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XOVA is Wayne, Stuart, James, Skins, Boot and Mikey a fusion reggae band from Birmingham in England. Bringing together a mix of music from around the world with a strong reggae / ska spine running through much of the material, XOVA (pronounced cross over – well there is often the odd jar in this world of SMS […]

The Gashers

The Gashers  a new wave rock band from Las Vegas in the USA comprises Jason (Guitar / Vocal), James (Bass / Vocal) and Sandy (Drums / Vocal) who emerged from the embers of The Peccadilloes. Current anger slams out of the speakers like a knuckle duster to the head. Brief high energy tracks are the hallmark that the band […]

Island Cassettes

Island Cassettes is an engaging rumba rock band from Royal Tunbridge Wells in England. The quartet of James (Vocals / Guitar), Toby (Guitar), Emily (Drums), Napoleon Dynamite (Bass) add a smile to the world of indie music. There is so much that engages me here, so settle back and relax for a preamble. – The moment I see […]


Toodar from London, England have been gaining increasing coverage as Isabel, James, Tom and Oli pour out their enchanting melodic electro-pop to an enthusiastic following. With a new EP – Bluebird due out in the early part of 2012, they have already made waves with their eye catching video and live performances. I am writing this article on a […]

Alphabet Backwards

Alphabet Backwards from Oxford in England started life as James on his own with his guitar, but then came some additions - Paul, Josh and Bob Tom, subsequently Steph joined on the behest of her brother Josh and so the ground was set. Indie Pop has the danger of being bland, mind-numbing nothingness, but then I didn’t need to say […]