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Harper

Harper is Matthew Broadbent (Vocals /Rhythm Guitar),  Daniel Bhattacharya (Lead Guitar), Toby Thacker (Drums) and Jamie Simpson (Bass) an alt rock band from East London in England. Rooted in influences from the ’70s heavy metal era and The Who, Harper have updated the style with a stronger flavour of Blues and a twist of lyrics which explore the […]

Middle Class Fashion – Jungle – LP review

It was January 2012 that I reviewed a 14 track LP – Girl Talk by Middle Class Fashion and they return with another 14 track LP Jungle – set for release on the 2nd August 2013. Opening with piano chords – Wanted – takes us into the space that is Middle Class Fashion with aplomb […]

Face The King – The Sound – EP review

It was almost a year ago that I first introduced Face The King and they have just released a new four track EP – The Sound – ahead of their forthcoming LP. Opening with You, Me & The Sound there is an immediate sense of urgency that rolls out of the speakers as Face The King […]

False-Heads

False-Heads is Luke Griffiths (Vocals /Guitar), Mop Head ( Bass / Backing Vocals), Jack Hertz (Drums) and Jake Elliott (Guitar) an alternative rock band originally from East London in England but now striding between University in Chichester and their home base of Upminster. A subdued atmospheric charge rolls into the room as False-Heads temper the music with a […]

CoCo and The Butterfields

Coco and The Butterfields – a Celtic Rock band from Canterbury in England comprises Tom Twyman (Guitar / Vocals), Dulcima Showan (Violin / Vocals), Jamie Smith (Beatbox), Micah Hyson (Double Bass), Rob Wicks (Banjo), Zeb Tonkin (Trombone) and Stuart Fowler (Trumpet). CoCo and The Butterfields raise an immediate smile on hitting play as they deliver a […]

We Were Frontiers

We Were Frontiers is a good old fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll quintet from Leeds in England comprising Stuart Wright, Matthew Wright, Richard Denby, James Johnston and Aimee Robinson. As always a top notch rock-a-billy sound finds me prancing round the office more than it finds me hitting the keys to describe the music. We Were Frontiers […]

Prevrat

Prevrat is an electro rock vehicle for Ric Gordon a singer songwriter from Kansas City in the USA to explore faltering relationships. A palpable haze of atmosphere seeps through the room on hitting play as Prevrat discourse the ‘almost’ of relationships existing at different levels of expectation. Somewhat brooding, but nonetheless engaging. Influences range back to 1st […]

Callow

Callow, a two-piece down-tempo rock outfit, comprised of Red Moses (vocals/guitar) and Sami Knowles (drums/keys/vocals). Formed in 2009 and hailing from San Francisco Bay in the USA, the duet has toured and promoted itself for some time now and released their debut, Orb Weaver, in 2012. My thanks once again to Robbie for the review. […]

Mutant-Thoughts

Mutant-Thoughts, originally from Barranquilla in The Republic of Colombia, is an alternative electronica vehicle for Han Luis Cera to express his perceptions of life. The underlying tones register as a sombre note which creates an oppressive atmosphere at the core of the material, which is equally matched by the funereal procession speed of the music overlayed […]

Happy birthday to Julie Norbury – the co-founder of the Indie Bands Blog

Today Julie Norbury the co-founder of the Indie Bands Blog would have been 41 and I would like to take a moment out of your day to celebrate this occasion.   Every-time I wonder about continuing this trail of exposing the best emerging bands from around the world I am drawn back to Julie’s enthusiasm […]

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