While we love to focus our attention on musicians and bands from Northern Ireland, we receive submissions from all over the world. Our new No Fixed Abode feature will shine a light on some of these other artists.
CHERITON – Canon
Kent’s Nick Harrison returns under his CHERITON moniker for a wistful but soothing look at his relationship with love. If you’re a fan of carefully constructed melodies infused with dreamy synths then you’ll find plenty to love here.
The Demos – Nothing Is As It Seems
New York has a good tradition of classic indie bands and The Demos have their eyes firmly set on being the next breakout. Nothing As It Seems has a distinctive 80s pop vibe and leaves Jason Milton’s powerful vocals front and centre.
Everyday Fantastic – Runaway
Chicago’s Everyday Fantastic hadn’t released any new music in two years but that all changed with ‘Runaway’. While lyrically it can err a little on the pessimistic side, the call and repeat nature and catchy guitar riffs more than lift the mood.
Little Suspicions – Thinking Lately
Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to wear your influences on your sleeves and with Little Suspicions, their nods to Alex Turner and the Arctic Monkeys work in their favour. The Kent band fulfil their self proclaimed title of “Moody Romantics” with a polished, slightly trippy but nostalgia laced journey that is well worth making.
Work Wife – Plastic Windows
For local music fans familiar with our blog, you could think of Work Wife as a slightly trippier Reevah. With stunning yet slightly ethereal vocals Meredith Lampe lets us into her world and her battle with panic attacks and an unceasing feeling of anxiety. Yet for all the problems anxiety causes, we were left with a sense of hope and positivity that we’re battling our demons as best we can.
Queen Cult – Show & Tell
Queen Cult like most bands suffered during the pandemic and Show & Tell is their commentary on the crisis and how it was handled by the government. We can imagine this being a fierce and scathing part of their future live shows particularly as the pace and intensity builds past the 2 and a half minute mark. Solid pop rock that leaves us looking forward to their debut EP next year.
Mild Headache – T-Pose
There is a slacker rock vibe to Mild Headache’s latest release. If you enjoy Hot Cops or Careerist then I’d be surprised if ‘T-Pose’ didn’t float your metaphorical boat. They may be nearly impossible to google but the indie punk trio from Birmingham are lyrically aware and musically poised to get stuck in your head without causing any pain.
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