Lovats release new song ‘Fiction’



Lovats’ much anticipated new single ‘Fiction’ is finally here and it’s as big as we knew it was going to be. The Birmingham five-piece had success with their previous single ‘White Fair’, and this will do exactly the same, if not better.

‘Fiction’ is a loud and hazy ride that goes on for over three minutes, but due to how good it is, the song ends too soon. Lovats seem to be stepping away from what a number of Birmingham bands are doing, which will only help them as they will stick out from large bunch of bands. Their songs have this catchy quality that is vital for most successful songs, the “la la la’s” could easily get a whole crowd singing along and spilling their pints over each other.

It’s another big step for Lovats, and it’s a very important one as they continue to pull in a bigger fan base and get everyone excited. Now all we need is a full  EP from the band which will push them even further!

Words By Alex Wise @al456

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We’re No Heroes – ‘Shiver’ EP Review



We’re No Heroes are a little indie outfit from Cardiff, well I say little, they have a heft following over Facebook as they’ve accumulated over 3,000 likes. The three piece have been together for a while, however it’s their new EP ‘Shiver’ that has grabbed our attention as its riddle with slick riffs and colourful lyrics. After being released on 10th May the EP has received good feedback from music fans around the globe, and this review is to concur with those people.

The sleek number that opens the EP up is called ‘Wild Life’, and with its infectious and continuing riff that plasters itself throughout the song it’s difficult to find anything to dislike about it. The song has this funky rhythm which could be connected to The 1975 and their popular song like ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Girls’.

This type of music that sticks, as it’s not just boring chords being dragged out, it’s a riff and it manages to keep the songs interesting and catchy.

‘Give into Love’ takes the same formula but shakes it up, as it’s slightly heavier, and has a slightly darker tone. However the clever use of lead throughout the song once again and makes it increasingly desirable. ‘Dark Dive’ is the highlight of the album as it screams summer from top to bottom, and could easily be heard blasting out of cars on a sunny day.

After three luscious songs that drip with taste, the band don’t let up and deliver ‘Maya’ which ends the album perfectly begins it slows the pace slowly and gives you a song to continue to dance along with.

The album very much follows the style that some bands are trying to adapt to now as the craze has slightly changed. However ‘Shiver’ WILL set them apart from everyone else as they manage to showcase it across three songs and show no weak spots at all.


Words by Alex Wise @al4563


Unsigned: Miles Page- ‘White Space Conflict’ EP


Being in a band can be bloody hard work. Artistic differences and overinflated egos can sometimes ruin the delicate fung shui required to make sweet, sweet music. But a musician from Birmingham decided to take away the bullshit and start his own band- all by himself.

White Space Conflict (which was officially released last April 1st) is Miles Page’s solo project and brain child of the past year or so. What makes this album totally unique is that Page provides all the vocals, instruments and computerised sounds you hear on the EP.

A genre which he describes as, ‘conservatory blues beat’, the whole sound of the album is very chilled and a little bit moody. Exploring themes from prostitution to interpersonal relationships, the lyrics paint compelling and romanticised ideas which reflects Miles own opinions and experiences. The vocals contrast yet compliment the uncomfortable and often erie sounds present on the album.

Before releasing the whole EP, Miles had been teasing his Facebook and twitter followers with previews to tracks and earlier in March he announced his first single, The Social Worker. A song about mental health and challenging relationships, the songs is probably one of Miles most personal and compelling. Computerised vocals and reversed guitars modernise what would otherwise be a very classic throwback to earlier blues and alternative rock.

Speaking to him in his studio, he explains to me the writing process, “I started writing and mucking about with sounds and ideas for the album nearly a year ago I guess. I’d come up here (to the studio) where I have no internet access and limited phone signal, and I wrote. I mucked about with sounds and tried things out. The things I talk about are ideas or experiences I’ve had or people I’ve know. The album has changed a lot, it’s had a fair few coats of paint but now it’s there and I’m really pleased.”

My personal favourite track on White Space Conflict is a track called ‘YAYAN’ also known as ‘Not As Young As Yesterday’. Probably the most upbeat track on the whole EP, it has an ambient, roots-grove sound to it and Miles tells me the sound was inspired by John Butler, one of his all time favourite musicians.


White Space Conflict is now available on Itunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and Amazon. Click the link below to hear the tracks now.


The Royals – Summer – Unsigned Bands


I first got talking to this band over twitter a couple of days ago, and I asked them who their influences were inspired by everything, and that they influence themselves and that they’re their own genre. At this point I thought ‘I reckon I can link them to someone’. They’ve been together since 2010 but the current line up has only been together for 3 months and for the songs that they’ve got it seems like they’ve been together for a lot longer. They also said that they were the best band coming out of Manchester, and it was only until I listened to them when I thought ‘you know what, they actually might be’. They’re not your typical ‘Madchester’ band, to be honest they’re not your typical anything band because I couldn’t link them to anyone really, I think they actually might have their own genre, and probably their own sound. I’ve listened to a track that they haven’t released yet, so I can’t review that song, but I can tell you it’s really something.

The Song

Well what can I say, the vocals are perfect, they really are spotless. The title really explains the song, because it is a summer song, with everything together, the soft vocals, the jumpy, choppy and a very trebely guitar (Trebely is a word now). Also you’ve got these nifty little guitar pieces in the song underneath the vocals and that works really work together. I think what I admire most about this song is the melody because it really is beautiful, how they introduce the chorus is really smart. The lyrics are perfect for the song because you don’t want really deep meaning lyrics in this type of song, so the lyrics just explain a typical hot summer day, which is what you want from a song.

On to the lead singer, Callum Holt. I’ve never seen such a charismatic character on stage, although I’ve only seen him on video, he just puts so much energy into his performance, singing and entertaining. Have a see for yourself 🙂


A beautiful song from a very, very promising band! They’ve got they’re free EP out which you can download from their facebook, which is here.




Really, watch out for this band, they’ve got a lot of potential.