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Happy Meal LTD

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Friday, June 24, 2016, In : Alternative 

HappyMeal Ltd

 

Put aside the association with the fast food chain and picture a band lathered in all the modifications of a punky la mode vision that had the lead singer - blonde and shirtless, seductively seducing the mic like a Marilyn Manson in his prime; with the ramifications of the industrial/alternative rock band called ‘Orgy,’ whose pop but not fashion style sort of reminded me of the Happy Meals who each spread out onto the stage like an iguana or chameleon of difference.

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Ko Plune- Auditory Atlas

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, June 12, 2016, In : Alternative 


Ko Plune is a four piece experimental band from Southampton who’s musical knowledge and understanding is not only surprising but uplifting. Auditory Atlas, their latest EP merges a number of musical influences and genres whist reminding us that all the concept of writing music is based on flirting with different styles and emotions whilst remaining vulnerable to the outcome. This EP sounds well researched and makes for easily listening whilst simultaneously taking part.

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BB Biscuit - The Black T Shirts

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, June 12, 2016, In : Alternative 



BB Biscuit is a French artist settling in London who’s genre spanning body of work can take you back decades or propel you into the future track by track. With an interesting song writing style and an ear for the unusual BB Biscuits new EP seems to take us through a musical diary, allowing us to feel her deepest secrets.  Her new EP ‘The Black T Shirts’ is out now.

The first track on the EP, Fiction has a deep intro, softer vocals than I’m used to for this artist, taking a new direct...


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Sonic Revolvers - N.S.A

Posted by mica hamilton on Monday, March 14, 2016, In : Alternative 

This new release by band Sonic Revolvers has a simple but effective use of a very early 2000’s writing style that will make all ex Blink 182 fans lose their shit.  With bursts of uplifting melodies and very clear vocals the song has a very solid base.

Easy to nod along to and very radio friendly this song will definitely create a wide range of target audiences.  The song itself could do with a bit more complexity for my tastes however the bands have managed to sell out their next gig. The ...


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Me Me Detroit

Posted by mica hamilton on Monday, March 14, 2016, In : Alternative 



Me Me Detroit is a singer songwriter based in the UK with a musical style reminiscent of The Smashing Pumpkins and Incubus. Her vocals draw out the 90’s Alt Rocker in you as she yearns for your attention. Definitely to be played on a lazy Sunday afternoon, gearing you up for your inevitable Monday morning. Her soft verses with ever so slightly grittier choruses that remind you of smoking indoors and council housing will leave you in peaceful mourning for the mid-nineties.

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WolfeSunday

Posted by mica hamilton on Thursday, March 10, 2016, In : Alternative 



WolfeSunday is a very upbeat and lively artist with a hint of a southern twang. The energetic vibes that are created with are very unusual for this style of music and are exactly what the genre needs. Using and abusing his guitar to his benefit, with an unrelenting musical style WolfeSunday has an extremely characteristic and recognisable vocal and playing style.

Technically the vocals could do with some work, however it only adds to the texture and soul of the music. Immediately your ears ...


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La Flamme Broken Hearted Sons Charity Release

Posted by mica hamilton on Thursday, March 10, 2016, In : Alternative 







LaFlamme have hit the ground running with an EP reminiscent of the early 80’s classic rock scene with surprising melodic undertones of early Mancunian Brit Pop.  Smacks of early punk in a few songs with faster tempos and upbeat tempos this band has definitely found something to run with.

This EP will no doubt have classic rock fans nodding and singing along with its radio friendly melodies and lyrically simple yet effective use of solid guitar work. Most songs roll into one another in an a...


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Red n Pink

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Alternative 

No strangers to the music industry Red N Pink (check the hair) have been slaving away trying to break the music industry for the last seven years. With some of the most energetic live sets I’ve seen in a long time they command the stage with such a demanding force that the audience have no choice but to look, listen and learn.  Even in the dreary weather at GO.GO Festival 2011 they still managed to bring some sun shine to the stage with their charmingly erotic performance, their exquisi...


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Anastasia Brindley

Posted by mica hamilton on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Alternative 

‘My mother thinks that I’m on drugs… and I can’t bear to tell her that she is right!’... THIS will be the anthem of the summer. And if its not, I won’t just eat my hat, I’ll chew it, regurgitate it and eat it again! The ever so slightly controversial song entitled ‘ My mother thinks that I’m on drugs’ Is part sung part belted out by Anastasia Brindley on her debu...


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