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Kate Kelly: ‘The Book We Made’ – first listen

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Kate Kelly – photo by Abby Weeden


Nashville’s Kate Kelly has released an unashamedly feel-good, punch-pretty pop song that will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever felt a massive weight dropping from your shoulders at the end of a crap relationship.

In her own words:

“A couple years ago I was moving from one house to another in Nashville. As I packed boxes, I found myself deep in thought about what we hold onto and what we let go of through changes in our lives. At that very moment I realized I was still holding tightly onto a toxic relationship. ‘The Book We Made’ became my anthem of letting it go.”

Here’s the world premiere first listen just for you!


The track is from Kelly’s album, The Wonder of it All. Find out more …





Shoo Shay has got a message for guys who send unsolicited dick pics

shooshay1Shoo Shay just slid into my DMs with a surprise message – saying she’s got a reply to the guys who do just that, but then follow up with that photo that noone ever asked to see, the dick pic. (What is up with that??)

The South London artist is working on a video for the track, but we can’t wait for that – gotta share this!



Find Shoo Shay on Facebook and Spotify and Twitter


First listen: Luna Neptune drops ‘Next Automated Wave’

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Folksy psych-rocker Luna Neptune has a haunting new single out, ‘Next Automated Wave’, and she’s kindly shared it with us first! Check it out here on her Soundcloud.

The track comes from her forthcoming EP of the same name, which also features this pretty ditty, ‘Elspeth & Elijah’.

See her live:
10/08/18 – Fairport’s Croperdy Convention Festival
12/08/18 – Solarsphere Festival

Find her @:
Website Insta Spotify Soundcloud Bandcamp Twitter Facebook


New music: MADI

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MADI is the moniker of Welsh musician Maddie Jones. She calls her music ‘weirdo pop’ – her influences are diverse – and the sound has been compared to that of St Vincent, Kimbra, and Goldfrapp. Maddie plays  keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and clarinet, as well as programming synths and sampling everything from FM radio to train carriages.
Her debut single ‘Intimate’ is released this Friday 8th June 2018. It’s a crazily catchy pop song – you’ll be singing the chorus all the day. Don’t say we didn’t warn you:
Alongside creating music as MADI, Maddie performs as a vocalist, and as a session musician. She also curates and presents line-ups, such as her Girl in a Band stage for Swn Festival and The Tramshed Sessions (MADE TV). She wrote the music for and appears in the touring feminist gig-theatre production ‘Enough is Enough’, and mentors other artists as part of the Forte project.

Video premier: Nausica drop ‘Black & White’


We’re delighted to bring you the exclusive video premier of Nausica’s latest video, Black & White. It’s an unashamedly retro electro pop song – they’re telling me Foals, but I’m hearing hella Depeche Mode tbh. The quirky video looks like they had a lot of fun making it! Enjoy …

The band tell us that Black & White symbolically describes two different mindsets in the form of an ongoing flashback. They elaborate:

“conscious choices are made with clear memories, in contradiction to the typical grey area, where everything you feel and do seems blurry. The chorus could be perceived as the deep, powerful and colourful output of emotions, almost losing the feeling for reality”.

Since forming in 2013, Nausica have continued to work from their home countries of both Germany and the Netherlands, writing and producing their own material.

Black & White is out now via Knight Rider Records.

First listen: Nervous Twitch drop ‘Promised Me the World’

Nervous Twitch are longtime faves of LOUD WOMEN, and their new single ‘Promised Me the World’ just reminds us why we love these garage indie-pop babes, led by the phenomenal bassist Erin. The band describe the track as:

“Spikey and bass-driven with a hypnotic atmospheric groove, ascending into an uplifting contagious refrain. Lyrically the song reaches anthemic heights and is a rallying cry against the promise breakers, time wasters, users and abusers of the world.”

The ‘Twitch are hitting the road soon so catch them in your town, if that happens to be one of these towns:

26th May – Springboard Festival, Cottingham
27th May – Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow
30th May – New Cross Inn, London
1st June – Bad Apples, Leeds
9th June – O’Rileys, Hull

Follow them on social media:
Bandcamp Twitter Facebook

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