The Wrap: October 2021 โœจ

we’re back with our next edition of The Wrap for you all! ๐Ÿ™Œ there’s been some amazing music coming out in October and we’re stoked to be able to see it all!

it’s been absolutely fantastic to see so much brilliant music coming out as of late, and with bands and artists back gigging and putting stuff out, it’s definitely come back in force! ๐Ÿ˜Š check out our in-depth reviews below โฌ‡๏ธ

Chloe Jones has just released this absolutely beautiful tune – ‘New Mexico’ echoes country-esque melodies and soundscapes with some absolutely gorgeous vocals, beautiful imagery in her songwriting and harmonies reminiscent of 70’s folk artists. For sure one to check out! For fans of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and Angel Olsen. ๐Ÿค  Can’t wait to hear more! (SPOTIFY)

Lovely lo-fi synthpop from Firesites – we love the groove of the track, the guitars in it sound so gorgeous (we love a good vibrato!) ๐ŸŽธ and that bassline just drives the track so so well. One to listen to at the end of your long day, sit back and relax with this calm and mellow tune. The trumpet solo adds so much to it as well… so well produced, and the video is perfect for the essence of the track. Keep an eye on these guys for sure! ๐Ÿ˜Š (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

North Manchester-based alternative outfit Exist The Fall have just released their debut album “Jupiter” – beginning with a gorgeous instrumental with some beautiful guitar tones, it opens the rest of the album so well! Suddenly it’s heavy, punky, distorted, driving… it’s exactly what you want from a great alternative album. Great vocals throughout, driving basslines and drum fills, and then some fantastic riffing, this is definitely one to check out for all the heavier fans out there. ๐Ÿค˜ (SPOTIFY)

Manchester indie-rock band PAVร‰ have just put out their third single “Come Alive” – with a beautiful lead guitar riff, fantastic vocals, and the rest of the band creating such a huge sound behind them, it’s fantastic to hear! ๐Ÿ™Œ We can’t wait to hear this live, it’s one of those tracks that would just open up a crowd and ensue chaos. Can’t wait to see what’s next! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

Wow! What an absolutely beautiful tune from Manchester-based duo Days Are Done. Harmonies all over the shop, lovely guitarwork, ambient soundscaping… it’s so lush. We heard these at an open mic or two earlier in the year and were blown away and this song is a proper testament to their talents. Well worth a listen, R&B influence, indie vibes, so gorgeous – and such a huge chorus! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

MYOTO are back with their brand new single “two Step Sally” – and it sounds bloody great. Love the 80s influence in this with the synths and the drums, so huge – fantastic vocals throughout and the build throughout the track is super lush. ๐Ÿ˜Ž the massiveness of the bridge is so great too, using all the elements at their disposal to create a fantastic track! Can’t wait to see what these guys have got for us next! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

Another lovely release from BlackSheepLad – “Pantomime” has an eerie atmosphere to it, bringing a new level to Phil’s music that we’ve not really seen before! The vocal melodies in the chorus are great, and the track sounds fantastic. Another great tune in BlackSheepLad’s discography! (SPOTIFY)

What a release from one of our favourites, Toria Wooff! “James Edward” is a song we’re very familiar with from gigs in the past, but the essence of it is captured here so perfectly. So well produced and recorded, it really does the song justice – the groove in the second verse is beautiful and the instrumentation, with organs, dulcimers, slide guitar… brilliant, brilliant stuff. The 70’s atmosphere of the video too is spot-on for Toria too, well worth a watch. She only goes from strength to strength and simply astounds us with each release!! โค๏ธ (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

This month has been absolutely fantastic for music and releases. We can’t capture them all here, else we’d be writing essays, but it’s so lush to be able to bring you all this amazing talent each month! โ˜€๏ธ we love this one and find so much amazing new music for it! ๐Ÿค˜

Make sure you head on down to open mics, gigs, support local music and arts and keep your scenes going! ๐Ÿ˜Š all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners. ๐Ÿž

The Wrap: September 2021 ๐ŸŒฎ

we’re back with our new September edition of The Wrap for you guys ๐Ÿ™Œ some unreal music has come out over the past month and we’re so stoked to chat a lil about it all here!

it’s so fantastic to see not only things reopening and gigs going ahead again, but some of our favourite artists doing what they do best and bringing out some absolutely unreal tunes for you all to hear! โœจ check out our in-depth reviews below โฌ‡๏ธ

SHADER are back with their brand new single “Blackholes”! ๐Ÿ™Œ filled with hard-hitting drum breaks, powerful and huge choruses and a lovely synth melody throughout, these are definitely ones to keep an eye on! A top guitar solo at the end, and we love the line “the world eats a weak man” – a real anthem for the lost youth. (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

Manchester punks Supera Morza are back with their second single “Roadkill”! Following the mass success of “Scrubber”, this is a massive followup with the same unique energy we saw in the first single. Noisy, shouty, something to say.. what’s not to love about this? ๐Ÿค˜ We absolutely adore the DIY and grainy aspect of the video as well – gives it such a character! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

Sheffield-based folk-punk singer Steve J Allen has just released his latest album Contrast! Filled with powerful lyricism, controlled rage and outrageous guitarwork, Steve puts his energy completely into his music. ๐Ÿ˜Š lovely production throughout, especially in the intro of The Anchor – he’s got such a unique style that we completely hold our hands up to! (SPOTIFY)

Our favourite Tay Temple has just dropped her new single “Forbidden”, another single from her upcoming EP! โœจ a song of self-worth and reminiscence of past mistakes, it’s a message we should all take heed of… “it is forbidden, but we love it..“. We love Tay’s songwriting and this song is full of beautiful guitarwork, Tay’s band sounds so tight now and her voice sounds fantastic on this one! Making so many moves and the EP isn’t even out yet! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

We couldn’t not speak about this one could we? Our very own Olivia Browse has collabed with Szou to bring you a complete banger – definitely the sound of our September. ๐Ÿฅช Fantastic production, hyperpop-feel goodness, amazing vocals and Szou’s verse is just absolutely top! One to blast before you go out partying, and then some more while you’re out! (Video coming soon… keep your eyes peeled!) (SPOTIFY)

Warrington-based indie rockers The A.V. Club are back with yet another class release! We loved their previous singles and this one doesn’t disappoint at all! โœŠ With such a unique sound, synth-pop vibes in the chorus, this tune is such an innocent glimpse into the mindset of someone who’s falling for another – a lovely song from these guys who have been churning tune after tune for the past year or two! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

Another beautiful tune from Lea Willms – “Bittersweet” has such a fantastic aura surrounding it and the soundscape is simply gorgeous. Lea’s vocal sounds absolutely unreal – and the guitarwork is sublime and perfect for the song. Production on this is fantastic, really giving the track just what it needs โ˜€๏ธ well worth a listen. (SPOTIFY)

Alternative rock vibes all around for this – we adore the 90’s influence in Sophie Li‘s sound here! Lovely lovely track, Sophie’s vocal is lush ๐Ÿ˜Š the band sounds so tight as well, lovely swing to the drumbeat and the bassline is on point. Fantastic stuff! Well worth checking out and we can’t wait for even more to come from the Liverpool-based songwriter! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

It’s so boss to catch so many amazing artists bringing out so much unreal music! ๐Ÿ™Œ an absolute pleasure to be able to make these ones up and we catch so much new talent. There’s so many gigs and such going on now, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for these guys!

Make sure you head on down to open mics, gigs, support local music and keep your scenes going! ๐Ÿ˜Š all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners!

The Wrap: August 2021 ๐ŸŒฎ

we’ve got our August edition of The Wrap for you! ๐Ÿค˜ there’s been some absolutely fantastic tunes out over the past month and we’re stoked to be able to bring you some of our favourites! it’s so great to see everyone making moves – gigs, music and so much going on! check out our lil in-depth reviews below โ˜€๏ธ

Manchester-based alt-rockers We The North are back with their brand new single “Where is your God?” ๐Ÿค˜ Hard hitting riffs, huge drums, and an attitude to match, this is definitely one to blast out before a night out. Class stuff! [SPOTIFY]

Yorkshire rockers Blue Orchid Reaction are back with another banger – we’ve featured them before and love the energy within their music. “Sunset Claims” is another top single from them – with 70’s influence, lush guitar tones and some lovely songwriting, definitely worth checking out! [SPOTIFY]

New to the Manchester scene, Green Wire are definitely a band to keep your eyes on! With a first release like this, they’re sure to go places. Really lush vocals and band sounding proper tight, this is one for all the indie rock lovers out there. [SPOTIFY]

We know we’ve featured Szou before with this track, but this music video is bloody CLASS. A real homage to Manchester, and an absolutely fantastic tune. One to blast out before you go out – pop goodness, and the tune is produced so well. What a talent! Big shout to

on the video here, one of the best. We LOVE it! [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]

Singer-songwriter Holly Jenkinson is back with another absolutely lovely tune, “I Told You So”! With such warm guitar tones here, brilliant lyricism, and a fantastic vocal, absolutely unreal stuff. Definitely one to keep an eye on! Ps.. that drop into the band is absolutely beautiful. [SPOTIFY]

Absolutely beautiful chorusy guitar here from Ophelia for their debut single “Man on Mountain”. A real lush soundscape throughout the track, an absolutely top chorus – this tune ticks all the boxes for us. That distorted guitar riff too! Wow. Definitely ones to watch here! [SPOTIFY]

Manchester-based punks The Battery Farm are back with yet another massive tune “Roy Keane Isn’t Real”! Proper heavy and driving stuff from these guys, real punk ambassadors of the scene. Well class and so noisy! The video is proper great too, tongue in cheek laughs throughout, well worth a watch! [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]

Manchester indie rockers Not Ned are back with their new EP “Good Times”! Well worth a listen, you can tell these guys are jamming and having a laugh – that riff is proper lush and the band sounds proper tight. Lovely alt rock vibe to this – just great vibes all around here! [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]

Oh it’s so boss to be seeing all this great music coming out lately! โœจ so many gigs going on as well, we’re making moves with our releases and gigs.. it’s all coming up! Can’t wait to see what the future holds. Keep yourselves safe, get down to gigs and open mics, stream local artists and keep the scene alive! โ˜€๏ธ all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners!

The Wrap: July 2021 โ˜€๏ธ

we’re stoked to be bringing our July edition of The Wrap โœจ some absolutelyy amazing music and videos on this one – and we’re even including a few gigs that we’re super excited about! great stuff โ˜€๏ธ it’s beautiful to see everything reopening, with so much going on, both live and in the studio! scroll down for our in-depth reviews ๐Ÿค˜

Cumbrian singer-songwriter NAT DEMPSEY is back with his brand new single “Heresy”! Blending 90s alternative atmospheres with hard-hitting lyrics – a real anthem for the lost youth of today. Nat’s songwriting ability is extremely visual in this one, with a lovely guitar riff throughout and defining backbeat from the drums and basslines; it’s definitely one to blast out on a rainy day here in Manchester. [SPOTIFY]

Local promoter The Rookery Collective are back with some absolutely fantastic gigs over this coming few weeks – starting off up in Newcastle with a jam session and a set from KAHUNA, and then heading down to Lock 91 here in Manchester with a fantastic lineup of some of our favourite artists, Charlotte H. Lawrence, Harriet Dagnall and our very own Olivia Browse. Surely one to check out! [FACEBOOK EVENT]

Local psychedelic punks Mort Jardin are back with their brand new EP “Slow”! 22 minutes of luscious and dreamy guitar work, the songs will surely bring you into Mort Jardin’s world and entrance your senses for the duration of the EP. Definitely an EP to blast late at night, after a few whiskeys, allowing you to take in the full soundscape of their latest release. [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]

Our friends over in Liverpool Down To Earth Promotions are going to be putting on a fantastic gig at The Quarry with a headline set from one of our favourites Tay Temple ๐Ÿช playing with her full band, this is sure to be a boss one. If you’ve not caught Tay before, you’re missing out! With support from Evie Moran and Tom Brooks, it looks fantastic. ๐Ÿ˜Š we’ll be down there after our gig that day! (Tickets ยฃ6+booking fee) [FACEBOOK EVENT]

Manchester-based Americana singer-songwriter Izzie Walsh is back with yet another fantastic tune! Reminiscent of a Northern Stevie Nicks or Patsy Cline, Izzie’s new song is an honest reflection of the fame and fortune that music can bring. โœŠ For fans of Faye Webster, Angel Olsen and Lana Del Ray – Izzie has been releasing tune after tune and we’re absolutely made up to be able to hear this song in it full glory. โ˜€๏ธ what a voice, and such a unique style! [SPOTIFY]

The supremely fantastic Gen and the Degenerates have released their second single, “Runaway Blues”! ๐Ÿค˜ with a fantastic jazzy and bluesy backbeat, Gen powers over it all with an absolutely fantastic and strong vocal, and with a chorus line of “I love you, but I love rock and roll more” this is surely one of the most anthemic punk songs of 2021. Hugely ones to keep an eye on, and the video is absolutely iconic! ๐Ÿ’ซ [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]

Warrington-based indie rockers The A.V. Club are back with yet another brilliant song, ‘Movie Screens’! A real singalong tune, with absolutley lovely vocal skills from the band and guitar riffs that are just bloody lush as anything. ๐ŸŽธ yet another fantastic tune from them! Also, we absolutely love the video. Such a tongue in cheek laugh hahaha. Well worth a watch! [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]

I mean, we have to hype about our own gigs too?! We’re absolutely STOKED to be back down at The Thirsty Scholar this coming Saturday with a fantastic lineup of musicians including Minerva Daisy, Olivia Browse, Dr Fabola, Tom J Johnson, Scatterchild and michael webster. ๐Ÿ’ซ it’s our first proper gig back and man we can NOT WAIT! Running throughout the afternoon, 1-5pm. It’s all free entry and also you’ll have time to head down to the Down To Earth Promotions gig we mentioned before in Liverpool! Let’s get this! [FACEBOOK EVENT]

Man! There’s so much going on and it’s fantastic to see that all these gigs are going on safely and making a proper return. Things are looking up again! So many releases and we’ve still barely scratched the surface. Head down to a gig, support your scene, and keep music going! ๐Ÿž we love writing up these ones! โ˜€๏ธ all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners!

THE WRAP: June 2021 ๐Ÿ’ซโ˜€๏ธ

here’s our second instalment of our BRAND NEW FEATURE: The Wrap ๐Ÿช our last one in May was a proper lovely one and we’ve got EVEN more amazing music and videos here for you to check out!!

this is mostly compromised up of artists’ music that we weren’t able to cover during the last month – but nevertheless still definitely worth a shout out! ๐Ÿ˜Š so much going on now that things are reopening, a fantastic time for underground and grassroots music! ๐Ÿค˜

Class new tune from Pizza Crunch, “Celexa”! Love the aggressiveness of that distortion, and a lovely chorus line to go too. For fans of 90’s alternative / punk, big riffs, driving basslines and punchy drums. Boss! [Spotify] [Released by Disobedient Records]

IORA‘s new tune “Find Me” is a lovely electronic exploration into IORA’s sound. With a mesmerising video, and lush synthesisers throughout, definitely one to be blasting from your rooftops. Brilliant catchy chorus – huge vibes from this. Loving the backing vocals and harmonies too, especially in the bridge! [Spotify / YouTube]

Absolutely GORGEOUS track from Manchester-based producer, songwriter and artist SZOU. Love the entire vibe of this – a positive, uplifting pop/electronica tune with some absolutely lovely instrumentation, production and just an entire flex of SZOU’s ability for crafting music. Hugely one to watch! [Spotify] [Released by No Such Thing Records]

Found this one from a recommended video and it REALLY stood out to me. Such a lovely laid-back atmosphere to the track, with a beautiful guitar progression, and slowly building to just a fantastic jazz-inspired ballad of self-expression and focus. Perfect for accompaniment with your morning coffee ๐Ÿฅช and also, the video perfectly fits the track. Fantastic stuff from Rhona Stevens! [Spotify / YouTube]

Lovely new EP from Blacksheeplad, a regular on our lil virtual open mic (fondly remembered ๐Ÿ’”) it’s fantastic to hear all of these songs in studio format now, after hearing the progression of them live – plus, with his full band now, Phil really has been able to come into his own as an artist and expand his sound. Definitely worth a listen! [Spotify]

Lovely lovely tune from Glaswegian punks Book Klub – proper dirty, proper post-punk and proper class video accompanying the tune. Love the moody vibe of the track, and suddenly it erupts into the chorus and throws so much at you – only to drop back into reverby goodness of guitar resonance. Keep an eye out for these guys, they’re definitely gonna be packing out some dirty basement venues soon and we can not wait. ๐Ÿป [Spotify / YouTube] [Released by Disobedient Records]

Lovely acoustic tune from Yorkshire-based songwriter Eli Rivers. A reflective song, with some lovely image-inducing songwriting and a lovely guitar line that simply adds a great flavour to the track. With a great video to go alongside it, this is essential listening for any folk and singer-songwriter fans in the North. Eli played our last virtual open mic and smashed it, too! [Spotify / YouTube]

Fantastic tune from North West-based indie outfit MCRAE! A huge tune, with massive vocals, lovely guitar tones, a simply fantastically well-crafted song that these lads will be absolutely made up with. Also, with a bloody fantastic break in it – a beautiful guitar line, with demanding and powerful lyrics, building up and up until a conclusive ending. Keep your eyes peeled for these lads, going to be making waves โœŠ [Spotify / Video on FB]

Some ABSOLUTELY incredible tunes out this month, and realistically, we’ve barely even scratched the surface here. There’s so much to find, and with gigs coming back now – you’re sure that there’ll be even more on the way! Fantastic stuff. Love writing up these ones! โ˜€๏ธ all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners!

Did you catch The Wrap? ๐Ÿ’ซ

did you catch our latest feature at the start of the month!??! ๐Ÿค˜

“The Wrap” is a lil round-up of all the lovely stuff going on during the past month that we couldn’t fit in or just fancied giving a special mention! โ˜€๏ธ there’s some boss stuff in the last one, with some of May’s finest releases, videos and more!

featuring Abi Rose Kelly Marcus Man Tay Temple Toria Wooff Peacock Method MYOTO and PLENTY more. it’s great. check it out over on our website at ๐Ÿž

New FEATURE: The Wrap – May 2021 ๐Ÿฅช

We’ve got ourselves a BRAND NEW FEATURE. We were a lil fed up of having all these amazing music submissions and not having space for them, so we’ve put together a lil ‘end of month’ Wrap feature to be able to bring em straight to you. ๐Ÿค˜ there’s so much great music coming out, so many gigs, so many videos – AMAZING stuff from the scene. ๐Ÿž

Brand new video for the collaborative single “Your Time” from Abi Rose Kelly and Marcus Man – we’re massive fans of these guys. Such a great song, and the parallels in this video are just stunning. Fantastic work from them! ๐Ÿค˜ [Spotify / YouTube] [Recorded by Matchbox Productions]

New video from Nottingham-based Bassey – a lovely chap who runs a radio show, helps promote local music and is a fantastic musician. This tune ‘Hollow Man’ is a real delve from his usual, but it’s super top. The video is amazing too, such lovely storytelling in it, definitely worth watching this piece of art. [Spotify / YouTube]

HUGE HUGE HUGE track from Scottish punks PERMO. Driving riffs, mad distortion, angry vocals. Got me screaming ‘Matryoshka’ all the time. Love the second verse – a real testament to songwriting. These guys are gonna be massive ๐Ÿช [Spotify] [Courtesy of Disobedient Records]

Live video from the Myoto boys, for their debut single ‘Wanted Man’. They’re a real mellow, chilled, upcoming band from Manchester – we can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned. This tune is a proper summery anthem, definitely worth a listen! [Spotify / YouTube] [Recorded at Dock10 Studios]

FANTASTIC new music video from one of our faves, Tay Temple. Think burning hearts, lovely guitar melodies, and above all, a relentless desire to feel better and move on. A massive positive anthem for all those in need right now. You can never go wrong with our Tay ๐Ÿ’ซ (ps that guitar riff. Jordi, stop it. you’re too good) [Spotify / YouTube] [Recorded by Matchbox Productions]

Absolutely insane debut single from Peacock Method. Super 80s, super groovy, super sunny. Expect to see these guys on stages soon! Really looking forward to what they’ve got planned for the future! (Ps, this video is lush as anything. [Spotify / YouTube] [Directed by Bloody Bandit Productions]

Scottish punks The Riot Vans put out a proper banger here. That intro riff is banging, and then the driving riffs throughout, drums balancing it all, and then so much energy throughout. Definitely worth a listen here, and we love the artwork. ๐Ÿค˜ [Spotify] [Courtesy of Disobedient Records]

Just SIMPLY heavenly. Toria Wooff is one of our favourite artists on the scene right now, a lovely lovely girl with bucketfuls of talent. We LOVE the 60’s country-folk feel here, kudos to Sloe Flower Studio for the work on this! Yet another classic in the Toria discography. Think June Carter and Stevie Nicks, but they’re in lovely sunny Bolton. One of the best! ๐Ÿท [Spotify]

We’ve had a real lovely one writing up all of these. It’s refreshing to just go out on a limb and write about new music that we love – there’s so much out there just waiting to be snapped up and listened to. โ˜€๏ธ all music and images remain copyright of their respective owners!

As always, feel free to drop us a message with regards to new music, videos, all of that pulava. We’re very, very, very passionate about covering all of this, and it warms the soul to be able to do it ๐Ÿ’ซ let us know what you think of the new feature!

Ps. a quick one. We’re blown away by the support for Anyone’s Ghost‘s new EP. Thank you to everyone for streaming/downloading/purchasing it! You’ve made two lil people very happy over the past day or two. ๐Ÿž

[Spotify / Apple Music / Bandcamp]