Jamie Lenman Shuffle album review

Jamie Lenman – ‘Shuffle’ album review


Anyone who has seen Jamie Lenman play live will know he loves nothing more than to pull out a surprise cover or two. Whether it’s a faithful rendition of ‘Especially for You’ with his wife or songs by Madness and Queen at a festival or even a famous TV theme tune like ‘Home and Away’,…

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Holding Patterns share ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of ‘Endless’ album release


Holding Patterns (a band featuring members of previous Big Scary Monsters/Topshelf Records favourites Crash of Rhinos) have shared new single ‘Centered at Zero’ ahead of the release of their new album ‘Endless’ via Vested Interest Records on 17 May (pre-order here). With lyrics referencing extracts of American poet Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘I Saw No Way…

Cassels – ‘A Snowflake in Winter’


Cassels have shared ‘A Snowflake in Winter’ ahead of tour dates with Brutus and an appearance at Truck Festival this July. Inspired by Trump and Brexit, the song finds Jim Beck examining his own thoughts and behaviour and how he found himself ‘deep inside an echo chamber’ of liberal thinking that everything would turn out…

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Orchards – ‘Young’


Orchards follow last year’s ‘Losers/Lovers’ EP with the release of new single ‘Young’ (out on 7″ with ‘Mature Me’ via Big Scary Monsters on 29 March). The new songs will follow shows at New York’s New Collosus Festival and SXSW and accompany a UK tour. The alt-pop banger opens with Sam Rushton’s trademark upbeat mathy…