Sam Eagle: The Things You Taught Me

It’s nearly two years since I first wrote about the prodigiously talented Sam Eagle, and only around 10 months since I first caught him live backed by the musically gifted The Lemon Lizards on a cold December Sunday at the Amersham Arms in South East London. And what a 10 months it has been. Still…

By Gavin Watson 14th October 2018 0

Album review: Parcels – ‘Parcels’

“A refreshing turn in the midst of the music void”.  I delved to the depths of Eastern-European post-punk and Irish folk music in my period of being in the music void. Nothing excited me anymore, for months now. Everything was just a copy or something I didn’t like in the first place. I can now…

By Let It Happen 12th October 2018 0

White Riot – ‘Sid’ single review

Welsh indie-punk trio White Riot release their debut single ‘Sid’. Drawing its inspiration from none other than punk icon Sid Vicious and his tempestuous relationship with Nancy Spungen, the rough edges to ‘Sid’ are what gives it its sincerity. It’s a track reminiscent of every shade of Britpop glory: vocals loaded with Gallagher-style conviction and…

By Let It Happen 9th October 2018 0

EP review: Pip Blom – Paycheck

So last year we witnessed the rise of the Amsterdam based indie rock quartet Pip Blom, with a stream of fuzzy singles and wirey music videos that has catapulted the band into supporting bands like Franz Ferdinand and Garbage on tour, being nominated by the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards in rock, and gaining heavy…

By Let It Happen 5th October 2018 0

FOREIGN TV: FOREIGN TV

I never got round to seeing Epsom’s Chalet Noir before they called it a day, but two of its members in drummer Tim Murphy and guitarist and vocalist Jay Franks have got together a bunch of talented musicians for their new group Foreign TV with “Foreign TV” their eponymous debut single. I wasted no time…

By Gavin Watson 1st October 2018 0

SPINN: BOREDOM

SPINN have just completed a headline tour that has seen them sell out dates from their own hometown of Liverpool to London’s Thousand Island, where I was lucky enough to catch them live along with High Wycombe’s Only Sun and Lauran Hibberd from the Isle of Wight on a top night of new music pulled…

By Gavin Watson 30th September 2018 0