We have had the pleasure of catching this little beauty at a couple of festivals last year and already had her tipped as one to watch. With last weeks release of her debut single, Feel Loved, it’s about time a couple more ears pricked up to the dulcet tones of this northern rose. Feel Loved is oozing […]
I’m going to start this review with a more general rant not specifically directed at Octavians, although they have fallen plague to one of my pet hates. Octavians define their genre as “alternative rock” and I’m never really sure what that means. In fact I’m pretty sure it means nothing. I understand that no-one wants to claim
Elephant Memoirs (the gag here being that Elephants can’t write…) are a three-piece indie rock collective from Gateshead, UK consisting of John Aspinall (guitar, vocals), Carl Aspinall (bass) and Barry Drew (drums), and I’m here to examine their collection of tracks they have named Demo with a great and ferocious scrutiny. Minimalism, incidentally, is what
First impressions of the Buffalo Bar did not give me the Celtic Viking vibes that Firewoodisland are known for. Next to Highbury and Islington tube, entering through an ominous door, down the stairs into the basement, the blood red walls aggressively baring down on you. There wasn’t much too soothing about these surroundings. Perhaps more
The new single from Firewoodisland ‘Simon’ is a relaxing mix of traditional folk and medieval celtic music. Like many folky tracks before it, ‘Simon’ takes you on an uplifting journey. Marching beats take you through the wilderness, with the flute as your tour guide and the harmonic voices building into a crescendo creating a euphoric atmosphere.