A song that simply exudes class and literacy, “Comfort” is yet more evidence that Sailing Stones -aka Jenny Lindfors – has the ways and means to enchant your ears. Grown ups with a taste for the poetic will like this one.
Punk pop never dies with Single By Sunday resurrecting that sound with their song “Debbie” and, whilst almost annoyingly catchy, this band nonetheless prove that spending three minutes or so in their company will inevitably lead to a smile.
Whilst Kadeema might seem like the kind of band that are more interested with what is inside the box, their song “Good Lies” provides enough in the way of emotional evidence to prove the band’s true intent lies outside of said box.
If a song could, or should, be written about a sigh then it might, in all possibility, be Blair Lee that would write it. Her song “Less Or More” drifts with sadness in a winter’s breeze yet, by the end, it has made you, well, sigh.
Something classy from the ever melancholy Man of the Minch with his song “Circles” holding a steady emotional course all the way towards the chorus while the ever present fiddle tries to take you the bridge one more time.
There is something kind of refreshing about this modern day take on punk with Smiling Assassin infusing their song with enough old school Mr Angry vibes to make “Coping” seem like a song suitable for the next revolution.
“An Ocean With No Waves” is about as far from being in your face as a song can get yet, with the hypnotic vocal talents of Yasaquarius adding the emotion, this low key song manages to both capture and hold your attention.
It’s actually refreshing to find a band that values impact over tidiness and Paper Tigers are such a band with “Flames” bouncing fussy, fuzzy riffs and the rhythms of rock of the walls in search that first foothold on the wall to success. Play LOUD!
Some songs sound serious and this seems particularly true of “Together (In The Pink) by Emperors Night with some post rock stylisations being added to this mix of casually paced poetry and meandering musical extemporisations in order to further the band’s intentions.
I sometimes wonder if folk music could be metamorphosed into something more modern by the use of electronic aids and perhaps Sciarra though the same thing as her song “Surrender It all” effectively counterpoints the ethereal with the harsh reality of the computer.
There was a time when you had to be old to look backwards to better times but not now as even the young are revisiting five years ago with their rose tinted glasses and “18” by Neimy provides them a very suitable soundtrack for their sentimental reflections.
For a song so heavily processed in its production, Nadia Vaeh nonetheless compensates by pulling in enough in the way of organic lyrical intent and indigenous pop culture references to confirm that “Monroe” is a song whose concept comes from the heart.