Single/EP Reviews

Friday, 15 December 2017 00:48

Marie Dahlstrom - Nine EP

Written by Dave Franklin

Cards on the table, I was a late-comer to the whole soul-blues-jazz axis of music.

It’s not as if I was actively avoiding it, its more that there is only so much time in the day and probably something to do with comfort zones too, if I’m honest. And whilst I enjoy doing my homework to fill in the musical gaps via revolutionary protest funk, slick west-coast jazz-rockers and incendiary and intricate electric blues slingers, it is in the quieter and more considered moments that I often find the greatest pleasures. It is why Marie Dahlstrom’s new e.p. has been a constant soundtrack for a while now.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 12:09

Petrus Nordh - Break In Half

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Composed, written, produced and mixed by Petrus Nordh, Break In Half is his second EP and it's a fitting point to discover the solo Swedish artist.

The four-track (excluding the interlude) glides with soulful influences, warm vocal tones and focused delivery.
Friday, 29 September 2017 13:39

KAALM - EVERYTHING EP

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There's no misspelling of the band's name.

And there's no misunderstanding the correlation between their name and their harmonious sound.

Following their exceptional debut single - Time, the Swedish band KAALM have just released their debut EP - Everything which follows their alluring introduction.

Monday, 14 August 2017 13:21

Nanna.B - Golden EP

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Gold.

Historically, this precious metal has always been desired due to its relative rarity and attractive colour.

Fittingly, the cover artwork of Danish soul singer Nanna.B new EP Golden* does indeed look desirable as it gleams in pure golden hues.

Now based in LA, does Nanna's five-track EP contain any musical nuggets within this shiny exterior?
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:08

Introducing Arvid Nero

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Lovers of the award-winning Swedish band The Magnolia will instantly recognise the vocals of Arvid Nero as he launches his debut three-track solo EP - Introducing Arvid Nero.

We don't think we're the only ones who shed a tear when news broke that members of The Magnolia were heading in new directions. Keeping bands together is always difficult, even more so in today's world, so we're just grateful for the extraordinary music they created.

Now solo, Gothenburg based singer/writer Arvid Nero picks up his guitar and presents his personal expression.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 21:59

The Napkins are Genuine

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Is it just me or do so many pop artists sound very similar?

And in fact, where are all the bands?

Good question, I'm sure you'd agree. However, I'm not going to start disassembling the music business and demonstrate how the major corporations have a monopoly on all commercial music. That's a discussion for another day.

However, I do want to talk about a band who've released their new EP Genuine, and a singer who's voice cannot be mistaken for anyone else.

The band are The Napkins with lead vocals by Charlotta Kerbs.

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