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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. […]

R2BEATZ

R2BEATZ is the House Music generator Abraham Medel from San Diego in the USA. You can tell it is a warm summers afternoon as I slip into House as a recommendation to spend some time with and thanks to Shlomo Man from the Israeli Label Electro Labs for yet another fine introduction. As with much of […]

Visceral Design

Visceral Design is the alternative indie duo of Donald Kaufman and Berkay Birecikli from Los Angeles in the USA. Having had the pleasure of getting to hear Visceral Designs music, track by track, over the recent past I have got to know their musical style which incorporates a range of influences from Eastern Raga to Western Pop […]

JoyFocus

JoyFocus is the duet of  Holly Joy and Rikk Currence an indie pop band from Wheaton in the USA. I have absolute respect for these two as they don’t hide from a comfortable middle class American Suburban derivation as they deliver a sound that challenges the mores of the picket fences around. Splicing invective, but at […]

Madlife

Madlife a rock band from Los Angeles in the USA is Angry Phill (vocals), Isaiah Stuart (guitars), Kyle Cunningham (drums), and Carlos Pagan (bass). Having undergone various iterations since their formation in 2000 one thing has remained constant, a hard driving rock to accompany a lyric seething an anger. Remaining resolutely independent it is a pleasure […]

Bashful Hips

Bashful Hips is the vehicle for the Aspen, USA based musician Ian Fellerman to get his inner creative soul out in to the world and over a fourteen month period concluding in August 2013 he is releasing a monthly LP. This month saw Volume XI see the light of day. I regularly receive introductions from […]

Bedfellows

Bedfellows is the alt-pop trio of Justin Vassallo, Jack Glenn and Garrett Cook from New York in The USA. One of the pleasures of synth driven alt-pop is the ease with which it settles in the ears. One of the turn-offs of synth driven alt-pop is the ease with which is settles in the ears. Bedfellows […]

EndAnd

EndAnd is a noise-punk/post-hardcore trio from Brooklyn, New York, featuring Daniel Fern (guitars, vocals), Mike Morales (drums, percussion) and Bill Fitzgerald (bass, vocals). The first thing to hit me about EndAnd was the technicality of the drumming and inventive melodies. Their latest release, Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Running, opens with At Fault’s End, a song […]

Princess Reason

Princess Reason is the Lo-fi band based at College Park (University of Maryland) in the USA comprising of Jack Stansbury who records material as a solo musician and as a live band adds Olivia Monteleone (Keyboard), Emily Thompson (Bass) and Dean Essner (Drums). Delving into the darker recesses of the mind Princess Reason takes its name appositely […]

The Analog Affair

The Analog Affair is the alternative electro-pop  duo of Evan Baker (Vocals / Lyrics) and Cody Moser (Arrangement / Composition) based in Washington D.C. in the USA. A gentleness melts out of the speakers as though spreading high cocoa content melted chocolate gloss, moreish but not sugar laden as the duo balance the interplay between vocal and […]

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