Talisk + Folkestra @ Sage Gateshead – 20/05/22

Yes, you read the title right. This is a LIVE REVIEW! Wow, I haven’t written one of these in a long time. I actually wasn’t even approached/asked to do this one, I just really enjoyed the gig and thought I’d share my thoughts with you all. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it! I’ve been a fan of Talisk since 2017, when Spotify … Continue reading Talisk + Folkestra @ Sage Gateshead – 20/05/22

Calum Baird – Some Call This Normal

“The track is meant as a song for our times and is for anyone and everyone trying to maintain a positive outlook amidst seemingly never-ending negative developments in the world from Covid to war to climate change – all of these crises and more are throwing up contradictions which are hard to keep up with and leave us feeling like everything is coming apart at … Continue reading Calum Baird – Some Call This Normal

Cornfield Chase – Rise Again

Howdy! We’re back again, this time with a song that will 100% blow away those Monday blues. If you’ve been following us for a while, you may remember the wonderful people from Cornfield Chase from Part 4 of our 2017 mini live stream series The Captain’s Log. With an ethereal-esque intro, elements of which resonate throughout the rest of the track, Rise Again is absolutely … Continue reading Cornfield Chase – Rise Again

Sapienn – Exit Scene

‘Hop’ you’re all well (see what I did there?). The Easter bunny has come early and given us a sneak peek at Sapienn‘s new track, and it’s Egg-Cellent. Sorry, we’ll stop with the puns now. Although the album artwork alludes to something perhaps a little more ‘metal’, we are hit with a beautiful piano-driven intro, that turns into a funky and catchy tune. Sapienn (aka … Continue reading Sapienn – Exit Scene

Eyes of Home – Melted Casino

Happy “one less hour in bed day!”. Yes, it’s one less hour in bed, BUT… this means summer is inching ever closer. The debut single Melted Casino from Edinburgh rockers Eyes of Home has everything you want from a song. Catchy riffs, fantastic hooks, great vocals, and giving you the urge to maybe fling yourself about in a room of like-minded people. It starts off … Continue reading Eyes of Home – Melted Casino

Single Review: Suneaters by L-Space

Words: The Captain Photo: Jannica Honey  It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m sat on my sofa eating copious amounts of Pringles (standard) whilst listening to L-Space’s latest single “Suneaters”. It’s their first single to be released via the label Last Night From Glasgow. First of all, a MASSIVE congrats to the band for getting signed to a label who fell in love with them after hearing their … Continue reading Single Review: Suneaters by L-Space

Album Review: Best Girl Athlete

Words: The Captain Photo: George Mackie Following her debut album, “Carve Every Word” in 2015, Katie Buchan – aka Best Girl Athlete – has returned with her brand new album, the self-titled Best Girl Athlete, which she wrote prior to turning 18 with her father Charley. Katie has already done a lot in her young years. Check it out! She has: – Toured Europe AND the U.S – Released an album that … Continue reading Album Review: Best Girl Athlete

Album Review: An Unforgiving Light by Annie Booth

Words: The Captain Album Cover: Brian Sweeney Album Cover Text: Colin McArthur   I’ve been a fan of Annie ever since I saw her back in 2015 at Teviot Underground (Edinburgh), you can see my thoughts on that show here. But anywaaaaay, we’re here to talk about…. HER TOTALLY AWESOME, SUPER DUPER, AMAZING NEW ALBUM! Sorry, not sorry, about all the caps, that’s what people do … Continue reading Album Review: An Unforgiving Light by Annie Booth

E.P Review: All These Days by Gordon’s Alive!

Words: The Captain Photo: Micky Cooper In the words of Kuzco… “BOOM BABY!” (if you don’t know what I mean, watch “The Emperor’s New Groove”, you won’t regret it). Some swish new music to get my lugs around. “All These Days” is Gordon’s Alive!’s second E.P and they are very much rockin’ (geddit?) the old school rock style. It’s super awesome! Good riffs, nice vocals … Continue reading E.P Review: All These Days by Gordon’s Alive!