The Place Where You Are EP – Julia Meijer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Blurring the lines between traditional folk, ambient electronica, understated indie and perhaps some more primordial musical urges, The Place Where You Are is a sublime collection of songs. Whilst sounding very much the perfect collision between the modern musical grassroots and the more discerning end of the mainstream, there is also something mysterious and arcane... Continue Reading →

Barren King – Manntra (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ahead of a full-album next month, tantalisingly titled Monster Mind Consuming, Barren King offers a wonderful taste of the musical and mystical world that Manntra calls home. Blending sea-shanty sonics with searing metal licks, industrial grind with folk grandeur, traditional sounds with otherworldly, gothic vibes, Barren King is a fantastic flight of fancy. It is... Continue Reading →

Nova – Beemo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If Beemo isn’t the perfect bridge between the established traditions of Celtic folk and country rock, and the sound of contemporary indie music, then it will certainly do until a better bridge comes along. Nova, a succulent sonic taster from the album Bustin’ Out, is a buoyant and boisterous sing-along, upbeat and euphoric in the... Continue Reading →

Our Hour – Hanterhir (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

It’s difficult to classify a band such as Cornwall’s Hanterhir, among the fifteen – yes, fifteen– songs tracks on ‘Our Hour’ the band dip into different genres like a guest at a finger buffet, filling their plate with rock, punk, folk and poppy radio-friendly music but the music feels connected by the acoustic guitar that... Continue Reading →

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