Author Archives: Jowan Mead

Album Review: Martyn Crocker – Favouritism

Favouritism” is the full band debut album by Martyn Crocker, a Plymouth-based musician playing semi-acoustic rock with a smattering of pop-punk flavours in the vein of groups like This Wild Life. Crocker daylights as a secondary school music teacher, and to that light an appropriate and carefully directive demeanour is belied through his songs. Read our review below! Continue reading

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Album Review: Brightr – Year One

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As Brightr, Laurie Cottingham makes a brand of acoustic twinkle-infused heartfelt music that he describes as ‘gloomy emo pop’. His songs, however, are anything but gloomy; on his debut release “Year One“, Brightr pours his soul into 13 tracks punctuated by crisp (one could even say bright, but we’ll try not to) guitar tones and noodling riffs that betray his skill as both a musician and songwriter. Read the full review below. Continue reading


Ducking Punches release video “God Damn Coward”

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Norwich folk punk outfit Ducking Punches follow in the footsteps of Death in the music video for their song “God Damn Coward“, taken from their new album “Fizzy Brain“. Read on to watch the video. Continue reading


Album Review: Arms & Hearts – Set in Stone

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The name “Arms & Hearts” is no stranger to the UK folk scene, with the full band having put out two EPs since November 2013. “Set in Stone“, however, is the debut solo release from lead singer Steve Millar. Does it make a difference? Read the full review below. Continue reading