Song reviews


  Nice To Have a Break by Honey Mooncie

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In truth, there’s not much to “Nice To Have a Break” yet Honey Mooncie, in her own low key and laidback way, turns her song into something that simply entrances your ears. It might just be the time of year but I feel quite sentimental about this song.

Review date:  December 7, 2019

  People Don’t Protest Enough by Catholic Action

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With sequenced insistence, Catholic Action steadily turn their song “People Don’t Protest Enough” into a subtly ironic soundtrack to our times with enough seventies Chinn Chapman factory influences to give the song pop appeal. Magic!

Review date:  December 6, 2019

  Divane by KasbaH

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A fine example of the hybridisation of robotic precision with cross cultural passion, “Divane” proves to be the kind of hypnotic song that both trendsetters and traditionalists would enjoy. KasbaH makes it all happen.

Review date:  December 6, 2019

  Collapses To Zero by Graham Norwood

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Very much in the traditional singer songwriter vein, Graham Norwood swiftly moves his song “Collapses To Zero” far into mellow territory with enough in the way of country and folk seasoning to make him very acceptable to mature ears.

Review date:  December 6, 2019

  Intoxicated Girl by Claire Pitt Wigmore

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Balancing a sharp edged guitar with a wistful female voice is not an easy task yet Claire Pitt Wigmore pulls it off with her song “Intoxicated Girl”. The song itself is laidback in pace and seasoned heavily with melancholy yet the end result is uplifting.

  One Last Embrace by Eliza Shaddad

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“One Last Embrace” rumbles with nefarious intent as Eliza Shaddad grinds the power chords and insistent percussion into something she can sprinkle in the spaces between her words of angst and regret. I hear her!

Review date:  December 6, 2019

  Volvo by Lodet

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A song about a Volvo? Indeed it is and, with the manic assistance of his drum machine, Lodet duly hits the road with his song “Volvo” whilst throwing in just enough twisted Beatles influences and angry guitars to make you want to join him.

Review date:  December 2, 2019

  Gladstone by Blair Lee

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Despite the underlying computer precision, “Gladstone” is still a song that wanders about in your mind after you hear it with Blair Lee putting enough of her heart into the words to make this one seem more organic than you might expect.

  Make Up Your Mind by Phonettes

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Striking a balance between minimalism and melancholy seems to come easily to Phonettes with his song “Make Up Your Mind” meandering nicely on its way down redemption road. A low key song without a doubt but not without melody.

  Need To Say by Caroline Blind

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You can’t go wrong taking a bath in reverb and Caroline Blind does just that with her song “Need To Say” and, as the guitars echo all around her witch song voice, it soon becomes obvious that her take on matters ethereal was designed to entrance you.

Review date:  November 29, 2019

  Girls Don’t Always Sing About Boys by Ego Ella May

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You don’t really expect any surprises from a song that, superficially, seems like just another example of the urban genre yet Ego Ella May springs one on us all with “Girls Don’t Always Sing About Boys” as she twists both words and music into something deeper, darker and different.

Review date:  November 29, 2019

  Go by Unbroken Expanse

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With a pleasing directness, Unbroken Expanse plough the furrows of proper rock history with their song “Go” and dig up more than enough in the way of guitar solos and blue collar, beer drinking energy to make any Friday night worthwhile.

Review date:  November 29, 2019

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