchored by heavily thematic lyrical content. This tale on offer is a loose parallel to the personal experiences of … Continue reading Dr Heronimus Fin Prescribes Regular Doses of Heavy Rock. Britain’s Legendarily Collectible Band Return
Since being signed to East West Records at the beginning of the year, singer-songwriter Billy Lockett has been working relentlessly to deliver the new music fans have all been eagerly waiting for. Hitting the music scene hard, Billy has been releasing single after single with the beautiful ‘Empty House’ and summer song ‘Feels So Good’ … Continue reading Powerful new singles ‘Fading Into Grey’ and ‘My Only Soul’ from Billy Lockett
When I first heard ‘Once In My Life’ – the opening track from The Decemberists’ new album, I’ll Be Your Girl – I was taken aback by the jarring familiarity the simple lyrics struck within me. The overwhelming ‘for once in my life, could just something go right?’ echoed throughout the song and lingered long … Continue reading Uplifting music video for The Decemberists’ ‘Once In My Life’
Fergus McKay and his troupe, Nothing Concrete, are music like nothing you have never heard before from their remote location of Pyrenees in the South of France. With diversity in both their music and backgrounds, Fergus McKay & Nothing Concrete are an extraordinary band consisting of unique and talented musicians who create folk infused, bluesy, … Continue reading Fergus McKay & Nothing Concrete present ‘Old Black Crow’