Song reviews

  Baby Come Home by Helen Townsend

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“Baby Come Home” sounds upbeat and positively uplifting with plenty of real musicianship making this faintly Cajun flavoured song bounce like something from a holiday soundtrack. Helen Townsend’s voice adds the sugar on top.

  The Sheet by Eidetic Dreams

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Dream pop

Almost fey and sailing away on a sea of reverb are Eidetic Dreams with all the dream pop style boxes getting ticked over the four minute duration of their song “The Sheet”. No surprises but nonetheless atmospheric.

  Catacombs by Paradise Vultures

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That seventies rock thing must be back in fashion as here comes yet another example of a band that sounds like they live on the road. Paradise Vultures throw in the existential lyrics and then add enough riffs to “Catacombs” to make it work.

  Tide by Sister Envy

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Sister Envy clearly know how to ramble and their alternative rock song “Tide” rolls like it is on the road to nowhere but I suppose that is the whole point of the exercise. Atmosphere and the occasional riff nonetheless keep the song on course.

  Chalk Dust Torture by Chris Gullace

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Seventies style rock moves permeate “Chalk Dust Torture” and Chris Gullace duly takes the upbeat road straight to your beer drinking heart. It’s a song for the road and probably even a song of the road. Time for another drink.

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  The Witch by Kaia Kater

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Literate to the point of becoming truly poetic, Kaia Kater demonstrates that she can successfully turn emotions into lyrics that will hold your attention. “The Witch” does indeed cast a spell on you.

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  Cakewalk by The Garrys

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Sibling harmonies, jangly guitars and a general vibe of smoke filled wistfulness drive “Cakewalk” onwards to a better place than today is. The Garrys do their thing and make you believe that it is all possible.

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  Sweet Nothings by Otlo

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Once more into the breach my friends as Otlo unleashes his song “Sweet Nothings” onto a world filled with fluffy bunnies and sensible sweaters. The song is pretty much schmaltzy synthwave yet, with such a simple message, it just works.

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  Familiar Love by Boogie Monster

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Ploughing the retro neo funk groove are Boogie Monster with “Familiar Love” making all the right radio friendly moves to make into your sunshine playlist. It’s a lightweight song but it might well persuade you that summer should last forever.

  Peace Train by Kitty Solaris

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Looping some topical lyrics into the sequenced retro beats that keep “Peace Train” on track is not without sonic appeal and it would be a shame if only the cool kids got to hear this song. Kitty Solaris is on trend with this one.

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  The One by Ben Hemming

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If you are into old school blues rock then look no further than “The One” by Ben Hemming. There are no surprises, as you would expect, but the song successfully burns up the riffs and also makes bourbon drinking even more fun. Cheers!

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  Necropolis by When They Riot

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When They Riot layer their riff at the front indie rock moves with some proper manly intensity to give their song “Necropolis” a dirty, perhaps even grungy, appeal to those who might regard smiling as some sort of hate crime. Bleak.

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