Track Review: Louis Antoniou “I Don’t Want No More Woes”

2017 has seen Louis Antoniou assert himself as an alternative rock rising star, entertaining crowds across the country with this powerful, gritty sound and well-crafted lyrics. Antoniou has previously recorded some new material at the famous Gizzard Studios in East London, where he shared a space in which music luminaries such as Mark Ronson, Mr…

Track Review: QTY ‘Ornament’

New York’s QTY yesterday released their latest single ‘Ornament’, an exhibition of songwriting quality that strikes shades of early Julian Casablancas. The intro immediately casts my mind to Blur’s ‘Tender’, until the complimenting sound of vocalist Alex Niemetz and the deeper tone of Dan Lardner. Alex sounds like she belongs in a fiery Wolf Alice…

Introducing: Louis Antoniou

With blues-rock back on the frontline of British music, Watford-born Louis Antoniou is set to release two independent singles. He has described the process of writing and recording these as ’a way of realising and expressing his deepest and darkest thoughts’. “Bad Apple” is without a doubt the track that is soon to push Louis…

Track Review: Louis Berry “She Wants Me”

The husky sound of Louis Berry was a successful one last year and has started 2017 with a hit. “She Wants Me” is fast-paced, good old fashioned rock and roll. The self-proclaimed ‘Liverpool’s finest’ is certainly one of the brightest coming out of the city at the minute, he has a handful of dates to…

Track Review – The Shimmer Band “Jacknife and The Death Call”

Another release from Bristol’s The Shimmer Band. These lads are very active around the country and are on a quick rise, this song, Jacknife and The Death Call will add strings to their bow. It’s a good sample of their music to date, with Kasabian sounds throughout and a layered electric feel which runs behind…

Track Review – The Courteeners ‘The 17th’ (includes lyrics)

The Courteeners at midnight released their latest single ‘The 17th’ from their forthcoming album ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’. The band haven’t produced an EP since ‘Concrete Love’ in 2014 but have since continued live performances attracting their biggest crowd at their unforgettable Heaton Park gig last year. The gig will be released on DVD with the album…

Track Review: FIX ‘Vanity Parade’

Formed in Cambridge in 2014, FIX are an alternative three-piece calving their way through local and national underground music with a heavy guitar sound and punchy drums.  In November they released their EP, ‘T R E P I D A T I O N’ and since have been played on BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire, Cambridge 105…

Track Review – Circa Waves “T Shirt Weather”

Sometimes you come across a track that makes your day, and yesterday the new single by Liverpool band Circa Waves did exactly that. It’s nostalgic of summertime and has that feel good factor that you often need at this time of year. It sparks feelings of sun, friends and good music; which to me alone…

Track Review – Iceage “The Lord’s Favourite”

Danish post-punk band Iceage have been around since 2008, releasing their first studio album in 2011. However, the new sound of Iceage has altered hugely since the clutter that was their 2013 album “You’re Nothing”, the first single from the album, Ecstacy, was particularly painful, Wounded Hearts wasn’t much better. But, strangely, a bit of country influence has…

Track Review – The Sherlocks “Live For The Moment”

“THINGS HAVE GONE INSANE!!!!!!!!!!” reads @TheSherlocksUK’s Twitter feed, and they have. The Sheffield band consisting of two pairs of brothers have seemingly gone from nothing to being the talk of music fans everywhere in the space of a few days at the start of what could be an X-Factor style fairytale, without the help of Mr…

Track Review – The Courteeners “How Good It Was”

From the new-released EP of the same name, Liam Fray’s continued lyrical genius is again evident in the first track released by the Manchester band after the announcement of their new album “Concrete Love” next month. A retrospective look at a past relationship explores how important it is to look back at fond memories as…