Category Archives: Single Reviews

Single Review: Confectionery – Forrest Green

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Photo by Letti Bull

We like to point your attention to this new up and coming psychedelic rock band, one listen to their thick basslines, swirling psych noise and power driven riffs and you’ll be hooked!

Confectionery (Syd Bull, Stan Bull, Matt Teal, Connor Godfrey, Charlie Hawkins) have been making their presence known in the South West scene of the the last few months – through recording sessions, local shows and building their loyal fan base. With 2015 on the horizon the psych rock five piece have released a glimpse into what could be a very promising year for them.

Forrest Green is the second single, following up from their debut Flume. Forrest Green truly blossoms through its shimmering electric guitar strings and Syd’s melodic vocal tones, amplified soon after by rumbling riffs, screeching soundscapes, thumping drums and nail-biting solos – bringing an 80s induced rock flare to your ears. Influences of The Stones Roses and Nirvana are evident but with an edgier sound that’ll capture many attention. Bristol noise rock fans we urge you to take a listen, you won’t be disappointed!

You can stream Forrest Green below and keep on track with the band’s ongoings over on Facebook.

Single Review: James Brute – ‘Bury Yourself’

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Some may remember singer/songwriter James Brute as the frontmen of folk/blues band The Brute Chorus but now the former and onto his next chapter, exploring love, lost and lust delivered in a spooked, witty and slung out style – a sound that’ll sure get you hooked and foot stomping to his charismatic acoustic instrumentals in no time.

Bury Yourself is the debut single from the London artist, stripped back from his usual wild sound, hysterical vocals calling out literary references but percussion that has been tearing the house down at recent shows across the country including XOYO and Secret Garden Party. Embarking on a mini tour this fall he’ll be bringing the action down to Bristol supporting She Makes War at the Louisiana on 9th October – a cracking show not to be missed!

Bury Yourself is available to download for free over at his website. Also watch the video here filmed my New York director David Fishel.

Review by Mustafa Mirreh

Single Review: Fickle Friends – ‘For You’

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We still remember people dancing and partying away to the dazzling sounds of Brighton’s new wave five-piece Fickle Friends over at Start The Bus for Dot to Dot Festival and since then the band have been a top favourite this year with singles Swim and Play amassing over a million plays online and indeed adding the sunshine in what has already been a great festival season with performances at Truck Fest, Secret Garden Party, Beacons Festival and most recent European tour.

This week saw the release of their third single For You and one that’s looks set to be joining the millions mark with the other two. Dazzling in every way with its big hooks, slick synths, groovy guitars and Natti’s mesmerising vocals – no matter the season come rain or shine, Fickle Friends will be keeping the party going throughout, oozing their infectious indie pop and 80s influenced new wave soundscapes.

The track is available to stream now and is also featured on Killing Moon’s latest complication.

Review by Mustafa Mirreh