Single Review: The Girl From Dundee by Amy Lou

(Photo Credit: Hannah Findlay) The new single from Amy Lou is simply fabulous! Amy’s vocals are soft and sweet, layered over beautiful flowing music, and what sounds like a Glockenspiel which is super awesome. Amy reminds me a bit of Lucy Spraggan with this single, armed with her acoustic guitar and a set of clever, charming lyrics. The song is perfect to sit down and listen to on … Continue reading Single Review: The Girl From Dundee by Amy Lou

E.P Review: The Quiet Terror of Being Alive by Our Smallest Adventures

Our Smallest Adventures are a Post-Rock band from Kirkcaldy. This is their second E.P. First things first, I love and I mean LOVE instrumental music. When I was asked to review this E.P and I first listened to it, I immediately fell in love. The reason for this is that it’s so much easier to feel the music when no-one is singing over the top, … Continue reading E.P Review: The Quiet Terror of Being Alive by Our Smallest Adventures

Single Review: Love Her by The Holy Smokes

The Holy Smokes are back with a very short but super sweet single. Not like chocolate sweet, but more like a super awesome Ric Flair “WOOOOOO!” sweet. This single seems to follow on perfectly from the songs on their debut E.P No Romance. It’s fast paced, with gravely and raw vocals layered fabulously over the top. They seem to have their own style nailed which, to me, … Continue reading Single Review: Love Her by The Holy Smokes

Song Review: Sonshine by Esperi

Words: The Captain There’s something simply and wonderfully charming about this track. Chris James Marr (also known as Esperi) has a way of warming your heart with this beautiful, folky track. His whisper-like vocals, layered over an simple, yet lovely, acoustic guitar and occasional strings & piano. The lyrics are the icing on this yummy and musical cake, giving the song even more beauty and filling your … Continue reading Song Review: Sonshine by Esperi

E.P Review: Buzzards of Babylon (EP) by Buzzards of Babylon

Words: The Captain When a band has “the sound that emanates from disapproving beach goers when spaniels are kicked in the neck by Vikings” as their band description, you know you’re about to get something loud and something that might scare your neighbours. Although, if your neighbours don’t like this, then screw them, because this EP is a piece of heavy musical art! It’s loud, … Continue reading E.P Review: Buzzards of Babylon (EP) by Buzzards of Babylon

Single Review: Pedestal by Unkeepable

  Words: The Captain If you want something catchy and amazing, if you want something that will give you a massive earworm (I promise that’s not gross or awful, look it up here) then “Pedestal” is for you. I remember seeing Steven (Frontman) live on his own a year or so ago, and this is my first time hearing him as a band. It’s different, … Continue reading Single Review: Pedestal by Unkeepable

E.P Review: Cynical, Cynical World by Law of the Chord

Words: The Captain Gimme an A gimme a W gimme an E gimme an S gimme an O gimme an M gimme another E. What does that spell? AWESOME! Which exactly describes this short, but sweet EP from Law of the Chord. Fast paced and rocky, this E.P makes you wanna dance and shake your thang (within moderation obviously, no injuries please).  It is super, … Continue reading E.P Review: Cynical, Cynical World by Law of the Chord

Album Review: Laurence Murray Project

Words: The Captain With twelve tracks to please your ears, this self-titled debut album from Laurence Murray Project is pretty bloody sweet. Hashtagged “Blues Rock”, this album is certainly that. Some songs lean more towards the rock side and other more towards a more breezy blues/jazz feel. With syrup sweet female vocals and silky smooth male vocals layered over a steady deep beat , it … Continue reading Album Review: Laurence Murray Project

Single Review: Greetings from Nowhere City by Benny Monteux

Words: The Captain Do you want to dance about your room like your teenage self again? Yeah, I thought so. This song is perfect one to do it with. The driven guitars and catchy riffs, layered underneath Benny’s impressive vocal capabilities make vocals “Greetings from Nowhere City” FETCH! (Yes Gretchen, you made it happen). Benny is definitely one to catch on record and especially live, … Continue reading Single Review: Greetings from Nowhere City by Benny Monteux

E.P Review: No Romance by The Holy Smokes

Words: The Captain To sum up the debut E.P from The Holy Smokes in one word: BRAW! For a debut album, these guys have done so well. They mix it up with fast paced rock songs and slightly slower, possibly even ambient sounding, tracks. My favourite track of the E.P has to be Track No#4 “Liar”. It stands out from the rest, with everything so … Continue reading E.P Review: No Romance by The Holy Smokes