Single of the Week! Skirt – ‘Sarcasm’

This weeks single of the week is ‘Sarcasm‘ from Corby Indie Rockers Skirt! The band have very rough edges with a wonderful sketchy side to their music, making this track so great.

The scratchy guitars with combined with the upbeat tempo of the track give it an eratic feel, something that would remind you of the early indie music that was being released in the early 00’s. In the song the band sway between melody and raw energy, a fantastic combination. Towards the end of the track, the band break into chaos with these far out vocals, with the guitars being let completely off the leash. This is a perfect representation of the band, as they manage to create this sort of atmoshpere on each of their songs, which are well worth listening to!

Hope you enjoyed the track, if you feel you have a single of the week on your hands please send it over to

Words by Alex Wise @AJWise



NEW MUSIC NOW! Basement Revolver – ‘ Johnny pt.2’

Featuring on today’s New Music Now we have Basement Revolver and their brand new track ‘Johnny Pt.2‘! After huge success with their original Johnny track, the band are back with the second part, and is even better. The track has a very moody overtone to it, andis centered around the loss of someone, which the band have clarified.

Most of the songs on this EP are dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, the mental health issues exacerbated by this breakup, or the moving forward from said breakup – I think that we’ve all been there!”

The track is very bold and has hints of shoegaze around it with it’s increased hazy feeling, which creates a great sense of disillusion and confusion. The vocals on this track set the tone for the song perfectly, with the slow and heartfelt delivery it’s quite easy to spot that this song is somewhat personal. Which is one of the great features of this song, its emotion and the well created atmosphere by the band for this song to live.

Words by Alex Wise




Loved Ones are due to release their second album ‘Harness’ on 5 May. The first single ‘End Of An Error’ showcases how the band’s sound has developed since their debut album. The song sees the band move away from a lo-fi ambient rock sound. And it is safe to say that the album will continue that trait. The Liverpool quartet have spent most of their time recently recording soundtracks. An element of that work is present in the new single, but it’s the Hot Chip style vocals that really hit you first.

The drum beat keeps a fast pace throughout the track, while the piano melody works itself quickly into the brain and sets up home. The beat and melody combine well to create a sound perfect for any summer festival, even if the lyrics contradict the sunny vibes of the music.

Lead singer Nik Glover said: “We tried to turn our traditional song structure on its head in End of an Error, piling all the melodies into the verse and letting the chorus speed past with hardly any vocals.”

Adding: “It’s a song about naive teenage love and regret, and why sometimes ripping up all your memories of a relationship is better than trying to hold on to it.”

The song gets better with every play.

Words by David Chrzanowski @D_Chrzanowski

NEW MUSIC NOW! The Recoupes – ‘Lovin It’


‘Lovinit’ is the brand new song from Essex four-piece The Recoupes, who have been creating some noise for quite a while now and this song is another testament to their hard work and desire to play music. ‘Lovinit‘ has all the corner stones of a great summer indie track, which is what it is. The subtle build with the light guitars, the cool vocals laying over the top of them and the big blowout at the end. It’s easy to imagine flying down a country lane with this song being played ridiculously loud and realising how good you’ve got it.

Another great track from these guys, cannot wait for them to go ahead and release more stuff, can see this being an important year for them.

New Music Now! Table Scraps-‘My Obsession’


Table Scraps are a Birmingham band that have been consistently providing great tracks for a number of years now, so it’s no surprise to hear that their latest track ‘My Obsession‘ is any different. It’s amazing to note that in the ever changing world of music and how quickly it moves that Table Scraps have never changed their style or sound, which is possibly one of the best things about them. You know when you’re about to listen to Table Scraps that you’re going to get loud visceral guitars with these punchy drums, which come out and meet you face to face.

‘My Obsession’ does exactly that, with the crashing drums and this disjointed guitar bursting in at the start you already feel like you’re being haunted from within and are just waiting for those unique vocals. As the vocals come in they’re right in your face demanding your attention, and you have to give in. The simplicity of the song is great as there’s not much going on in terms of complexity, but the noise is that raw and gutfull it’s automatically very gripping. The breakdown within song is possibly one of the best parts, because the fuzz and anger flaring off the guitar is something to just enjoy.

If you like what you hear, be sure to catch the guys live wherever you can!


Monday 24th April​ – Crofters Rights, Bristol Thursday

27th April​ – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham Tuesday

2nd May​ – Old Blue Last, Shoreditch, London Thursday

4th May​ – Sound Bar, Liverpool

Also be sure to follow the band wherver they are on Social Media, they’re a pretty entertaining follow!

Instagram: @table_scraps


New Music Now! Marc Scibilia – ‘Untamed’


The sensation of Marc Scibilia has released his new track ‘Untamed‘ ahead of his upcoming tour across the US! The track is a slow and methodical as Marc subtly sings over a heavy dose of guitar that is dripping with reverb, somewhat combing the genres of pop and rock rather well. Marc always delivers and this song is no different, so should he be brezzing past your town be sure to drop in and show your face!

April 14 – Alexandria, Virginia @ The Birchmere
April 17 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba Cafe
April 18 – Buffalo, New York @ Buffalo Iron Works
April 19 – Boston, Massachusetts @ The Red Room at Cafe 939
April 21 – Chicago, Illinois @ Schubas Tavern
July 22 – Des Moines, IA @ Nitefall on the River (opening for Phillip Phillips)

10 Questions for Dear Ears!

First things first how did you come to be? 
Leslie: Through the magical app that is no longer alive, Vine.
Whitney: Yup, vine. 
Ashley: R.I.P
What genre of music would you say you play? 
Leslie: Indie folk pop?
Whitney: Yes, totally indie folk pop. Like we’re aiming for folk, but we’re cute. So a little bit of pop. But unique, which is where the indie comes from.
Ashley: I like that, yeah I agree with that! Our harmonies definitely give it a folk feel. But the upbeat songs definitely have a pop sound.
Which bands/artists do you take influences from? 
Ashley: Oooh, that’s tough. We each are influenced by different artists.
Leslie: Hmm, I don’t know. Probably more so now, when it comes to music, I think of Sufjan Stevens and Death Cab for Cutie. It’s hard to think about off the top of my head. 
Whitney: The Dodos, straight up. Although, I’ve kind of always have been my own influence. However, I’ve been trying to get better at finger picking and become more creative and detailed with my lyrics because of The Dodos. Also, I’m obsessed with drums, which is why I asked our producer, Ian Edgerly to really make the drums prominent. 
Ashley: Ah, I can personally say than I’m influenced by Shakey Graves.
Best venue you’ve ever played and why? 
Leslie: Well…we haven’t played at that many places, haha.
Whitney: Yeaaah, haha. We’ve only played at.. what was it called? It was like a city’s name.. Berlin!
Leslie: Yay! You got it!
Ashley: Hahaha, that place was awesome. It had an intimate setting so we could really connect with our audience.
Best gig you’ve ever attended? 
Ashley: Ooh! Probably Lord Huron at Floyd Fest. 
Leslie: You’re gonna say We Are Scientists.
Whitney: HAH, Yes, I am. We Are Scientists.
Leslie: Hmm, mine was probably a Death Cab for Cutie concert. That was so good that I was crying at the end. 
Ashley: Oh nice. 
A band you would most like to support and why? 
Whitney: Ooh, that’s kind of hard.
Leslie: There’s this band out of Seattle that I like, Hey Marsellis.
Whitney: Oh yeah I remember you mentioning them to me. 
Leslie: Yeah, I really like them. The reason why I like supporting them so much is because their instrumentation; I love their use of the accordion and cello.  
Ashley: My answer would probably be Susto. They’re based out of South Carolina and they have a really cool southern/psychedelic vibe. 
Whitney: Like Grateful Dead.
Ashley: Oh my gosh, I would pick Grateful Dead cause I love them. 
A band that you would like to work with? 
Whitney: Aside from We Are Scientists, The Dodos, Fleet Foxes, Shakey Graves, ….ahahah, I honestly if I could, I would want us to sing All Star with Smash Mouth as least one time. 
Ashley: Hahahaha.
Leslie: Heck yeah, that would honestly be like a dream come true. We would lose our minds over it.
Whitney: That’s like our go to song when we wanna get hype, haha. 
Ashley: That’s the song we wanna listen to when we wanna get the show on, get paid. 
Whitney: Hahaha!!
Top five albums you’ve ever heard? 
Leslie: Oh god, I’m bad at this game, cause I don’t like a lot of albums, haha.
Whitney: Hahaha. Um, yeah I’m more about an artist/band than the albums. HOWEVER, I could probably figure it out. 
1) Beware of Maniacs by The Dodos
2) With Love and Squalor by We Are Scientists
3)  Pau Pau by Oh No! Yoko
4) People Get Ready by People Get Ready
5) Individ by The Dodos
I can’t help it, I really like the Dodos. It’s a problem, haha. Heck, one of our songs on our upcoming album is called “Looking for Dodos”. 
Leslie: I really like Sufjan’s Carrie & Lowell. OH and you know what my favorite album of all time is; Transatlanticisn by Death Cab for Cutie. Yeah, that’s definitely my all time favorite.
1) Tying The Not by String Cheese Incident; that one’s really good. 
2) Swimmin’ Time by Shovels & Rope 
3) And The War Came by Shakey Graves
Whitney: Ooh, that’s a good one.
Ashley Yeah, and I have two more.
4)  Baba Yaga by Futurebirds
5) Strange Trails by Lord Huron
Biggest accomplishment as a band/solo artist? 
Whitney: Dear Ears. 
Ashley: Yeaaaah!!!
Leslie: Hahahahahaha. Doing our music videos.
Whitney: Oh yeah, I’m super proud of those. That’s the first thing I show anyone I date. Hahahaha.
Ashley: I think the support from Vine. That was like a big accomplishment for us, having them help us with funding our music video and the fact that we met through that platform. 
Leslie: Yup, pretty much.
What’s next in the pipeline? 
Leslie: We’re gonna release our album and make our third music video.
Whitney: Fame. Hahaha. AND POWER. Power to inspire. 
Leslie: There ya go. That’s what we want. Nailed it. 
Ashley: We’re also playing on touring eventually, so we’re very excited about that.
Whitney: Oh yeah, how could I forget that.

New Music Now! Swine Tax – ‘Chronic’

Chronic’ is the debut single from Newcastle Upon Tyne Alt-Rock band Swine Tax. Considering this is the first single from the band they’ve been increasingly brave with this song, as they haven’t held back in any aspect, and delivered something alternative which music fans should warm to. However the noise they’ve created feels empowering while maintaining an eerie vibe,  something which wouldn’t seem strange to hear on a Radiohead or Joy Division Record. Also ‘Chronic‘ is a very personal song which interrogates frontman Vince Lisle’s  feelings of inadequacy in intimate relationships whilst living with a debilitating chronic pain condition, so to deliver something so honest and truthful on your first track is commendable as a songwriter, and hopefully something we can continue to hear from the band.

Words by Alex Wise @AJWise

10 Questions for SAUCE!


First things first how did you come to be?

George already had quite a legendary musical legacy before he moved to Manchester so after meeting Henry there was always hope for the lads. Rushton took up the bass despite already playing the odd headline slot on lead guitar for Pixies and then we heard the rumours that Deano has the finest looking teeth in Burnley so it all came together a bit like that.
What genre of music would you say you play?
We’re primarily a prog and roll band with the odd slappa the bass thrown into the mixer.
Which bands/artists do you take influences from?
Hall & Oats, Noasis & True Order

Best venue you’ve ever played and why?

Liz McDonald’s front room – just one of those memories that we’ll always have and a scene we’d love to have immortalised in picture form on a bathroom wall.
Best gig you’ve ever attended?
Athletico Mince in Manchester is gonna be absolutely off the fucking scale so probably that once we’ve been. 

A band you would most like to support and why?

I think we’d all like to support the rapper Giggs , he’s on a serious ascent to the top right now. Opening for Billy Ocean has also been a lifelong dream of ours.

A band that you would like to work with?

I think half of Sauce would probably pick someone pretty under the radar to try and keep quite an underground image whereas the other two would aim big, try and blag a few number 1 singles and see where it goes from there.

Top five albums you’ve ever heard?

    1. Best of the Beatles – the Beatles
    2. Doggystyle – Snoop Dogg
    3. The Smiths – The Smiths
    4. Now That’s What I Call Music! 47 – honestly it’s unreal
    5. Day One – Jake Evans

Biggest accomplishment as a band/solo artist?

Probably having a beer with Jimi Goodwin or Dean’s teeth
What’s next in the pipeline?
Mice unfortunately, but hopefully not for much longer.
Make sure you follow the band on Twitter, Facebook , Instagram and Soundcloud!
Also check the guys out on Spotify and iTunes!

10 Questions for DENIO!


10 Questions is back with another installment, this time we have Liverpool/London Indie band DENIO taking on them on! After their successful release of ‘Cait’ it will be interesting to see what the band have to say for themselves!

First things first how did you come to be?

We were born out of sheer enjoyment for music really, we jammed together as friends and I suppose you could say we just got carried away with it. Happy accident.
What genre of music would you say you play?

We probably play some form of alternative indie but we’re not quite sure.

Which bands/artists do you take influences from?

Each of us individually like music from all over the spectrum, but we have an admiration in common for bands like Arcade Fire, Foals and Talking Heads to name a few.

Best venue you’ve ever played and why?

We’ve only played one as DENIO so that would have to go to The Shipping Forecast in our native Liverpool, low ceilings and potent subs.

Best gig you’ve ever attended?

We’re regular attendees at Glastonbury Festival, so we’ve seen our fair share of sick bands. Arcade Fire on the pyramid stage probably takes it by slim margins. 

A band you would most like to support and why?

I’d say Arcade Fire again, their sound has really influenced what we do so to pay homage to that with a support slot would be a real honour.

A band that you would like to work with?

Probably Arctic Monkeys, we’re all big fans of Alex Turner’s lyrical prowess, especially Mike.

Top five albums you’ve ever heard?

We all have such diverse music tastes, so we’ve all just chosen one.
Mike’s would be ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ by Arctic Monkeys
Andres’ is ‘An Awesome Wave’ from Alt-J
Dan’s is ‘Head Hunters’ by Herbie Hancock
Bill’s is ‘Doolittle’ by Pixies
As a band our final one would be ‘Reflektor’ from Arcade Fire, because there’s so many rammers on that record.

Biggest accomplishment as a band/solo artist?

Our biggest accomplishment would have to be between our debut gig, or our debut single ‘Models’ being included in Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlist. We’ve only been together a short time so to be recognised for what we’ve done so far feels really nice.

What’s next in the pipeline?

We’ve got a support slot at Camden Assembly on the 7th April to mark the release of our second single ‘Cait’. We’re just writing and recording more belters as of now, we do love to gig but we find it hard to with half of the band situated in London and the other half in Liverpool. We miss each other very much.
Thanks so much for taking on the 10 questions guys!