As the weather heats up ( as much as it ever does in the uk ) and the festival scene in full swing what better time to listen to some brand new music from beach punk band Reminders. The Isle of Wight trio released their debut E.P last week on local indie label, Chalkpit records and it’s definitely worth a listen. The E.P, named ‘Water sports and major cities’ has 4 tracks, two of which are their previously released singles,’ Purple Stripes’ and ‘If I know you’ and two new tracks, ‘Handbrake’ and ‘I’ll be fine’
On what was possibly the coldest, wettest, windiest night since I arrived in Liverpool in September, I set off with eager anticipation to Olympia with my two best friends full of excitement to see Blossoms for the second time knowing that it was going to be a gig to remember. I can only say that it surpassed all my expectations – what an amazing night!
Having put teasers on social media for the last couple of weeks, Brighton 4 piece psych-rock band, Black Honey have today finally dropped their new single, Somebody Better. It’s a touch of Americana with a memorable infectious chorus – “I guess I’ll learn to be somebody better, I won’t get burned, I’ll stay here forever” -and a slightly retro twisted 50’s guitar sound complimenting Izzy B Phillips’ Lana del Ray meets Debbie Harry style vocals, this song conjures up images of Thelma and Louise style road tripping along Route 66 in a pink Cadillac convertible wearing heart-shaped shades with the wind in your hair. It’s a refreshingly summery antidote to a dull Liverpool afternoon, and I loved it.