Amy – Retro (EP)

Those awesome lads from Amy recently sent us their EP, ‘Retro’, and, quite simply, it’s superb. ‘Retro’ kicks off with ‘Static Situation’ which epitomizes Amy’s dynamic and snappy sound. The hooky, feel-good melody snares you from the off and drives you nicely into ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’

‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ is more mellow with a beat that gets the head nodding and has lyrics that are entirely relatable. These guys know how to produce a catchy tune and the same can be said of the third track, ‘Hotel Atlantica (That Magaluf Song)’ – which we’ve had the pleasure of hearing live and can vouch wholeheartedly for their stage-shaking energy – with its thumping beat and lively guitar, this track could easily become an immense holiday anthem!

Track four is ‘Starry Night’ which follows ‘Hotel Atlantica’ beautifully with its picky guitar and strings. The orchestral sound gives the track an ethereal feel enhanced by the haunting vocals. There’s also a cheeky guitar solo which can only ever be a good thing!

The fifth and final track, ‘They Don’t Talk In Tokyo’, hits you straight in the face and wakes you up from the dreamlike state that ‘Starry Night’ evokes. It’s the ideal track to end on as it makes you fling yourself around the living room with bad ass dance moves (ok, that could just be us) and leaves the listener wanting more. Overall, this EP is a brilliant offering from the band. If you want a comparison in terms of sound, there is a tinge of Jimmy Eat World about them, but they can definitely hold their own and they clearly know who they are as a band.

For more info on these guys check out:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amybanduk?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Amymusicuk

My Everest – Filthy Little Secrets

Here’s one for the Pop Punkers! My Everest are four talented chicks who got together in 2011 and have been creating a musical stir ever since.

Filthy Little Secrets is an awesome track (which can be found on their EP – go here for more info http://www.myeverestband.com/wordpress/) full of zesty spirit and energy.

A real catchy tune – Paramore fans will definitely dig it (‘dig it’ – that’s still a cool phrase, right?) – so have a listen and support these guys!

Fresh Like Dexie – Antiques

Fresh Like Dexie are a band bursting with energy and musical talent and have hit the ground running after forming a couple of years ago.

The band have already headlined many gigs and gained a huge fan base – and their live shows are not to be missed!

‘Antiques’ is an offering that brings us more of their blistering funk sound which is complemented by Dani’s superb ‘jazz style’ vocals.

You can check out some more sounds from this unique band here: https://soundcloud.com/fresh-like-dexie

The Coffee Shop Kids – The Ooh Song

Today’s musical offering is for the more mellow listener in the form of melodic indie folk band, The Coffee Shop Kids.

The beautiful piano and haunting vocals make this tune a must for the iPod/laptop/walkman (yes some of us really do still have them).

The Ooh Song is the debut single from the three-piece and it is definitely catchy!

Especially the ‘oohs’. Go on, you know you want to ‘ooh’ with them too.