Single Review: “Music Is The Drug” – Roleplay

A nice slice of EDM here, but it’s more than just that. There are some lush strings on this, and I love the house piano riff on this. This track puts you in a good mood soon as it starts, and it’s the harmonies in the chorus that whisk you off.  What’s the song about?  …

Single Review: “Coward” – Kar Stanton

Nice little drum fill to begin this! The pulsing synth bass is a real earworm.  I love it. But then it’s joined by a conventional bass which makes me think this is not a bass line as such, but an analogue synth that’s been put through an arpeggiator to give it that feel. Whatever it …

Blog interview: Mattanja Joy Bradley

Hello Mattanja how are you? I am doing well. Very busy at the moment moving house. Congratulations on the release of “Desire” how does it feel? It feels great to have come to the point of releasing it into the world. It has been a challenge to be honest. What’s your favourite track from it? I …

Single Review: “The Power That Is Woman” – Ida Kudo

  This song is so strong.. vocals, lyrically, musically, it is so well put together and it’s not afraid to challenge what is going on in the world… What do I mean about the lyrics?  Well the opening line is: “You got blood on your hands, There’s blood in my pants, what’s the difference? My …

Album Review: “Desire” – Mattanja Joy Bradley

  I don’t usually review albums at full length, when it’s already out in the world. But I chose to review this for many reasons, the main one being the premise.  Desire, is inspired by a year-long adventure through the states in a beat-up 40-year-old RV she transformed into a tiny house with an on-board …

Blog interview: Modeste

Congratulations on the release of “Queen” how does it feel?    Thank you, yeah, honestly it feels good to be able to show another aspect of my writing. “Queen” has a much more romantic feel than my previous releases. What’s the story behind the song?    The story is actually based on a fictional scenario. …

Single Review: “In The Future” Rory Ryan

This song reminds me very much of a psychedelic track… there’s something almost Pink Floyd..  The lyrics are full of questions:  “Do you ever let your guard down? Let someone come into your life?  Do you fall asleep easier? Or are you restless at night?”  It’s like your inner voice interrogating you at 3am in …

Single Review: “In The Future” – Rory Ryan

This song reminds me very much of a psychedelic track… there’s something almost Pink Floyd..  The lyrics are full of questions:  “Do you ever let your guard down? Let someone come into your life?  Do you fall asleep easier? Or are you restless at night?”  It’s like your inner voice interrogating you at 3am in …

Single Review: “Shelf-Life” Marie Keane

Let there be horns! This comes in high and fast, Marie’s new single just comes in full whack! The drummer brings out the brushes, and leads the song through with stops and starts. The organ that comes in calls to mind country blues. Marie brings that soul, singing about someone living that single life but …