First Impressions (15/8/2021)

As a promise to myself, and you the reader, I’m back for the second weekly take on some of the new music released this past seven days. Follow/Subscribe to my ‘New-ish Music’ playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Trash Boat – Don’t You Feel Amazing? With every release, Trash Boat have confidently shredded their pop-punk skin, forging a …

First Impressions (7/8/2021)

In an attempt to be productive and to commentate on new music releases, I’m going to start (hopefully) a regular series of posts simply titled “First Impressions”. Here is my take on some of this week’s new releases. Follow/Subscribe to my ‘New-ish Music’ playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Foxing – Draw Down The Moon …

Music Bio: JaeHussain

In January 2021, I was asked by JaeHussain, a producer based out of Houston, Texas specialising in trap, R&B, pop and hip-hop. With an arsenal of beats, JaeHussain continues to gain admirers for her dynamic production style following several singles throughout 2020. From an early age, JaeHussain has loved music. Growing up in Sacramento, CA, …

Press Release Sample:
Kind Lies – ‘Straight Lines’ Single Release

Brief: Liam Clayton of Kind Lies contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in putting together a press release for their next single, ‘Straight Lines’. After talking to Liam via e-mail and learning more about the group and the song, I put together the press release using the information provided and recent quotes. The …

Do You Value Your Social Media Relationships?

After reading some of Cal Newport’s book, ‘Digital Minimalism’, last night, I have been thinking about the value of relationships we have with each other on social media. How valuable are they? Did you just like that tweet as an acknowledgement or would you be willing to reach out to that person away from social …

Live Review: Nottingham’s City Arts Serves Up a Celebration of Local Talent with Some Irish Charm
(Anna’s Anchor, George Gadd, Kelsey Shaw, and Wilted Flower)

Limerick singer/songwriter Anna’s Anchor aka Marty Ryan has made regular trips to these shores in recent years. Now as part of indie-emo group the Winter Passing, it’s likely Ryan will be using his passport a lot more in the coming months. This week saw him join up with Nottingham’s George Gadd for a short run …

#NowPlaying (January 2020)

As a music fan, I should be focusing on “hot new bands” to keep an eye on over the coming 12 months. However, my listening habits over the opening weeks of 2020 have been my personal choice rather than being tipped off by whoever. Poppy Admittedly I was first made aware of who Poppy was …

2019 in Review

For most music fans, it’s routine at the end of the year to look back at the past 12 months and pick out their favourite releases of the year. For me, in previous years I’ve had to begin thinking about my end of year list in October, if not earlier. As a writer and editor, …