Song reviews


  Hamburg by Only Yours

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A song that will undoubtedly find friends in more educated circles, “Hamburg” struts out strongly for Only Yours and shows what you can do when you make more effort than most will do in these sequenced times. It’s a good one.

Review date:  November 16, 2018

  Shakey by Pattern Pusher

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There is always a place in my heart for a proper pop song and Pattern Pusher duly push all the right buttons with their Britpop influenced sugary confection “Shakey”. This is a song that makes the world a better place.

Review date:  November 11, 2018

  Chasing Stars by Postiljonen

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Nicely drifting along in their own dream pop way are Postiljonen with their song “Chasing Stars” being as nice an example of a meandering soundtrack to your day as you are likely to get without actually being retro.

Review date:  November 11, 2018

  Since I Lost My Baby by Cherrill Rae

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I thought I recognised her voice and it was indeed Cherrill Rae of eighties discolettes The Raes, Time has passed and she has now moved to the soul side of the street with her song “Since I Lost My Baby” reaching way past into the past for its musical goodness.

Review date:  November 10, 2018

  Say Goodbye To The Ragged Tiger by Sparkling

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Retro electro

Bleak and distinctly retro, Danish electro poppers Sparkling successfully add enough arthouse pretension to get them playlist attention in the better coffee shops throughout the land and duly keep “Say Goodbye To The Ragged Tiger” one shot ahead of a latté.

Review date:  November 10, 2018

  Splash The World With your Colours by Jhenni

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An odd mix of synthetic and real, “Splash The World With your Colours” almost sounds different but doesn’t quite gel as a song with Jhenni’s voice sounding more like the result of technical tinkering than the real thing.

Review date:  November 10, 2018

  Piece of Shit by Bony Macaroni

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Once more into the past with the power punk irony of Weezer being resurrected by Bony Macaroni with their song “Piece of Shit”. Underachievement is spiritually back in fashion so this example of melody driven irony is pretty much a fashion item.

Review date:  November 2, 2018

  Dream by Mirny Mine

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Nothing like a bit of moody electronic bleakness to start your day and Mirny Mine duly stirs up the black clouds with “Dream”. The song isn’t short of atmosphere however with the neo tribal chanting providing sufficient ear grabbing enchantment.

Review date:  November 2, 2018

  Heartbreak Hall of Fame by Grascals

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You can never have too much Americana although Grascals seem more country than most with their song “Heartbreak Hall of Fame” being replete with finger picking, cheating spouses and fried chicken. It’s wholesome and that’s the truth.

Review date:  November 2, 2018

  Hey Now by The Money War

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Dissolving dream pop into a cup of best guitar driven grunge like a band on a mission, The Money War nuzzle up against your common sense and duly make you wish that you could make the world a better place. “Hey Now” is therefore kind of uplifting in a fuzzy sort of way.

Review date:  November 2, 2018

  My Silver Net by Amy Duncan

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A rather enchanting song from Amy Duncan this time with “My Silver Net” drifting towards the folk song end of the musical spectrum before ending on a near jazzy note. That’s a sign of musical maturity to my ears and my ears are never wrong.

Review date:  November 2, 2018

  Cat Got Your Tongue by Anna Karenina

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This is a good start to the weekend. It would seem that all is not polished perfection in the world of Scandinavian electro pop as Anna Karenina demonstrates with “Cat Got Your Tongue”. Filled with oblique theatrical flourishes, this is a song that will wake up your mind.

Review date:  October 30, 2018

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